List of maritime music performers
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This is a list of performers who focus on maritime music or who have at some point made notable contributions to that genre.
- Jerry Bryant, singer-songwriter from Maine, also performs historical shanties in a traditional style.
- Johnny Collins, a modern-day shantyman (1938–2009).
- Forebitter, group featuring performers associated with the Mystic Seaport Museum.
- Stan Hugill, "Last Working Shantyman" (1906–1992).
- The Idlers, an all-male a cappella shanty group at the United States Coast Guard Academy (1957–present)
- The Johnson Girls, an all-female shanty group from New York.
- Tom and Chris Kastle, singer-songwriters from Chicago, also perform historical shanties in a traditional style.
- Tom Lewis, Canadian singer-songwriter, also performs historical shanties in a traditional style.
- Northern Neck Chantey Singers, a menhaden shanty group, some of whom learned the songs as work songs on fishing boats when they were young men.
- Roberts and Barrand, proponents of traditional British song from New York and New England (1969-)
- Salty Walt & the Rattlin' Ratlines, from San Francisco.
Folk music-style performers
- Peter Bellamy, British folk singer. (1944-1981). Wrote "Roll Down" (aka "Transports Shanty").
- Debra Cowan, sea music performer from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
- Roger McGuinn, from Chicago.
- William Pint and Felicia Dale, from Seattle.
- Bob Roberts, British Merchant Seaman and folk singer (1907–1982)
- Stan Rogers, Canadian performer (1949–1983), wrote "Barrett's Privateers".
- Cyril Tawney, British performer (1930–2005).
- John Townley, also known for opening the first 12-track recording studio in New York, Apostolic Studios.
- Bob Zentz
- Banana Boat, an a cappella sextet from Poland performing "neo-shanties" as well as traditional sea-shanties in contemporary arrangements.
- Bounding Main, an a cappella quintet based near Kenosha, Wisconsin.
- Captain Bogg and Salty, a pirate-themed rock band which performs many traditional shanties, as well as writing several of their own.
- Great Big Sea, Canadian band performing some shanties in traditional style.
- The Jolly Rogers, a modern-day pirate-themed band and comedy performance group.
- Jon Campbell, composer of nautically-themed folk songs including Tanqueray Martini-O! which was often performed by Johnny Collins.