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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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DAWN FOREST GREEN - (by Lee FitzSimmons)  Year: 2008
Lee FitzSimmons This lively uptempo solo acoustic guitar piece features some very quick picking... Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Folk, Contemporary Folk
288988 0:30 Medium 118   


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   
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
636713 0:16 Med Slow 82   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
636714 0:31 Med Slow 82   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
636715 1:01 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   


MOTHER EARTH IS CRYING - (by Fern)  Year: 2010
Fern Created on the synthesizer with a medium-slow tempo and nature sound effects, this song touches the heart and soul of every human being and creature inhabiting the planet Earth today. Mother Earth begs humanity to find solutions to the massive pollution before it's too late. Perfect for Earth Day! Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal Version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
422496 4:18 Med Slow 80   
Variation (Instrumental Version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
422517 4:24 Med Slow 80   


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   


DRIVE AND SMILE - (by Zander Sekhri)  Year: 2013
Zander Sekhri Folk rock celtic music in the style of Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Avett Brothers, Of Monsters and Men with acoustic guitars, banjo, upright bass, piano and shuffle beat drums. This track pairs perfectly with nature and wholesome values. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
620260 1:02 Med Slow 95   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
645769 0:31 Med Slow 95   


MOTHERLESS CHILD - (by Regina Smoler)  Year: 2006
Regina Smoler Haunting, contemporary rendition of classic tune. Features soaring female vocals, light synth pads. Suitable for film soundtrack, documentary depicting social injustices, film scores, commercials, websites, and more. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
291093 2:18 Med Fast 136   


BREEZE - (by Benny Hawes)  Year: 2009
Benny Hawes Breeze is a laid back track with acoustic guitars and a warm spring like tone. Breeze is the sound of a warm summers day and brings uplifting strings and that feeling of never-ending summer days. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
336179 4:00 Mixed 70   


JACK IN THE BOX - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2005
Dean Graham Wolfe 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, Folk Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (only version avail ) - Rock, Folk Rock
695467 3:19 Med Slow 100   
Variation (instrumental version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
784616 3:39 Med Slow 100   


MOVIN' ON - (by Kevin Reardon)  Year: 2012
Kevin Reardon Smooth, Mellow, and Catchy Folk/Pop Simon & Garfunkel/The Shins-like with reflective vibe feat. male vocals. After a breakup or when you need a break and crave something magical, take a spontaneous road trip (pick up a hitchhiker) and listen to your favorite mix tapes/cd's/ipod tunes in the twilight, Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Simon and Garfunkel
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Soundalikes, Simon and Garfunkel
527637 6:00 Med Slow 97   
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
795261 2:17 Med Slow 97   


HUSH, LITTLE BABY (SOLO PIANO) - (by Suzannah Doyle)  Year: 2008
Suzannah Doyle Introspective solo piano version of this classic American children's lullaby. Poignant, flowing, tender. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
315598 2:39 Med Slow 88   


REFLECTION - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2012
Rob Johnson Modern acoustic piece with an introspective and heartwarming sound. Emotional, reflective and tender. Sounds like Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Ingrid Michaelson and similar singer-songwriters. Great for film and TV dramas, TV commercials and documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
550883 2:22 Slow 70   


ARKANSAS TRAVELLER - INSTRUMENTAL - (by Suzannah Doyle)  Year: 2007
Suzannah Doyle Banjo & Piano instrumental version of this traditional American folk song. Bouncy & old timey. Suzannah Doyle Music. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Folk, Contemporary Folk
247776 0:27 Med Slow 88   


WILD IN GALWAY - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom Fast and furious Celtic folk rock with a good time rebellious punk edge featuring accordion and whistle with hard hitting drums and dirty electric guitar. Great for action and drama travel beer ads or extreme sports, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
703425 2:36 Medium 125   


CAMPFIRE - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2015
Rob Johnson Indie folk piece with a reflective sound. Emotional, powerful and tender. Sounds like Family of the Year, Iron & Wine, The Lumineers and similar singer-songwriters. Great for film and TV dramas, TV commercials and documentaries. Instrumental, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
731258 1:23 Medium 110   


HOLD ON - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2005
Steve Dafoe having what you have now and right in front of you is often what w want along, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
239630 2:58 Medium 120   


THE WAY FORWARD - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden Acoustic guitars and light electric guitars in a sort of uptempo, but still relaxed, feel-good track that blends elements of acoustic folk / light rock / country crossover. Good for nature and the outdoors, house and property, family / light entertainment, breakfast TV. weather forecasts / weather c, Instrumental, Country, CCM
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
571550 1:56 Med Slow 91   


THE WEST FIELD - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden Acoustic guitars, subtle strings and light, sparkling melodies. This mid-tempo track is good for anything natural and down to earth, combining a folky feel with a sort of light acoustic rock arrangement. Good for nature and the outdoors, family and friendships, storytelling and commercials. Slight c, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
571561 2:07 Med Slow 80   


THE RIVER - (by Steve E. Williams)  Year: 2009
Steve E. Williams The movie "Juno"soundtrack type indie-folk guitar. Acoustic guitars play a beautiful, thematic melody and pulsating rhythm over a lush, deep string section. Very earthy, sultry, & soulful. Use as a theme or underscore for TV, Film romantic, inspirational, contemplative, joyful, or mellow scenes. Instrumental, Dramatic, Romantic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Romantic Music  
363802 2:05 Med Slow 100   
60sec (Acoustic Guitar Only) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
363879 1:01 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Acoustic Gtrs only) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
363806 1:59 Med Slow 100   
60sec (No Melody) - Pop, Alt Pop  
363876 1:01 Med Slow 100   
Variation (No Melody) - Dramatic, Romantic Music  
363804 2:05 Med Slow 100   
60sec (60 second version) - Corporate, Corporate Acoustic Pop  
363875 1:01 Med Slow 100   


TIN WHISTLE DANCE - (by Suzannah Doyle)  Year: 2008
Suzannah Doyle Easy going folksy tune with guitar, tin whistle and fiddle. Great for Maypole dancing! Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Folk, Contemporary Folk
285636 1:31 Fast 152   


LONG LONG TIME - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2004
Steve Dafoe Girl leaves to follow the dream...The man left behind is still waiting. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238215 3:10 Medium 118   


SACAJAWEA - (by Ideascapes Music)  Year: 1994
Ideascapes Music Modern song about Sacajawea's lead of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
244870 4:05 Med Fast 148   


MELLOW HAZE - (by Alexander John Ericson)  Year: 2015
Alexander John Ericson A dreamy, mellow, and hazy Folk / Acoustica track with acoustic guitar, piano and ethereal humming voices. Homey / Melancholic / Reflective / Nostalgic, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
715500 3:00 Medium 121   
30sec - Dramatic, Romantic Music
709928 0:31 Medium 121   
60sec - Dramatic, Tender music
709929 1:00 Medium 121   
Loop - Dramatic, Tender music
709930 0:39 Medium 121   
Full Track (More piano, less vocals) - Dramatic, Tender music
709932 2:57 Medium 121   
Stinger A - Dramatic, Tender music
709933 0:05 Medium 121   
Stinger B - Dramatic, Tender music
709934 0:06 Medium 121   
Loop - Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
709931 0:39 Medium 121   


FAMILIAR FACES - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden A warm, homely and cosy acoustic guitar / acoustic piano track. Heartening and understated. Gives off a feeling of warm welcomes, the familiar and the loved. Mellow and easy-going. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
573225 3:02 Medium 120   


HEY, HO, NOBODY HOME - (by Suzannah Doyle)  Year: 2008
Suzannah Doyle Poignant sad solo piano version of this traditional folk song. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
286412 1:15 Slow 71   


GREEN MIST - (by Kevin Packard)  Year: 2014
Kevin Packard A gentle track beginning with fingerpicked acoustic, guitar. Light percussion comes in as wood flute and and synth lead take turns with the melody. Relaxed and easy. Calming. Summer rain. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
656146 1:39 Medium 120   


SHENANDOAH - (by Ideascapes Music)  Year: 2007
Ideascapes Music Stirring male choir rendition of American folk song, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
275921 3:12 Slow 75   


ELECTRONIC 12 HERE AGAIN - (by Ray Egan)  Year: 2008
Ray Egan Another fine example of a joining of world and new-age genres. A muted and delayed trumpet plays the melody, against a backdrop of delayed electric piano and a constant percussion groove. Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
318761 3:57 Med Fast 140   


SINNER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols A dark, minor key folk / singer-songwriter track. Fatalistic lyrics touch on atheism, metaphorical blindness, and the Sisyphean futility of repetitive, day-to-day life. A "tick tock" 2/4 rhythm drives the point home while eerie piano adds colour. A great track for sinister, plotting nighttime scenes, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
531181 4:28 Medium 125   
Bed (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
536005 4:27 Medium 125   


CAISSONS GO ROLLING ALONG - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin U.S. Army Theme, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238141 0:21 Medium 121   


SLEWFOOT SUE - (by Ideascapes Music)  Year: 1994
Ideascapes Music Slewfoot Sue, a mythical Texas cowgirl, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
244871 3:54 Medium 120   


CAMPTOWN RACES - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Perfect ringtone for a day at the races. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238158 0:20 Medium 126   


TURTLES HEAD SOUP - (by Yes Thats Great)  Year: 2009
Yes Thats Great Bobbing, floating but with a certain ebb and flow. Warmly retaining an air of simple folk melody. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
341645 1:22 Medium 125   


IN THE WILLOWS - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden A light and moderately bright acoustic / laidback, easy-going track. Positive and good natured, without being overly "happy". Light and transparent production with acoustic guitars, piano and a few orchestral elements. Ambient pop / folk / acoustica? Good for many types of productions including weat, Instrumental, Country, CCM
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
571525 2:32 Medium 110   


CONTIMPLATING THINGS 60 - (by David Harper)  Year: 2010
David Harper Lovely, soft acoustic guitar gently leads this song that plays like goose down pillows over video and footage. Perfect for contemplation scenes, as per the title. And I'm sure you creative folks will find more uses for it :), Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
423246 1:00 Med Slow 80   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
423238 0:30 Med Slow 81   


SIGHS AND WHISPERS - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2013
Rob Johnson Modern acoustic piece with a wistful, heartwarming sound. Simple guitar accompanied by piano. Emotional, reflective, melancholic and tender. Sounds like Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Ingrid Michaelson and similar singer-songwriters. Great for film and TV dramas, TV commercials and documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
583809 1:33 Slow 75   


BACKWATER - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2007
Jeremy Sherman Acoustic Americana folk track, featuring Dobro, Acoustic guitar and a subtle harmonica. Dreamy, cosy, warm and appealing. Wholesome, friendly, gentle and calm. Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
270441 1:23 Med Slow 82   
30sec (30-secs version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
270439 0:33 Medium 124   
Full Track (Underscore version) - Country, Country Traditional
270444 1:23 Medium 125   
60sec (60-secs version) - Country, Country Ballads
270440 1:04 Med Slow 82   
Loop (Seamless loop) - Americana, Americana
270442 0:31 Med Slow 82   
Stinger (Stinger) - Americana, Americana
270443 0:05   


THE EVILS OF PLASTIC - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2006
Jonathan Geer A quirky, tango-like small ensemble piece with acoustic bass, piano, snare, fiddle and finger cymbals, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
338991 1:05 Medium 120   


ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden A very light and positive track, but in a mellow and thoughtful way. Acoustic guitars, piano and light strings combine Folk / Acoustica with Ambient and Light Pop to create a friendly, woozy and cosy groove, with a slightly introspective mood. Good for thoughtful films and messages with that "human" Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
571450 2:54 Med Slow 85   


IT'S LIFE - (by Gus Caveda)  Year: 2013
Gus Caveda An all acoustic instrumental folk song featuring catchy and repetitive guitar melody. Perfect for nature or reflective outdoor scenes. Traditional yet has a modern Mumford and Son feel. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
590210 2:22 Medium 110   


CELTIC HEART - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom Glorious traditional folk that summons the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Accordion and mandolin lead the tune building to a rousing finale joined by whistle and flute. Ideal for anything needing a touch of the Celtic. Instrumental, European, Ireland
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
687033 2:19 Med Fast 143   


BANJO NOODLING - (by Suzannah Doyle)  Year: 2008
Suzannah Doyle Old Time Banjo solo tune, followed by piccolo solo, then banjo again with piccolo descant. Folksy, easy going. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
277404 2:59 Medium 116   


BUTTERFLY - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2014
Rob Johnson Modern folk piece that's dreamy & sentimental. Simple acoustic guitar accompanied by electric piano, tack piano and guitars. Emotional, reflective, heartwarming tender. Sounds like Iron & Wine, Ingrid Michaelson & similar singer-songwriters. Great for Film & TV dramas, TV commercials & documentari, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
674633 1:23 Med Slow 95   


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3:19 (INSTRUMENTAL) - (by The Music Bakery)  Year: 2008
The Music Bakery Moderate: A deeply moving arrangement of this memorable classic. From intimate phrases to majestic swells, the smooth combination of instrumental elegance and choral warmth will leave you misty-eyed. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279645 3:21 Medium 118   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279649 0:32 Medium 110   
Full Track (Heavenly Choir Vocal) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279644 3:22 Med Slow 89   
60sec A (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279646 1:04 Medium 110   
60sec B (Heavenly Choir) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279647 1:05 Medium 108   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279648 0:34 Medium 113   
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279650 0:21 Medium 111   


WHISTLE A SWEET MELODY - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2016
D. Silverstone Laid back and optimistic acoustic folk music. Happy and mellow content romantic ballad underscore. Featuring acoustic guitars strums, strings and whistle melody. A positive and reflective whistling in a graceful, loving and hopeful lite track. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
794364 1:45 Medium 111   


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