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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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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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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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ALLOY   (by MotionGo Music )  Composed: 2014
THERE'S HOPE: Instrumental folky short track with a feel for rural American lifestyles. Could be used as background for storytelling, feel-good stories, accomplishments, graduations, good memories and such. Positive-sounding with acoustic guitar and tremolo vibes for color. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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LIVING ON THE EDGE OF DISASTER   (by Linq )  Composed: 2013
Concerned about the dangers of nuclear power? This song's for you complete with cymbal swells, well-placed electric guitar embellishments and a timely wake-up call. The clock is ticking. Great fit for documentaries, films and radio shows that address the topic. Female Vocals, 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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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 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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SONS OF MUMFORD   (by Robert Neary )  Composed: 2013
Lively Folk acoustic rock track with strings, upright bass and piano. Ideal replacement for Mumford and Sons, the lumineers, Gary Barlow. Ideal for TV, film, documentaries, commercials and media, Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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COLOURS OF YOUR FACE   (by Guiye Frayo )  Composed: 2013
A sweet and easy song, mood-enhancing, filled with simple but catchy melodies and effective percussions that will build dynamically along the song until releasing on the final passage. Bottom ended. Everything executed and recorded with extreme clarity and precision. Ideal for finese commercials. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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PICKING A FRIEND   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2013
Pleasantly plucking and picking melodic lines and rich, lush chords on a vintage Gibson ES-335 played through an old Fender Deluxe Reverb amp. Smooth, soothing, atmospheric background sound with many commercial applications. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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MY SONG WENT ON TOO LONG   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2013
Mid-tempo indie folk rock with male lead vocal ala Fun, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Ben Kweller, James Blunt, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, David Gray, Phillip Phillips. Catchy fun vibe; a tale of a rockstar's ego getting the best of him. Great for film/TV/advertising. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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THE LONG WAY   (by Pierre Mineault )  Composed: 2013
This is a song about being at a cross road in a relationship. Letting go with the hope that someone will change before it's to late. You can go if you want but it's a long way down the road. With cool acoustic guitars and emotional male vocals. Written with travelling away after a breakup in mind. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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KEEP OUR DREAMS ALIVE   (by Lou Heffernan )  Composed: 2013
Nothing will change unless we make it. We must strive to live the life we desire. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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STUNNING LIES   (by Bobby & Leslie Sahlen )  Composed: 2013
Sounding very similar to the concept of Shawn Mullins "Beautiful Wreck", with stunning vocals we hear the song of an older guy looking for love in all the wrong places and falling head over heals for a paid dancer who whispers the most precious, but stunning lies in his ear, making him a better man, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TOO CLOSE TO THE FIRE   (by Bobby & Leslie Sahlen )  Composed: 2013
A folk rock love song of sorts lamenting how long distance love is just fine but close proximity is simply too close to the fire leaving the singer smoldering in a heap, unable to function. This song asks the question how can I love you if you won't stay away? Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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CI SEI SOLO TU   (by Stefano Fucili )  Composed: 2013
Pop folk rock country ballad with harmonica, acoustic & electric guitars, organ, bass, drums. Sound like American rock Country-rock. Great starting intro. Idela for Tv, Film, Commercials, Documentary. Sound like Like a Rolling Stone by The Rolling Stones. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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TEMPO   (by Stefano Fucili )  Composed: 2013
Classic Pop folk rock ballad with REAL INSTRUMENTS piano rhodes, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, great solo guitar, strings, bass, drums. Sound like Bon Jovi, U2, American rock. Song start soft and rise to power energy. Instrumental, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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AFRAID OF YOU   (by Victoria Smith )  Composed: 2013
Girl is afraid of relationship with guy. Country rock song similar to a Taylor Swift but more mature. Female Vocals, Rock Music, 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 Music, Folk Rock
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SHE LOOKS DOWN ON ME   (by Michael Panasuk )  Composed: 2013
Sometimes love is a bitter pill to swallow, and sometimes you can feel bitter when love chews you up and spits you out like an old wad sugarless gum. Angry, embittered, caustic male vocals and harmonies express the depressive sentiments of being dumped by the love your life. Heavy, real, poetic. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Folk Rock
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