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Hoyt Axton

Hoyt Axton
Hoyt Axton in his early years as a folksinger
Personal information
Birth nameHoyt Wayne Axton
OriginDuncan, Oklahoma, USA
GenresCountry, folk
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1960 - 99
Associated actsThree Dog Night, The Kingston Trio

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Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 October 26, 1999) was an American country music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early 1960s, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice. As he matured, some of his songwriting efforts became well known throughout the world. Among them were "Della and the Dealer", "Joy to the World", and "Greenback Dollar".

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