2017-02-28T11:02:21ZFrom Charles Seeger's fascination with American folk music to his children's proliferation (and some would say darn near perfection) of the craft, to the budding careers of his grandchildren, here's a look at the Seeger family tree.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZHere's a look at the background of some of the most popular and memorable patriotic American folk songs.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZMardi Gras would be no fun without the incredible music of New Orleans. Learn more about the NoLa celebration with this list of Mardi Gras songs.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZFrom his debut at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival to his performance at Martin Luther King Jr's freedom march in Washington, D.C., Bob Dylan spent most of 1962-63 writing
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZAdvice for songwriters - Quick tips on how to write a great contemporary folk song (though the same idea applies to any style of music).
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZWhat 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.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZLearn the history of this folk song - the lyrics, who recorded it and its connection to the Civil Right movement.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZWomen 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.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZHistory of American folk music, from topical and protest music to folk-pop, indie roots, Americana, bluegrass, and other forms of acoustic music.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZThe folk song is one of the most functional, portable, adaptable and accessible arts of human history. Learn more about American folk music.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZHere'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.
2017-02-28T11:02:21Zfolk music instruments, musical instruments, american folk music, americana, roots music, bluegrass instruments, jug band instruments, old time music instruments, banjo, harmonica, jew's harp, musical jug, spoons, washboard, washtub bass, guitar
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZFolk music singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan wowed audiences whenever they dueted in live concerts. Backstage the pairing was not always so melodic.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZWhat's the difference between folk music and country? Learn more about the history of when country and folk music parted ways.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZMandolin 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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2017-02-28T11:02:21ZThe Carter Family is one of the most influential families in traditional folk and country music, from the original family band lineup through to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Learn more about the musical contributions of the Carters with this introductory family tree.
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2017-02-28T11:02:21ZLearn more about the banjo with this list of five essential banjo tunes, for folks learning to play or those who just love the twangy sound.
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2017-02-28T11:02:21ZWoody Guthrie was inarguably one of the most important singer-songwriters in the history of contemporary folk music. But his family has followed suit with their insightful, ruminative, and often humorous story-telling songs. Learn more about the Guthrie Family with this quick family tree.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZSongs inspired and encouraged the civil rights movement in America (1950s-'60s). These ten earned their place as essential anthems and ballads.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZThe 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.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZLearn more about American bluegrass music with this list of essential bluegrass artists.
2017-02-28T11:02:21ZLearn more about the height of the civil rights movement with this look at civil rights and folk music.