70s Folk Explosion
Includes: Bob Dylan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cat Stevens, Joan Baez, John Denver, John Sebastian, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, and more!
The 1970s brought an enormous explosion of folk music for all of our ears and hearts to feast on!
In the early 1970, folk experienced a great revival, ushered in back into the mainstream music scene by pioneers such as Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel, whom, some time earlier, set out to rediscover the power of folk masters such as Woody Guthrie and adapt it to the issues, views and topics dear to a brand new generation of listeners. There is something truly special about an artist who hits a stage armed with nothing but his bare vocals, an acoustic guitar and lots of heart. Although folk music is minimalist by design, there is so much depth and emotion to the work of the artists who embraced this genre. The songs are often known to be very direct and introspective, with forward-thinking and witty lyrics that are as clever as the music itself. Some folk artists such as Nick Drake, were more comfortable writing lyrics that bordered with poetry, while other performers such as Donovan or Jim Croce were natural born storytellers who used their talent and their songs in order to share stories with their audience. This mixtape is an excellent gift for anyone who likes candle-lit, introspective music for a very tranquil and chilled out atmosphere.