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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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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 dirty electric guitar. Great for action and drama travel beer ads or extreme sports, Instrumental, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
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WAKE UP BABY   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2014
Singer-Songwriter Rock track a la John Mellencamp with a bit of grit and groove. A story about hardcore southern love going down in the shallow South. It's kind of like 'boys just wanna have fun.' Upbeat, up tempo, happy track that just might get you humming along. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THE BEGGAR IN ME INSTRUMENTAL   (by Too Human )  Composed: 2014
Cool lilting rock groove a la Tom Petty's "Refugee" with a female vocal. Think Tom Petty and Tom Waits meet Tina Turner. Refusal to give up on something that is flawed, with some attitude. Acoustic and electric guitars, drums and hammond organ. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THE CHILL OUT ART   (by Synapse )  Composed: 2014
Groovy and elegant acoustic and electric guitar track with a relaxed mood that will bring sunny days and good times'feeling. Instrumental, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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LOVE JIG   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2002
Lively Scottish/ Irish style East Coast acoustic rocker jig; acoustic and electric guitar with penny whistle middle section; great for anything Maritime flavoured be it bed tracks for film, video, ads, products, Lobster food, restaurants, boats, pirates, sailing ships, fishermen, festivities, Instrumental, Rock Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, British Folk
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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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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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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 Music, Folk Rock
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COUNTRY HIGHWAY   (by Zev Weinstein )  Composed: 2014
Upbeat and friendly, combines styles of country, pop and southern rock. Invites listeners to open highway road trip or the great outdoors. Picking and strumming acoustic guitars are complimented by lightly interspersed honky-tonk piano, vintage B3 organ and horn section. 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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REMEMBERING   (by Ethereal Motion )  Composed: 2014
A mellow jazz rock ballad featuring a soulful electric guitar melody, powerful drums, piano and a solid bass. Soothing, romantic, and filled with love and friendship. Beautiful, flowing and majestic song perfect for any organic food commercial or mellow t.v. episode. Great for family commercials. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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I WISH WE WERE BEGINNING IT   (by Ben Hanna )  Composed: 2014
Break up song in a fresh new way. Anthemic, poppy quality with quirky instrumentation and theatrical parts. Male vocals. Humorous lyrics that are not over the top and still preserve a sense of longing. The simple, sing along chorus makes this song hit material. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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WE WERE ALL LIKE WHATEVER   (by Ben Hanna )  Composed: 2014
Sad and funny song about freshmen year at college in retrospect. Encorporates "contemporary" themes that appeal to a younger audience such as recreational drugs, getting busted, romance, and being "all like whatever". Great for a scene in a movie or a show that would appeal to a younger audience. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk 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 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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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 Music, 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 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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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 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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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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TIRELESS LOVER   (by Jan Pauck )  Composed: 2014
groovy, finger picked acoustic guitar with whistling, melancholic, relevant lyrics, synthesizer sound scapes and mellow, tasty guitar leads over a walking bass line. Perfect for big nature landscapes and for happy, succesful relationship scenes, Male Vocals, 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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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 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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MAKING A BETTER LIFE (FULL)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
Good times are coming soon, & this track makes anyone a believer. Solid four-on-the-floor drums, picking banjo and strumming acoustic guitars are featured on this easy going, sweet pop bluegrass piece in the style of Old Crow Medicine Show & The Avett Brothers. Nice acoustic guitar breakdown at 0:39, Instrumental, Country Music, Country Pop
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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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BUILDING FOR THE BETTER (FULL)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
Better times are coming, and this track proves it. Solid four-on-the-floor kick drum, picking banjos and strumming acoustic guitars are the driving forces behind this uplifting, energetic epic of a folk rock piece in the style of Mumford And Sons. 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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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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SKY FLY   (by Michael Musco )  Composed: 2014
This light rock music combines a fun and motivating feeling with a smooth sound sure to inspire. The electric guitar strums a vibrant melody and the upbeat style really gets the body moving. This music is great for ads, corporate, television, documentary, and more. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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STILL LIFE   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2014
This instrumental track was inspired by the folk-rock sounds of CS&N and others back in the late 60s-early 70s. It features 4 acoustic guitars, bass, and congs. The first verse of the song is all guitars and bass, while the second verse brings Congas, and is a bit busier. Easy to loop. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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QUIRKY AND WEIRD   (by Spectral Sevenths and the Skipping Mystics )  Composed: 2014
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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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 Music, Acoustic Rock
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DANCING IN THE SUN   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2014
Harkens back to the late 60's, early 70's vibe and feel of peace and love, with flowers in your hair, cool, laid back, in harmony with nature, soaking up some rays. Has a current Pop/Rock/Folk/Singer-Songwriter sound with female vocals and harmonies. It's innocent and pure, a ton of fun in the sun. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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SUNSETS AND SAND   (by Patrick Williams )  Composed: 2014
With a carefree, laidback quality, this instrumental channels the styles of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. It relies on acoustic guitar and piano rythms and a clean electric leads with an accompaniment of congos and other percussion. It's a great fit for applications that requre an easy going feel. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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NEVER CHANGE   (by Neal Stewart )  Composed: 2014
Taylor Swift-like song that tells about new starts and making your own history. Hints of the 70s Taylor meets the Eagles. Jangly guitars and clear vocals tell a love story of endurance and expectations. Begins with adolescent fears and doubts and ends with love. Cool groove and wonderful message. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THE BEGGAR IN ME   (by Too Human )  Composed: 2014
Cool lilting rock groove a la Tom Petty's "Refugee" with a female vocal. Think Tom Petty and Tom Waits meet Tina Turner. Refusal to give up on something that is flawed, with some attitude. Acoustic and electric guitars, drums and hammond organ. Female Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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