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What are the best folk bands out there? I would prefer suggestions of just guitar and singing or piano and singing, but I'm open to other things. Suggest away. Thanks.
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#3
Gillian Welch is two guitars and singing, her guitarist david rawlings is a beast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7knB3VtAqY

The Avett Brothers have a guitar, banjo and bassist (recently a cello) but they are basically my favorite band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGKdBkBuBZQ

And why not Paul Baribeau for funzies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQeXVjz9nfU
#4
Well, obviously Bob Dylan, but Dave Van Ronk and Woody Guthrie (best choice imo) are good.
#6
I'm more of a folk punk kind of guy.. so don't know if you'll like these.

Phil Ochs (not folk punk. made better music than dylan imo. most underrated artist ever)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AQVfH1JrGYc&feature=related

Wingnut Dishwasher's Union (folk punk, and almost everything else will be too.)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QIguqRH6VpM
Essentially the one man band of Pat the bunny. If you like this song, check out the other ones that are up on youtube (except for Jesus does the Dishes. That one is not a very good version of it. better version on the album "world without dishwashers")

Watercolor Paintings
http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/video/watercolor-paintings/telephone-wires/

Andrew Jackson Jihad (my favorite folk punk band.)
http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/video/andrew-jackson-jihad/sense-sensibility/
Not hte best song to start out with but that's beside the point.


Paul Baribeau
http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/video/paul-baribeau/chelsea-hotel-no-2/
awesome leonard cohen cover.
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#10
True. I memorized that song. And I hope they tour with BTMI! in the Northeast again because they are definitely my favorite people and I love those two bands.
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#12
Levellers.

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#14
Fairport Convention are absolutely essential listening
Pentangle is also worth checking out
#15
jesus this forums heaven for me lol
erm good folk bands
Ship Of Fools
John Renbourn Group
Brass Monkey

they're all less commercial than bands like fairport and stuff but my god are they tastey
#17
Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers are two great folk bands, in my opinion.
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#18
Johnny Cash American Recordings just him and his guitar and just proves what a ****ing beast Cash is.
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Ghost Mice
Wingnut Dishwasher's Union(All Pat the Bunny stuff)
Defiance, Ohio
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Bombs and Beating Hearts
This Bike is A Pipe Bomb

These are all folk punk, but I guess that counts.
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#22
im more folk metal than anything...

if youre into that i can give you a ****load of recs
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#24
The Dubliners if you like Irish-Folk.
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#26
six organs of admittance
sir richard bishop
devendra banhart (older the better!)
beirut (european folk?)
espers
kaki king

some might be pushing it a bit, but i'd say they all fit as folk.
#28
If you like more atmospheric and melancholic folk I recommend:

Omnia
October Falls
Vali
Loreena McKennitt
Dunkelschön
Sava
Nest
Brana Keterna
Carlos Nunez
Falkenstein
Thetis
Narsillion (Neoclassical influenced)
Wardruna
Hagalaz Runedance
Uruk-Hai
Trobar de Morte
Ainulindale
Carved in Stone
Darkwood
Elane
Faun
Greg Joy
Jennifer van der Harten (Harp player of Omnia. Has a solo album with Scottish and Irish traditionals, performed on a harp)
Liholesie
Loitsu
Neun Welten
Svafnir
Taival
Tenhi
Wolfenmond

Well the list isn't sorted by priority, just what came into my mind. I prefer very atmospheric, harmonic, melodic, melancholic and romantic folk.
I don't like this American countryfolk stuff. So if you are looking for something like Bob Dylan forget my list.
But you should give some bands a try, cause the music is so beautiful.
#31
If your looking for the most beautiful atmospheric music...

Wardruna.
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Ghost Mice
Wingnut Dishwasher's Union(All Pat the Bunny stuff)
Defiance, Ohio
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Bombs and Beating Hearts
This Bike is A Pipe Bomb

These are all folk punk, but I guess that counts.


I would like to shake your hand.

I don't know much about him, but I'm almost positive the guy from Wingnut Dishwasher's Union is the same as "Johnny Hobo & the Freight Trains".

Andrew Jackson Jihad is possibly one of the greatest bands I have ever heard, and I have played 'People' and 'Cigarettes' live many-a times. Everyone should check out this track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9haprl2Vmw

To add to the list,

Johnny Hobo & the Freight Trains
The Devil Makes Three
The Moldy Peaches
Frank Turner
Mischief Brew
Langhorne Slim
Ryan Harvey
Sundowner
Harley Poe
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#36
Storyhill is amazing, check them out.
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Avett Bros are fantastic!



Just listened to them and they are pretty awesome. I'm going to have check out some more of their stuff.
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#40
Nickel Creek are a band worth checking out - guitar, mandolin and violin (and bass), plus vocals from all 3 members. They've got some really beautiful songs plus Chris Thile is amazing at mandolin and singing, likewise with Sean Watkins on guitar and singing. I highly recommend you give them a listen!
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