Folk Influences in Modern Pop Music


When we talk about folk music these days, we are less likely to be speaking of the traditional music that has been passed down through the generations and more likely to mean the popular music that has developed since the 20th century folk revival. Although all real folk music is based in the traditional instruments and songs of long-established communities spread across the world, so-called ‘folk music’ today uses these influences to create modern pop music with a folky twist.

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