70s Folk Rock
Includes: Cat Stevens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Phoebe Snow, Richie Havens, Styx, Van Morrison!
If its a bit too rocky to be folk and too folky to be rock, lets call it Folk Rock!
Folk music has always been known for its intimacy and for its introspective lyrics. On the other hand, rock is synonym with energy, impact and youthfulness. What happens when these 2 words collide? The folk rock genre brings together the best of both worlds, allowing both styles to benefit from each other’s quirks. Folk rock set out to shine a light on folk music, broadening the sound and exporting it to a wider audience. For example, artists such as Neil Young set out to combine the core key feature of a folk artist with a rock and roll energy, giving way to some of the most influential songs of all time. On the other hand, the history of folk rock started way before the 70s, as many music fans pinpoint a particularly famous Bob Dylan concert at the Newport festival in the late 60s, when he actually showed up on stage performing with an electric guitar (a great looking Fender Telecaster), completely shocking some members of the audience and defying the stereotype of the folk singers. Folk music fans viewed rock as a more shallow and mundane form of art, while rockers saw folk as pretentious. However, when artists and fans managed to overcome differences and focus on the perks, the results became absolutely stunning, giving way to a new musical language that still influences many contemporary bands. Give the gift of earnest melodies with this mixtape!