Best Folk Rock Artists


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41 Elliott Smith

Should be higher on the list. What is wrong with you people?!

One of the most talented singer-songwriters to ever live.

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42 Bon Iver Bon Iver

This guy MUST be higher on the list! His Self Titled Album is the pure definition of BEAUTIFUL and surprisingly NOSTALGIC!

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43 Dawes
44 Richard Thompson V 1 Comment
45 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. more.
46 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres. V 1 Comment
47 Dirk Hamilton
48 Andrew Jackson Jihad
49 John Mayer John Mayer

John Mayer is legendary. His lyrics are excellent and his guitar skills are right up there with the best. Having said that, John Mayer is not folk rock.

Agreed. Mayer is probably talented enough to play any venue he chooses, but I consider him mostly pop.

He might be a great guitarist, but his lyrics are sappy and he seems to really suck as a person.

Just because some one plays an acoustic guitar doesn't make him folk.

50 Carole King Carole King Carole King is an American composer and singer-songwriter. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the USA, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. King also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making more.
51 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch

Utter genius. Current music would not be what it is without him. THE inspiration to every great guitarist since.

52 Matthew and the Atlas
53 Neutral Milk Hotel

Oh comely is the only 8 minute song id ever listen too, best folk rock band for sure

In the aeroplane over the sea is probably the best folk rock album of all time

54 Jackson Browne Jackson Browne

He was the guy who wrote Take it Easy with The Eagles.

One of the great folk rock performers. A mensch.

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55 Skyclad
56 Brandi Carlile Brandi Carlile

Holy Smokes all of her songs are incredible! Love her

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57 Phillip Phillips Phillip Phillips Phillip LaDon Phillips Jr. is an American singer, songwriter and musician who won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012. His coronation song, "Home," released after his win, became the best selling of all coronation songs.

Unique style with beautiful lyrics

58 Donovan

He's really underrated and not really well known. Listen to his songs they're really good melodic folk.

59 Fotheringay
60 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.
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