folk rock

or 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.

Origin of folk rock

First recorded in 1965–70; folk + rock2

Related forms

folk-rock·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019