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Since the 1970s a genre of "contemporary folk", fueled by new singer-songwriters, has continued to make the coffee-house circuit and keep the tradition of acoustic non-classical music alive in the United States. Such artists include Chris Castle, Steve Goodman, and John Prine. While from London The Pogues and Ireland The Corrs brought traditional tunes back into the album charts.


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ANGRY BUTTERFLIES - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2016
Luke Gartner-Brereton Upbeat indie folk track featuring baritone ukulele and vibrant percussion throughout. Track has a bluesy vibe, perfect for upbeat advertising, indie films, emotional montages. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
810309 1:38 Med Slow 80   


SPOOKY UKE - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2016
Luke Gartner-Brereton Quirky indie folk track featuring the baritone ukulele. Track moves from an off-center, minor vibe to an upbeat chorus. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
810326 1:40 Med Fast 140   


ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY - (by BeepCode)  Year: 2013
BeepCode A delightful arrangement of the classic American folk song, that kids sing as "on top of spaghetti..". Perfect for a music box, ringtone, or just waltzing around. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
580205 2:59 Very Fast 175   


WITH YOU (BACK VOCAL) - (by BeepCode)  Year: 2012
BeepCode Cute, positive, and relaxing track. This song is all about feeling good. Used Instruments: ukulele, acoustic gutar, piano, bass, acoustic drums, rhodes and percussion. You can use this track as a background in your business projects, videos, slideshows, TV or advert. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
686821 3:36 Medium 122   
Variation - Folk, Contemporary Folk
686820 3:36 Medium 122   


LUCKY MAN - (by BeepCode)  Year: 2013
BeepCode Think Disney channel: this fun track has a HUGE smile on it. Dancing hand jive great for kids recess and playing, running wild in glee and having lots of finger-snapping fun. Wild, playful, mischievous, woolly and hilarious. Music Mom and Dad will love too. Instrumental, Pop Music, Tween Pop, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
686809 3:25 Medium 126   


MOONFIRE ASCENDING - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2012
Luke Gartner-Brereton An intense, evocative little track played on twin classical guitars (melody played an octave appart). Think gypsy moon dance, fireflies at dusk, the struggles and cycles of life. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
566937 1:05 Med Fast 145   


NAIROBI - (by Stefano Mastronardi)  Year: 2014
Stefano Mastronardi Simple, relaxing and serene track dominated by acoustic guitar and accompanied by traditional african percussion. The atmosphere is intimate and reflective as well as positive and carefree. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
639183 2:41 Med Fast 130   


LIVING THE GOOD LIFE (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2014
Ron Komie Warm acoustic guitar strumming, delicate banjo, and soulful dobro highlight this easygoing, relaxing by the campfire piece in the style of The Avett Brothers, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. Kicks into a nice groove at:32 with sweet fiddle chords and solid drums. Nifty guitar arpeggio ending. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
664349 2:17 Medium 118   


LIVING THE GOOD LIFE (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2014
Ron Komie Warm acoustic guitar strumming, delicate banjo, and soulful dobro highlight this easygoing, relaxing by the campfire piece in the style of The Avett Brothers, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. Kicks into a nice groove at:32 with sweet fiddle chords and solid drums. Nifty guitar arpeggio ending. Instrumental, Country, Bluegrass
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
663665 2:17 Medium 118   


SO IT GOES - (by Kyle Gray Young)  Year: 2012
Kyle Gray Young A terrifying song about the school shootings, suicide bombers, and other idiots in the world that feel the need to terrorize innocent people. Looking towards a brighter future where things like this come to an end. Perfect song for a documentary about topics like this. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
561320 3:13 Slow 70   


SONG WITH NO VERBS - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2012
Luke Gartner-Brereton Bright, easy going tune played on twin classical guitars. Calm, positive verses with an emotive, solemn bridge at it's heart (2 min marker). Think vast, expansive landscapes, empty beaches, or the flight of migratory birds. Perfect for nature documentary. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
565401 3:50 Medium 120   


CROSSING OVER 1 - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2012
Luke Gartner-Brereton Light, soothing piece played on classical guitars. Drifts lazily along with a simple melody played in twin octaves. Bright, chirpy bridge sits at the center of the song. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
565402 2:29 Med Fast 130   


ACOUSTIC DREAMS - (by Jesper Mattsson)  Year: 2011
Jesper Mattsson Acoustic Guitar atmospheric tracks natural and simple ideal for use in commercials for healthy products organic food etc also works well for drama series sit comes etc, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (loopable) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
460514 1:11 Med Slow 82   


SWEET RIVER - (by Space Taster)  Year: 2015
Space Taster Mellow acoustic rock with a relaxed, roots Americana vibe. Perfect for documentaries, TV ads, voice-overs and many other uses where a homely, nostalgic mood is required. Recalls, Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Laura Marling, Alison Krauss, Grateful Dead, James Taylor, John Prine, Nick Drake, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
673215 2:23 Medium 115   


HIGH ABOVE - (by Roland Rudzitis)  Year: 2011
Roland Rudzitis Majestic and glorious track with soaring guitar and celtic like elements. Very positive and triumphant. Confident, powerful and heroic. 6/8 time and acoustic guitars and accordion give it a folk style flavor. Rocky Mountain. Beer commercial. Proud and confident. Birds and nature. Irish guard. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
480890 2:45 Med Slow 82   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
636715 1:01 Med Slow 82   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
636714 0:31 Med Slow 82   
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
636713 0:16 Med Slow 82   
Stinger - Folk, Contemporary Folk
636716 0:06 Med Slow 82   


D LOOP - (by Federico Chieli)  Year: 2013
Federico Chieli Simple acoustic guitar fingerpicking. One nylon strings guitar and one steel strings guitar. Mid Slow tempo, mixolydian mode, acoustic ballad. Sparse arrangement. Loopable. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
620565 2:13 Med Slow   


WALKING HAPPY - (by Sergei Shell)  Year: 2011
Sergei Shell Sweet guitar bass organ & drums with an occasional harmonica solo. Carefree folksy mood. For mellow relaxing rides, westerns, prairies, open spaces. Travel, road trip, family & children wholesome theme song, intro for film or TV show. Lazy, small town rural feeling. Southern, laidback & innocent. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
458386 1:52 Med Slow 80   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
534621 0:30 Med Slow 80   
Loop - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
534620 0:07 Med Slow 80   
Variation (Without Organ) - Dramatic, Happy Music  
458170 1:51 Med Slow 80   


RUN - (by Ross Milligan)  Year: 2013
Ross Milligan Rhythmical acoustic guitar feature with a real feeling of forward motion. Played on an acoustic guitar with a contemporary feel this is Simple yet uplifting with a subtle energy that would be ideal in a dramatic scene-running/thinking things through/working things out/sense of motion. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
617910 1:26 Medium 120   


THE BIZARRE FOLK STRING INSTRUMENT - (by Rik Roberts)  Year: 2009
Rik Roberts An acoustic guitar is duplicated numerous times and pitch shifted to create one beautiful, big, bizarre and highly exotic folk string instrument! Magical, soulful, rootsy and very earthy! Original to the core. Travel, adventure, cultural and roadtrips, also good for commercials and folk art scenes. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
491787 2:27 Slow 65   


THE REAL RAIN - (by Mark Taylor)  Year: 2010
Mark Taylor Thoughtful, melancholy Male Vocalist singing about how death comes to all people. Supported by both Acoustic and Electric Guitars, and Electric Bass and Drums. Sounds like Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Beatles. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398420 4:56 Medium 115   
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396383 4:53 Very Slow 57   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398428 1:00 Medium 115   
Ident - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396386 0:09 Very Slow 57   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396362 0:31 Very Slow 57   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396384 1:01 Very Slow 57   
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396385 0:16 Very Slow 57   
Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
385595 4:56 Medium 115   


YOU FEEL FINE - (by Mark Taylor)  Year: 2010
Mark Taylor Melancholy Male Vocalist singing about the love lost, but still feeling fine. Sounds like Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Beatles. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398422 3:53 Mixed 115   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398430 1:02 Medium 115   
Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
385602 3:53 Mixed 115   


CITY LIGHTS - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2014
Music Candy Acoustic guitar track, with gentle slide guitar leads. Summery, light and tender. Quiet and contemplative, see the city lights from far or see them from a totally new perspective after all the sudden changes that life throws up. Soothing, revealing and light. Amplified, by Tobias James. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
672847 2:13 Med Fast 132   


RUNNING FROM LOVE - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2015
Music Candy Sweet, jazzy folk ballad with a touch of hope. Thoughtful and slow, this waltz is great for retro as well as contemporary moments of closeness and warmth, a waltz of memories, different relationships, time going by, feeling lonely and reliving what could have been. Jazz House, by Craig Levy. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
753208 2:35 Med Slow 87   


SPRING IN YOUR HEART (PANIC ENSEMBLE) - (by Roy Yarkoni)  Year: 2011
Roy Yarkoni Beautiful music & vocals that will give you nice warm feeling inside, smile in your face, and great mood for the whole day. Imagine a sunny forest with trees, butterflies, and many many different colors. You can breath the fresh air and feel your heart with the beauty of spring. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
500822 3:22 Medium 127   
30sec (instrumental) - Dramatic, Broadway
501705 0:32 Med Fast 130   


ACOUSTIC GUITAR: SUNSHINE MORNING - (by Tim Brown)  Year: 2014
Tim Brown This is a bright, happy guitar melody brings hope and bliss. It is the perfect background music for videos, podcast, commercial advertisements etc... Your viewers will love the positive vibe of this track. Refresh and invigorate your audience by adding this production to your videos, podcasts, etc.. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
703365 2:47 Med Fast 135   


REFRESHING MOMENTS - (by Tim Brown)  Year: 2015
Tim Brown Do you need relaxing and uplifting music? Mellow guitar melodies and soft percussion will calm you audience and refresh them. Add this song to your next: Background Music for Video Spa, Retail or Restaurant background music After Effects Project (slideshow, commercial, opener, intro, reveal,, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
718618 2:35 Medium 110   


THE HAPPY PEDDLER - (by Mike Stidolph)  Year: 2012
Mike Stidolph A fun toe tapping Instrumental featuring a Glockenspiel and Ukelele backed up with an Upright Bass and a Brush Snare. Come on out and buy. The perfect tune for any media project. Children at play. Clothing Advertisement. TV, Radio Commercials. Website Welcome. Selling and promoting products. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
536296 1:33 Med Slow 93   


A WELCOME SPRING - (by Mike Stidolph)  Year: 2011
Mike Stidolph This warm hearted acoustic instrumental features Nylon Guitar, Piano, Fiddle, Banjo, and Dobro. Begins slow then builds into an earthy medium tempo. Like a welcome spring. The perfect underscore for your project. This piece of music has some natural pauses for easy edits and/or looping. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
480863 2:09 Slow 67   


IN THE MOMENT - (by Prizm Prime)  Year: 2010
Prizm Prime Sweet acoustic guitar groove with mellow harmonica lead. Great for indie, rural scenes, blue skies, open spaces, cowboys, campfires, telling tall tales or hiking, fishing, biking, climbing mountains. Touching country music, wholesome family kids with a pioneering spirit, herding cattle, going west. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
421871 1:48 Medium 105   


COME THROUGH THE WATER - (by Bill Leslie)  Year: 2006
Bill Leslie Hauntingly beautiful, spiritual odyssey, journey of truth and light by passing through the dazzling darkness, hopeful, healing, tranquil, serene, triumphant, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Triumphant vocal) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
417977 3:36 Medium 116   


BERGAMOT - (by Too Human)  Year: 2014
Too Human A lovely song using the metaphor of an intense flavor to add to your tea to make your life sweeter and richer. Beautiful arrangement with guitars, accordion, harmonica, banjo, violin and percussion contrasting with the earthy vocal. Female Vocals, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
701063 4:10 Med Slow 98   
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
701910 4:10 Med Slow 98   


HEART FROM ABOVE - (by Too Human)  Year: 1997
Too Human 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, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
702369 3:45 Med Slow 93   


HOW I FOUND MY GODDESS - (by Too Human)  Year: 2001
Too Human Airy beautiful moving song about an awakening through a past life regression. Different past lives are described and then a meeting with Ed Asner, as the past life guide! A little humor but mostly moving and deep. Intelligent, not too "cosmic" for this subject. Good for movie about self discovery. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
517161 5:20 Medium 113   


MEMORY LANE - (by Colin Ward)  Year: 2012
Colin Ward A thoughtful folksy song about a high school reunion. Some thoughts on whether attending a reunion is a good idea. Pretty finger-picked guitar and subtle cello and strings in the background. Nice harmony vocals by co-writer Ed Swartz. Perfect for any show where a school reunion plays a part. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
524801 3:39 Med Fast 130   
Variation (Instrumental version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
524815 3:39 Med Fast 130   


AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME - (by Mark Bisson)  Year: 2011
Mark Bisson Reflective song in the style of Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen about getting older and feeling you’ve missed your chance. Male lead Vocals with acoustic guitar and piano, features plaintive harmonica solos, Montage for disgraced or departing politician in News story or documentary. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
483238 4:10 Medium 128   


FLOKY UKE & GUITARS - (by Evren Edler)  Year: 2014
Evren Edler Cheerful, lighthearted, and upbeat instrumental track features innocent ukuleles and childlike acoustic guitars, and warm electric bass guitar. Great for children, or slightly quirky branding. Perfect acoustic background music with no percussion or drums elements. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
(Pending) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
686988 0:52 Fast 165   


ITLL BE OK - (by Max Brodie)  Year: 2011
Max Brodie Quirky / Acoustic / Easy Listening. ‘It’ll Be Ok’ is an uplifting, happy track. Slight robotic drums and a quirky synthesizer brings a subtle ‘cheeky’ aspect to the piece. It's charming, a little bit off the beaten track, tongue-in-cheek and homely. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
532908 2:15 Med Fast 144   
Stinger A - Folk, Contemporary Folk
532905 0:12 Med Fast 144   
Stinger B - Folk, Contemporary Folk
532906 0:11 Med Fast 143   
Loop A - Folk, Contemporary Folk
532903 0:21 Med Fast 144   
Loop B - Folk, Contemporary Folk
532904 0:27 Med Fast 144   
Variation (Underscore) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
532907 2:15 Med Fast 144   


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