Folk music is a genre that tends to defy categorization, due to the vast depth and breadth of music that falls under the term. Traditional folk music consists of songs and melodies informally passed from musician to musician that are played in the typical style of the geographic region, and exists in some form or another all over the world. During the 50s and 60s in the UK and America, a folk music revival brought traditional styles to the forefront of popular music, where successful acts like the Kingston Trio, Bob Dylan, and Simon and Garfunkel enjoyed tremendous success and popularity.
At Amazon.com, you’ll find a wide variety of folk music in many different subgenres, including traditional folk, classic American singer/songwriter folk, and contemporary folk inspired music. From the early recordings of American folk legends like Woodie Guthrie, to the revolutionary sounds of Dylan and Baez, to popular new artists like the Lumineers, our collection of folk music has practically everything fans of the genre could want. You can purchase folk music in many formats, including CDs, digital downloads, and vinyl records, so no matter how you prefer to listen to your music, you’ll find plenty of great records to choose from.
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Folk music represents the deepest musical traditions from around the world, from the ancient Celtic ballads of Ireland and Scotland, to modern interpretations of folk classics.