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Poll Question: Who's your favourite Prog-Folk artist?
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    Posted: October 08 2019 at 07:52
I'm guessing Jethro Tull will win this poll, although my vote goes to Blackmore's Night. Smile

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Yeah, Tull is probably my favorite in that they have the best overall output, but I'm a fan of Amazing Blondel also.  Unfortunately, they decided too soon to become a Bread-clone.

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Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

Yeah, Tull is probably my favorite in that they have the best overall output, but I'm a fan of Amazing Blondel also.  Unfortunately, they decided too soon to become a Bread-clone.
 
I can recommend Amazing Blondel's "Englishe Musicke" album, mainly because it's the only album of theirs I own. Tongue
 
Talking of Bread, I wondered about including Bread, Love & Dreams in my poll, but I wasn't sure if many PA members would have heard of them - although they have now. Tongue
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From the list: IONA > Amazing Blondel

Off the list: German pagan folk band FAUN
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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

From the list: IONA > Amazing Blondel

Off the list: German pagan folk band FAUN
 
It's good to see Iona receiving a vote, considering they're not nearly as well-known as Jethro Tull and the Strawbs. Iona's "Live in London" DVD is well-worth watching. I had a listen to Faun's "Walpurgisnacht" on YouTube a few moments ago and I like them. They remind me a lot of Blackmore's Night.
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Roy Harper for me. He's the only one with a top 10 all time album for me with Stormcock.
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Strawbs, but Amazing Blondel, Jethro Tull and Gordon Giltrap are all great.
Tull should win easily.

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Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

Yeah, Tull is probably my favorite in that they have the best overall output, but I'm a fan of Amazing Blondel also.  Unfortunately, they decided too soon to become a Bread-clone.

true.  Perhaps not surprisingly since I loved Bread, I really enjoy Amazing Blondel's mid 1970s albums "Bloncel", "Mulgrave Street" and "Inspiration".  Lovely melodies, romantic lyrics, and some pretty fine backing musicians and orchestrations.  This is perhaps my favorite, just delightful




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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

From the list: IONA > Amazing Blondel

Off the list: German pagan folk band FAUN

Faun is pretty good, and hugely successful commercially in Germany
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I'm putting in my vote for the Strawbs, although huge fan of JT (since they were so immensely popular and I like an underdog) and several other artists here....and I love Faun!  
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

Yeah, Tull is probably my favorite in that they have the best overall output, but I'm a fan of Amazing Blondel also.  Unfortunately, they decided too soon to become a Bread-clone.

true.  Perhaps not surprisingly since I loved Bread, I really enjoy Amazing Blondel's mid 1970s albums "Bloncel", "Mulgrave Street" and "Inspiration".  Lovely melodies, romantic lyrics, and some pretty fine backing musicians and orchestrations.  This is perhaps my favorite, just delightful


 
That's a great song by Amazing Blondel and it's the first time I've ever heard that song. Thanks for sharing it. Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Snicolette Snicolette wrote:

I'm putting in my vote for the Strawbs, although huge fan of JT (since they were so immensely popular and I like an underdog) and several other artists here....and I love Faun!  
 
My favourite Strawbs album is "Hero and Heroine". In my opinion, that's their most prog-sounding album.
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I am avoiding the obvious vote for Tull, who I predict will dominate, and instead give it out to one of my other perennial favorites on the list - Anthony Phillips. The original Genesis guitarist has had a prolific and widely diverse career.
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Roy Harper, I guess out of these, followed by Quintessence. My list would be more acid folk (psychedelic folk) oriented.

Some of my favourites are:

Spirogyra
Comus
Perry Leopold
Catherine Ribeiro + 2 Bis
The Incredible String Band
Linda Perhacs
Vashti Bunyan
Tim Buckley
Jan Dukes de Grey
Mark Fry
Sergius Golowin
Trees
Forest
Pearls Before Swine
Third Ear Band
These Trails
etc.

And while not in PA, I can't mention folk without thinking of Nick Drake, or Donovan for that matter. When I joined this site, I think Gryphon was my favourite.

Edited by Logan - October 08 2019 at 12:37
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Right with you on the acid folk, Logan! (or what I think of as psych-folk).

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Originally posted by Snicolette Snicolette wrote:

Right with you on the acid folk, Logan! (or what I think of as psych-folk).


While I'm big on psych-folk, I also love folk music generally. There is so much wonderful to me folk music. I'm more of a folky than a rocker (though quite a few do great managing both). One will be more much likely to find me playing gentle, pastoral folk music than osmium, which is a very heavy metal indeed -- though actually I love Parliament's soulful Osmium album, but I digress yet again.
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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Roy Harper, I guess out of these, followed by Quintessence. My list would be more acid folk (psychedelic folk) oriented.

Some of my favourites are:

Spirogyra
Comus
Perry Leopold
Catherine Ribeiro + 2 Bis
The Incredible String Band
Linda Perhacs
Vashti Bunyan
Tim Buckley
Jan Dukes de Grey
Mark Fry
Sergius Golowin
Trees
Forest
Pearls Before Swine
Third Ear Band
These Trails
etc.

And while not in PA, I can't mention folk without thinking of Nick Drake, or Donovan for that matter. When I joined this site, I think Gryphon was my favourite.
 
Sorry Logan, I forgot to include Gryphon in my poll and it's too late for me to add them now. Unhappy I wish there was a way to edit polls after they've been submitted.
 
I'm really into Acid/Psych Folk too, and I like all of those artists you mentioned in your list. Thumbs Up
 
Osmium would make a great name for a Heavy Metal band. Tongue


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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Roy Harper, I guess out of these, followed by Quintessence. My list would be more acid folk (psychedelic folk) oriented.

Some of my favourites are:

Spirogyra
Comus
Perry Leopold
Catherine Ribeiro + 2 Bis
The Incredible String Band
Linda Perhacs
Vashti Bunyan
Tim Buckley
Jan Dukes de Grey
Mark Fry
Sergius Golowin
Trees
Forest
Pearls Before Swine
Third Ear Band
These Trails
etc.

And while not in PA, I can't mention folk without thinking of Nick Drake, or Donovan for that matter. When I joined this site, I think Gryphon was my favourite.

Great list,  love all of those...
.btw...don't get how Trees , Amazing Blondel, Spyrogyra ,etc are prog folk and Fairport Convention isn't...and how in hell is Steeleye Span prog related and not prog folk..? What...?
And I have never..never...though Tull was prog 'folk'...I'm sorry there is certainly folk going on there but they are far more prog related than Steeleye who gets dumped into that area....who are more 'folky' than Tull at times.
At any rate obviously Tull is going to be a favorite on that list...but I am a big fan of Espers regarding prog folk.
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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Snicolette Snicolette wrote:

Right with you on the acid folk, Logan! (or what I think of as psych-folk).


While I'm big on psych-folk, I also love folk music generally. There is so much wonderful to me folk music. I'm more of a folky than a rocker (though quite a few do great managing both). One will be more much likely to find me playing gentle, pastoral folk music than osmium, which is a very heavy metal indeed -- though actually I love Parliament's soulful Osmium album, but I digress yet again.

I always find your digressions agreeable, Logan.  Smile
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