I know most of you guys probably aren't too big on it, but I've been listening to some Leadbelly and Pete Seeger lately and I want to get more into folk music. I've always liked the folksy songs Johnny Cash played, like John Henry and Ghost Riders in the Sky, things that tell stories. I like the sing along choruses like in Seeger's Who's Side Are You On and Solidarity Forever. I tend to dislike overly hippie stuff, I don't want to listen to some stoner strum the same three chords over and over while singing about peace and rainbows, but I'd be more accepting of hippie themed stuff if there's some decent musicianship going on.
What do you guys listen to and what do you recommend?