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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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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, 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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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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BADPENNIES   (by Paul Mclinden )  Composed: 2010
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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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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REST A WHILE   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
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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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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WEARY ONES   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
Male Vocals, Rock, 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, 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, Folk Rock
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ONE DAY   (by Edouard Andre Reny )  Composed: 2014
Restful folk pop ballad evoking the travel through life of a man full of dreams and hopes. Originally written on the ukulele, this version sees also guitars, organ, bass and drums. Great track to illustrate any story related to hope and courage, or the pursuit of happiness and finding a home. Male Vocals, 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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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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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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DYING IN PEACE   (by Doug Kidder )  Composed: 2015
Exploring another side of dying and finding peace heavy vocals harmonies front end setting up an instrumental ending with backing support vocals acoustic guitar picking with strumming building arrangement including triumphant horns drums bass asking questions throughout suitable for TV/Film/Internet, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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DIRECTOR'S CUT   (by Fresh Body Shop )  Composed: 2010
Acoustic pop rock song with piano. A very catchy and dynamic song with nine inch nails style male vocals. Perfect 20-something club scene, TV, Film, Indie or Documentary, extreme sports. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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WHEN THE SUMMER CAME (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Dreamy & Uplifiting Instrumental with a Retro yet Contemporary Indie / New Folk vibe. Full of organic sounds such as Acoustic Guitars & Vintage Keyboards. Ideal for film, tv, documentaries, drama, presentations, apps & applications, mobile & web video, advertising etc, Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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PADDED WALLS   (by Judge Mental )  Composed: 2009
Epic with arpeggio intro ala Metallica, great Guitar,Bass interplay. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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BASEBALL   (by Dave Rudolf )  Composed: 2002
From Dave Rudolfs' "Throwback" CD a catchy tune about Baseball, naturally, the love of the game... watching and playing it.. A folk rock tune that features male vocals and suberb playing... a favorite on itunes once used by the Detroit Tigers in their Fox TV year end wrap-up, Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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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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MUSIC BOX CHILDREN   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2002
Male Vocals, Rock, Folk 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, Folk Rock
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AMICA   (by Stefano Fucili )  Composed: 2013
Ballad, Romantic, pop-rock, spanish guitar, cello, strings, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, cymbals, drums, bass guitar. Seren, open space, proud. Drama, Comedy, TV, Film. Positive. 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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KALEIDOSCOPE (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2010
Charming Feelgood Acoustic Instrumental with a retro yet contemporary New Folk vibe. Full of organic sounds such as acoustic guitars, xylophone, flute, vintage keyboards. Ideal for many uses such as film, tv, documentaries, drama, presentation, apps & applications, mobile & web video, advertising, Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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A SONG FOR PEACE   (by Nicole-Marie )  Composed: 2015
Inspired by the rapper Eminem, this song was written as call to songwriters to write more songs about peace and unity, Female Vocals, Rock, Folk 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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FLOOD WATERS   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
Male Vocals, Rock, 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, Folk Rock
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WIND ROARS ON   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2006
Idealistic song of what the wind must "see or hear"... like being a "fly on the wall"! Lyrically deals with Knowing, Truth, Love, Feelings and Life's Mysteries! Female Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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CHANGE   (by Richard Jungles )  Composed: 2002
Moody atmospheric Indie acoustic rock track, that reflects upon life's struggles through a person view & concludes that we can all change our circumstances even if we sometimes have to fight through to see a positive tomorrow. Male 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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PARIS, TEXAS   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2008
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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LOVELY DAY   (by The Gravitons )  Composed: 2012
Singer/Songwriter acoustic led song with a retro/vintage vibe. Very 60s/70s folk rock era in style. Similar to artists like Roy Harper, Fairport Convention, Crosby Stills & Nash and bands from the UK Canterbury scene. Also reminscent of bands like Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons. Organic sounding. 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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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, 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, Folk Rock
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UNITED WE STAND (FULL)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
This epic rock/folk piece emanates unity & teamwork, making it perfect for corporate/motivational usage. Rhythmic sweeping piano, picking banjo & big drums are the driving force behind this uplifting, energetic gem in the style of Mumford And Sons. Expressive fiddle chords and strumming acoustics. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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MESCAL ROSIE   (by Tex Glitter )  Composed: 2011
Fun southern rock track with a Mexican flare. Features a mariachi style arrangement. Sounds like Leonard Skynyrd, Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten. Male 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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YOU'RE GONNA MAKE IT   (by Tom Langford )  Composed: 2006
Mixed Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
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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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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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STEVEN'S GARDEN   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2010
An original instrumental track inspired by the style of Stephen Stills. Features 4 acoustic guitars with bass, percussion, and drums, with the classic guitar tone of Stills. Great track for TV, Film or video needing an upbeat acoustic-style track. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
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