Home > Music Genres > Rock Music > Folk Rock >

Folk Rock


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.
GO TO PAGE   1 2 3 4 5 NEXT> >>       PAGE 1  


MR. JANGLE MAN   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2013
Back to the 1960’s with this folk-rock track inspired by The Byrds, and others who were part of the L. A. sound of that time. Features drums, bass, and plenty of “jangly” sounding electric guitars. Great music bed for documentary or film depicting that time. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

SUMMER ROAD TRIP   (by Graham Pagano )  Composed: 2008
ROLLING ACOUSTIC GUITAR instrumental with zany talking wah-wah guitar. The bag's are packed, time for a summer road trip. This piece moves along happily with 2 acoustics, shakers, and a sparse touch of lyrical electric guitar phrases. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

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 Music, Indie Rock
Preview Track
Preview Track

GIVE IT TO YOU   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 2011
Upbeat uplifting acoustic love song letting go of old habits to give oneself to another. Features female and male vocals, harmonies, bright chorus, indian tabla, late 1960s San Francisco vibe with Stephen Stills electric guitar solo. Sounds like Jefferson Airplane meets Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

ANOTHER PART OF LIFE   (by Abbas Premjee )  Composed: 2012
Happy and uplifting with jangly guitars, a driving beat creates a bouncy feel. This track features a rock band and creates a mood of independence and freedom. Running in the outdoors, carefree and young and full of joyous expression. Great for Ads, corporate promos or dramatic use. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track
Preview Track

WALKING AWAY   (by Justin Yingling )
Soulful guitar track, male vocals about offering up his heart with the question "Would you throw it away?" Pleaing for his woman not to end the relationship, asking her to take his hand and stay with him. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

HORSEBACK   (by Michele Vanni )
A wild ride across a beautiful, changing landscape: this horse can take you anywhere your heart desires. Gliding on a lush field of Acoustic gtrs, simple, delicate Electric and slide melodies paint pictures of energy and peace. Positive tension builds up and explodes at the end of the 2nd chorus. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track
Preview Track
Preview Track

(BILLY) THE KID (MALE VOCALS)   (by Fred Gross )  Composed: 2007
Rock, with a country blues feel, about Billy the Kid and being on the run. Western folklore country story about living in the present but dealing with what has happened in the past, being on the run. Great track for movie credits or background soundscapes or intro. Haunting sweet guitar reflection. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

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 Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

SUN BENEATH THE GROUND   (by Michael Dyer )
This song is about convincing a potential lover to not delay on the chance to become lovers. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

LOST CAUSE   (by Michael Dyer )
This song's about a relationship that never had a chance and he's finally figured that out. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING   (by Pete Bax )
"I Know Where I'm Going" is a traditional wedding song about a woman pining for her "bonnie" lover Johnny. It was recorded by Burl Ives for his debut album It has also been recorded by Kathleen Ferrier, Odetta, The Weavers, The Clancy Brothers, Judy Collins, Barbara Dane the Highwaymen, wedding song, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

ALIENS EAT THEIR CHILDREN TOO   (by Sepheritoh )
Solo guitar, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

STEPPING OUTSIDE   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2003
Solo guitars, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

LOVE SONGS   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2003
Light folk rock music, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

FAQ NUTS   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2003
Relaxing song with solo guitar & synths, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

FLIGHT OF THE MAGIC CARROT   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2006
Driving folk rock instumental, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

BREAKFAST IN THE PARK   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2003
Instrumental folk rock guitar based song for a relaxing breakfast in the park, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

A NEW JOURNEY   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2003
Relaxing solo guitar, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

WONDERLAND   (by Richy Kicklighter )  Composed: 1990
upfront raw powerful rock/jazz/new age/ country guitar instrumental with a touch of Jimi Hendrix mixed with pedal steel guitar, beautifully haunting takes you to another place, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

UP TO YOU   (by Richy Kicklighter )  Composed: 2010
very cool kind of Hendrix rock rhythm guitar with a police attitude driving with a simple old style piano melody, short music clip for background scenes, driving, dance,up, happy but thoughtful, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track
Preview Track

BEING TOGETHER   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2013
Being together with friends, family, and loved ones. This upbeat instrumental track has a bit of a 70s folk-rock sound to it. It features drums, bass, piano, and acoustic guitars. Great background track for a commercial, or video/ film about romance, or good friends, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

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 Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

LONG ROAD BACK   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2013
A slow roots rock instrumental track inspired by the styles of Tom Petty and Neil Young. Has a 70’s vibe to it. Features drums, bass, and many electric guitars. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

FRANKLY DEAR   (by Case In Point )  Composed: 2002
Hooky, cinematic indie rock tune about a guy who is fed up and leaving. The key phrase from Gone With The Wind, "Frankly... My Dear... I Don't Give A Damn", is the hook. Great vocal in the style of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Dire Straits and the Wallflowers. Perfect song for your break up scene. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track
Preview Track

UKULELE NIGHTS WITH PIANO   (by Matthew Lee Morgan )  Composed: 2012
a pretty song starting out with ukulele, and guitar and piano chiming in, reminiscing, reflecting, or thoughtful. perfect for driving, remembering, uplifting spot for car, phone, hospital, bank, community, understanding human nature. could be used in web or film for soundtrack or background music, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

DIFFERENT DOOR   (by Thornton Bowman )  Composed: 2010
An introspective song about the realities of life, death, and loss. Features strong harmonies and a cigar box mandola's twangy solo. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

LEAVING IT ALONE   (by Thornton Bowman )  Composed: 2006
An easy listening tune about the futility of life and the borders of depression. It has a jazzy tone to it, sweet harmonies, wonderful drums, and smooth guitar riffs. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

NEW ONE   (by Thornton Bowman )  Composed: 2006
Angst heavy love song. Trying to explain passionate feelings. Fiery telecaster guitar with a rather psychedelic tone. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

NO DIVIDE   (by Martin Sebastian Holm )  Composed: 2010
An upbeat, positive alternative rock track with a folky feel. On top of the regular rock band there's accordion, acoustic guitars and a Hammond organ that makes for an organic and "dirty" sound. Acoustic and electric guitar solos featured. Male vocals with cool harmonies in the anthemic chorus. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track
Preview Track

AFTER THE STORM   (by Martin Sebastian Holm )  Composed: 2010
A powerful, almost epic folk rock song with male vocals that starts out acoustically and builds up to a majestic, amplified crescendo. The song features a folk rock band with guitars, mandolin and a drummer that grooves, as well as strings and french horns. Guitar solo halfway through. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track
Preview Track

DRUMMOND'S BALL   (by Eaves & Cribb )  Composed: 2007
Powerful and emotive, this riff based accompaniment works perfectly with the reels heard on electronic synth sounds. A mandolin is mixed in to add a real authenticity to this folk rock number. Slight Gypsy Feel. Hot drums and fiddle. TV drama and theme. Urban life. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

ROCK & REEL   (by Eaves & Cribb )  Composed: 2007
Accordion sets the party atmosphere, which is then built upon with the meaty electric guitar and full band. An exciting track with Celtic roots, and a dramatic rhythmical mid section and end. Dramas and TV themes. Crime and detectives. Investigations. Highland life. Travel and vacations. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

THE DAMAGE   (by Record/Play Music )  Composed: 2011
An acoustic rock, singer songwriter track that incorporates acoustic rhythm guitars and a swampy electric accent guitar. It's held down by a bass guitar and modern percussion. The damage was unintended but what's done is done. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

FLUTTER-BY   (by Quarterstep Productions )  Composed: 2008
Dynamic contemporary acoustic folk pop rock background track with a little country crossover edge. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

CHICKEN IN THE PAN   (by Kate Carpenter )  Composed: 2010
Chicken immortalized in song! Starts out in the barnyard, then flaps its wings into the kitchen, cooking up dishes from different cultures around the world. Distinctly southern, yet national chain restaurants also featured. Humorous ending with biblical reference to Adam and Eve. Great family tune, Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

CASCADES   (by Big Dog Music Design )  Composed: 2007
Organic Upbeat Rolling woodsy frolic with rock overtones and a wholesome attitude. Instrumentation includes Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Drums, Percussion, and Bass, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

GIRLS LIKE YOU   (by Ken Brown )  Composed: 2001
Warm acoustic guitar and male vocal ballad, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

BESIDE YOU   (by Ken Brown )  Composed: 2001
Folk rock track, straight ahead rock ensemble with male vocal, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

COME ON HOME   (by Ken Brown )  Composed: 2001
Acoustic guitar and warm male vocal, Folk-y, bouncy, nostalgic look back at the old home town, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

EASTERNSUN   (by Mark Bolam )  Composed: 2012
Acoustic and electric guitar folk pop with uplifting hopeful chorus music for drama or film, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

FREDZEP   (by Mark Bolam )  Composed: 2012
folk Rock music with a hypnotic chorus line building to a crescendo music for adverts or film music probably good for a cowboy/western, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

01 - SORRY MY MISTAKE (LIVE)   (by Sumarai Sound, LLC )
Music By Eliott Smith, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

GOOD TO GO   (by BonkSounds )  Composed: 2007
Acoustic 12 string guitars, drums and bass. Seamless loop. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

TAKE ME WAY BACK   (by Ross Martin )
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 Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track

WASTED AND WAITING   (by Steve Robinson )  Composed: 2007
A tongue-in-cheek look at two people failing to connect, and living separate lives. She wastes her time in front of the TV; he wastes his in the bar. A driving folk rock song with fiddle that gives it a Celtic feel. Might work in a pub or bar scene with someone drowning in their sorrows. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
Preview Track
GO TO PAGE   1 2 3 4 5 NEXT> >>       PAGE 1  





Popular Internal Destinations





RadioSparx Brings You Music From Around The World

...Check out our new Custom Station feature.

Design your own custom playlists!



RadioSparx.com
©2014 RadioSparx    Privacy Policy    Terms of Service    Hostname: AXC1