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Folk music has expanded since the nineteenth century. There are characteristics that separate traditional folk from contemporary, but the core elements are infused in many different styles of music. The genre, as many know it today, encompasses a variety of sub-genres, such as folk metal, folk rock, freak folk, neofolk, electric folk and more.

To celebrate the centuries-old style that has inspired many notable musicians, The Spec editors have shared some folk-infused songs. Listen to the ten tracks and share your favorites in the comments section below…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taWHSRWkSL4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Gillian Welch | Song: Miss Ohio

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gekHV9DIjHc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: First Aid Kit | Song: The Lion’s Roar

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgn8Eoh9aSY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Of Monsters and Men | Song: Dirty Paws

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN1nMpmC0n4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Jim Croce | Song: I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug7IgB8MfWE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Old Crow Medicine Show | Song: I Hear Them All


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_p4SeTKhmQ?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Alela Diane | Song: Pieces of String

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VHj1_-Hg0I?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Iron & Wine | Song: Sunset Soon Forgotten

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHxTC2NVYaE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Other Lives | Song: Black Tables

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk9wK8CC0fQ?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Ray LaMontagne | Song: Hold You in My Arms

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDj5T8-H2R8?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Leonard Cohen | Song: So Long, Marianne

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