Folk  •  Traditional Folk


Folksongs are songs that have stood the test of time to become an almost subconscious part of musical heritage. While the term is often used to describe, essentially, any song written by a folk musician, folksongs as an AMG style refers to pre-20th century traditional songs that have been passed down through many generations. They may be American or European in origin, but folksongs are often old enough that no one quite knows the exact details of those origins. These are the songs usually credited on albums as "traditional" or "public domain."