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The Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame recently revealed its inaugural class Of inductees.

The inductees belong to four categories: Solo Legacy Artist – a performer whose initial impact on the genre was at least 45 years prior to the year of Induction; Solo Living Artist – a contemporary performer whose initial impact on the genre was at least 25 years prior to the year of Induction; Duo or Group of Musicians – performers whose initial impact on the genre was at least 25 years prior to the year of Induction; and Non-Performer – supporting musicians, songwriters, managers, publishers, historians, producers, etc.

Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Mavis Staples, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Taj Mahal and Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame in the Solo Living Artist category.

Gordon Lightfoot, Jean Ritchie, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Josh White, Lead Belly, Odetta, Oscar Brand, Pete Seeger, Richie Havens and Woody Guthrie are the inductees in the Solo Legacy Artist category.

The Duo or Group of Musicians to be inducted next year are Peter, Paul & Mary, The Band, The Byrds and The Weavers.

In addition, Frank Hamilton will be honored with the Paul Robeson Artist/Activist Award.

The first induction ceremony for recipients and their families will take place in mid-April 2024.

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