Vasilis Karras

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Birthday
12, 1953
Birthplace
Kavala, Greece
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace
Kavala, Greece

About

Legendary folk singer who became known as one of the last practitioners of the Kapsourika style, especially in his wistful music about lost loves.

Before Fame

His summer 1969 appearance at Thessaloniki club Prosfygas at the age of sixteen immediately catapulted him to local fame, where his raspy voice became his trademark.

Trivia

His 1996 album, Tilefonise mou, was a two-time Platinum-certified hit and became one of his best-selling works.

Family Life

His family was residing in Kokkinohori, Kavala, when he was born, but relocated to Thessaloniki when he was ten years old.

Associated With

His fame as a folk singer in Greece was comparable to the fame of Pete Seeger in the United States.