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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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(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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GUITAR-SONG   (by Mike McAnally )  Composed: 2000
Simple solo guitar rhythm track recorded with a Roland VG8 NashNut patch. Gives the 6 str a twelve str sound along with a little twang. Very nice effect which enables the player to Rock out while keeping a Folk rock style almost Prog Rock but not quite.Perhaps a small tribute to ART Rock-Band-YES, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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DRIVING AROUND   (by Sean McCabe )  Composed: 2012
Story song about looking back at good times playing in a band, fiddle driven folk/rock with calypso beat. Funny lyrics, nostalgic tone with happy but slightly wistful chorus. Perfect for movie or sitcom about being in the band, driving around town. catchy Celtic. Irish movie soundtrack. ringtone. Male Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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A FAIR QUESTION   (by Jason Savell )  Composed: 2012
A high energy folk rock song, perfect for party scenes, good times, renaissance fairs, and general merry making. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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NOT ALONE   (by E. Rudd Young )  Composed: 2012
This is a story about unrequited love. This is a folk rock anthem that features drums, bass guitar, electric guitars and male vocals. Never answering the phone or the letters, you left me all alone. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TOUCHED (3MINUTES 33SECONDS)   (by E. Rudd Young )  Composed: 2013
Touched by the light is a folk rock song with a religious theme. Drums, bass guitar and rhythm guitar carry the rhythm and lead guitar carries the melody. Male vocals with female vocals coming in on the chorus. This is a high energy song. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CHANGE   (by Richard Jungles )  Composed: 2002
Moody atmospheric, acoustic rock track, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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NOW AND THEN (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by Fred Gross )  Composed: 2007
Upbeat Blues Country Instrumental as heard on "The Weather Channel". Good for a country-type show as well as background for Travel, Info-mercial, Onhold, Muzak, Commercial, Romantic Comedy, Documentary, Simple life, Light-Hearted, Serene, Adventure, Out west, Trip, Montana, Driving, Instrumental, Rock Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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POSITIVE ADDITUDE   (by E. Rudd Young )  Composed: 2013
Male Vocals, Rock Music, 1960s 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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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LINGUINI WESTERN 200   (by Warren Hein )  Composed: 2013
Cool lead guitar and bouncy yet subtle rock/alternative rock vibe that is reminiscent of the spaghetti western "flavor"--but NOT so corny! This track is a one of a kind gem perfect for film or TV interlude, cue, or backing track. A must listen!! Instrumental, Rock Music, 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 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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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 Music, Folk Rock
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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
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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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PEACE NOW! BRING OUR SOLDIERS HOME -- MANY VOICES   (by Brenda Elthon )  Composed: 2012
Rousing peace anthem sung by mixed vocal choir featuring Adele and Tim McGraw soundalike lead vocals. Award winning acoustic ensemble of banjo, bouzouki, guitar, bass, piano and percussion. Stirring marching rhythm; memorable lyrical hook. Strong country, folk and blue grass elements. A stand-out. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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PEACE AND FREEDOM   (by Brenda Elthon )  Composed: 2011
Rousing peace anthem sung by big "Back Street Boys" style choir and acoustic instrument ensemble featuring "Adele" soundalike lead vocals and award-winning banjo and bouzouki. Stirring marching rhythm with fun, memorable lyrical hook. Positive, proud Americana with pure folk and blue grass elements. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk 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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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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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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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 Music, Folk Rock
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DOWN IN ASIA   (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 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 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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MELT THE SNOW   (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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NEVER LEAVES MY MIND   (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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NOTHING FOR YOU (TIPOTA GIA SENA)   (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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ONLY FOR US (MONO GIA MAS)   (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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PLEASANT YESTERDAY   (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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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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CITY   (by Stanislav Donor )  Composed: 2012
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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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THE LONG WAY   (by Pierre Mineault )  Composed: 2013
This is a song about being at a cross road in a relationship. Letting go with the hope that someone will change before it's to late. You can go if you want but it's a long way down the road. With cool acoustic guitars and emotional male vocals. Written with travelling away after a breakup in mind. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CLICKING SCENES   (by Mark Pinhasov )  Composed: 2011
Beautiful Acoustic tune. Perfect for doubts or thinking scenes. The clock is ticking and time is passing. Scenes are coming and going. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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