Top Ten Underrated Singers

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6. Anton Newcombe

Newcombe was a part of “Brian Jonestown Massacre” which was quite successful. He was severely addicted to heroin which made him paranoid and his behavior erratic. He would scream at his band mates all the time and would become very violent. The band broke up after the artist failed to make good on his promises.

 

7. Dock Boggs

This banjo master, songwriter and singer created music that resembled an old style of blues and mountain music. He formulated his own method and his music was nothing less than beautiful.

8. Townes Van Zandt

This man was legendary but his potential was not discovered during his lifetime. His folk-style music was peppered with stunning poetry. He was an alcoholic and died after his heart surgery was unsuccessful. His music inspired the likes of My Morning Jacket, Meat Puppets and Lyle Lovett.

 

9. Moondog: Louis Thomas Hardin

This singer was blind and preferred to live on the streets. He was extremely eccentric and said that he would not wear clothing that was not created by his own hands. His hair had turned white by the time his musical talent was discovered. Moondog also invented a number of musical instruments that are used today.

 

10. Daniel Johnston

This man’s story was revealed only recently and it was understood that the man fought with mental illness through his life. His music was his art and his songs were both innocent and dark at the same time.

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