Best Folk Rock Artists


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41 Dawes
42 The Head and the Heart

I'm devastated that Head and the Heart is not further up on this list. It ruins this entire site for me. Don't listen to the numbers, listen to the music! I can recite every head and the heart song by heart, and It's the only band where after being able to do that I still love them.

The head and the heart is the best folk band on the planet. Their music is beautiful while being relatable; it is instrumentally pleasing while the lyrics are perfect. The best sound ever to enter my ears.

I feel it

43 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. more.
44 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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45 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
46 Dirk Hamilton
47 Andrew Jackson Jihad
48 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.

49 Carole King
50 Matthew and the Atlas
51 Richard Thompson V 1 Comment
52 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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53 Skyclad
54 Brandi Carlile Brandi Carlile

Holy Smokes all of her songs are incredible! Love her

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55 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

56 Donovan

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

57 Fotheringay
58 Horslips
59 Pentangle
60 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch

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

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