Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPerforming Arts · 6 months ago

Is Folk Rock essentially Rock music combined with Appalachian music?

4 Answers

  • Tony B
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    No, folk rock is “folk music” (whatever that means) played in a rock style and using instruments associated with rock, such as drum kit, electric bass and electric guitar.

    Added, just to clarify they “whatever that means” part of my answer: the term “folk music” can be lots of things - it could be Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, James Taylor etc. In the UK though it would be more likely to be traditional folk songs and tunes from hundreds of years ago, the sort of stuff done by Sam Larner, Walter Parson, The Coppers. I've even heard it suggested that Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg and even some of the punk bands were “folk”.

    • Tony B
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      And yet I manage to remain humble.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It’s just folk music gone electric. Using rock instrumentation.

    Check out The Byrds, Bob Dylan (not his early acoustic stuff,) Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, America, Crosby, Stills and Nash

  • 6 months ago

    It probably is and Rockabilly was the forerunner of Rock Music.

    Rockabilly is obviously a "Hillbilly" type of music

  • Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Folk Rock is Rock Music in the style of or with elements of Folk Music.

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