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

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

A list made up of new indie rock folk punk bands like The Avett Brothers and Gogol Bordello. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the best artists on this list. The list includes stuff like The Pogues and Mumford & Sons, giving you a breadth of choices.

All important, significant and iconic names in folk punk music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new folk punk 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 folk punk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into folk punk 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 folk punk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent folk punk bands.

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

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Daze N' Days is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added Daze N' Days

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620 150
Andrew Jackson Jihad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Andrew Jackson Jihad Americana, Anti-folk, Rock music

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471 106
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Tr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains Anarcho-punk, Folk punk

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335 94
The Pogues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
The Pogues Celtic punk, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

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332 86
Mischief Brew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Mischief Brew Anti-folk, Anarcho-punk, Alternative rock

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357 101
Wingnut Dishwashers Union is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands

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304 84
Violent Femmes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Violent Femmes Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

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138 23
Ramshackle Glory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
funnydash added Ramshackle Glory

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241 79
Defiance, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Defiance, Ohio Rock music, Alternative country, Punk rock

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323 107
Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Flogging Molly Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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212 92
Ghost Mice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added Ghost Mice Rock music

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292 96
Against Me! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Against Me! Folk rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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270 105
Frank Turner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Frank Turner Folk music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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124 45
Railyard Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added Railyard Ghosts

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164 74
Billy Bragg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Billy Bragg Americana, Anti-folk, Folk rock

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287 125
Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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138 60
Neutral Milk Hotel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
astronautmilk added Neutral Milk Hotel Indie pop, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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129 45
The Mountain Goats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
DuffMcStuffins added The Mountain Goats Folk rock, Urban Folk, Indie folk

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174 67
Blackbird Raum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Blackbird Raum Anarcho-punk, Gypsy punk, Acoustic music

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180 89
Gogol Bordello is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Gogol Bordello Romani music, Gypsy punk, Punk rock

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61 6
Pat the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added Pat the Bunny

The Best Punk Songs About Depression

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This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb Rock music, Punk rock, Folk punk

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137 67
Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Dead Milkmen Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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62 24
Crywank is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
percentageman69 added Crywank

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69 26
The Front Bottoms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
The Front Bottoms Pop punk, Indie pop, Indie

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104 57
The Dreadnoughts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
The Dreadnoughts Folk punk

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Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Real McKenzies Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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70 46
The Levellers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
The Levellers Celtic punk, Alternative rock, Folk punk

The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

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37 7
Harley Poe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added Harley Poe

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49 34
$wingin' Utter$ is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
$wingin' Utter$ Street punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

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31 20
Tony Sly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Carlos Antie added Tony Sly Pop punk, Acoustic music, Melodic hardcore

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101 76
The Gaslight Anthem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
The Gaslight Anthem Americana, Heartland rock, Jersey Shore sound

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28 30
The Homeless Gospel Choir is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
nofx1999 added The Homeless Gospel Choir folk punk

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56 39
Cockney Rejects is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Cockney Rejects Street punk, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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30 12
The Taxpayers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added The Taxpayers

The Best Websites to Waste Your Time On

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X is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
X Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

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The Men They Couldn't Hang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
The Men They Couldn't Hang Celtic punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

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Firkin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
BillyBartells added Firkin

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34 42
Arroyo Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
bethzilla added Arroyo Deathmatch

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32 36
The World/Inferno Friendship S... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
The World/Inferno Friendship Society Anarcho-punk, Dark cabaret, Cabaret

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25 18
Larry and His Flask is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
alexmalone7 added Larry and His Flask Bluegrass, Punk rock, Folk punk

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Annoying is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
ZoranZoran added Annoying

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Operation: Cliff Clavin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Justin Bigica added Operation: Cliff Clavin Pop punk

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Malasañers added Malasañers Folk Punk, Folk Rock, Country Punk

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11 3
Anal Everything is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
CarlaKelley added Anal Everything Folk, Punk

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12 18
Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Florent Hubert added Fiddler's Green Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock, Folk punk

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12 7
Chad Hates George is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added Chad Hates George

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11 7
Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands

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Insomniac Folklore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Kramer Bill added Insomniac Folklore Gypsy punk, Indie folk, Indie rock

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16 28
Attila the Stockbroker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Attila the Stockbroker Punk rock, Folk punk