Influential Folk Artists

Looking back at the history of folk music in America, there are thousands of artists who shared their folk music with anyone within their reach. They traveled across this vast country revealing their unique original folk music as well as their own adaptations of the traditional folk songs.

When we talk about influential artists, we look at how the artist not only influenced the listeners but also how they influenced the future of songwriting and artists in the genre. Many of the most influential folk artists in America affected our views on a vast array of subjects from daily life to war and everything in between.

Most Influential Male Artists in Folk Music

Let’s take a look at the male folk artists who have had the most impact on folk music through the years. The fabulous ladies of folk music deserve their own accolades and we will talk about them in our next post.

  • Woody Guthrie

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