Folk music is a genre of music, very popular in the 50s and early 60s. This was known as the Folk Revival. Traditional folk are older songs, known by many people, but the artist unknown, typically with strong lead lyricist, accoustic guitars, and harmonicas. These evolved into regular Folk, which used the same instruments, but had more modern concepts and artists known. Folk songs typically have strong, profound lyrics about the artist's view of the world, expressing strong emotion, or tell a story. Folk later changed with the time and became Folk Rock, and Electric Folk. Country is technically a sub category of Folk. Many famous folk artists are Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, and Johny Cash.
The Time's They are a-Changing and Ring of Fire are famous Folk music.
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Bob Dylan did not write folk music.
Folk music originates from old celtic countries.

Folk music can be an air, a jig, a reel, a hornpipe or several other formats.

Folk music can be played on the fiddle, whistle, flute, concertina, accordion, harp, guitar, bodhran, cajon or sung.
Folk music is played by Zoe Conway, Donal Lunny, The Bothy Band, The Dubliners , Plant & Kate Rusby.
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Anything recorded before you turned 25 years old.
I'm 33, Fugees are still ok to listen to because they are Grown Folks Music but I'd feel like a moron if anyone ever saw me with a Chris Brown cd.
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A reverberant tone, music of the spheres. Also known as a fart.
Wow Bob, I never knew you were so good at uranian folk music, what did you eat last night?
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