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Old 07-30-2007, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what are your top 5 folk singers/groups and why... what do they offer that the others dont. i have recently realized although i really like folk rock, i dont have much in my collection and need to expand my horizons.
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Okkervil River is better than music itself.
Devendra Banhart, simply amazing
Daniel Johnston, an odd one, the music grows on you
Iron and Wine
Sufjan Stevens

^Some consider those two to be boring, but others don't, it's kinda hit or miss with them

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Fairpost Convention
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Anything with Robert Wyatt involved
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Folk is a genre I like too, but have little of it in my collection.

I guess for starters, I like Simon and Garfunkel. I'd like to explore this genre more.
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Pete Seeger
Woody Guthrie
Nick Drake
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Charlie Poole
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Nick Drake
Bob Dylan
Simon and Garfunkel
Woody Guthry
Pete Seeger
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Anybody know much about Jonathan Edwards other then his mainstream hits...Love that Sunshine Song!
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Pete Seeger
Woody Guthrie
Nick Drake
Page France
Charlie Poole
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I'll type up my top five laters.


We have a folk forum you know.
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what are your top 5 folk singers/groups and why... what do they offer that the others dont. i have recently realized although i really like folk rock, i dont have much in my collection and need to expand my horizons.
Are you interested in folk rock or traditional folk music? They're two different animals.

Folk rock generally features electric guitars and drums (sometimes electric bass guitars), often blended with acoustic guitars.

Traditional folk music generally features acoustic instruments and no drums.
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^both. i think the modern folk is more appealing as a whole, but they both offer great tunes.

i made a most in the indie thread not realizing that there was a folk forum but check out the rosewood thieves.
myspace.com/therosewoodthieves
another artist i found through the rosewood thieves
myspace.com/luketemple
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