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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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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
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PADDED WALLS   (by Judge Mental )  Composed: 2009
Epic with arpeggio intro ala Metallica, great Guitar,Bass interplay. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TRUST   (by Sara Groban )  Composed: 2011
Tune about the complications of a relationship. Organ, drums, and acoustic guitar blend together to make a great radio tune or accompient for TV and movies. Electric guitar breaks through with unique riffs making this a powerful track. Female Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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AFRAID OF YOU   (by Victoria Smith )  Composed: 2013
Girl is afraid of relationship with guy. Country rock song similar to a Taylor Swift but more mature. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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01 - SORRY MY MISTAKE (LIVE)   (by Sumarai Sound, LLC )
Music By Eliott Smith, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MY LOST WAY   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 2011
Flowing and mellow guitar followed by beautiful, haunting, rich and ever so slightly reverb sounding spacious and sweetly strong, reaching for the heights female vocal, emotionally strong and unwavering. Questioning the status of a relationship and her life. Dramatic television shows, films. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MY ANGEL   (by Charley Orlando )  Composed: 2005
Strong Male vocal. Beautiful Female background vocal. Love lost. Bitter sweet. Uplifting chorus and melody. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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PROPELLER   (by Fraser McDonald-Smith )  Composed: 2013
Beautiful Folk/Rock song with raw continuous snare rhythm, intertwining acoustic guitars, and catchy vocal melody with lyrics of needing someone, starting softly and building momentum to a powerful harmony filled chorus ending. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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NORTHERN SKIES   (by Neil Hampton )  Composed: 2014
This indie rock anthem is perfect for modern projects seeking an inspirational and motivating mood. Great for commercials, films, and promotional videos. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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I'LL BE LEAVING YOU   (by Hovhannes Berberian )  Composed: 2012
Hovhannes Berberian started studying classic and electric guitar at the age of 12. Having been a part of many successful rock bands like 'Baronetti' and 'Pops', he has worked with some of the best Greek musicians, like Kostas Doukakis from 'Exadaktylos' and Antonis Tourkogiorgis, of Socrates, Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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I'M FINE   (by Rocking Chair Frank )  Composed: 2010
Mellow fingerpicking acoustic guitar and cello with Lisa Taylor vocals reflecting on the past and reassuring strength in the present. Wistful and reminiscing. Spare and raw. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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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 Music, Folk Rock
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DANGEROUS   (by Randy Phillips )
Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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WE WERE ALL LIKE WHATEVER   (by Ben Hanna )  Composed: 2014
Sad and funny song about freshmen year at college in retrospect. Encorporates "contemporary" themes that appeal to a younger audience such as recreational drugs, getting busted, romance, and being "all like whatever". Great for a scene in a movie or a show that would appeal to a younger audience. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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THINGS I KNOW   (by Dan Leigh )  Composed: 2007
Recorded with a Grammy-winning producer. A folky, catchy tune about trying to simplify your life. The breezy, light music is juxtaposed against the deep and searching lyrics. Great male vocal. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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DYING IN PEACE   (by Doug Kidder )  Composed: 2015
Exploring another side of dying and finding peace heavy vocals harmonies front end setting up an instrumental ending with backing support vocals acoustic guitar picking with strumming building arrangement including triumphant horns drums bass asking questions throughout suitable for TV/Film/Internet, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MUSIC BOX CHILDREN   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2002
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CITY   (by Stanislav Donor )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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WHEN I WAS A CHILD   (by David Allen Slater )  Composed: 2007
Acoustic Folk Rock Song with a touch of Country that takes a look back on the subject's life from a childhood perspective and comparing the differences and similarities to what it's like to become an adult. This song would go well with a coming of age story or retrospective look back to childhood, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MESCAL ROSIE   (by Tex Glitter )  Composed: 2011
Fun southern rock track with a Mexican flare. Features a mariachi style arrangement. Sounds like Leonard Skynyrd, Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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I WISH WE WERE BEGINNING IT   (by Ben Hanna )  Composed: 2014
Break up song in a fresh new way. Anthemic, poppy quality with quirky instrumentation and theatrical parts. Male vocals. Humorous lyrics that are not over the top and still preserve a sense of longing. The simple, sing along chorus makes this song hit material. Male Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, Greek Contemporary Pop
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YOU TALK TO WITCHES (SE MAGISSES MILAS)   (by Hovhannes Berberian )  Composed: 2012
Hovhannes Berberian started studying classic and electric guitar at the age of 12. Having been a part of many successful rock bands like 'Baronetti' and 'Pops', he has worked with some of the best Greek musicians, like Kostas Doukakis from 'Exadaktylos' and Antonis Tourkogiorgis, of Socrates. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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BRIGHT & HAPPY   (by BeatheBeat )  Composed: 2010
Upbeat energetic track with a happy, humorist and positive vibe. The simple melody and the bouncy piano conform the perfect sound for a TV show opening, intro, logo, spot, ending, teaser, etc. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ONE MORE CHANCE   (by Will Richards )  Composed: 2011
Quirky, upbeat driving folk rock song about chaotic and soulless futuristic World. Solid beat with gritty electric guitars, sound effects and smooth pop vocals. Experimental instrumental middle section and melodic catchy chorus. Perhaps use for driving scene, montage, landscape, modern city. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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WHO'S GONNA CATCH MY HEART   (by David Allen Slater )  Composed: 2009
Romantic, Memorable and Catchy, All about choices, this Folk Rock song is about finding true love in later life that was missed along the way in younger days. This track would be good for a romantic comedy or love story presented in film or television or could also be used in a commercial creatively, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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FLOOD WATERS   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MIDDLE EAST   (by Hasan Cakirsoy )  Composed: 2007
Ethnic Rock , Military , Army ,Ethnic Music , Etno , Middle Eastern Music,War theme, tv theme of films, series of films, news, documentary, interactive games, computer games, desert war, helplessness, Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan,Palestine, Rock music, Hard rock, electric guitar solo,, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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DESERT SUN   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2004
The heat of an argument....the heat of passion....the metaphor of both used with the hot Desert Sun, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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(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
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PLAYIN' AROUND   (by Joe Colledge )  Composed: 2006
This song is about infidelity - a girl being unfaithful to her man, but he is in denial and doesn't want to believe what he soon finds to be inevitable firsthand - his girl in bed with another guy. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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LIVE FOREVER   (by Will Richards )  Composed: 2011
Upbeat, feel good folk rock song with a touch of melancholly. Emotive male vocals - a song about time and life passing us all by far too quickly. Driving pulse, solid drum beat, bass and guitars. Also has atmospheric strings and vibraphone. Would make good soundtrack, soundscape, montage, drama. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ALL BEFORE ME   (by Robert Piekarski )  Composed: 2012
Poppy, up-tempo, ukulele based track features earnest female vocals, a driving djembe beat, melodic bass line and a philosophical message about life's unexpected lessons. Great for movie, television, or advertisements, especially involving women, relationships, life changes and transitions. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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WHEN THE FALL WIND BEGINS   (by Randy Parsons )
Fall is coming, summer's over, time to head south to a warmer climate, but its hard for a drifter to leave a new love behind. Folk Rock. Guitar band. Great female vocal. Beach resort. Migration south. High energy. Witty lyrics, shades of Robert Frost, all about fair weather friends. Female Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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PARIS, TEXAS   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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RIVER OF DREAMS   (by Karmic Kick )  Composed: 2014
A stirring and heartfelt folk-rock song dealing with hopes and dreams, lost and found. Uptempo beats drive a depth of guitar melodies. Husky, emotionally charged female vocals weave an inspiring tale. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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FREE ROAD   (by Soundtrack Designers )  Composed: 2014
Premium Road Movie Instrumental Alt Rock Song, Freedom and adventure are the main sensations. Fast strumming guitars create great music bed for varied voiceover situations. But this track has enough personality to work as a clip as well. All that accompanies this soundtrack becomes alive and fre, Instrumental, Rock Music, Acoustic Rock
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WHEN THE SUMMER CAME (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Dreamy & Uplifiting Instrumental with a Retro yet Contemporary Indie / New Folk vibe. Full of organic sounds such as Acoustic Guitars & Vintage Keyboards. Ideal for film, tv, documentaries, drama, presentations, apps & applications, mobile & web video, advertising etc, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CHAINSAW MURDERERS LOVE WHORES   (by SuperWeaponDanceParty )  Composed: 2011
A powerful and catchy folk rock song incorporating acoustic guitar, tambourine, and warm vocals. Tells the story of a break up through the guise of horror movies and dark humor. Great for use in podcasts, dramatic sequences that require softer tracks, and anything that includes dark undertones. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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FEELING GROOVY   (by BeatheBeat )  Composed: 2010
This upbeat acoustic folk rock track features a very bouncy and energetic guitar groove, which creates a strong, positive and uplifting feel. Instrumental, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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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
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HORIZON   (by Charley Orlando )
random thoughts, dream like state of mind, traveling through the mind, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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SATELLITES   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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