folk rock

or folk-rock


noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for folk-rock

folk-rock

noun

a style of rock music influenced by folk, including traditional material arranged for electric instruments

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