Gwendolyn Sanford is an American singer-songwriter who was born in Philadelphia and raised in Sierra Madre, California. Her work, and the appreciation of it, reflects the continuing popularity of independent recording artists who eschew the pursuit of commercial success associated with major record labels in favor of local and internet-based distribution of their music. Gwendolyn's musical influences include Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, Incredible String Band, The Moore Brothers, Dolly Parton, and Bob Dylan. LA Weekly has described her live performances to be "like a Renaissance Fair being held on Mars."
In addition to her solo works, Gwendolyn has recorded four albums of children's music as "Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang".