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The Business Roundtable-free trade troubadours, for example, do not have the president’s back on building the wall, E-Verify and sanctioning sanctuary cities.
Friday Chris Stapleton: Country music troubadour has been hailed as one of the genre's saving graces.
Its headliners include former San Diegan Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and tropical troubadour Jack Johnson, who headlined KAABOO’s third day last year.
The genre-fluid Philadelphia soul troubadour born Aaron Livingston returns with his second album for the prestigious indie label Anti-Records.
Within several years, Calder’s figure sculptures had already gained him a reputation as a troubadour of the giddy high spirits of the Roaring Twenties on both sides of the Atlantic.
Raised near Romeo, the 21-year-old troubadour who now calls Detroit home has an angelic voice that's augmented by a blend of guitars (and occasionally a banjo).
His homemade Vines and other bedroom releases catapulted the young troubadour to fame, and Mendes continues to prove himself worthy of the adulation.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning troubadour recounts his near-fatal drug overdose quite matter-of-factly in his acclaimed book.
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In the Middle Ages, troubadours were the shining knights of poetry (in fact, some were ranked as high as knights in the feudal class structure). Troubadours made chivalry a high art, writing poems and singing about chivalrous love, creating the mystique of refined damsels, and glorifying the gallant knight on his charger. Troubadour was a fitting name for such creative artists; it derives from an Old Occitan word meaning "to compose." In modern contexts, troubadour still refers to the song-meisters of the Middle Ages, but it has been extended to cover contemporary poet-musicians as well.
Origin and Etymology of troubadour
First Known Use: circa 1741See Words from the same year
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