The Best Folk Artists Of 2020

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Vote up the artists and bands whose new releases are defining 2020 folk music.

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Here are the best folk artists of 2020. From the most popular Americana and bluegrass groups, to the best indie folk singers and best folk bands of 2020, this list of the top folk artists of 2020 spans all subgenres of good folk music.  Many of the best folk music artists today are folk legends, like the Dixie Chicks and John Prine, but this collection also features the best new folk bands and artists of 2020. For instance, the recently-formed folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman only recently released their self-titled debut album, which already is poised to be one of the best folk albums of 2020

Who are your favorite folk artists of all time? Which modern bands will record the best indie folk albums of 2020?

Vote up the best folk artists and bands of 2020 below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed.

  • Jason Isbell
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    47 votes
    Michael Jason Isbell (born February 1, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is known for his solo career, his work with the band The 400 Unit, and as a member of Drive-By Truckers ...more
  • Caamp
    2
    94 votes
    Caamp are an American folk band from Columbus, Ohio, which began as a project between childhood friends Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall, who met at a summer camp in middle school. They later added ...more
  • Rayland Baxter is an American alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently signed to ATO Records. Baxter is the son of musician Bucky Baxter.
  • Nathaniel David Rateliff (born October 7, 1978) is an American singer and songwriter based in Denver, Colorado, whose influences are described as folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues. Rateliff ...more