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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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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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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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TIME TO COME HOME   (by C.J. Masters )  Composed: 2010
Heartfelt and emotional song about a troubled run-away. Sounds like Tom Waits meets John Prine. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Soft Rock
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FAREWELL   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
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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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE (DUET)   (by George Pauley )  Composed: 2013
A singer songwriter song. Piano. String quartet. Duet. Laura Rogers of The Secret Sister is featured in the bridge. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ALIENS EAT THEIR CHILDREN TOO   (by Sepheritoh )
Solo guitar, 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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THE THINGS THAT I DIDN'T DO WRONG   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2002
upbeat adventurous jazzy acoustic rock track builds up- infectiously bouncy with Joni Mitchell kinds of neat clean open folk chords; nice acoustic guitar soloing; shimmering electric guitar choruses, Great for ESPN tennis, gentlemanly sports, horse racing,, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG (FULL)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
This epic rock/folk piece emanates unity & teamwork, making it an excellent corporate/motivational track. Syncopated acoustic guitars, heartfelt piano & big drums are the driving forces behind this uplifting, energetic gem in the style of Mumford And Sons. Lush strings & picking banjos add dimension, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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
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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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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 Music, Southern Rock
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A DRY PLACE IN THE RAIN   (by Light Box Therapy )  Composed: 2013
A mellow acoustic/electric song about a restless soul that drifts from place to place seeking solace and a home but never seems to find it. Great raspy male vocals ala Nick Drake, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan with great harmonica in bridge/outro. Great for scenes about drifters, free spirits and the lonely. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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BAR OF LOST SOULS   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2008
The Bar where it is home to the survivors of abuse. Where they drink the Pain and the Suffering away. No love here for the survivors of abuse. Lyrically this deals with Pain, Hopelessness, Alcohol, Drugs, Evil, Longing and Frustrations of a Lives Lost. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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GOOD TO GO   (by BonkSounds )  Composed: 2007
Acoustic 12 string guitars, drums and bass. Seamless loop. Instrumental, 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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WILD WILD RIVER   (by Matthias Wichtrup )  Composed: 2009
A song about time and dreams. Reflection about the past and the future. Slow male vocal about life, looking back in a soulful, melancholy way. Remember dancing all night long and other youthful adventures, and how the years can wash away your dreams. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ROAD TRIP   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2010
Easy going reflective rock road trip music. contemplative indie americana feat. Soft light distortion electric guitar, down tempo beat drums and mellow fender rhodes. Instrumental, uplifting, animated and mellow. Calm buildup underscore. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MILES FROM NOWHERE   (by George and Marguerite )  Composed: 2011
A mellow, laid-back instrumental with dobro, acoustic guitar, classical guitar fills, strings and drums. Works well for sad and/or intense scenes in film and TV. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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I WAS RAISED   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2004
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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LOVE SONGS   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2003
Light folk rock music, Instrumental, 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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THE FREAKY FOLK UNDER THE STAIRS   (by Peter Godfrey )  Composed: 2012
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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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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HURTLESS (ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTAL)   (by Verona Music )  Composed: 2007
Melancholy deep sounding acoustic guitar. For someone deep in thought or? Full version of this song with a vocal also available. Instrumental, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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MAGIC INSTRUMENTAL   (by Paul Mclinden )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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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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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SILVER SONG   (by Lee FitzSimmons )  Composed: 2006
Featuring brilliant new age acoustic textures over an ethnic percussion bed, this elegant composition invokes sylvan images and scenery... Instrumental, 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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ROUND AND ROUND   (by Matthias Wichtrup )  Composed: 1999
A song about all the fears and doubts in life and the feeling of enjoyment. A song about ups and downs. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ANYWAY   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Retro Acoustic Folk Rock Vibe, atmospheric, hypnotic vocals, picked guitar and Vintage keyboard sounds. Lots of intertwined melodies. Instrumental section runs from 2:00 to 2:54 - evokes the sounds of the 1970s. Chilled out. A quirky track ideal for TV/Film/Video/DVD/Internet or Radio Productions, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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DISCONNECTED   (by Fresh Body Shop )  Composed: 2010
Acoustic pop rock song with piano. A very catchy and emotional melody with smooth male vocals, perfect for drama or comedy. 20-something club scene, TV, Film, Indie or Documentary. Catchy tune, touching lyrics, light and soulful, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TIMBER LOVE (FULL TR)   (by Andrej Hrasko )  Composed: 2013
Cheerful, positive and happy acoustic guitar, drums, bass track with harmonica lead. Sort of Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Eagles, Neil Young country folk rock americana sound. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CIRCLES ON THE WATER   (by AlexPaul )  Composed: 2014
Calm and lyrical melody. In the style of Celtic rock. Played on the bagpipes and guitars. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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PERFECT LIFE   (by Light Box Therapy )  Composed: 2006
An Indie Rock/Adult Contemporary track ala Freedy Johnston, David Gray about life when disappointment sets in. Folk rock based with passionate male vocals, acoustic guitars and brilliant electric lead guitar. Great for a scene involving disappointment, mid life crisis, breakup, divorce, etc. Bumpers, Male Vocals, Indie Rock Music, Indie Rock
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BESIDE YOU   (by Ken Brown )  Composed: 2001
Folk rock track, straight ahead rock ensemble with male vocal, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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SOMETHING LIKE THAT   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter track with lightly strummed guitar with vocals, bass drum/tambourine. Song repeats similar verse but gets bigger on each loop with introduction of keyboard melodies and backing vocals. Slow down slightly at end of each verse and at end. Indie Folk like Belle and Sebastian, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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STOP WASTING TIME (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Organic Instrumental with a retro yet contemporary vibe. Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Hammond Organ and vocal La La Las etc. Uplfiting and Feelgood. Ideal for film, tv, documentaries, drama, presentations, apps & applications, mobile & web video, advertising etc, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THIS IS OUR TIME (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Quirky & Uplifiting Instrumental with a Retro yet Contemporary Indie / New Folk vibe. Full of organic sounds such as Acoustic Guitars & Vintage Keyboards. Chorus has vocal oohs & ahhs. Ideal for film, tv, documentaries, drama, presentations, apps & applications, mobile & web video, advertising etc, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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STANDING TALL   (by Colin Ward )  Composed: 2011
An artist, painting pictures, getting famous, and Standing Tall! A rocking song about someone on the road to fame through their art. Some of their traits are featured. They are advised to Stand Tall and Celebrate. Rocking, Upbeat. Artistic Show on PBS? Male Vocals, 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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MANSION OF HAPPINESS (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by Light Box Therapy )  Composed: 2011
A Folk Rock instrumental with a melodic dreamy feel. Acoustic guitar, subtle keyboards and melodic bass line. This would be great for background in a serious emotional or romantic scene.2 vocal versions, subversions and bumpers available. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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SWEET ALLEY   (by RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees )  Composed: 1994
This song was written during my not-so-bitter divorce as an anthem for my little 2 year old daughter. It is a promise, that after 18 years, I am proud to say I have not broken, Male Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, Indie Rock
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