Is Folk Rock essentially Rock music combined with Appalachian music?
- Tony BLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
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”.
- Anonymous6 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
- Andy LuciaLv 76 months ago
It probably is and Rockabilly was the forerunner of Rock Music.
Rockabilly is obviously a "Hillbilly" type of music
- ∅Lv 76 months ago
Folk Rock is Rock Music in the style of or with elements of Folk Music.