One of the first bands to craft a distinctly American sound in response to the British Invasion was the Beach Boys; while not a folk rock band themselves, they directly influenced the genre and at the height of the folk rock boom in 1966 had a hit with a cover of the 1920s West Indian folk song "Sloop John B", which they had learned from the Kingston Trio, who had learned it from the Weavers.
25/06/2009 · Frank Zappa was an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and bandleader. Widely regarded as one of the most stylistically diverse and innovative rock musicians of his generation, Zappa was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004.
Anti-folk (sometimes referred to as unfolk) is a music genre that emerged in the 1980s in response to the remnants of the 1960s folk music scene. Anti-folk music was made to mock the perceived seriousness of the time's mainstream music scene,  and artists have the intention to protest with their mocking and clever lyrics.
03/01/2019 · Today’s Native music remains somewhat underground, which makes discovery both challenging and rewarding. In that spirit, we created a playlist to introduce you to Native artists you need to know.
The traditional American folk song Down In The Valley dates back to the 1920s and has been recorded by many musicians since then, including the country legend Johnny Cash. The folk ballad is about Birmingham Jail in Alabama City. The tune is played in 3/4 time signature and is played with only three chords.