Original contributors, and different styles of, American folk I've drawn up the following chart to show how American folk music has developed from an amalgamation of American music genres ("earliest forms"), and also how it has influenced such a broad range of music in our current day ("20th Century onwards"). If you notice any factual errors in the chart, please do let me know! :)
Earliest forms
genres, styles and contributors to folk
  • African folk
  • Appalachian folk
  • Blues
  • Bluegrass
  • Cajun
  • Country/western
  • European folk [broad]
  • Gospel
  • Jug bands
  • Old time music
  • Spirituals
  • Soul music
  • Traditional music
20th Century onwards
new sub-genres of folk developing
  • Americana [modern]
  • Anti-folk [?]
  • Country/western [redeveloped]
  • Folk-Rock
  • Indie Folk
  • New Weird America
  • Old Weird America
  • Psychedelic Folk
  • Protest songs
  • Rhythm and Blues
  • Rock and Roll
  • Rockabilly (pre-Rock and Roll)
  • Singer-songwriters
See also

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