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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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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, 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, 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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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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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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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, 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, Folk Rock
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WALKING AWAY   (by Justin Yingling )  Composed: 2010
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, Folk Rock
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HORSEBACK   (by Michele Vanni )  Composed: 2007
A wild ride across a beautiful, changing landscape: this horse can take you anywhere your heart desires. Gliding on a lush field of Acoustic gtrs, simple, delicate Electric and slide melodies paint pictures of energy and peace. Positive tension builds up and explodes at the end of the 2nd chorus. Instrumental, Rock, Roots 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, 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, Folk Rock
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WEARY ONES   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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REST A WHILE   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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PLACES YOU KNOW   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
Male Vocals, Rock, 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, 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, Folk Rock
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BEING TOGETHER   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2013
Being together with friends, family, and loved ones. This upbeat instrumental track has a bit of a 70s folk-rock sound to it. It features drums, bass, piano, and acoustic guitars. Great background track for a commercial, or video/ film about romance, or good friends, Instrumental, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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IS THIS IT   (by The Labrets )  Composed: 2009
Strumming and Bouncy Indie Pop/Rock. Uplifting and feelgood. Acoustic Guitars and Electric leads reminiscent of bands like Mumford & Sons, The Rembrandts (band behind the Friends Theme Tune), The Lemonheads, The Wannadies, REM etc. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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ALL FALL DOWN   (by Too Human )  Composed: 2014
Rousing anti-war pop song - great vocals and interesting arrangement. Kids singing the anthem as a descriptive narrative of a sad future unless some changes are made. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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FROM THE START   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A lush, emotional singer songwriter duet featuring male and female vocals. Opening with a folky guitar, the song builds with harmonium (organ), bass, drums and hand percussion. The emotional peak is the poignant chorus of layered harmonies. A perfect accompaniment to relationship drama and breakups. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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UNDERTOW   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 2011
The gentle sound of seagulls and the waves as you walk along the beach provide a fitting beautiful opening and theme for this richly prodcued, mesmerizing acoustic guitar driven love song comparing love to an undertow. Terrific female harmonies and recurring sounds of the sea throughout the track. Female Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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LOVE IN TRANSITION   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 2011
Beautiful, touching, haunting track with a prolonged sweet and sparse guitar introduction - mesmerizing long chords played emotionally with minimal percussion backing for the first minute, gradually builds after that, both in tempo and the addition of more excellent instrumentation. Amazingly good. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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BADPENNIES   (by Paul Mclinden )  Composed: 2010
Male Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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IN A LOOK   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter track with vocals Harmonica, bass, light percussion & 3 part harmony vocals. Country/Americana/Folk Rock, Retro, Contemplative, 1970's & 1960's Style, Wistful, Pensive, Melancholic, Melodic, Folksy, Drifting, and Quirky. Vintage sounding melodic picked guitars. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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CANT KEEP SUNSHINE ON A SHELF   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2013
a go-lucky happy on cloud nine pop rock track hinting of New Zealand pop rock Crowded House sung as by a waxing philosopher troubadour quirky positive lyrics; falling in love, noticing the girl; modern cowboy cow herder in love; fun, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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LOVE SOMEBODY   (by Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil )  Composed: 2015
Snappy, acoustic guitar-driven folk-rocker with Beatlesque electric guitar accents, poetic lyrics, male harmony vocals and a driving beat. An uplifting, "Love is all, so just get off your backside and do it!" message. A "No more excuses!" song of encouragement. Quirky romantic comedy, TV commercial, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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JACK IN THE BOX   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2005
a beautiful track leaning heavily on picked acoustic guitar with real cello accompaniment and pure sounding male vocal; great for film character that is a late bloomer coming of age; also works for children- a toy being the main metaphor in the song. Male Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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YOU ARE THE MESSAGE - NO DRUMS, CHOIR   (by Mickey Wynne )  Composed: 2015
Bluesy, atmospheric with Gospel undertones, singer-songwriter sense of foreboding and dire urgency, male vocals oozing with character and personality, edgy, dark and deep singing about the trials and tribulations that life often puts on our plate, but in the end, with your love, anything is possible, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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YOU ARE THE MESSAGE - NO DRUMS, HARMONY   (by Mickey Wynne )  Composed: 2015
Bluesy, atmospheric with Gospel undertones, singer-songwriter sense of foreboding and dire urgency, male vocals oozing with character and personality, edgy, dark and deep singing about the trials and tribulations that life often puts on our plate, but in the end, with your love, anything is possible, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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YOU ARE THE MESSAGE - NO VOCALS   (by Mickey Wynne )  Composed: 2015
Bluesy, atmospheric with Gospel undertones, singer-songwriter sense of foreboding and dire urgency, male vocals oozing with character and personality, edgy, dark and deep singing about the trials and tribulations that life often puts on our plate, but in the end, with your love, anything is possible, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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ORDINARY MAN   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2013
a gentle melodic acoustic tune for a love story or down-on-his-luck guy; a solitary humble guy singing/dealing with feeling unloved or un-special; feeling bland uninteresting average; yearning to feel loved; zeroing in on love; figuring out he's got to go after the girl regardless;, Male Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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YOUR DREAMS WONT GO AWAY   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2013
Easygoing track about Being true to yourself and your dreams; soft rock tune with undertones of Scottish folk rock inspiration; indie film bed track; replete with authentic cellos/strings, Male Vocals, Folk, British Folk
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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, Acoustic Rock
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JOHN THE STORYTELLER   (by Michael Hennig )  Composed: 2014
A bright and positive folk rock track with acoustic, electric and glide guitars, accordion, bass and drums. It is universally applicable, from agricultural issues to travel to family to corporate and many more. Instrumental, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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WILD IN GALWAY   (by Anton Atom )  Composed: 2014
Fast and furious Celtic folk rock with a good time rebellious punk edge featuring accordion and whistle with hard hitting drums and dirty electric guitar. Great for action and drama travel beer ads or extreme sports, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
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COME WHAT MAY   (by Jeff Eden )  Composed: 2011
A relaxing, light and bright, feel-good acoustic track with subtle strings and piano. A sense of joy and happiness combined with a relaxed and mellow mood makes this track great for soft and pleasing footage, commercials and storytelling, anything to do with nature and the outdoors, eco-friendly. Instrumental, Rock, Folk 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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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, Roots Rock
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