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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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674 166
Andrew Jackson Jihad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Americana, Anti-folk, Rock music

2
468 156
Daze N' Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added

3
511 115
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Tr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Anarcho-punk, Folk punk

4
369 89
Mischief Brew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Anti-folk, Anarcho-punk, Alternative rock

5
357 107
The Pogues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic punk, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

6
392 104
Wingnut Dishwashers Union is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands

7
340 93
Violent Femmes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk

8
174 33
Ramshackle Glory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
funnydash added

9
264 83
Defiance, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Rock music, Alternative country, Punk rock

10
322 104
Against Me! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Folk rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

11
341 124
Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

12
287 113
Frank Turner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Folk music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

13
223 113
Ghost Mice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added Rock music

14
136 48
Railyard Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
NonyDeerSlayerGray added

15
178 77
Billy Bragg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Americana, Anti-folk, Folk rock

16
156 51
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
166 70
Neutral Milk Hotel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
astronautmilk added Indie pop, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

18
94 8
Pat the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added

19
303 135
Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

20
192 69
Blackbird Raum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Anarcho-punk, Gypsy punk, Acoustic music

21
192 96
Gogol Bordello is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Romani music, Gypsy punk, Punk rock

22
138 66
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Rock music, Punk rock, Folk punk

23
148 74
Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

24
70 34
Crywank is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
percentageman69 added

25
89 37
The Front Bottoms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Pop punk, Indie pop, Indie

26
56 10
Harley Poe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added

27
75 51
The Levellers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic punk, Alternative rock, Folk punk

28
106 62
The Dreadnoughts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Folk punk

29
99 59
Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

30
46 14
The Taxpayers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added

31
53 38
$wingin' Utter$ is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Street punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

32
109 84
The Gaslight Anthem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Americana, Heartland rock, Jersey Shore sound

33
34 25
Tony Sly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Carlos Antie added Pop punk, Acoustic music, Melodic hardcore

34
31 34
The Homeless Gospel Choir is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
nofx1999 added folk punk

35
36 45
Arroyo Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
bethzilla added

36
67 54
X is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

37
34 22
Larry and His Flask is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
alexmalone7 added Bluegrass, Punk rock, Folk punk

38
53 58
The Men They Couldn't Hang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Celtic punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

39
56 45
Cockney Rejects is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Street punk, Heavy metal, Punk rock

40
34 36
Firkin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
BillyBartells added

41
19 7
Chad Hates George is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Snowskie added

42
33 40
The World/Inferno Friendship S... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Anarcho-punk, Dark cabaret, Cabaret

43
15 4
Anal Everything is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
CarlaKelley added Folk, Punk

44
34 42
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
ZoranZoran added

45
10 25
Operation: Cliff Clavin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Justin Bigica added Pop punk

46
9 1
Apes of the state is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
smiffy added P

47
19 15
Malasañers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Malasañers added

Folk Punk, Folk Rock, Country Punk

48
13 24
Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Florent Hubert added Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock, Folk punk

49
17 31
Attila the Stockbroker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands
Punk rock, Folk punk

50
14 12
Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Folk Punk Bands