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Post Reply Does anyone here listen to folk music (modern or traditional)?
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Posted 12/27/15
Also how do YOU define folk music. Don't copy and paste or post a link, use your own words.
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nah
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Posted 12/27/15 , edited 12/27/15
yeah I do, I love Bulgarian Folk singers. Don't know much of the details of the regions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1OZjvBrJgs

I define folk music as just classical old regional songs that are defined by their unique instruments and style. Both the modern stuff and old stuff is good.

like the fairy tail ost relies on folk instruments heavily, their entire ost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUAltcR84k8
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yeah! i love it!

to me folk music is like... mountain music, with banjos and guitars and a piano maybe some strings, i really like music by the Wailin Jennys, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, etc.

hmm i guess another way to describe it is just the homeland music, specific to its region? i.e. i really like Irish folk music but it is different to the American folk music. no.. maybe like the music you sit on your front porch in the country and play guitar or fiddle and just sing lyrics or something idk really how to describe it. just music that takes you back to the country. i don't knnoooow

i reckon some people put it in the same loop as country music, which i suppose it is but to me there's a difference between today's pop country and even old country i.e. johnny cash and what i consider folk music by the wailin jennys and the like

^ also fairy tail music is awesome
Posted 12/28/15
i've got some mixed in my music
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Posted 12/28/15
I listen to American Folk, but I'm not sure I could pin it down completely. I guess it would be generally acoustic and influenced by traditional country and folk(blues, bluegrass, Appalachian). Other than that I wouldn't say it's something you could hear and say "That's folk" or not. I listen to a lot of bands that people classify as folk, but that wouldn't necessarily be the first genre I would think of. The Mountain Goats spring to mind.
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love folk music, i'm cleaning today so my musics on shuffle. a few i've listen to today include Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Bishop Allan, The Hidden Cameras, She and Him, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Jim Croche, and Norah Jones. need to be careful with folk, it could pump you up or mellow you out depending on your mood.
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I listen to John Denver and like his music
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Posted 2/9/16 , edited 2/9/16
Sure, I love the 60's Counter Culture folk movement. Bert Jansch, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, etc.

Modern is awesome as well. Fleet Foxes, early Okkervil River, Sun kil Moon, Bright Eyes, etc.
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Posted 2/10/16 , edited 2/10/16
I enjoy folk music.

Used to go to the Bluegrass festivals in Maine every year, they would always have some really folk music groups there.

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Posted 2/14/16
Yes. Dylan, Mountian Goats, American Anthology of Folk music type shit.
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For me, it's primarily Americana with a mixture of British folk-rock and a few traditional songs
from other places. A lot of the old folksingers like Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger
did a fair mix of traditional and modern folk music. And quite a few that I like have their roots
planted firmly in the folk traditions of their countries (both America and the UK).
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Posted 6/13/16

HughJack wrote:

Also how do YOU define folk music. Don't copy and paste or post a link, use your own words.


Closest that I listen to folk is beck. I believe he is considered anit-folk, whatever that means

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witchcraft(the band)
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Posted 6/15/16
idk if the Allison Krauss and Robert plant Album Raising Sand is Folk, but i really love it. Check it out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwg2sdRdahM
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