Not to be confused with world music aka music that's transmitted orally and lives in customs and traditions of different nations/countries. What we are referring to is so called contemporary folk music, a genre with popular music. This genre is often confused with acoustic music due to the similarities of the instruments used (guitar, fiddle, banjo). Folk music is often associated with a strong story telling element and contemporary artists like Ben Howard, Fleet Foxes and The Tallest Man on Earth, as well as older artists like Nich Drake, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.