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Its members include Quiltman and his son, singer Teewhanee Sahme, and Joel Rafael, the award-winning San Diego troubadour who — at the request of Bad Dog’s six members — assumed Trudell’s role in the band after his death in late 2015.
New drummer Devin Drobka complemented the songs with heady jazz fills Saturday, and local troubadour Mark Waldoch vamped it up for the climax of the title track.
Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, the denim-troubadour balladry of the American sixties.
The young pop troubadour, who’s also a finalist, made the jump to arenas in 2017, capitalizing on the success of second studio album Iluminate.
Joining Alabama will be four acts from Texas: multifaceted country star Lyle Lovett, longtime troubadour Robert Earl Keen, and gospel legend Yolanda Adams, a five-time Grammy winner.
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.
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.
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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
TROUBADOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of troubadour for English Language Learners
: a writer and performer of songs or poetry in the Middle Ages
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