Indie folk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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

List of artists[edit]


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