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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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BADPENNIES   (by Paul Mclinden )  Composed: 2010
Male Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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HAVE A COOKIE WITH ME [INSTRUMENTAL]   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2009
Instrumental acoustic singer/songwriter track ala Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, James Blunt, Lindsay Buckingham. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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POSITIVE ADDITUDE   (by E. Rudd Young )  Composed: 2013
Male Vocals, Rock, 60s Rock
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THE WAY FORWARD   (by Jeff Eden )  Composed: 2011
Acoustic guitars and light electric guitars in a sort of uptempo, but still relaxed, feel-good track that blends elements of acoustic folk / light rock / country crossover. Good for nature and the outdoors, house and property, family / light entertainment, breakfast TV. weather forecasts / weather c, Instrumental, Country, CCM
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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, Folk Rock
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TRUE L-O-V-E   (by Damian Boucher )  Composed: 2010
Looking for True Love and never finding it. You're left old and alone in this pulsing rock number. Good for searching, cheating, unrequited love, reflective and all alone scenes. Country, rural scenes, doing drugs, trying to hook up, needing sex and companionship. Rousing, sentimental violin. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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OUR LOVE IS TRUE   (by E. Rudd Young )  Composed: 2013
Our Love is True is about a man that wants his woman back by his side again. An energetic rock song with acoustic rhythm, lead electric guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, featuring male vocals. Excellent song for use up front or in the background. Suitable for romantic drama or comedy. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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SUN BENEATH THE GROUND   (by Michael Dyer )  Composed: 2008
This song is about convincing a potential lover to not delay on the chance to become lovers. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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WE'LL CALL IT EVEN   (by Jim Twitty )  Composed: 2009
Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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OUR SONG   (by Chinaski )  Composed: 2000
Crisp acoustic guitar with driving rhythm, shimmering layers of sound, and an uplifting chorus. Strong rhythm track with acoustic verse/electric chorus. Fun party scenes, city lights, life is good, car commercials, feel good movies, positive vibe. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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LADY TO YOU   (by Colin O'Dwyer )  Composed: 2010
Sweet devotion and dreamy acoustic intro in this power rock ballad! Great for romantic film or tv! A man pledging his undying love for his soul mate! Sounds like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Jack Johnson, Howie Day, Matchbox Twenty, Lifehouse and Goo Goo Dolls! Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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DUBLIN ROCKS   (by Andy L )  Composed: 2013
Lively Folk Punk style track with an Irish theme. Sounds like The Pogues, The Levellers. Features vibrant fiddle, accordion, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, driving drums and bass. Great for Saint Patrick's Day, Irish pub, live band, Guiness, stout, beer commercials, extreme sport, riverdance, Instrumental, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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DANGEROUS   (by Randy Phillips )  Composed: 2008
Female Vocals, Rock, 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, Happy Music
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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, Singer/Songwriter, Contemp Singer/Songwriter
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DEAD CENTER   (by Gene Pool Zombie )  Composed: 2008
Dead Center is a story of life on the road, its glamor and its trappings. This song is an epic number with an interesting descant middle section. Dead Center would be a worthy addition to a groove compilation or driving compilation or independent film. Mixed Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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CUT OUT MY EYES   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2009
Spiritual Rock, Up tempo with a steady percussive beat. Rich Female Vocals about loving God. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joni Mitchell, Edie Brickell. Female Vocals, Rock, 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, 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, Heartwarming Music
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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, Folk Rock
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SHE LOOKS DOWN ON ME   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2013
Sometimes love is a bitter pill to swallow, and sometimes you can feel bitter when love chews you up and spits you out like an old wad sugarless gum. Angry, embittered, caustic male vocals and harmonies express the depressive sentiments of being dumped by the love your life. Heavy, real, poetic. 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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INDEPENDENCE   (by Mockingbird Hill )  Composed: 2014
Uplifting pop rock track with a feel good Southern vibe. Features male vocals, mandolin, electric guitar, banjo, driving bass and a brush train style rhythm. The lyrics work well in scenes involving freedom, declaration of indepedence, road trips, American dream, new adventures, breaking away, glory, Male Vocals, Rock, Southern Rock
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ACOUSTIC LOOP - 20   (by Joel Hunger )  Composed: 2010
60 second loop featuring acoustic guitar, ukulele, shaker, bass, and electric piano. A very happy, light, positive feel. This song is perfect for background music for radio, television, corporate or personal presentations that require a light, folksy feel. Instrumental, 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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RIVER   (by John Christopher Thomas )  Composed: 2012
A bittersweet folksy song with a rocking backbeat. Acoustic guitars introduces a bluesy folk tune about a man missing his love while searching for work. Song ends with the man looking at a river while questioning his future. Adult Casual. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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STRANGER   (by Tijuana Productions )  Composed: 2009
Upbeat acoustic folk/rock track with a mix of elements. Take some slap bass, acoustic guitar, male vocs and rock drums and you get 'Stranger'. Lyrically the song is about finding yourself. Would suit a movie or TV scene with content similar to the lyrics. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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ACOUSTIC LOOP - 27   (by Joel Hunger )  Composed: 2010
60 second loop featuring finger picked nylon (classical) guitar, piano, strummed steel string guitar, and electric piano. This is a mellow but driving song – has a lazy, swinging feel. Feels like walking down the street in a positive mood on a Saturday in the city. Instrumental, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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CRUSIN' THE BLUES   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2003
The big fight.....into a car to cruise around. 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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TIRELESS LOVER   (by Jan Pauck )  Composed: 2014
groovy, finger picked acoustic guitar with whistling, melancholic, relevant lyrics, synthesizer sound scapes and mellow, tasty guitar leads over a walking bass line. Perfect for big nature landscapes and for happy, succesful relationship scenes, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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HORIZON   (by Charley Orlando )  Composed: 2007
random thoughts, dream like state of mind, traveling through the mind, Male Vocals, Rock, 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, 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, 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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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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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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SOLUTION   (by Still Before Nowhere )  Composed: 2011
Soft slow big beat song that touches the soul of all. We are all looking for answers to something. Features a soft choir and low solo, strong bass beat. There are always times of doubt. Could be used in a commercial. Male Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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SLOW BURN   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2005
The feeling as a Coffee or Beer goes down or whatever. Male 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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I CAN'T BELIEVE   (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, Folk Rock
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EL BOOGIE   (by Jeremy Sherman )  Composed: 2007
Uptempo, Los Lobos style Tex-Mex rocker featuring drums, bass, guitars and accordeon. Fast and fun, Rock, Folk Rock
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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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ROCK OF THE ROADS   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2011
Determined rock music with driving power and midtempo energy. featuring acoustic and electric guitars, drums and synth. Strong, full and moving. For indie action, young adventure, teens in action, instrumental rock music underscore, for film, tv theme and video. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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