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CharlesDickens posted this thread...
Jan. 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Does anyone listen to the alternative/indie subgenre that I call "folk?"
This would include stuff like Simon & Garfunkel, Mumford & Sons, Nickel Creek, and Iron & Wine.
The genre uses only acoustic instruments and vocal and typically uses timeless or historical lyrics.

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Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Never heard of Nickel Creek or Iron & Wine, but I love folk music. I like Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan Howlin' Wolf, (who was a blues man, but still played plenty of old songs), and I absolutely love all kinds of rock n roll and rockabilly. I play the banjo and really like to play old folk tunes like "House of the Rising Sun", "Folsom Prison", and "Foggy Mountain Stomp". Folk music is a real broad term, it can be anything from the Appalachian bluegrass, gospel music, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, swing, cajun, blues, doo wop, rock n roll, rockabilly, southern plains music, and ragtime. It comes from all different sources, namely Native Americans, African Americans, Anglo Americans, Celtic music, Latin music, Cajun and Creole music, and Hawaiian music. It's a diverse and ever changing genre that still manages to retain the general feel and raw soul, passion and tradition from hundreds of years ago. So I don't know to much about modern folk musicians, but I love classic folk.

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Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Never heard of Nickel Creek or Iron & Wine, but I love folk music. I like Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan Howlin' Wolf, (who was a blues man, but still played plenty of old songs), and I absolutely love all kinds of rock n roll and rockabilly. I play the banjo and really like to play old folk tunes like "House of the Rising Sun", "Folsom Prison", and "Foggy Mountain Stomp". Folk music is a real broad term, it can be anything from the Appalachian bluegrass, gospel music, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, swing, cajun, blues, doo wo.p, rock n roll, rockabilly, southern plains music, and ragtime. It comes from all different sources, namely Native Americans, African Americans, Anglo Americans, Celtic music, Latin music, Cajun and Creole music, and Hawaiian music. It's a diverse and ever changing genre that still manages to retain the general feel and raw soul, passion and tradition from hundreds of years ago. So I don't know to much about modern folk musicians, but I love classic folk.
 

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Breece6 replied...
Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

"Folk" is kind of broad,
 
I think by only mentioning acoustic and vocals you kind of neglected percussion also :P
 
However I enjoy country, blues, jazz, tropical music, lots of things that could be considered "folk".  I don't really know a lot of the names of folk bands, since it's not what I listen to primarily, but I still enjoy it plenty.  
 
 Have you ever seen Paradise: Hawaiian Style starring Elvis Presley?  It's a great movie with lots of great island music.  

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Breece6 replied...
Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

-_-
 
Just looked up the definition of "Acoustic" and it seems that percussion can be considered acoustic.  
 
I've never thought of it that way though :P 

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loganJA replied...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 1:12 am

my favourites for folk are kings of convenience, ray lamontagne, and grizzly bear. great writing music honestly :)

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super8 replied...
Jun. 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Try Jake Bugg! You might like Eagles too. 

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dragonsandthree replied...
Jun. 5, 2013 at 10:54 am

Charles, you do know that you are talking about New World Folk, yes?

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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I want to listen more to folk music. I'm not sure what folk music really is. I've listened to tons of Mumford & Sons. Would you count Alanis Morissette with some of her songs in this category? Along with The Lumineers? Just wondering. 

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buena_sera replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 1:12 am

all of the above except never hear of nickel creek?  i play acoustic guitar and this genre my favorite to play.  also like ray lamontagne (idk if of monsters and men is considered folk?)

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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Buena_sera, were you answering my question or the original post?

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