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Best Folk Bands/Artists

Folk music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good folk music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top folk music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Folk music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all folk music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest folk music bands of all time, since the most famous folk music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best folk music music.

You can click on the folk music band names to see more information about that particular notable folk music group. If they're near the top of the best folk music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top folk music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the folk music band names themselves.

Examples of items on this list: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and more. Upvote your favorite items on this list ot see them rank the highest. That way people will know they're the best. If you don't like Janis Joplin or Mandy Moore, then give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in folk music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new folk music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of folk music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into folk music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good folk music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent folk music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best folk music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest folk music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular folk music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Americana, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Western music, Pop music, Traditional music More
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    Rock music, Folk music, Country rock More
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    Pop music, Folk music More
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    Rock music, Folk music, Psychedelic rock More
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    New Age music, Folk music, Folk music of Ireland More
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    Pop music, Folk music More
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional music More
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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music More
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    Pop music, Folk music, Acoustic music More
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    Folk music More
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    Folk music, Breakbeat More
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    Traditional music, Folk music, Jazz More
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    Pop music, Folk music, Soft rock More
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    Pop music, Folk music, Jazz More
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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
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    Jess Klein

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    Pop music, Folk music, Alternative country More
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    Folk music, Contemporary Folk More
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    Folk music, Indie folk, Indie rock More
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    Folk music, Alternative rock, Jam band More
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    Folk music, Progressive rock, Pop rock More
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    Folk music, Folk rock More
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    Popular music, Folk music, Levenslied More
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    Folk music, Country rock, Alternative country More
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    Jerry Yester

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional music More
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    Folk music, Folk, Experimental music More
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    Jim Moray

    Folk music, Folk rock More
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    Rock music, Folk music, Country More
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    Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock More
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    Americana, Folk music, Piedmont blues More
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    Folk music, Progressive bluegrass, Country More
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    Folk music, Baroque pop More
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    Rock music, Folk music, Traditional pop music More
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    Pop music, Trip hop, Folk music More
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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Folk music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
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    New Age music, Folk music, World music More
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