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Best Indie Folk Bands/Artists

List Criteria: Vote up and add all of your favorite indie and folk bands out there.

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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    added by ChristianEaton Mumford & Sons Indie-folk, bluegrass, folk rock, roots revival

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    Indie, Neo soul, Folk music

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    Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk

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    Country pop, Folk rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    Pop music, Folk music, World music

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    Folk rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass

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    Folk music, Indie folk, Indie rock

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    /Passenger Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Americana, Folk music, Folk rock

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    added by IgnatiusRadityoW Indie, Folk music, Acoustic music

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    Indie pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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    added by selin Vance Joy Alternative rock, indie folk

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    Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop

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    Indie pop, Folk music, Emo

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    Indie pop, Folk rock, Electronic dance music

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    added by bellobard Marc Gunn Folk music, Comedy music, Renaissance music Rhythm & folk music for geeks. 

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    Indie pop, Anti-folk, Folk music

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    The Middle East Folk music, Post-rock, Indie folk

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    Indie pop, Indie folk

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    added by selin Folk music, Folk rock, Indie rock

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    Alternative rock, Indie folk, Indie rock

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    Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Psychedelic folk, Folk music, New Weird America

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    added by JoelGarrison Boy & Bear Folk music, Indie rock Indie folk 

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    Indie pop, Emo, Folk rock

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    added by AlinganDas Purna Das Baul Purna Das Baul is regarded as the emperor of baul songs.he is given the title of the"BAUL ...

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Blues-rock, Traditional music, Folk music

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    Indie pop, Indie folk

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    Alternative rock, Alternative country, Indie folk

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    Folk rock, Urban Folk, Indie folk

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock

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    Dark cabaret, Gypsy punk, Folk rock

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    Americana, Rock music, Folk music

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    Rock music, Alternative country, Indie folk

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    Father John Misty

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    American Primitivism, Alternative country, Indie folk

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    Folk music, Folk, Experimental music

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    Folk music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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    added by WoutervanderHorst Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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    Folktronica, Noise pop, Indie folk

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    Indie folk, Indie rock

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    Folk rock, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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    Folk music, Indie folk

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    Americana, Indie folk

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    added by MattBonilla The War On Drugs

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    Indie pop, Psychedelic pop, Indie folk

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    Scott Matthews Americana, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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