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Folk Singer-Songwriter


Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to performers who write, compose and sing their own material including lyrics and melodies. They often provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song, typically using a guitar or piano. A number of other well-known musicians may write some of their own songs, but are usually referred to as singers instead.

The concept of a singer-songwriter can be traced to ancient bardic culture, which has existed in various forms throughout the world. Poems would be performed as chant or song, sometimes accompanied by a harp or other similar instrument. After the invention of printing, songs would be written and performed by ballad sellers. Usually these would be versions of existing tunes and lyrics, which were constantly evolving. This developed into the singer-songwriting traditions of folk culture. Travelling performers existed throughout Europe. Thus, the folklorist Anatole Le Braz gives a detailed account of one ballad singer, Yann Ar Minouz, who wrote and performed songs travelling through Brittany in the late nineteenth century and selling printed versions. In large towns it was possible to make a living performing in public venues, and with the invention of phonographic recording, early singer-songwriters like Théodore Botrel and George M. Cohan became celebrities. Radio further added to their public recognition and appeal.
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SO EASY (FULL SONG)   (by Angela Predhomme )  Composed: 2012
Catchy, fun and chock full of positive lyrics, this track is perfect for advertising. Singer mentions how easy it is, how they're satisfied. Consumer-directed, this song will send positive messages about any product and make it desirable. Female vocal sings with just a hint of sexiness. (full length, Female Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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HAUNT ME   (by Anne Garner )  Composed: 2011
Original composition “Haunt Me” featuring Female Vocals, Piano and subtle Electronics. Understated and seductive, it has an eerie cinematic quality. Perfect for title credits, incidental music or a trailer soundtrack. Also available as an instrumental. Female Vocals, Pop Music, Lilith Fair
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IN TIME   (by Anne Garner )  Composed: 2011
Original composition “In Time” featuring Female Vocals, Piano and Drums. Vulnerable and brimming with femininity, it resonates with the power of an ancient lament. Perfect for title credits, incidental music or trailer soundtrack. Also available as an instrumental. Female Vocals, Pop Music, Lilith Fair
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THE WAY BACK HOME   (by Matthias Wichtrup )
A song about love and homesickness. Missing your special person, hopeful for better days ahead. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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NO RUSH INST FEATURING PEACOCK ALLEY   (by Eddie Caldwell )  Composed: 2011
Happy MaleVocalPop/Rock track in the style of Jack Johnson, Bob Dylan, American Idol. Acoustic guitars boy meets girl and catchy melody is perfect for commercial use. Website, media, games, corporate, trailers, motivational scenes, background music, club cafe, romantic comedy, fun romcom, religion, Instrumental, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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ROADS TO RIDE   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
A funny song about how we are all different and have are own paths to take in life. Has a folky/country feel to it. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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GREY AUTUMN SWEATER   (by Henrik Skanfors )  Composed: 2007
Melancholic, sad song from Henrik Skanfors' album "The Last Gash" (2007) about heartbreak and being left behind. Only intimate vocals and dreamy guitar. Suitable for drama & tv-series. Similar artists: Damien Rice, Antony & the Johnsons, Coldplay, José Gonzáles, Jeff Buckley, Sufjan Stevens, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN   (by Matthias Wichtrup )  Composed: 2000
A song about mistakes in the past and lessons you have to learn in your life, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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SMILE   (by Nicholas Markos )  Composed: 2002
Gentle acoustic guitar and voice song about missing someone, perfect for a mood like The Replacements' "Skyway," Coldplay's "See You Soon," or Nick Drake's "Pink Moon." Mixed Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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WHEN AN ANGEL FLIES AWAY   (by Roger Lehman )
When An Angel Flies Away - In loving memory of my niece Gwen Heimrick who passed away in August of 2006 at the age of 19. Life is beautiful, not fair. Soulful, heartfelt and broken hearted male vocal. Tender, touching and soulful. A melancholy memory of good times with a sweet teenager. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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TIME WARP   (by Roger Lehman )  Composed: 2008
A light and confident acoustic guitar instrumental with a dark, depressed male vocal. This is a song about how the the shock and trauma of losing someone very close to you can leave you so grief-stricken that time almost seems to stop and/or even move backwards. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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THERE'S NO GOING HOME   (by Roger Lehman )
Mellow and relaxed, featuring gentle, satisfied acoustic guitars and downcast male vocals. About returning to your hometown 12 years after high school graduation and discovering how much everything and all the people have changed. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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SONGWRITING 101   (by Roger Lehman )  Composed: 2008
Light and cynical, featuring bright acoustic guitar plucking and funny, satirical male vocals. Comical song written in first person by someone who "takes themself way too seriously"! Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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OLD DANNY FRANCIS   (by Roger Lehman )  Composed: 2006
Gentle and nostalgic, featuring warm acoustic guitar harmonies and tender male vocals that create a calm, heartfelt mood. A song about an elderly gentleman friend of mine who was a WWII vet and who passed away in the summer of 2006. There aren't many men like this anymore. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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NO PROMISES, NO LIES   (by Roger Lehman )  Composed: 1987
Gentle and sensual, featuring laidback acoustic guitar picking and mellow male vocals that create a tender, honest mood. A song about a one night love affair. One night, one time, no tell, and never again, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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COLD NOVEMBER RAIN   (by Roger Lehman )
A bright and cheerful acoustic guitar instrumental topped with somber male vocals. Song about being lonely and cold on a rainy November night. I'm outside, out of town, standing in the rain, it's cold, I'm lonely and wishing to be anywhere else, and more than anything with my loved ones. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE   (by Roger Lehman )  Composed: 2009
Calm and dreamy, featuring mellow, optimistic male vocals and relaxed acoustic guitar plucking that creates an easy, positive mood. A positive song about the fact that there is enough on planet earth for everyone and no need for fear or fighting if we will only share. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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A LITTLE INSPIRATION   (by Neal Gladstone )  Composed: 1996
Joyous celebration of life’s wonders. “There are minuets in the moonlight and diamonds in the grass.” Male and female vocals. Folk style guitar and piano. Sweet melody. Optimistic lyrics, inventive arrangement. Catchy tune invites sing-along. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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MAN ON THE WIRE   (by Patric Steel )  Composed: 2011
A singer songwriter tale with deep lyric and memorable melody.. Male vocal with live sounding recording for club scenes, videos, in store play, movies, TV and more. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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IN THE CITY   (by Patric Steel )  Composed: 2011
Stark direct authentic singer songwriter tale with deep lyric and memorable melody.. Male vocal with live sounding recording for club scenes, videos, movies, TV and more. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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GO YOUR WAY   (by SJ )  Composed: 2010
This is a soft acoustic guitar song and soft male vocals. This is a dreamy, enchanting song that represents quite a nice way to tell someone to leave. It has a calming feel with percussion effects that compliment the finger picking on the guitar. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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HAPPY GRAY   (by SJ )  Composed: 2010
This is a soft, groovy, acoustic guitar song with finger picking and soft male vocals. The guitar drives the percussion, and the mood is very laid back and low key. The lyrics are meaningful and personal. This would work with a transitional scene in TV/film. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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I THINK IT SO   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This is a soft rock, folk alternative song featuring acoustic guitar, and complimentary strings in the background. It also features soft male vocals, with a lyrical tone that is philosophical. It is a song that would be great for several forms of media looking to create a warm, relaxing feeling. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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IF I WERE A HERO   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This song features strumming acoustic guitar, piano, string section, and soft male vocals. It is a wishing "what if" song, sending a message to girl that guy wishes he were better for her and them. The instruments all compliment the featured acoustic guitar, and create a pensive, dramatic feel. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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IT'S ALRIGHT   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
Acoustic guitar, light percussion & soft male vocals. It conveys the feeling that "it's alright, it's ok" when you lose your special person. Romantic departure, separation, lover gone away. Sweet guy missing his girlfriend. One way decision, he has to wish her well, very cavalier lyrics, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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IT'S NOT ME   (by SJ )  Composed: 2010
This is a groovy, folk pop song featuring acoustic guitar and soulful male vocals. The lyrics are flirty and playful, and the mood is relaxed and happy. Great for a love scene, commercial, or wedding. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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LET ME BE   (by SJ )  Composed: 2010
This is an uptempo soft rock, folk pop song. It features acoustic rhythm and lead guitar and soothing male vocals. The feeling is upbeat and moving. The lyrics are personal and touching. Great song for a breakup scene, road song, or feeling of moving on. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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MAYBE   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
Featuring acoustic guitar strumming and soft male vocals. The mood is bright and soft, and the lyrics are those of pondering the world. The song has a dreamy feel. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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WHILE WE STILL HAVE TIME   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This is a groovy folk pop song with soulful male vocals. It features acoustic guitar. The rhythm is bouncy and fun. The lyrics are sweet and simple and the hook is very catchy. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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SIGH   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This is a light instrumental peice featuring acoustic guitar finger picking. Complimenting the guitar are light doses of strings and piano. The song has a soft, simple mood all centered around the intricate guitar work. Instrumental, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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SOME DAYS   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This is a folk acoustic song featuring acoustic guitar and soulful male vocals. The guitar is flowing and the song features falsetto singing in the chorus. It is a light, easy listening song with universal lyrics. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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THE GOOD FIGHT   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This song features moving acoustic guitar and soulful male vocals, folk alternative meets blue grass. The rhythm is bouncy and fun. The lyrics are fiery and aggressive. It is a strong song with a strong message. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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ALMOST GOOD ENOUGH   (by SJ )  Composed: 2010
Soft, bright, acoustic guitar with male vocals & female harmony vocal. Two lovebirds reminscing & looking to the future. Great love scene, flashback or montage, boy girl relationships, agreeing, coming together, enjoying each other's company, friendship. Sweet innocent adorable modern 20-something, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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BREATHE   (by SJ )  Composed: 2010
Sweet acoustic guitar mellow finger picking, with soft male vocals & a catchy chorus. Lyrics are universal, tender, touching & modern. TV, Film or Indie romantic drama or romcom. Perfect for soulful dream scene or flashback. Elegant harmonies, heartwarming, love affair with shades of gray. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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DREAM FOR YOU   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This song features acoustic rhythm and lead guitar, and has a modern folk feel. It also has soft male vocals with lyrics that tell a sweet story line reminiscing of someone close who has passed. Lyrics which tell a descriptive story about two people's time together. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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YOUR MIND   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This is a modern soft rock/folk alternative song with a fun mood. It features acoustic guitar and soft soulful male vocals. The lyrics are sweet and universal. This is great for a beach scene, or fun atmoshphere or spirit. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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UNTIL THE END OF TIME   (by SJ )  Composed: 2008
This is a classic love song featuring bright acoustic guitar and soft male vocals. The lyrics are about love "until the end of time." This song is perfect for a love scene, wedding, or related scene/event. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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OH CAPTAIN   (by SJ )  Composed: 2010
This song has a steady groove with an aggressive spririt. It feature acoustic guitar and soulful male vocals. The lyrics are about blind allegiance and ignorance. Great for commercials, TV and movie scenes, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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SEAGULL'S CRY   (by Really Free Music )  Composed: 2007
A passionate ballad / soft pop track with a strong celtic folk overtone. A song of longing, being alone, and a lost love. Features a bright acoustic guitar, mandolin, and folk fiddle. Excellent male harmony vocals. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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HALF LIFE   (by Richard Jungles )  Composed: 1997
Uplifting,folk/pop song with soulful vocals. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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LOVE IS THE GIFT   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2013
Mellow acoustic singer/songwriter indie pop folk with male lead vocal ala David Gray, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Ben Kweller, James Blunt, John Mayer, Sting. Mellow but intense love song about the deep connections and dynamics of true love. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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IN BETWEEN THE GOODBYES   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2013
Acoustic singer/songwriter folk rock with male lead vocal ala David Gray, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Ben Kweller, James Blunt, Sting, Van Morrison, Don Henley. Mellow love song with lyrics exploring the dynamics of longing within a relationship. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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EBB & FLOW   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2009
Mid-uptempo acoustic singer/songwriter indie pop folk with male lead vocal ala David Gray, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Ben Kweller, James Blunt, Sting. Fun vibe about the highs and lows of a romantic relationship. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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NEVER MORE THAN THIS   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2007
Acoustic singer/songwriter rock with male lead vocal ala David Gray, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Ben Kweller, James Blunt, Sting. Mellow but intense love song about the deep connections and dynamics of true love. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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I AM SORRY LITTLE BIRD   (by Torfi Olafsson )  Composed: 2011
Delicate loving and with sentimental regret. -Very new original song by Torfi Olafsson, -lyric by englishman Tim Earle. Vocals by Sverrir Baldur Torfason, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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ONE WAY   (by RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees )  Composed: 2006
This song is about life, commitment and determination. From childhood through the adult years and how time keeps ticking. Life is a one-way ticket on a one-way street, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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MY INDIFFERENCE   (by RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees )  Composed: 1999
You have to trust the people you surround yourself with, whether you are at work or at play. I spent 22 months of my life working for a well deserved salary adjustment, only to find out I had been submarined. Somehow I found that inspiring... Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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