Freak folk

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Freak folk is a genre of folk music which uses mainly acoustic instrumentation, but introduces elements of avant-garde music and psychedelic folk, often featuring uncommon sounds, lyrical themes, and vocal styles.[not verified in body] Vashti Bunyan has been labelled "the Godmother of Freak Folk"[1] for her role in inspiring the "new generation of folk experimentalists including Devendra Banhart and Adem".[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b [1] Archived 2 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  2. ^ Rogers, Jude (2 January 2008). "Lie back and think of ukuleles". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 

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