The Best Folk Rock Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Best Folk Rock Bands of All Time

List Criteria: Upvote your favorite folk rock bands and artists

Folk rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good folk rock 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 rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Folk rock 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 rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest folk rock bands of all time, since the most famous folk rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of folk rock. America is the epicenter of folk music, so most musicians listed are from the U.S.

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

This list has everything from Led Zeppelin to Bob Dylan. Click thumbs up to see your favorite items rise to the top of the list. The list includes stuff like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, giving you a breadth of choices.

All important, significant and iconic names in folk rock 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 rock 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 rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into folk rock 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 rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent folk rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best folk rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest folk rock 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 rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Sunshine pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Rock music, Folk rock

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    Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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    The Lumineers

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    Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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    Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk

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    Folk music, Folk rock

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    Americana, Pop music, Rock music

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Bluegrass

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    Indie pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Western music, Pop music, Traditional music

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Soft rock

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    Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Americana, Anti-folk, Folk rock

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    Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Indie pop, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Gospel music, Blues

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    Folk rock, Funk

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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop

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    Folk music, Folk rock

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    Americana, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Country blues

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    Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Swing music, Folk rock, Jazz

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    Indie, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Acid rock

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Folk music, Emo, Folk rock

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    Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Americana, Folk rock, Alternative country

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Country

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    Folk rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass

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