Indie folk

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Indie folk
Stylistic originsFolk music, indie rock, folk rock, lo-fi, folk punk
Cultural originsLate 1990s United States and Early 2000s United Kingdom
Typical instrumentsAcoustic guitar, double bass, piano, harmonium, mandolin, drums, banjo, violin, accordion, brass instruments, electric guitar
Local scenes
Omaha, Nebraska, London, Melbourne
Other topics
New Weird America - Alternative country
 
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Indie folk
Stylistic originsFolk music, indie rock, folk rock, lo-fi, folk punk
Cultural originsLate 1990s United States and Early 2000s United Kingdom
Typical instrumentsAcoustic guitar, double bass, piano, harmonium, mandolin, drums, banjo, violin, accordion, brass instruments, electric guitar
Local scenes
Omaha, Nebraska, London, Melbourne
Other topics
New Weird America - Alternative country

Indie folk is a music genre that arose in the 1990s from singer/songwriters in the indie rock community influenced by the folk music scenes of the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s, country music, and indie rock.[1]

A few early artists included Lou Barlow, Jeff Buckley, and Elliott Smith. The genre is commonly related to freak folk, psych folk, baroque pop, and New Weird America.[1] The genre has seen significant growth since from the early 2000s, beginning with acts such as Bright Eyes, Beirut, Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, Arthur & Yu, Fleet Foxes,[1] The Decemberists,[1] Iron & Wine, Okkervil River, Manel, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Noah and the Whale, The Mountain Goats, Cloud Control, Boy & Bear, and others.

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