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 MSN Encarta - Rock Music
Rock music began in the United States, but it has influenced and in turn been shaped by a broad field of cultures and musical traditions, including gospel music, the blues, country-and-western music, classical music (see Music, Western), folk music, electronic music, and the popular music of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (see Worldbeat).
Rock and roll was a combination of the R&B (rhythm-and-blues music) style known as jump blues, the gospel-influenced vocal-group style known as doo wop, the piano-blues style known as boogie-woogie (or barrelhouse), and the country-music style known as honky tonk.
Rock musicians have pioneered new studio recording techniques, such as multi-tracking—a process of recording different song segments at different times and layering them on top of one another—and digital sampling, the reproduction by a computer of the patterns of a particular sound.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558548/Rock_Music.html   (1988 words)

  
 Folk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
folk-punk, a genre of music that combines elements of folk and punk rock music
folk music or folksong, music by and of the common people.
folk metal, a sub-genre of heavy metal that incorporates elements of folk music
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folk   (206 words)

  
 Folk-rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Other fusions of folk and rock include New Flamenco (Spain), the pop-oriented forms of North African raï music, and in the music of The Pogues and the Dropkick Murphys, both of whom draw on traditional Irish music and punk rock.
The Canadian band Celtae are fusing two folk traditions, that of Cape Breton and Newfoundland with a broad definition of rock that includes elements of hard rock, funk, and jazz while retaining the original flavour of the traditional music.
Still, the term is not usually applied to rock music rooted in the blues-based or other African American music (except as mediated through folk revivalists), nor to rock music with Cajun roots, nor to music (especially after about 1980) with non-European folk roots, which is more typically classified as world music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folk-rock   (1802 words)

  
 Folk Rock Encyclopedia Article @ FolkArtMuseum.com (Folk Art Museum)
Still, the term is not usually applied to rock music rooted in the blues-based or other African American music (except as mediated through folk revivalists), nor to rock music with Cajun roots, nor to music (especially after about 1980) with non-European folk roots, which is more typically classified as world music.
Arising originally from the folk-influenced music of Bob Dylan and earlier musicians, the folk revivalist vocal combo, and the rock music of the British Invasion, it later incorporated elements of country music, drawing on Hank Williams and others.
The first of the urban folk vocal groups was the Almanac Singers, whose shifting membership during the late 1930s and early 1940s included Guthrie and Seeger and Lee Hayes.
www.folkartmuseum.com /encyclopedia/Folk_rock   (760 words)

  
 BBC - Music - A quick guide to Folk
This was the golden age of the English folk club and the inspiration for the next wave; Folk Rock.
While the folk rockers, er, rocked, singer songwriters like John Martyn (OK he's a Scot), Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and Ralph McTell forged a distinctively English take on the acoustic guitar/sensitivity combination.
Shetland Folk with its emphasis on fiddle virtuosity (and one of the few folk forms to use the piano as a prominent instrument) is often seen as a separate development from mainland Scottish music.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/folkcountry/guide_folk.shtml   (948 words)

  
 Folk/Country Rock Downloads - Download Folk/Country Rock Music - Download Folk/Country Rock MP3s
Under the direction of new member Gram Parsons, the Byrds tackled country music on their 1968 album =Sweetheart of the Rodeo.= Parsons proved to be the guiding force in country-rock, as his solo records and albums with the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Byrds provided the blueprint for country-rock.
Predictably, she turned away from Blue's incandescent folk with 1972's For the Roses, the first of the many major stylistic turns she would take over the course of her daring career.
Uncompromising and iconoclastic, Mitchell confounded expectations at every turn; restlessly innovative, her music evolved from deeply personal folk stylings into pop, jazz, avant-garde, and even world music, presaging the multicultural experimentation of the 1980s and 1990s by over a decade.
www.mp3.com /folk-country-rock/genre/217/subgenre.html   (6703 words)

  
 Folk - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Contemporary folk music, though, is a broad category: It can be soft and warm around the edges, or it can show the influence of punk rock in its sharpness and punch.
Perhaps the antithesis of composed 'classical' music (which tends to be more academic), 'folk' refers music 'of the people,' as in songs and melodies shared by families and communities and passed down through generations.
After WW2, this 'traditional' folk music was rediscovered by new generations and given new life, thanks to song 'collectors' like Alan Lomax and artists such as Woody Guthrie and the Weavers.
music.download.com /2001-8175_32-0.html   (362 words)

  
 Folk Rock - MilesofMusic.com
The music is an intriguing English country folk rock blend that's typical of the sound that producer Joe Boyd used to cultivate.
From their Bookends-style cover to their electro-acoustic folk rock pop sound that resembles an Americana-ized Belle & Sebastian, the New Americans duo (Dan Touhy and, from Flamingo, Casey Fundaro) display not only an affinity for musical duos but a love of songcraft and the ability to pull it off themselves.
Adams walks the roads of plaintive country and an acoustic/electric folk rock that recalls the music of a young Bob Dylan.
www.milesofmusic.com /folk_rock.html   (557 words)

  
 Folk-Rock
In recent years however, a number of outstanding indie rock bands-- many on the periphery of the alt.country movement -- have sought to place folk elements within a rock foundation, often to sensational results.
The concept of folk-rock is simple: take the winsome acoustic arrangements of folk and play them with a big rock and roll backbeat.
Folk-flavored rock music has waxed and waned in popularity over the years since.
www.epitonic.com /genres/folkrock.html   (133 words)

  
 CD Baby: ROCK: Folk Rock - music you will love.
Treva’s acoustic album blurs the boundaries of rock, folk, Americana and soul and lays a solid foundation on which to showcase her insightful and captivating lyrics.
Folk rock and pop with a distinctive Canadian touch
Neo-folk, folk rock, lots of mellow organ tones.
cdbaby.com /style/108   (427 words)

  
 Shane Jackman: folk/country rock songs.
Still tightly connected with the national folk singer-songwriter scene, Jackman is often called on to represent Utah and the West on the national stage.
In 1999, Jackman was invited along with 3 other Utah songwriters to perform on a special stage at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas.
The best folk singers are storytellers, and Jackman's no exception...
www.magnatune.com /artists/jackman   (954 words)

  
   Modern Tradition: The Folk Rock Fanlisting     
From the mid-to-late 60's, folk rock was one of the most popular mediums of entertainment.
You've got to be a fan of Folk Rock in some aspect.
Bob Dylan's work is considered the "Root" of the movement - but the British group The Fairport Convention is considered to be the first band to have added elements of rock to traditional celtic and british folk music, creating what is now considered "folk rock".
nasty-dress.net /folk   (424 words)

  
 Folk Rock books from the Bomp Bookshelf
Though in fact others had been doing similar things since the early '60s, that was the watershed that unleashed a torrent of folk-tinged rock and roll and pop hits throughout 1965, later evolving into country-rock and a myriad other hybrid styles.
For unlike most rock musicians of his time, Arthur Lee was one member of the '60s counterculture who didn't buy flower-power wholesale, who intuitively understood that letting the sunshine in wouldn't instantly vaporize the world's (or his own) dark stuff.
The author is not a rock critic, but he knows literature, so it's not surprising to see Arthur Lee placed in a setting which includes Virginia Woolf, Cotton Mather, and existentialism.
www.bomp.com /BompbooksFR.html   (2286 words)

  
 Belarus
Pesnyary was a folk rock group that appeared in Belarus in 1969 and for years pretty much defined Belarusian national identity.
Here's the link to a modern folk rock group - Krywi These good folks participated in a concert in July 21 action protesting President Lukashenka staying in power past constitutional two 5-years terms.
Another folk group with a lot of attention to detail and truthfulness of their performance is Litwins.
www.belarusguide.com /culture1/music/Music.html   (781 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Styles: R: Rock
Psyche van het folk - Radio program and large resource covering several types of rock music, including progressive and psychedelic, gothic, experimental, and folk.
Rubin's Rock N Roll Reference Discography - A complete list of rock artists and their songs, albums, years of release, lead singers, and other helpful information to help track down music one is looking for.
Rock Archives - Offers access to resources regarding the social, cultural, and artistic aspects of rock music, including a sub-site linking to more than 350 singer-songwriters and bands.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Styles/R/Rock   (460 words)

  
 folkcd.txt
Young English folk four piece led by the Carlos sisters on fiddle and banjo, complemented by guitar and flute.
UK hippie folk outfit returns to the same Devon cottage garden they recorded their Dawn album in,a comp of newly recorded old faves & prev.unissued.
Headed from folk into a more mainstream pop sound, but the folk signature is there.
www.rockinworld.com /folkcd.txt   (14227 words)

  
 1960s Folk-Rock Overview
The "rock" in folk-rock was always more prominent than the "folk"; all of the aforementioned acts had a highly commercial sense of melody, grafting guitar patterns and somewhat more personal, topical lyrical concerns from folk music into their own superb pop-rock creations.
The folk community prided itself on its purity, which meant acoustic instruments and songs of substance; it regarded rock'n'roll as vulgar and commercial.
Rock'n'rollers, for the most part, were utterly ignorant of folk traditions, and unconcerned with broadening their lyrical content beyond tried-and-true themes of romance and youthful partying.
www.richieunterberger.com /turnover.html   (942 words)

  
 Folk Rock Bands - EntsWeb Directory
Irish Folk, rock and ballads band ideal for your ceili or anywhere that requires good Irish folk music with a blend of rock.
Original folk rock and funk from this six-piece band from Brighton formed in 1994.
Electro Acoustic Folk / Rock band based in the English Midlands.
www.entsweb.co.uk /musicians/folkrock   (562 words)

  
 1960s Folk-Rock Lists
Folk and social commentary with a British slant continued to be heard in much of the subsequent Kinks work, and some of Dave Davies' late-1960s solo singles, such as "Lincoln County," were noticeably Dylan-influenced.
That LP and some 1966-68 singles were interesting combinations of country, folk, and rock with some resemblance to some of the Byrds' mid-1960s records and Gene Clark's early solo work, though the song "Sounds of Goodbye" was one of the more country-oriented items on the LP.
This song was based on the British Isles traditional folk standard "She Moves Through the Fair," and on Led Zeppelin's debut album, another folky guitar showcase, "Black Mountainside," was similar to the arrangement of the traditional Irish folk song "Blackwater Side" heard on a 1966 Bert Jansch LP.
www.richieunterberger.com /turnlists.html   (13938 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Folk-rock Article
Turkey, during the 1970s and 1980s, also sustained a vibrant Folk Rock scene, drawing inspirations from diverse ethnic elements of Anatolia, the Balkans, Eurasia and the Black Sea region and thrived in a culture of intense political strife, with musicians in Nationalist and Marxist camps.
The genre developed from the folk music of Bob Dylan and earlier musicians, the rock music of the British Invasion, and also the country music of Hank Williams and others.
Not all of these performers were limited to folk-rock, but all had folk and rock elements.
www.ipedia.com /folk_rock.html   (278 words)

  
 Little Johnny England - Folk Music
The style is amplified rock, but it is definitely English Folk with a twist of rock.
The combination of instruments and music style creates a unique Folk Rock sound that is drawn from English musical roots.
But isn’t that what folk music is….
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art24309.asp   (475 words)

  
 Harmonica Players- Male- Rock/Pop/Folk Blues harp, Diatonic Harmonicas
Players from the rock, pop, and folk realms of music.
Their contagious brand of straight-ahead rock n' roll has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums worldwide in the process." Not too many people know that Huey started out as a hitchhikin' harmonica player.
That being said, the music samples on his site feature a percussive and fast style that reminds me of classic american rock." His technique of 'tongue-switching' is the closest you will find, to duplicating on harmonica, the modern guitar playing style of 'tapping' (a la Eddie Van Halen).
www.harmonicalinks.com /malerock.html   (540 words)

  
 FolkWeb: Artist Page: Erin McKeown
Part folk diva, part beat poet, part jazzy funketeer, Erin McKeown careens onto the national pop scene with her CD debut "Distillation," a startling album glowing with a spectrum of musical and emotional hues.
With a fluid guitar style, a bewitching voice, and provocative lyrics, McKeown is able to swing, rock, funk it up, sing the blues, and take it down with effortless charm and smart evocation
At just 22, McKeown, proficient on bass, piano, electric and acoustic guitars as well as banjo and mandolin, has come a long way in the brief four-year period she's been plying her art.
www.folkweb.com /erinmckeown/index.php3   (287 words)

  
 Folk Rock Tell-alls
In a mere 18 months, Unterberger says, folk became a "cornerstone" of rock, responsible for a huge elevation in the overall lyrical intelligence of all rock music.
Given the rapid and chaotic evolution of '60's rock, Unterberger's attempt to present a chronological narrative is nothing short of heroic.
For example, he writes "Folk LPs were not always easily found and accumulated, particularly for college-aged neophytes without much discretionary income," when he could have just as easily written, "It was hard for poor college-age folkies to find, let alone pay for, records." At times this book reads like a graduate school thesis.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_unterberger_turnturnturn.html   (2370 words)

  
 Rkstar Genres: Folk Rock
Read more about the Folk Rock genre and bands associated with it at Allmusic.
    Folk Rock is the fusion of the songwriting style of folk music and the strong rock & roll back beat for accessibility.
www.rkstar.com /genres?fkrk   (38 words)

  
 Folk-Rock News
Sarah Harmer grew up on a farm in North Burlington, an hour outside of Toronto, she says, by way of explaining the genesis of the gentle folk pop songs that have made the singer-songwriter and guitarist a...
You can't be blamed for your first thought upon hearing a performer described as a "folk singer" or a "singer-songwriter." If you're like most people, you see an individual standing alone on a stage, clutching...
My wife, Shirley, is a self-confident, warm and caring person, and she loved to be with others even after the sudden loss of hearing in her right ear 30 years ago.
www.topix.net /music/folk-rock   (659 words)

  
 Folk Rock Girl (FRoG) Blog
For instance, the elevator went sideways, the revolving door went backwards, and the mountain had tall rock formations that I had to jump to and from.
I'm sure this is just a reflection of the new career challenges I'm looking to take on soon.
In other news, I've been having these recurring dreams about elevators, revolving doors and difficult mountains to climb.
folkrockgirl.blogspot.com   (2828 words)

  
 Katie Quinlan Folk Rock Music
Music style is a mixture of folk, rock, pop, country, bluegrass and acoustic.
Listen to Folk Rock Music featuring folk singer songwriter Katie Quinlan.
Download free music mp3 songs online and buy Katie Quinlan's new folk rock music CD online.
www.katiequinlan.com   (107 words)

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