Best Folk Bands

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Best American folk songs

Best American folk songs

January 16, 2017
Explores American folk songs as a frame for the American experience. Robert V. Wells discusses how folk songs emerged from particular historical…

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Best folk songs of all time

Best folk songs of all time

January 1, 2017
From Johnny Cash to “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” By Below, my list of the best train songs ever written. In America, at least. Scoff at…

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Best bands of the 1960s

Best bands of the 1960s

December 29, 2016
Dutch psych rockers Shocking Blue would score a US Billboard Hot 100 No.1 with 1970 s Venus (covered so memorably by Bananarama 16 years later)…

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Best folk albums of all time

Best folk albums of all time

December 26, 2016
The 10 best folk albums of all time include recordings from the 1940s to the 1970s. From legendary musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger…

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Best folk Rock bands

Best folk Rock bands

December 23, 2016
The following is excerpted from a feature in this week’s Entertainment Weekly. To read the full story, find the issue on newsstands now – and…

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Best New folk Artists

Best New folk Artists

November 29, 2016
Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake in Inside Llewyn Davis. What is folk music? In 2013, the better question might be: What isn’t it? We’ve…

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Best modern folk bands

Best modern folk bands

November 17, 2016
One name tends to dominate conversations about the current state of folk and Americana music: Mumford & Sons. Starting in 2011, with…

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Best folk music 2014

Best folk music 2014

November 8, 2016
Despite the fact that music videos are not as widespread as they once were, they remain an important part of the music industry. They can give…

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Contemporary folk bands

Contemporary folk bands

November 2, 2016
Having started life a decade ago as Rachel Unthank & The Winterset before morphing into the band they are today, The Unthanks have firmly…

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Best folk bands

Best folk bands

October 21, 2016
A distinct subgenre of heavy metal called folk metal has developed over the past few decades. Spawning from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal…

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Folk Band 2014

Folk Band 2014

October 18, 2016
The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music s own official holiday…

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Best folk Indie bands

Best folk Indie bands

September 30, 2016
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New folk bands

New folk bands

September 27, 2016
Winter Weekend Pricing See flyer in December and January newsletters or download here (pdf format). Online booking via Eventbrite. Prices are…

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Best American Indie bands

Best American Indie bands

August 28, 2016
As a genre, indie pop is tailor-made for year-end list-making. It’s a genre that cherishes secrets and whispers and close-held truths, where…

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Best folk albums ever

Best folk albums ever

August 25, 2016
The United States was bursting, groaning with pride; the Second World War had turned her into the most powerful nation on Earth. But as mid-century…

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Folk Band names

Folk Band names

August 16, 2016
Is it just us, or do the names of jam, bluegrass, and Americana bands just keep getting stranger as the options become harder to come by? Leftover…

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Best modern folk music

Best modern folk music

August 7, 2016
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below [Image: Gwynth Herbert; Credit: James] I grew up in Los Angeles on the soothing sounds of punk rock and…

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Great folk music

Great folk music

July 26, 2016
Legendary Folk Music Revival of the late 50s thru early 60s They believed if they sang loud and long enough they could change the world - Gavan…

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