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What is folk music? This may be a topic on which scholars, fans, and artists will never entirely agree, but that's only because folk music is subjective to the people to whom it means something, by definition. Learn more about what folk music is, and what it has been in American history.



50 Best Folk Music Artists of All Time

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Here'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.



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History of American folk music, from topical and protest music to folk-pop, indie roots, Americana, bluegrass, and other forms of acoustic music.



60 Best Songs of the 1960s Folk Revival

2017-03-12T11:03:00Z

The 1960s folk revival churned out a lot of great songs. Here are the 60 best, listed alphabetically by the artist's first name. If you don't see a song that you think belongs on this list, please drop your vote in the folk music forum.



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Songs inspired and encouraged the civil rights movement in America (1950s-'60s). These ten earned their place as essential anthems and ballads.



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What's the difference between folk music and country? Learn more about the history of when country and folk music parted ways.