Indie folk

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Indie folk is a music genre that arose in the 1990s among musicians from indie rock scenes influenced by folk music. Indie folk hybridizes the acoustic guitar melodies of traditional folk music with contemporary instrumentation. Early artists included Ani DiFranco and Dan Bern.[1] Later artists of note included Father John Misty, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers, Loch Lomond, Bon Iver, Or, The Whale, Great Lake Swimmers, and Blind Pilot.[1]

Notable artists[edit]

List of notable artists of indie folk in alphabetical order.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Michael Keefe. "What Is New Folk? A Genre Profile". Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  2. ^ "David Knowles". Retrieved 21 January 2016.