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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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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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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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ANGEL BAND   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
"If you only knew then what you know now". Folk,Country blend with sweet angelic Vocals. This song is Dolly Parton's favorite angel song. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joanie Mitchell, Edie Burkell. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Soft Rock
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WONDERLAND   (by Richy Kicklighter )  Composed: 1990
upfront raw powerful rock/jazz/new age/ country guitar instrumental with a touch of Jimi Hendrix mixed with pedal steel guitar, beautifully haunting takes you to another place, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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DARK SLIDE OF THE MOON   (by Ari Nigam )  Composed: 2010
A simple slide and harmonica jam with dobro, drums and bass. Try it, you might like it! Some nice open tuning slide guitar licks trade back and forth with harmonica stabs. A simple dobro riff keep the tune on task with a mighty large bass drum keeping the beat. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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REALITY CHECK   (by Too Human )  Composed: 2014
Gorgeous ballad of doubt and longing. Female/male duet sung with deep passion and elegant and powerful instrumentation ending with a climax of understanding. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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I DENY THAT   (by Matt Kjeldsen )
A humorous tune about denial of all sorts of personal accusations against the singer. The music builds and becomes more excited as the vocal becomes quicker and more complicated. Funny, rocking folk. Great for comedy, as a backing track or as a title track. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TRUST   (by Sara Groban )  Composed: 2011
Tune about the complications of a relationship. Organ, drums, and acoustic guitar blend together to make a great radio tune or accompient for TV and movies. Electric guitar breaks through with unique riffs making this a powerful track. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CHARTS   (by Dave Rudolf )  Composed: 1979
From Dave Rudolfs' "Where Do Legends Go?" CD, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk 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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NEW YORK IS KILLING ME   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2012
An Acoustic Guitar gem that is Inspirational, Uplifting and Positive. Set in New York, it revolves around the love /hate relationship of the city. An Americana and Adult contemporary song perfect for Corporate presentations and TV and Film work. Could be used for muzak in elevators lounges or bars. 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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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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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 Music, Folk Rock
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LYNCHING IN TEXAS   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
A song about the Oprah Winfrey trial in Texas. A social commentary dealing with truth, morality, and justice. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joni Mitchell, Edie Brickell, Cranberries. Female Vocals, Indie Rock Music, Alternative 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 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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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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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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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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FLIGHT OF THE MAGIC CARROT   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2006
Driving folk rock instumental, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THE WAY SHE HOLDS HER EYES   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2002
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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RIVER OF DREAMS   (by Karmic Kick )  Composed: 2014
A stirring and heartfelt folk-rock song dealing with hopes and dreams, lost and found. Uptempo beats drive a depth of guitar melodies. Husky, emotionally charged female vocals weave an inspiring tale. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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BEGINNING OF TIME   (by Too Human )  Composed: 1997
The true story of a lesbian coming to terms with the fact that her mother had her subjected to shock treatments to cure her of her homosexuality (as did Lou Reed). She comes to a point of forgiveness and acceptance. With a tinge of a Dire Straits influence. Social acceptance and Homophobia. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MONSTER BEHIND THE GATES   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
Classical sounding Folk, deeply emotional and touching. About losing your parents and having to grow up, about the thing that scares us the most- prophetic references, like a modern day Grimm's Fairy Tale scaring the little child in you. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joni Mitchell, Edie Brickell, Female Vocals, Indie Rock Music, Alternative 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 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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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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A NEW JOURNEY   (by Sepheritoh )  Composed: 2003
Relaxing solo guitar, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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DISCONNECT   (by Linq )  Composed: 2009
A cautionary tale about our fascination with modern technology. Take a peek at some typical 21st-century stories driven by drums, bass, tambourine, shaker and tasteful effects. The upbeat vocals and harmonies make the track a good fit for radio, talk show bumpers, film, television, and more. Female Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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OPTIMISTIC INDIE FOLK   (by Anthony Regan )  Composed: 2014
Optimistic, lighthearted INDIE FOLK INSTRUMENTAL in the style of Phillip Phillips, Mumford & Sons, Punch Brothers, etc. High-spirited, acoustic based instrumental that would work well for commercials and presentations. Simple instrumentation that won't step dialogue or voiceover. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME   (by Randy Parsons )  Composed: 1975
Live for today; mushroom cloud, 60's guitar, singer songwriter, live for your dreams, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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ANOTHER DAY LIGHT   (by D. Silverstone )  Composed: 2010
Mellow mood acoustic folk rock. uplifting melody, crunchy subtle distortion sound instrumental music featuring finger picked guitars. joyful, energetic and driving. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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BROKEN CRYSTAL (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by Fresh Body Shop )  Composed: 2011
Acoustic pop rock song with piano. A very catchy and emotional melody, perfect for romantic drama or romantic comedy. 20-something club scene, TV, Film, Indie or Documentary. Catchy tune, touching lyrics, light and soulful. 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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I DON'T THINK THAT LOVE IS SO GREAT   (by C.J. Masters )  Composed: 2009
Medium-slow Country song about a confused lover who is overwhelmed with the ups and downs of love. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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LOVE IS A CLOWN   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
Female edgy Vocals. Searing Love song about love lost, being loved too late or just in the nick of time. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joni Mitchell, Edie Brickell, Cranberries. Female Vocals, European Music, Scottish Music
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I TALK TO THE WIND   (by The Wyld Olde Souls )  Composed: 1969
Easy breezy folky summers' day male/female harmonies late 1960s or early 70s groovy laid back acoustic sound, folk rock version of King Crimson, woodsy, flute, wind, forest, sunshine, communing with nature; America, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane. Classic rock on the radio. Mixed Vocals, 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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WASTED AND WAITING   (by Steve Robinson )  Composed: 2007
A tongue-in-cheek look at two people failing to connect, and living separate lives. She wastes her time in front of the TV; he wastes his in the bar. A driving folk rock song with fiddle that gives it a Celtic feel. Might work in a pub or bar scene with someone drowning in their sorrows. Male Vocals, 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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PRINCE OF DARKNESS   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
Boys in an Irish pub-about how love can really "f**k your life up". A metaphor using the "impending fires of the Apocalypse. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joanie Mitchell, Edie Burkell. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Soft Rock
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MY ANGEL   (by Charley Orlando )  Composed: 2005
Strong Male vocal. Beautiful Female background vocal. Love lost. Bitter sweet. Uplifting chorus and melody. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THE BEAT GOES ON   (by Shanghai Lily Dublin )  Composed: 2010
Social commentary song about truth, morality, freedom of speech. Another reference to the Oprah Winfrey trial. Sounds like Sinead O'Connor, Joanie Mitchell, Edie Burkell. Female Vocals, Indie Rock Music, Alternative 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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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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