Progressive folk or prog folk was originally a type of American Folk music that pursued a progressive political agenda, but in the United Kingdom the term became attached to a sub-genre that rejects or de-emphasizes the conventions of traditional folk music and encourages stylistic or thematic innovation. It gave rise to the genre of psychedelic or psych folk and had a major impact on the development of progressive rock.
The original meaning of progressive folk came from its links to the progressive politics of the American folk revival of the 1930s and particularly through the work of musicologist Charles Seeger. Key figures in the development of progressive folk in America were ...
Upbeat, festive, happy Folk instrumental with acoustic guitar and mandolin, mid-fast tempo. Fitting for themes like celebration, dancing around a campfire, rural/country and farming scenarios and more. (O Brother Where Art Thou), Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Fun, quirky, mid-up tempo with banjo, guitars, harmonica and male/female vocals. Fitting for themes like celebrating, drinking at taverns, dancing, and alike rural scenarios. "All folked up with no place to go" Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
upbeat ukelele piece, guitars, bass, tuba, drums, piano, accordion. happy. instrumental, easy going, all is good, walking home after a hard day. walking into the sunset. happy, somewhat melancholy, a circus like element to it. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Acoustic fingerstyle guitars with percussion, fretless bass and mandolin solo. Versitile piece of instrumental music. Many applications for film or TV. Lovers being unwillingly seperated, soul searching, forbidden love, personal turmoil, slow motion scene of angst and devestation. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Flowing, inspirational, light Folk instrumental with acoustic guitar, dobro, and mandolin, mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like laid back, scenic nature and outback country, cowboys or ranchers taking a break from work on a sunny day. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Unusual, slow groove song about working too hard and wanting to take a giant nap. Quirky and tongue-in-cheek, but not overtly funny. Second half of the song is romantic, too. Female Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Arpeggiated acoustic guitar plays a downward repetitive riff, then accompanied by drums and tambourine. The track builds and builds creating a tense feeling. Good for westerns or scenes filled with doubt or tension. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk