Best folk rock artists

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Today in TopFestivals we invite you to rock and roll with the best folk rock artists. In addition, in the reviews we present you popular videos of each singer, so tune your ears and wake up your mind with music that can not miss in your playlists from now on.

Top 10 folk rock artists you should know about

It is incredible what a folk guitar and the lyrics of a song can transmit. Prepare your senses because today you will delight yourself with the 10 best folk rock artists. However, we clarify that some of them incorporate other musical genres in their music. Let's start!


  • Neil Young

  • Paul Simon

  • Amy Macdonald

  • Sheryl Crow

  • Asaf Avidan

  • Ray LaMontagne

  • Suzanne Vega

  • Lucy Rose

  • Devendra Banhart

  • Bruce Cockburn

Neil Young


This Canadian-born singer is not only one of Canada's best folk rock artistsbut also performs other musical genres such as country rock, garage and hard rock.


Neil Young is also a dexterous player of some instruments such as the banjo, guitar, guitar, guitar banjo, guitar, harmonica and keyboard.. As for his songs, the themes are personal and sometimes he has made social criticism, even has expressed his pacifist position.

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Paul Simon


Paul Simon is an American singer and songwriter who was part of the folk duo Paul Simon. Simon and Garfunkel. Moreover, he is not only an exponent of folk rock, but he also includes other genres in his music among which stand out pop and rock.

In the same vein, he is considered one of the most important composers in the history of popular music. In fact, throughout his career he has won 16 Grammy Awards. won 16 Grammy Awards.

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Amy Macdonald



She achieved international success with her debut album "This is the Life in 2007 and the single that bears the same name of her album has sold 10 million copies in the United States and topped the most important charts in that country.

On occasions, Amy's voice has been compared to that of the singer Dolores O'Riordan of the famous group The Cranberries. On the other hand, Macdonald has said in interviews that her musical influence comes from the bands The Libertines, Travis and The Killers, so she has excellent tastes.

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Sheryl Crow


He has participated in movie soundtracks and his most famous songs are: "If It Makes You Happy", "All I Wanna Do", "Strong Enough", among others. Crow is also known for other musical genres such as. rockpop rock and country rock.

Likewise, Sheryl has won 9 Grammy Awards and has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

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Asaf Avidan


Asaf Avidan was part of the band irsaeli The Mojos, but in 2012 he decided to leave it and start his solo career. During that same year he released his first album. "Avidan in a Box" which was distributed in digital format and mainly contains old songs written by him.

Likewise, this young artist has performed at important festivals, for example, in 2015 he delighted the audience of the Sziget Festival with his incredible performance, having great receptivity from the attendees.

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Ray LaMontagne


Some of her songs have been included in television series, for example, the theme song in One Tree Hill. "You Are The Best Thing" in One Tree Hill.

LaMontagne has published 6 studio albums and in interviews he has said that the singers who have been inspirations for him are: Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Stephen Stills.

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Suzanne Vega


Suzanne Vega got a lot of recognition in the music industry for two of her songs "Tom's Diner" and "Luka". These are from her sophomore album Solitude Standing and ranked No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This artist participated in a collaborative album between David Lynch, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse by writing the lyrics and melody of the song "The Man Who Played God"..

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Lucy Rose


This successful singer released her first album in 2011 under the Columbia Records label. To get inspiration for that work, she went to her parents' house for a few days and recorded her songs in the basement of the house; producer Charlie Hugall was also there.

Two years later, Rose was the opening act for the renowned artist Elton John and performed at the most important music festivals in the United Kingdom, one of them being the Glastonbury Festival. Besides being one of the voices of folk rock, she also performs in other genres such as indie folk.

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Devendra Banhart


In the interviews he has been interviewed he highlights the influence of musicians from Brazil such as Caetano Veloso. In fact, Banhart is characterized by music with simple guitar melodies and little accompaniment from other instruments.

Likewise, the lyrics of his songs are naturalistic and surrealistic. Another aspect that we can highlight is that Devendra's musical style is a hybrid between Freak Folk and Psych Folk.


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Bruce Cockburn


The lyrics of Bruce Cockburn's songs deal with different topics such as Christianity, environmental issues, politics, human rights, among others., among others.

During his extensive 50-year musical career, Cockburn has recorded 34 albums and written more than 350 songs. Incidentally, the Juno Awards included him on the "Canadian Music Hall of Fame."

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Instrumental and relaxing music with touches of rock is something incomparable, even more so if you can attend live performances. For that reason, don't forget to listen live to the best folk rock artists that we present to you today.


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