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Folk music on the radio

Folk music is a genre that reflects the cultural identity of a particular region or community. It is usually passed down from generation to generation, and its songs often tell stories of historical or cultural significance. Some of the most popular artists in the genre include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger, who are known for their socially conscious lyrics and use of acoustic instruments such as guitar and banjo.

Folk music has evolved over time, blending with other genres such as rock, country, and even electronic music to create subgenres like indie folk and folktronica. The genre's popularity has also been sustained by the emergence of festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival in the US and Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK, that showcase both established and emerging folk artists.

There are several radio stations that cater to the folk music genre, including Folk Alley, Folk Radio UK, and WUMB-FM. These stations feature a variety of programming, including live performances, interviews with artists, and curated playlists of both classic and contemporary folk music. Many of these stations also offer online streaming, making it easy for listeners to access their favorite folk music from anywhere in the world.