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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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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 Music, Folk Rock
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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 Music, Folk Rock
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DESERT BOUNCE   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2010
Bouncy Acoustic rock with middle eastern feel. Jumpy, joyful rhythmical ethnic track with fast acoustic guitar dry riffs and soft arabian percussion. uplifting, stimulating, Ecstatic and lively. great as young happiness and feelgood world music, desert celebrations and fun and traveling underscore. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Heartwarming Music
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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
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STEVEN'S GARDEN   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2010
An original instrumental track inspired by the style of Stephen Stills. Features 4 acoustic guitars with bass, percussion, and drums, with the classic guitar tone of Stills. Great track for TV, Film or video needing an upbeat acoustic-style track. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THISISTHATINSTRUMENTAL   (by Paul Mclinden )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ANYTHING   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 2012
Rich, pleasing, mellow country/rock tune with smooth guitars, haunting vocal melodies, similar to the best of the Peter, Paul & Mary hits that helped define a generation, or many of the classic folk/rock/pop/country singers, such as Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and others. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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DANCING IN MY ROOM   (by Ariel Polenta )  Composed: 2011
Uptempo, Larry David funny style featuring perfect banjo and violin melody with accompaniment of drum, bass and guitar. Fast and fun, Rock Music, Folk Rock. Try it, you might like it! Instrumental. Could also be surf music and dance, cartoon, childrens. Reminiscent of the Curb Your Enthusiasm Theme. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THE BEGGAR IN ME   (by Too Human )  Composed: 2014
Cool lilting rock groove a la Tom Petty's "Refugee" with a female vocal. Think Tom Petty and Tom Waits meet Tina Turner. Refusal to give up on something that is flawed, with some attitude. Acoustic and electric guitars, drums and hammond organ. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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BEATLES AND STONES   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2013
Think Folk Rock of the 1960's with a delicious dab of Country, and an unabashed dash of Beatles. Female vocals and harmonies together with bass, guitar, drums, and organ make up this tight retro band. The lyrics carry a timeless message of Peace, Love, and the laidback lifestyle of rural America. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ACOUSTIC POP   (by Gregory Domeier )  Composed: 2013
Bright and earthy, featuring breezy acoustic guitar that builds to a laidback triplet Pop Rock feel that creates a satisfied and reflective mood. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
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MOVING A MOUNTAIN   (by SuperWeaponDanceParty )  Composed: 2011
A touching love song featuring a solo male voice and acoustic guitar. Perfect for any cliched or campy love song use. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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VILLAGE DANCE   (by Vess Ray )  Composed: 2013
Uptempo acoustic folk rock instrumental track in the style of The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Phillip Phillips etc, for modern product presentation, TV or Radio adverts. For scenes of families and kids, romance, road trip, buddy movie, corporate video, ad campaigns, dvd, new product presentation, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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SEAFARER   (by Gene Pool Zombie )  Composed: 2009
Seafarer is the epic story of survival at sea in days gone by. It evokes mystical memories, sea gulls, thunder and dangerous swells. It is also triumphant in surviving the storm. Great track for an quasi-Celtic compilation or film. Listen for the pennie whistes and bagpipes. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ALLOY   (by MotionGo Music )  Composed: 2014
THERE'S HOPE: Instrumental folky short track with a feel for rural American lifestyles. Could be used as background for storytelling, feel-good stories, accomplishments, graduations, good memories and such. Positive-sounding with acoustic guitar and tremolo vibes for color. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THOUGH I MIGHT HAVE LOVED YOU BETTER   (by Byron Walls )  Composed: 1999
Quiet love song, in style of Billy Joel "piano man" Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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HEART FROM ABOVE   (by Too Human )  Composed: 1997
A strong gorgeous ballad with a groove that is a message to a parent who has passed away. Grappling with loss, hoping there is a way to make contact with someone who has passed. Trying to understand the process of dying. Perfect for a similar story of loss. Also would be great for credits. Female Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, 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, Dramatic Music, Contemplative Music
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THE FREAKY FOLK UNDER THE STAIRS   (by Peter Godfrey )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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IT AIN'T YOU (WITH BRUCE KULA GUITAR)   (by Colin Ward )  Composed: 2011
Here is a song about someone who obsesses over a woman who is not interested. Solo voice over acoustic guitars with minimal percussion. Inspired by watching Criminal Minds and could well be a background piece for that show. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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FROM THE TRUE HEART (FULL)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
Warm acoustic guitar strumming and delicate mandolin highlight this hopeful, inspirational piece in the style of The Avett Brothers and Lady Antebellum. Has a nice build throughout, hitting it's pace at 1:08 with a lush progression supported by escalating strings lines. Ends delicately and sweetly. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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BEST DAY EVER (FULL)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
Good times are here, and this track makes anyone a believer. Chicken picking banjo, sawing fiddle, strumming acoustic guitars & upbeat drums are featured on this sprightly bluegrass pop piece in the style of Old Crow Medicine Show & The Avett Brothers. Lively acoustic guitar riff ending at 1:55. Instrumental, Country Music, Bluegrass
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STRANGE REARRANGE (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, flute & 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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I'LL HAVE FAITH   (by Haven McInerney )  Composed: 2006
A soulful and soulsearching folk rock song. Male vocal and vocal harmonies over acoustic guitar, electric piano, bass, drums and percussion. The singer is examining his life and evaluating and deciding to make the change and have faith. An uplifting philosophical song. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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SPRING IN JOY   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2011
Joyful Springy folk Pop. Sunny Romantic Acoustic Theme music. Full Band of Acoustic Guitar, flutes, Drums and percussions, keys and piano. Uplifting, mellow and positive. Indie Love film soundtrack. Happy, elated, heart warming and cheerful scenes. goodness, Smiling, and Happiness. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Happy Music
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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
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PICKING A FRIEND   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2013
Pleasantly plucking and picking melodic lines and rich, lush chords on a vintage Gibson ES-335 played through an old Fender Deluxe Reverb amp. Smooth, soothing, atmospheric background sound with many commercial applications. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CHANGE THE PICTURE   (by Linq )  Composed: 2006
No one is born a racist or a bully, we learn those things from others, and we can unlearn them too. By examining the sources of hatred we gain the tools to make positive change. This track was a finalist in the Political Song category in the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MY SONG WENT ON TOO LONG   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2013
Mid-tempo indie folk rock with male lead vocal ala Fun, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Ben Kweller, James Blunt, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, David Gray, Phillip Phillips. Catchy fun vibe; a tale of a rockstar's ego getting the best of him. Great for film/TV/advertising. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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AMICA   (by Stefano Fucili )  Composed: 2013
Ballad, Romantic, pop-rock, spanish guitar, cello, strings, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, cymbals, drums, bass guitar. Seren, open space, proud. Drama, Comedy, TV, Film. Positive. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TONIGHT   (by Robert Piekarski )  Composed: 2012
Folksy fingerpicked guitar and earthy male vocal with a train-like rhythm. Sounds a little like early R. E. M. Song is about looking at one's life and seeing the patterns that have come to define it. There is hopeful resolve in the chorus, but also a sense of ennui. Great for dramatic portrayals. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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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
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INCOMING MESSAGE   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Singer/Songwriter track - Atmospheric, sparse verse with acoustic guitar and vocals, vintage sounding reverb, builds through various sections to larger chorus with subtle extra instrumentation. Contemporary Indie Rock, New Folk, 60s/70s, Laid Back, Unusual, Vintage, Dark, Dissonant, Distant. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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HELLO SUN   (by Nicholas Markos )  Composed: 2002
Acoustic & voice song about acceptance of the past and redemption for the future, in the vein of Counting Crows or Oasis, perfect for indie film or romantic drama. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MAYBE   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 2011
Rich female vocals, mesmerizingly sweet and touching. Classic folk/rock/pop sound, fast tempo, with hauntingly precise and smart vocal harmonies, somehwat similar to Peter, Paul & Mary's string of hits throughout the 1960's, timeless sound with strong appeal to adults. Dramatic scenes, storylines. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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UNKNOWN MOON   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2011
A mystical journey through american landscape. Modern heartwarming road trip folk. traveling, moving, driving underscore in a contemporary western feel. contemplative music, wondering reflecting thoughts, free and decisive. pulsating guitars and train drumming, Cymbals and sentimental male choir. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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BATTERY   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC   (by Dave Rudolf )  Composed: 1979
From Dave Rudolfs' "Where Do Legends Go?" CD, 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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KEEP OUR DREAMS ALIVE   (by Lou Heffernan )  Composed: 2013
Nothing will change unless we make it. We must strive to live the life we desire. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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SAILING ON   (by Right Track )  Composed: 2013
Slow atmospheric folk rock track with a rousing chorus and verse lyrics referring to going home. Could relate to serving in the armed forces. Guitars and mandolin feature in this full sounding track with both a rock and Americana roots feel. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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! AOS ACOUSTIC AND HARMONICA 01-60SEC   (by Architect of Sound )  Composed: 2006
Wistful acoustic rhythm guitar with a harmonica melody, perfectly cut for use in a 30 second commercial spot or background for a Film/TV scene, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ACOUSTIC LOOP - 22   (by Joel Hunger )  Composed: 2010
60 second loop featuring acoustic guitar, piano, bass and drums. Has a driving, but thoughtful and sentimental feel, almost a bit wistful or melancholy. Perfect for background music for corporate or personal presentations, or for voice over work. Loops seamlessly. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CROSSROADS   (by AlexPaul )  Composed: 2014
Melodious composition in the style of folk rock. With the sounds of flute, accordion and acoustic guitar. Suitable for film and video projects. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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LEAVIN'   (by Mez )  Composed: 2002
Acoustic rock, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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HONOLULU SUNSHINE   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Organic sounding feelgood Singer/Songwriter track. Beautiful melodies, lush harmonies & vibrant guitars. Contemporary yet retro inspired songs with acoustic instruments & vintage keyboard. Ideal for TV/Films/Radio/Internet & uses including drama/documentaries/holiday/travel/road trip/presentations, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
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