stylistic origins: Country Gospel, Southern Gospel, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly,Traditional music, Rock, Pop
cultural origins: Late 1960s, United States, United Kingdom and Canada
sub-genres: 4
artists listed: 1,582
albums: 9,544
tracks: 150,439
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Folk/Country Rock

stylistic origins: Country Gospel, Southern Gospel, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly,Traditional music, Rock, Pop
cultural origins: Late 1960s, United States, United Kingdom and Canada

Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of folk music and rock music. The sound is epitomized by tight vocal harmonies and a relatively "clean" approach to electric instruments.

Folk rock may lean more towards folk or rock in its instrumentation, playing and vocal style, or its choice of material. While the original genre draws on music from Europe and North America, there is no clear delineation of which folk culture music might be included as influences. 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 or non-European folk roots, which is more typically classified as world music.

Country rock is formed from the fusion of rock with country music, with its country origins being initially referenced to the rockabilly music of the 1950s.

While such cross-pollination has occurred throughout the history of both genres, the term is generally used to refer to the wave of rock musicians of the late 1960s and early 1970s who began to record country-flavoured records. Such individuals and groups include The Dillards, The Byrds, Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Michael Nesmith, The Band, Bob Dylan, The Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape and Area Code 615.

The term is also used for those who came after them, such as The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Eagles, Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Poco, Pure Prairie League, The Doobie Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band and Barefoot Jerry, as well as the many musicians that they influenced, such as those in the alternative country movement.

This description is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses materials from the Wikipedia article "Folk rock" and "Country rock".

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