2017-01-20T11:03:40Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Who Wrote and
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZAmerican folk music encompasses all kinds of styles, from political protest music to bluegrass and traditional country, topical songs, love songs, feminist songs, death ballads and beyond. The style has been heavily influenced, though, by some major artists who have come along and left a lasting mark on the field of folk music. Here's a look at some of the most influential American folk artists.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZFrom Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell to Ani Difranco, here's a look at ten of the best American folk music singer/songwriters of all time.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZLearn more about seminal folk music supergroup The Weavers, with this introductory bio and profile, including recommended albums and MP3s.
2017-01-20T11:03:40Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >History of "Michael
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZMandolin is one of the most popular instruments in American folk music and bluegrass. Learn more about the instrument by learning more about all the great artists who have played it through the years. Here's a list of some of the greatest mandolin players of folk and bluegrass music.
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2017-01-20T11:03:40ZWhen Bob Dylan unfurled the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975, it was a time-stopping burst of brilliance that helped define an age. Dylan's gypsy road show paid tribute to the longstanding tradition of American bohemianism. Read more about this seminal moment in American music history.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZDiving into Bob Dylan's music catalog can be a little overwhelming. Check out this list of Bob Dylan's best songs for some tips on where to start.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZAlthough Dylan played the song every night during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975, he dropped “Hurricane” from his live set after the Night of the Hurricane II benefit in January 1976 and hasn't performed it to this day. It's every diehard Dylanite's deep-seated fantasy that someday, somehow, he or she will be in the front row when Dylan finally decides to shake the tree. Readore about Dylan's song
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2017-01-20T11:03:40ZLearn more about Emmylou Harris with this introductory biography and profile.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZLearn more about the height of the civil rights movement with this look at civil rights and folk music.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZWomen in folk music run the gamut from singer-songwriters to blues guitarists, alt-country crooners and activist protest singers. Learn more about women in folk music, from the legendary trailblazers to the hottest up-and-coming female folksingers. From Janis Ian to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez to Ani DiFranco, this is a list of some of the most important women in American folk music.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZBob Dylan is one of the most influential singer/songwriters ever, whether you're looking at Folk, Pop, or Rock. His career has enjoyed several twists and turns that have kept fans (and often Bob himself) on their toes. If you don't have the patience for Scorsese's very long Documentary on Dylan, have no fear. I'll sum it up for you by ticking off the ten biggest moments at the start of his career.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZAs the holidays approach, here's a look at some of the most notable holiday folk music CDs to get you in the spirit.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZBack in the late 1950s, rock 'n' roll royalty's most distinguished names were typically terse, snappy two-syllable appellations that shook, rattled, and rolled off DJs' tongues like so much cool. For a young rocker like Bob Dylan, the name Zimmerman just wasn't gonna cut it. Read more about how Bobby Zimmerman became Bob Dylan.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZFolk music singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan wowed audiences whenever they dueted in live concerts. Backstage the pairing was not always so melodic.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZLearn more about the rich history of protest music in American folk, with this list of essential protest songs.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZFor years following the accident, there was a lot of controversy about its plausibility. Did it really happen? Was Dylan making it up just so he could take a much-needed rest? One rumor even held that the accident was a cover, and that in reality Dylan went into rehab to kick drugs. Even today, the crash is still hotly debated, with fans and scholars still referring to Dylan's career in terms of “Pre-Accident” and “Post-Accident.”
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZHere's a look at the 50 best singer/songwriters, artists and bands in the history of American folk music, from the 1940s through the 60s until today.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZOne of the best ways to learn more about the music Pete Seeger made, is to learn to sing the songs he sang. Here are some of the essentials.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZLearn more about American bluegrass music with this list of essential bluegrass artists.
2017-01-20T11:03:40ZThe folk revival of the 1960s is often the starting point of fascination with the style for many contemporary folk fans.
2017-01-20T11:03:40Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >"We Shall Overcome"
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2017-01-20T11:03:40ZJoan Baez has been one of the most ardent activist-folksingers in the history of the craft, and an inspiration to many other artists and fans alike. If you're just learning about Baez's work, here's a playlist of essential Joan Baez songs to help get you started.