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, smooth, nostalgic Country-Folk with male/female vocals, harmonica, and acoustic guitar, mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, small farm town romance, traveling and more. Mixed Vocals, Country, Country Pop
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