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Genre: american primitive

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

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American primitive music is a genre of acoustic guitar music that emerged in the mid-20th century. It is characterized by fingerpicking techniques, open tunings, and a focus on melody and rhythm over lyrics. The genre often incorporates elements of blues, folk, and country music, and is known for its raw, emotional sound. Its most prominent practitioners are known for their virtuosic guitar playing and innovative approach to the instrument.


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Here is a list of american primitive artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the american primitive genre. You can find out what american primitive genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 36 24739
2 35 38757
3 34 25444
4 32 9891
5 23 12488
6 25 7660
7 39 83902
8 21 14058
9 23 12312
10 17 1915
11 20 6382
12 27 11859
13 33 12373
14 37 11007
15 25 23923
16 22 9711
17 20 2223
18 19 8771
19 19 11711
20 9 3083
21 38 56867
22 13 1737
23 12 3451
24 20 3933
25 8 1529
26 7 113
27 8 1137
28 5 775
29 2 597
30 3 1471
31 11 4269
32 1 401
33 1 165
34 28 1148
35 8 984
36 7 2057
37 3 666
38 2 332
39 19 6179
40 16 2235
41 12 4321
42 13 129
43 7 1836
44 8 104
45 4 703
46 4 775
47 5 1994
48 3 2284
49 3 462
50 2 265
51 2 108
52 2 174
53 2 1278
54 2 466
55 1 583
56 1 223

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