folk folk  /ˈfoʊk/


  1. (n) people in general (often used in the plural)
  2. (n) a social division of (usually preliterate) people
  3. (n) people descended from a common ancestor
  4. (n) the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community


  1. Like many folk groups, they found their material by scouring old songbooks and listening attentively to obscure albums on the Folkways and Vanguard labels.
  2. As folk joined the mainstream, the great river of 60s popular music swelled to meet folk and swallow it up.
  3. Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel and Bob Dylan are three of the most sought-after folk singers in the business.


  1. On Tap: Folk band makes stop in Pittsburg

    PITTSBURG -- The Sacramento River Music Armada Canoe Tour brings hypno-folk pioneers TWIN to Pittsburg for a one-night stop on their musical canoe tour down the Sacramento River.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Oakley News

  2. Newport Folk Festival brings two-day concert to Santa Monica Pier

    The storied Newport Folk Festival, which bills itself as “the original music festival” and has delivered historic moments on the East Coast since 1959, will uproot and head west in the fall for Way Over Yonder, a new festival taking place at the Santa Monica Pier.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Seeking Work Of Folk Portrait Painter And Silhouettes By Puffy Sleeve Artist

    We are members of the American Folk Art Society and have been researching early American folk portrait painters for quite a number of years. Our ninth published article, “Images of the American People — Small Portraits from 1820-1850” appeared in the January issue of Antiques and Fine Art .
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Antiques and the Arts


  1. "The first thing that turned me on to folk singing was Odetta," Bob Dylan said, referring to that record, in a 1978 interview with Playboy .
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Bob Dylan Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Eventually, there were enough Indians in Edison to change the culture. At which point my towns folk started calling the new Edisonians 'dot heads'. One kid I knew in high school drove down an Indian-dense street yelling for its residents to 'go...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joel Stein Source:

  3. "The request was for me to choose artists and acts that I myself would go out of my way to see," Bowie says on his Web site. "I would really hope that the exposure this festival affords will help these folk get the attention they deserve."
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: David Bowie Source: Billboard

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