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Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of folk music and rock music. In its earliest and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and the UK around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal harmonies and a relatively "clean" (effects- and distortion-free) approach to electric instruments epitomized by the jangly 12-string sound of the Byrds' guitarist Roger McGuinn as used sparingly by George Harrison in 1964 and 1965. The repertoire was drawn in part from folk sources, but even more from folk-influenced singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan. Roger McGuinn of the Byrds has also stated The Beatles inspired him to mix folk with rock music. Allmusic also credits The Beatles, along with Dylan, as being heavily influential on the folk rock explosion of 1965.
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NIEVE FELICIDAD   (by Music Candy )  Composed: 2012
Bizarrely wonderful and lush Alternative track with gorgeous Piano and crazed, bizrre, quirky type vocals. Works with off the wall projects and productions, creating a sense of opaqueness. Strange Love, by Rudy Pusateri and Massimiliano Riggio, Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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PLEASE EMMALENE   (by Steve Robinson )  Composed: 2007
A declaration of love for a child, and an expression of the fear of letting go as the child grows up. An acoustic guitar and mandolin-driven folk rock song that has a Celtic feel. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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YOU'LL REGRET IT   (by Colin Ward )  Composed: 2011
A cheery country flavored folk rock song. The singer is addressing a departing lover and warning her that she will regret leaving. A shuffle beat, acoustic and electric guitars with a steel guitar for flavor. A girl driving away in a rusty Chevrolet heading for California? Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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TIME COMES-3-14   (by E. Rudd Young )  Composed: 2013
Time Comes is a rock song about standing at a crossroads, having to make a decision. A mellow keyboard and guitar rhythm start the song and the flute leads into the vocals. Female vocals are added to the male vocals during the chorus. Flute plays throughout. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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ACOUSTICA ROMANTICA   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2010
Free and Thoughtful acoustic folk rock music score. Full rock Band performing Light Acoustic Rock with subtle psychedelic touch. Acoustic guitar riffs, Thrilling brass, drums and reflective cello. contemplative, hypnotic, nostalgic and classic. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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ANGEL BAND   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
"If you only knew then what you know now". Folk,Country blend with sweet angelic Vocals. This song is Dolly Parton's favorite angel song. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joanie Mitchell, Edie Burkell. Female Vocals, Rock, Soft Rock
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NEW YORK IS KILLING ME   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2012
An Acoustic Guitar gem that is Inspirational, Uplifting and Positive. Set in New York, it revolves around the love /hate relationship of the city. An Americana and Adult contemporary song perfect for Corporate presentations and TV and Film work. Could be used for muzak in elevators lounges or bars. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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LEAVE HER   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 2011
Anthemic acoustic classic rock style epic which explodes into full rock with orchestration, big harmonies, rich female vocals. Theme of loss, leaving, renewal, closing one's eyes to rediscover the self within the storm. Romantic, sweeping, for dreamers, moving on, the end of a long journey. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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THERE IS A LIGHT (IN YOUR DARKEST MOMENT)   (by Damian Boucher )  Composed: 2006
Acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Congas and soothing Male/Female vocals tell a motivational story of overcoming pain/emotional hurt by accepting and learning from your past to grow and move on. Good for transitional, turn around lesson stories about teens or adults. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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FLIGHT OF THE MAGIC CARROT   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2006
Driving folk rock instumental, Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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WILD WILD RIVER   (by Matthias Wichtrup )  Composed: 2009
A song about time and dreams. Reflection about the past and the future. Slow male vocal about life, looking back in a soulful, melancholy way. Remember dancing all night long and other youthful adventures, and how the years can wash away your dreams. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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THE FREAKY FOLK UNDER THE STAIRS   (by Peter Godfrey )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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WHISTLING WINE   (by Music Candy )  Composed: 2012
Beautifully strange Folk track with cool vocals, lazy guitar and smooth harmonica. Lazy, laidback, atmospheric music with just a touch of quirkiness, ideal for vacations, recreation, creating a sense of contentment. Strange Love, by Rudy Pusateri and Massimiliano Riggio, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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CANT KEEP SUNSHINE ON A SHELF   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2013
a go-lucky happy on cloud nine pop rock track hinting of New Zealand pop rock Crowded House sung as by a waxing philosopher troubadour quirky positive lyrics; falling in love, noticing the girl; modern cowboy cow herder in love; fun, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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TAKE ME WAY BACK   (by Ross Martin )  Composed: 2008
Synth Keyboards, Rock Organ and Strings. This medium tempo piece has a simple melody that starts out as a round in the piano. It builds in intensity with the addition of the other instruments. Good toe tappn' beat. Good for Commercials or Background Music. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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SILVER SONG   (by Lee FitzSimmons )  Composed: 2006
Featuring brilliant new age acoustic textures over an ethnic percussion bed, this elegant composition invokes sylvan images and scenery... Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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MANSION OF HAPPINESS (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by Vagabond Beach )  Composed: 2011
A very rootsy acoustic guitar/bass/keyboard track great for romantic, bittersweet or sad scene. Starts out with acoustic guitar and builds to a melancholy bridge with simple keyboard. Production of this track is simple and basic. Great if you're looking for something that's good, but not too glossy. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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I DON'T THINK THAT LOVE IS SO GREAT   (by C.J. Masters )  Composed: 2009
Medium-slow Country song about a confused lover who is overwhelmed with the ups and downs of love. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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FLOOD WATERS   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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DOWN THAT ROAD   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2015
Bluesy with a gospel flavor Singer/Songwriter track that sings about a love for lust, beauty, and the delights of the female form, and just how addictive a purely physical relationship can become, like a drug that you can never get enough of, no matter how high or how low you attempt to go. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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BEST FRIENDS   (by Larry Folk )  Composed: 2011
Lifelong friends who realize they must go their own ways, but know they will always have a special place in their hearts and will continue to get together. The lyric also ties in nicely with graduation themes. Very relatable lyrical theme & melody especially for teen films and Big Chill-type events, Female Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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OUTSIDE   (by The Labrets )  Composed: 2011
Upbeat feelgood UK Indie Rock/Pop reminiscent of bands such as The Wannadies, The La's, CROWDED HOUSE, Ash, Belle & Sebastian. Jangly & Picked Guitars - Posunny, summery, happy vibe, lazy summer/spring days, day after the storm; everything's good after a bad patch or bad weather; Positive, Uplifting, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Britpop
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STILL LIFE   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2014
This instrumental track was inspired by the folk-rock sounds of CS&N and others back in the late 60s-early 70s. It features 4 acoustic guitars, bass, and congs. The first verse of the song is all guitars and bass, while the second verse brings Congas, and is a bit busier. Easy to loop. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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NEVER CHANGE   (by Neal Stewart )  Composed: 2014
Taylor Swift-like song that tells about new starts and making your own history. Hints of the 70s Taylor meets the Eagles. Jangly guitars and clear vocals tell a love story of endurance and expectations. Begins with adolescent fears and doubts and ends with love. Cool groove and wonderful message. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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TORNADO HEART   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
A song about a guy who has a real problem with intimacy. Beautiful and sensual Pop,Folk Love song. Female "Steely Dan" style Vocals, powerful imagery. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joanie Mitchell, Edie Burkell, Steely Dan. Female Vocals, Rock, Soft Rock
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ONE DAY   (by Edouard Andre Reny )  Composed: 2014
Restful folk pop ballad evoking the travel through life of a man full of dreams and hopes. Originally written on the ukulele, this version sees also guitars, organ, bass and drums. Great track to illustrate any story related to hope and courage, or the pursuit of happiness and finding a home. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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YOU ARE THE MESSAGE - NO DRUMS, CHOIR   (by Mickey Wynne )  Composed: 2015
Bluesy, atmospheric with Gospel undertones, singer-songwriter sense of foreboding and dire urgency, male vocals oozing with character and personality, edgy, dark and deep singing about the trials and tribulations that life often puts on our plate, but in the end, with your love, anything is possible, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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A SONG FOR PEACE   (by Nicole-Marie )  Composed: 2015
Inspired by the rapper Eminem, this song was written as call to songwriters to write more songs about peace and unity, Female Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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YOUNG EDWARD   (by Kevin Webster )  Composed: 2012
Spirited, energetic Celtic track, based on the old folk ballad 'Edward'. Traditional Celtic ensemble evolves into folk metal arrangement from 0:43. Featuring uilleann pipes, fiddle, bodhran and rock/metal rhythm section. Alternative versions available. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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WEARY ONES   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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BADPENNIES   (by Paul Mclinden )  Composed: 2010
Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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RUST   (by Two Man Band )  Composed: 2015
Love comes and love goes and sometimes love just sticks around like a lingering wound. Cool Folk Rock track with a hint of 'tear in your beer Country' by way of its weeping fiddles. Interesting blend of acoustic guitars and synthesizer. Has potential to work in a somber, soul searching scenario. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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DIRECTOR'S CUT   (by Fresh Body Shop )  Composed: 2010
Acoustic pop rock song with piano. A very catchy and dynamic song with nine inch nails style male vocals. Perfect 20-something club scene, TV, Film, Indie or Documentary, extreme sports. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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CLOTHESLINE   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
Rock, Folk Rock
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ONLY THE BRAVE DIE YOUNG V2   (by Laurence Levy Band )  Composed: 2015
Folk Rock song a la vintage Moody Blues that sings about having that revelation that brings the meaning of life into focus and sends your soul on a journey deep into mysteries of the universe. Cerebral emotions abound in the 60's vibe and feel with a message that is always current. War undertones. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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DON'T BE AFRAID (2MINUTES-26SECONDS)   (by E. Rudd Young )  Composed: 2013
Don't Be Afraid is a rock 'n roll song with female vocals. Electric bass guitar, electric guitar and drums hold down the rhythm. An electric lead guitar screams a wailing lead and plays diddies in the body of the song. Female Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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EASTERNSUN   (by Mark Bolam )  Composed: 2012
Acoustic and electric guitar folk pop with uplifting hopeful chorus music for drama or film, Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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REMEMBERING   (by Ethereal Motion )  Composed: 2014
A mellow jazz rock ballad featuring a soulful electric guitar melody, powerful drums, piano and a solid bass. Soothing, romantic, and filled with love and friendship. Beautiful, flowing and majestic song perfect for any organic food commercial or mellow t.v. episode. Great for family commercials. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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MORE THAN A SONG   (by Dave Rudolf )  Composed: 1979
From Dave Rudolfs' "Where Do Legends Go?" CD, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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THE SHADOWS 622   (by Corry Hanna )  Composed: 2012
Haunting guitar and male voice build in tension with string section and swampy drones, climaxing with the lyrics "when all the lights are out"-great for end of dramatic scene or themes of questioning life's illusions, dreams, loss of a loved one, the mystery of death. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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WEST RIDE   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2010
Free Walking in Western Spring Lands. A calm, reflective break from modern life. Heartwarming atmospheric light Guitars music theme with in a country rock feel. bright acoustic instrumental. Best suited for tranquil scenes, travel destination, country undrescore. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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I JUST LOST MY MIND   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2010
Lost my mind but Now I'm Fine. Bright Moody soft folk rock Guitars, with charming guitar riffs in an enchanted chord progression, shadow sounds, drums and bass. Pensive Instrumental music Ideal for mellow reflective, sentimental and contemplative Soundtrack peaceful Underscore, a, Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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JERICHO   (by Dave Rudolf )  Composed: 1979
From Dave Rudolfs' "Where Do Legends Go?" CD, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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CATCHY RIDE   (by Joseph Velasquez II )  Composed: 2011
This song is catchy hence the title. It would fit well in a commercial. It has great acoustic guitar sounds with strings. This is perfect for TV. It's simplistic melody is easy to the ear and would be great promoting a fun product. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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I TIXI TOU DONALD (DONALD'S LUCK)   (by Michalis Tsakiris )  Composed: 2013
Very cheery and beautiful song which tells the story of Donald Duck. Difficult times and joyful moments and every hitch he was always found out how to manage and overcome the difficulties. Suitable for all movies with happy topic and comical theme. Male Vocals, European, Greek Pop
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JESUS CHRIST WANNABE   (by Dead Man Watching )  Composed: 2012
Folk rock song about the effort to be special, not understanding you're just as ordinary as everybody else. Mid 60s sound driven by acousic guitars with a lead hammond organ. Good on comedies and commercials with a character who shows off or act like he's Jesus. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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SATELLITES   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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STAY WITH ME   (by Sean McCabe )  Composed: 2006
power ballad with a beautiful Coldplay-esque guitar intro, in which guy regrets rocky relationship but promises to make things better with girl if she'll stay with him. Driving guitars and fiddle give song contemporary folk rock feel. Perfect for romantic drama, soundtrack, phone on hold. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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CHANCES (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by Fred Gross )  Composed: 2006
Folk-sey Country Rock instrumental (Sheryl Crow sounding) track: pop country guitar upbeat good for any travel film scene, moving on feel, looking for something and open to new things theme in a film or tv, credits, on-hold. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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MILES FROM NOWHERE   (by George and Marguerite )  Composed: 2011
A mellow, laid-back instrumental with dobro, acoustic guitar, classical guitar fills, strings and drums. Works well for sad and/or intense scenes in film and TV. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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