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folk rock

a style of music combining characteristics of rock-'n'-roll and folk music, often exemplified by protest songs to a rock-'n'-roll beat, and at its height of popularity in the late 1960s.
Also, folk-rock.
1965-70; folk + rock2
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folk-rocker, noun Unabridged
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  • Straw's songs settle in between country rock and folk rock, with well-turned melodies and steady-strummed guitars.
Encyclopedia Article for folk rock

hybrid musical style that emerged in the United States and Britain in the mid-1960s.

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