Indie folk

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Indie folk is a music genre that arose in the 1990s from musicians in the indie (independent) rock community influenced by folk and classic country music. Indie folk combines the catchy melodies of indie rock with the acoustical sounds of contemporary folk music. 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.