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The Best Folk Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 12, 2020 659 votes 123 voters 2.7k views35 items

List RulesOnly artists who released music in 2019.

Updated: check out our list of the top 10 folk artists of 2020!

Whether you like classic protest songs or indie acoustic jams, the best folk artists of 2019 have it all. The top folk artists today include veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best folk singers and bands of 2019 have massive tours on the calendar, while others are releasing highly anticipated new albums.

Everyone from Rhiannon Giddens and I'm with Her to J.S. Ondara are expected to have a big year in 2019. Father John Misty and Jason Isbell are also going to leave their marks on the year, with a co-headlining tour in North America this summer.

In League with Dragons (The Mountain Goats), Gold in a Brass Age (David Gray), and Wasteland, Baby! (Hozier) are among the folk albums released in 2019. Better Oblivion Community Center are one of the new 2019 folk artists. They released their debut album on January 24, 2019. 

Who do you think are the hottest folk artists right now? Vote your favorite 2019 folk artists up to the top of this list, and don't forget to add any good folk musicians we may have missed.

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