Bands/Musicians The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists  

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

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

You can rank all of these artists, from Richard Thompson to Simon Nicol. Any artists you vote for have a better chance of becoming the number one item. Give a thumbs down to artists like Sandy Denny and Gerry Conway if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

All important, significant and iconic names in electric 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 electric 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 electric folk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into electric 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 electric folk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent electric folk bands.

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

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Fairport Convention is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Fairport Convention Traditional music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Sandy Denny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Sandy Denny Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Steeleye Span is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Steeleye Span Electric folk

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Maddy Prior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Maddy Prior Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Richard Thompson Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Pentangle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Pentangle Electric folk, Folk jazz, Folk rock

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Horslips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Horslips Celtic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music

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The Albion Band is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
The Albion Band Folk music, Electric folk

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Fotheringay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Fotheringay Electric folk, Folk rock

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Ashley Hutchings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Ashley Hutchings Folk music, Electric folk

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Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Mr. Fox Folk music, Electric folk

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Tony, Caro and John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Tony, Caro and John Psychedelic folk, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Jerry Donahue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Jerry Donahue Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric folk

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Dave Swarbrick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Dave Swarbrick Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Home Service is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Home Service Traditional music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Jack The Lad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Jack The Lad Rock music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Oysterband is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Oysterband Electric folk, Folk rock, Folk punk

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Rick Kemp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Rick Kemp Rock music, Electric folk, Blues

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Bellowhead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Bellowhead Folk music, Electric folk, Folk jazz

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Trader Horne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Trader Horne Traditional music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Tim Hart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Tim Hart Electric folk

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Trevor Lucas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Trevor Lucas Folk music, Electric folk

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Ken Nicol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Ken Nicol Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Dave Pegg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Dave Pegg Rock music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Martin Allcock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Martin Allcock Rock music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Simon Nicol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Simon Nicol Rock music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Spriguns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists

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Seth Lakeman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Seth Lakeman Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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DW (Dave) Drouillard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
DW (Dave) Drouillard Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Gerry Conway is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Gerry Conway Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Broadside Electric is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Broadside Electric Electric folk

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Edward II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Edward II Traditional music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Hedgehog Pie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electric Folk Bands/Artists
Hedgehog Pie Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock