The Move from Acoustic to Electric in Folk Music

Newport Folk Festival 1965 By the mid 1960s, the Newport Folk Festival was becoming an established event attended by hardcore folk fans and with a bill featuring Joan Baez, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Cash, amongst others. A young Bob Dylan had played there in ’63 and ’64, treating the[…]

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Folk Music Origins in the USA

The Folk music in America has no traceable origin because started out from the traditions of the being then from fun or gain. Some folk songs are so old that they are referred to as word of mouth history. Some known folk musicians in America such as Woody Guthrie and[…]

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