Best Folk Rock Artists


The Contenders: Page 4

61 Gryphon
62 Roy Harper Roy Harper Roy Harper is an English folk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been a professional musician since 1964. Harper has released 32 albums across his 50-year career.
63 Phil Ochs

Just listen to the Draft Dogger Rag... Done!

64 Blind Melon
65 Skyclad
66 Elvenking
67 Show of Hands
68 Laura Marling
69 Shakey Graves

He deserves to be in the top 5!

70 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Okay, I am absolutely obsessed with Ed Sheeran, but I don't know if I could categorise him. Some of his songs are rap, some are pop and there are some that have a real folky feel to them. He should be higher on this list.

Certainly he's not pure folk, but he does folk. Like Mayer earlier, talented enough to do whatever he chooses. You definitely can see folk influences with a song like "A" Team...

71 Junip

Listen far away and don't let it pass

72 John Gorka

Maybe not as well known nationwide, but this man can write and man, can he sing! His albums and CDs are on Red House records, with the best being "I Know". Great songs of his include Ignorance and Privilege, Love is Our Cross to Bear, Where No Monument Stands, Downtown Tonight, Writing in the Margins, When You Sing, Branching Out, Let Them In Peter, and many others. I've seen him live several times, always talented and absolutely a hoot in concert! If you're not familiar with him, check him out, you'll be glad you did.

73 Kate Wolf

This talented lady from the San Francisco area unfortunately passed away in her mid-forties from leukemia back in '86, I believe. Before she did, she left a number of acclaimed folk tunes such as Across the Great Divide, Here in California, Give Yourself to Love, and others. I call her "the female Dylan". Another one worth checking out.

74 Steeleye Span

Seriously nobody thought of these? Nobody is more folk than steeleye span. Great band

How can they be this low when they should be in the top five

Maddy prior is the queen of folk

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75 Message to Bears
76 Sound of the Sirens
77 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

78 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. V 1 Comment
79 Stan Rogers
80 Frank Turner
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