Top Ten American Folk Rock GroupsBillyv This is the top popular and talented folk rock groups, excluding the bands/groups that often backed "solo" artists and played behind the individual's featured name.
The Top Ten
Tough choice between #s 1&2 for me but I went with CSNY partly due to 4 strong featured members as well as figuring PetSounds will likely appropriately vote for Simon & Garfunkel if/when he sees this list! 😉 - Billyv
Their harmony is so incredible that it's usually impossible to distinguish between Paul's and Art's voices. - PetSounds
They hated touring, and so were mostly known on the west-coast except for the hit "For What Its Worth", which became an anti-Vietnam War anthem, even though it was about student riots on the Sunset Strip.
I've been getting into them recently, thanks to an anonymous recommendation. If you're reading this, I thank you. - PetSoundsV 3 Comments
Not really Folk-Rock, they were just "Folk", though they were very good.
Personally favored over strong candidate Poco - Billyv
In reality they were just Folkies, but they did rock every now and then.
Another strong and proper criticism; I may replace or demote them in the ranking.
Although one song does not define a genre, they did "...Dig Rock n Roll Music" 😉 - Billyv
Superb pedigree in this genre: Also formed by the former members of Buffalo Springfield, Richie Furay and Jim Messina.
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List StatsUpdated 26 Feb 2017
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2. Buffalo Springfield
3. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
2. Simon and Garfunkel
3. The Mamas and The Papas