Canada Canadian Folk Rock Bands List

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List of Canadian folk rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as folk rock solo artists from Canada are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Canadian music that you've never heard before. The folk rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Canada. If you think the best Canadian folk rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Examples of bands on this list: Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular folk rock bands from Canada?" and "Which folk rock bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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The Band is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Neko Case is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Americana, Folk rock, Alternative country

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The Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Gordon Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Folk music, Acoustic music, Melodic hardcore

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Crash Test Dummies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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The Tragically Hip is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music

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Cowboy Junkies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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The Irish Rovers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock

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Serena Ryder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Christian music, Folk rock, Indie rock

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Harmonium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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Great Lake Swimmers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Indie, Rock music, Folk music

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Jill Barber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Vocal jazz

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The Duhks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock

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The Weakerthans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Anarcho-punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

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Great Big Sea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Celtic rock, Folk rock

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The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Alternative rock

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Julie Doiron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Indie rock, Slowcore

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Hayden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Acoustic music, Alternative country

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Melanie Doane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canadian Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock