The Freewheelin Bob Dylan Analysis

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The revival of American folk music was at an all-time high in the 1960s. The traditional sound of acoustic instruments combined with vivid lyrics provides an array of musical tones and styles that many people listen to today. Although many folk artists do not have an adequate presence in the modern musical society, several artists in the modern era use folk music in their albums. The British band Mumford and Sons has expanded folk music to a wider audience. Many folk artists such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie heavily influenced the work of Mumford and Sons. An especially vital influencer to the band was Bob Dylan. Marcus Mumford has even said, “We wouldn’t be playing music at all if it wasn’t for Dylan”. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan is viewed as one of folk music’s finest works because it highlights the influence Dylan brings to the world of folk and popular music. From a young age, Dylan had an interest in music and was driven by several entertainment icons such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This led him to dropout of college to focus full-time on what he loved to do most: creating music. As Dylan reached his 20s, he started to produce a wide collection of songs at a very fast pace. In fact, many of these songs written during this time are presented in the album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Through the use of traditional music and meaningful lyrics, Dylan creates an album that exemplifies both protest and sorrow. The height of political activism portrayed in The

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