#1
hey pit i just became the lead guitarist in a modern style folk band and i need some good artist too listen to to get a better sense of how things work in folk music. i already know iron and wine, xavier rudd, john butler stuff so anymore suggestions? im a fairly good fingerpicker and stuff so gimme the best you got.
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Good modern folk music or good folk music in general?
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Good modern folk music or good folk music in general?

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They pretty much always fingerpick. One of my favorite folk bands.
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I'm not very knowledgeable about modern folk music, but Bob Dylan sticks out like a sore thumb to anyone, and his most commonly associated lead guitarist is G.E. Smith, looking into his solo material might be worthwhile. Tom Petty's lead guitarist, Mike Campbell, recently played for Dylan as well. There's also the Guthrie family, who've been full of folk musicians I truly love the work of since Woody, although I'm not sure whether or not he, Arlo, or Sarah have a lead guitarist or if it's a lapsteel. Nils Lofgren, who's worked with both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, is also a good guy to look into. Speaking of Neil Young, Neil Young.

Just as well, a lot of good folk guitarists, to me, play a tasteful, more restrained mix of blues and country. I'd recommend looking into Danny Gatton and Albert Lee for your country side, and Robben Ford and Robbie Robertson for the blues end.
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definitely this. also horse feathers and elliott smith. especially elliott smith. he was a genius.
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wow i love every suggestion so far thanks a bunch
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roland AC90

I mean this one time I was jacking it pertty hard and was making noises and what not

You, my friend, are a genius!