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Best Indie Folk Bands/Artists

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

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

List ranges from Zooey Deschanel to The Replacements and more. The list order changes if enough people vote for the right items, so cast your vote now. The list includes Jeff Buckley and The National so that you have plenty of choices on what to vote for.

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

The list includes all new indie folk 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 indie folk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into indie folk 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 indie folk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent indie folk bands.

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

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      Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock More
    2. 2
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      Indie, Neo soul, Folk music More
    3. 3
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      Mumford & Sons

      added by: ChristianEaton
      Indie-folk, bluegrass, folk rock, roots revival
    4. 4
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      Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk More
    5. 5
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      Country pop, Folk rock, Neo-psychedelia More
    6. 6
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      Pop music, Folk music, World music More
    7. 7
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      Indie pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    8. 8
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      Folk rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass More
    9. 9
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      /Passenger

      Pop music, Rock music, Folk music More
    10. 10
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      Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop More
    11. 11
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      Indie pop, Folk music, Emo More
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      Americana, Folk music, Folk rock More
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      new! Purna Das Baul

      added by: AlinganDas
      Purna Das Baul is regarded as the emperor of baul songs.he is given the title of the"BAUL ... more
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      Folk music, Indie folk, Indie rock More
    15. 15
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      The Middle East

      Folk music, Post-rock, Indie folk More
    16. 16
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      Indie pop, Anti-folk, Folk music More
    17. 17
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      Indie pop, Folk rock, Electronic dance music More
    18. 18
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      Psychedelic folk, Folk music, New Weird America More
    19. 19
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      Alternative rock, Alternative country, Indie folk More
    20. 20
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      Folk music, Folk rock, Alternative rock More
    21. 21
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      Blues-rock, Traditional music, Folk music More
    22. 22
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      American Primitivism, Alternative country, Indie folk More
    23. 23
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      Indie pop, Indie folk More
    24. 24
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      Alternative rock, Indie folk, Indie rock More
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      Indie pop, Emo, Folk rock More
    26. 26
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      Boy & Bear

      Folk music, Indie rock More
      added by: JoelGarrison
      Indie folk 
    27. 27
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      Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock More
    28. 28
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      Indie pop, Indie folk More
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      Rock music, Alternative country, Indie folk More
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      Sense Sal

      added by: Genthoal
    31. 31
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      Folk rock, Urban Folk, Indie folk More
    32. 32
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      Dark cabaret, Gypsy punk, Folk rock More
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      Folk music, Alternative rock, Indie folk More
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      New Weird America, Experimental music, Indie folk More
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      Americana, Rock music, Folk music More
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      Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock More
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      Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music More
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      Alternative country, Indie folk, Indie rock More
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      Folk rock, Alternative rock, Indie folk More
    40. 40
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      Pop music, Rock music, Acoustic music More
    41. 41
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      Folk music, Indie folk More
    42. 42
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      Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Folk rock More
    43. 43
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      Folk music, Folk, Experimental music More
    44. 44
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      Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie folk More
    45. 45
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      Scott Matthews

      Americana, Folk music, Folk rock More
    46. 46
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      South San Gabriel

      Alternative country, Indie folk, Indie rock More
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      Americana, Indie folk More
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      Folk rock, Alternative country, Indie folk More
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      Folk rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass More
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      Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music More
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