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 ...
Conutry / folk / pop track, medium tempo, adventurous, smooth guitar and drums with strong, expressive male country type vocals. In the style of Brad Paisley and many other country pop singers. Cool, refreshing, easy and pleasing to listen to, adult appeal. Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
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
Smooth, relaxed, fun Country-Folk Pop with male vocals, harmonica, slide guitar- slow-mid tempo. Fitting for for themes like rural/country-side family gathering, celebration, children and more. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary 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