Most singers who use religion to connect with others write music that appeals to people with similar beliefs. A good example is Shlomo Carlebach, an Orthodox Jewish singer/composer/lyricist with the nickname “the Singing Rabbi.”

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Most people know folk singer, Woody Guthrie, as the man who penned the lyrics to “This Land is Your Land.” What many might not realize is that he wrote more than 1,000 songs over several decades in the 20th century ranging from protest tunes to American classics.

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