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Published on April 10th, 2013 | by Chase Larson

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Best Folk Songs: Rediscovering Your American Roots

It’s time to rediscover your American roots with some of the best folk songs (in our humble opinion).

In a technologically-advanced age of over-the-top digital production and shameless auto-tune, the vulnerable and unpretentious nature of rootsy, singer-songwriter music can be a much-needed departure into the authentic.

While Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Glee and similarly enhanced fare may dominate the majority of our airwaves, it’s impossible to replace the raw emotion and timeless qualify of American folk music. Part nostalgic, part melancholy and part salt-of-the-earth, the genre lends itself perfectly to the impending spring season — conjuring up cinematic scenes of open highways and setting the stage for a well-needed contemplative road trip.


Listen to our playlist of some of the best folk songs on Spotify:
Best Folk Songs: Rediscover Your Roots

Chase Larson is the founder of SOUND. He has written for Men’s JournalDeseret News, Daily HeraldRhombus and worked as an editor at the The Daily Universe. When he’s not involved in one of the aforementioned pursuits, he sleeps. Very well. Follow him on Twitter at @chasemlarson or Google+.

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About the Author

is the founder of SOUND. He has written for Men’s Journal, Deseret News, Daily Herald, Rhombus and worked as an editor at the The Daily Universe. When he’s not involved in one of the aforementioned pursuits, he sleeps. Very well. Follow him on Twitter at @chasemlarson, Google+ or at his website ChaseLarson.com.



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