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ProjectSLC 10/03/12 01:57 PM

The Rise of Folk
 
I don't know how many of you saw that "Babel" by Mumford and Sons every other artist with its release. We have quite a folk music base here in Utah and I wanted to get some reactions to Folk music becoming more prevalent in main stream music. What Folk bands you are listening to and if you guys are in to Folk music as a whole.

OHismiwiiknis 10/03/12 02:09 PM

this can only be a good thing. folk music carries more honesty, reality, and permanence with it than any of the other garbage that makes it way onto the airwaves. favorite folk bands: Tigers On Trains, Right Away, Great Captain!, and Thrift Store Talent.

ProjectSLC 10/03/12 02:50 PM

Right Away, Great Captain! has been a long time favorite. Anything from Andy Hull just seems to be gold.

CarpetElf 10/03/12 03:06 PM

England, man. Producing so much quality folk.

ProjectSLC 10/03/12 03:12 PM

England just seems to be on the ball. Wolf Gang will be touring through the US soon and i am excited to see them in the following weeks

OHismiwiiknis 10/03/12 04:12 PM

agreed. for the last half decade England has been producing better music in general than anywhere else

zephyrsong12345 10/03/12 10:17 PM

Laura Marling (hence the avatar) and Ralfe Band. I love RAGC too. I could never get into folk for years and years but now it's all I listen to as of late.

not_the_sun 10/03/12 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ProjectSLC (Post 113780032)
Right Away, Great Captain! has been a long time favorite. Anything from Andy Hull just seems to be gold.

this.

brennanisarealboy 10/04/12 07:31 AM

The Tallest Man On Earth

circasuicide 10/04/12 08:34 AM

i dislike mumford and sons. that is all.

drtomoe123 10/04/12 08:48 AM

It's a fad. It's really no different from the blow up that Kings of Leon had.

ProjectSLC 10/04/12 09:35 AM

Folk is anything but a fad. Whereas Kings of Leon only hit one specific group of people Folk goes back to Neil Young and even before that. It has been rising for years and Mumford and Sons has just been one of the bands to receive a lot of notoriety for what they have done. Even when they are not in the top 10 album sells or songs Folk music will not go anywhere with the fans it already has.

UphillBothWays 10/04/12 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by circasuicide (Post 113812122)
i dislike mumford and sons. that is all.


This.

Amen to the rise of folk though.

RyanGarner 10/04/12 03:41 PM

Fionn Regan is one of the best folk artists out there today.

Jeff_Ryan 10/04/12 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by circasuicide (Post 113812122)
i dislike mumford and sons. that is all.


Yes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by drtomoe123 (Post 113812642)
It's a fad. It's really no different from the blow up that Kings of Leon had.


What does this even mean?