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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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710 171
Andrew Jackson Jihad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Americana, Anti-folk, Rock music

2
498 165
Daze N' Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added

3
544 115
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Tr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Anarcho-punk, Folk punk

4
398 89
Mischief Brew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Anti-folk, Anarcho-punk, Alternative rock

5
377 113
The Pogues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic punk, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

6
415 106
Wingnut Dishwashers Union is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands

7
195 34
Ramshackle Glory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
funnydash added

8
359 96
Violent Femmes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

9
278 84
Defiance, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Rock music, Alternative country, Punk rock

10
120 8
Pat the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added

11
341 107
Against Me! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Folk rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

12
360 127
Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

13
302 119
Frank Turner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Folk music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

14
233 117
Ghost Mice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added Rock music

15
153 50
Railyard Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added

16
174 54
The Mountain Goats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
DuffMcStuffins added Folk rock, Urban Folk, Indie folk

17
187 77
Billy Bragg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Americana, Anti-folk, Folk rock

18
182 75
Neutral Milk Hotel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
astronautmilk added Indie pop, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

19
202 70
Blackbird Raum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Anarcho-punk, Gypsy punk, Acoustic music

20
318 141
Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

21
202 99
Gogol Bordello is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Romani music, Gypsy punk, Punk rock

22
156 77
Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

23
140 67
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Rock music, Punk rock, Folk punk

24
76 36
Crywank is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
percentageman69 added

25
103 41
The Front Bottoms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Pop punk, Indie pop, Indie