2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLearn more about the height of the civil rights movement with this look at civil rights and folk music.
2016-09-28T11:04:24Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >"We Shall Overcome"
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZBack 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.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLearn 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.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZThe folk revival of the 1960s is often the starting point of fascination with the style for many contemporary folk fans.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZA brief history of the American bluegrass music, from the Foggy Mountain Boys to Nickle Creek.
2016-09-28T11:04:24Znot continue?""> I remember the first time I saw the full original version of " This Land is Your Land
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLearn more about the rich history of protest music in American folk, with this list of essential protest songs.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLearn more about African-American history and Black History Month by listening to the music of these great African-American folk music artists.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZFrom 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.
2016-09-28T11:04:24Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >History of "Michael
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZFolk music singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan wowed audiences whenever they dueted in live concerts. Backstage the pairing was not always so melodic.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLittle did Bob Dylan know, in 1961, that he would end up writing some of the world's most celebrated anthems. What follows is a timeline hitting the peaks and valleys of Dylan's epic and ongoing five-decade career.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLearn more about the 1950s-1960s folk music revival with this list of important albums, spanning 1952-1965 including Bob Dylan, the Weavers, more.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZBob 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.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZProtest is remarkable for many reasons, but mostly for the fact that it helps people realize they're not alone in feeling a spirit of dissent against certain injustices, whether on a personal or more overarching governmental level. Learn more about American protest music, topical folk songs, political folksingers, and protest singers.
2016-09-28T11:04:24Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Who Wrote and
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZSongs inspired and encouraged the civil rights movement in America (1950s-'60s). These ten earned their place as essential anthems and ballads.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZThe acoustic guitar remains the most prevalent instrument in Folk music. Here is a list of the guitars most commonly employed by Folk's greatest players.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZWhat's the difference between folk music and country? Learn more about the history of when country and folk music parted ways.
2016-09-28T11:04:24Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Originally written
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZJoan 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.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZThe 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.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZA history of the traditional folk song, covered by Simon and Garfunkel in the 1960s.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLearn more about American bluegrass music with this list of essential bluegrass artists.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZWomen 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.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZHistory of American folk music, from topical and protest music to folk-pop, indie roots, Americana, bluegrass, and other forms of acoustic music.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZSeattle has a burgeoning folk and roots music scene. Here are opportunities to join not only open mic nights, but also community jam sessions and song swaps.
2016-09-28T11:04:24ZLearn the history of this folk song - the lyrics, who recorded it and its connection to the Civil Right movement.