Beginning in the early 2010s, folk music made an unexpected and triumphant return to the top of the charts for the first time in decades, thanks in large part to the Denver trio the Lumineers. This was not, as they say, your father’s folk music, but rather an exciting blend of folk and indie rock that represented something altogether new. Buoyed by their 2012 hit singles “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” the group’s self-titled debut became a smash success, earning them two Grammy nominations along the way. The band’s profile continued to rise over the ensuing years due to their exhilarating live performances and a string of critically acclaimed albums. While some skeptics may have seen this second folk revival as a passing fad, the Lumineers’ continued success proves that their distinctive sound is here to stay.