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Genre: early american folk

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Early American folk music is a genre that emerged in the 18th and 19th centuries and is characterized by its simplicity and authenticity. It often features acoustic instruments such as the fiddle, banjo, and guitar, and incorporates elements of traditional European and African music. This genre is known for its storytelling and often reflects the struggles and triumphs of everyday people. Today, it continues to be celebrated and performed by musicians who strive to preserve its rich history and cultural significance.


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Most popular early american folk albums

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Homespun Songs of the Union Army, Volume 3
1991
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The Irish-American's Song
2003
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Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln (Ballad of America Vol. 3)
2009
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Marching Along: Civil War Era Songs, Vol. VI
2007
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Songs of the Revolution
2010
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Civil War Classics
1991
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Songs of the Civil War Era
1972
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Apples in Winter
2006
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Nine Points of Roguery
1990
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1861 - 1865: Music Of The Civil War
2007
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We Dare Sing Dixie
2000
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Ballads & Songs Of The Civil War
1999
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Christmas Music from Williamsburg
2014
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Autumn In The Valley
1993

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List of early american folk artists

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