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Folk rock???

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by relman, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Ok...so i replied to an ad at the local music shop and i will be (hopefully) jamming with a local folk rock band "The Guardians" next monday to see if i fit in. My problem is that besides listening to Joni Mitchell, Dylan, The Grateful Dead and CSNY I don't listen to anything folk or folk-influenced. Could anyone give me some artists to listen to? Or at least a heads up on the genre and such.


  2. Check out some Fairport Convention- Liege and Lief, their fourth album, is considered one of the best folk rock albums ever, but IMO the first three are also amazing.

    Also check out the "spin off" bands from Fairport Convention - Sandy Denny left to form Fotheringay, and Ashley Hutchings left to form Steel Eye Span.

    Good luck with your new band :)
  3. Scamp


    Jul 18, 2003
    The new main street singers, The Folksmen and Mickey and Marge are my current favorites:D
  4. Springsteen and Richard and Linda Thompson come to mind.
  5. The Byrds
  6. CPR - Crosby, Pevar, and Raymond
    James Taylor
    Jackson Brown
  7. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Fairport, Steeleye, etc. are BRITISH folk rock. Great stuff, though!!!

    From the All music Guide listing on "folk rock":

    Some Important Artists:

    The Band
    The Beatles
    The Beau Brummels
    Brewer & Shipley
    Tim Buckley
    Buffalo Springfield
    Sandy Bull
    The Byrds
    Gene Clark
    Leonard Cohen
    Judy Collins
    Crosby, Stills & Nash (And Young)
    Sandy Denny
    John Denver
    Jackie DeShannon
    Nick Drake
    Bob Dylan
    Jonathan Edwards
    The Everly Brothers
    Fairport Convention
    Richard & Mimi Fariña
    Arlo Guthrie
    Tim Hardin
    Roy Harper
    Richie Havens
    The Holy Modal Rounders
    Neil Young
    Paul Simon
    Emmylou Harris
    Rod Stewart
    Van Morrison
    Linda Ronstadt
    The Grateful Dead
    Richard Thompson
    Stephen Stills
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Belle & Sebastian
    Indigo Girls

    etc. etc.
  8. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    Hi there,

    I would like to add 'Pentangle' to the long list. I think it's a British band, it has a lot of folk influences, but it's not an electric band. I still like to listen to it as it has some jazz influences in the folk music (good double bass by Danny Thompson).

    From electric folkrock, I would recommend Sandy Denny's solo albums (singer from Fairport Convention).

    If you want louder, more eclectic folk you should check out a lot of Scandinavian bands. But I don't enough about them.

    Lastly, I play in a semi-electric folk band, this track sort of gets 'rocking'in the middle of the song. Maybe you like to check it out.

  9. BassAxe


    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    Eddie From Ohio
  10. Yggdrasil


    Aug 16, 2001
    Thr first Jefferson Airplane album "Takes Off"
  11. Good suggestion, and also check out the second album "Surrealistic Pillow," which is also quite folky.
  12. BaroqueBass


    Jul 8, 2000
    Salem, OR
    Dead can dance sorta rocks at times.
  13. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    How about Death In June? :D

    Apocalyptic Folk Music from Europe? :rolleyes: