Contemporary Folk

As folk music began to be marketed as popular music in the 20th century, its musical content quickly became modified to become more like popular music. Such modified folk music often incorporates electric guitars, drum kit or forms of rhythmic syncopation that are characteristic of popular music, but are absent in traditional folk music. In addition to the musical changes contemporary folk artist eschew the ancient folk songs to write their own music about contemporary themes. Rather than the traditional song structure focused on storytelling these modern folksters write issues oriented poems set to folk song structures.