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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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MINOR MISHAP - (by Carl Miles)  Year: 2010
Carl Miles If you like good German Beer and hanging out at the pub, break out your lederhosen shorts and listen to Minor Mishap, One of those good old um-pah singalongs. However this is an instrumental, you get the idea. Eastern European Beerfest, Bavarian/German out door cafe. Quirky Fun Happy European car, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
483673 1:08 Med Slow 99   


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   


DIAMONDS AND GOLD - (by Purple Mountain)  Year: 2008
Purple Mountain Strong mid tempo contemporary folk piece similar to Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. Crystalline recording with acoustic instruments from Purple Mountain. Great for a folksy backwoods video, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Vocal) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
617209 1:59 Med Slow 82   
Full Track (Instrumental) - Folk, Appalachian Folk
342778 2:35 Med Slow 82   
Variation A (vocal) - Soundalikes, Bob Dylan
339250 2:41 Med Slow 82   
Variation B (cue with light drums) - Folk, Folk Dramatic
342773 1:12 Med Slow 82   


ITS FOLK JIM - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2011
Jeremy Sherman Folk guitar plucking and picking over an acoustic drum beat. Earthy, fun and relaxed. Great as a background track. Features acoustic guitars and a banjo top line. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
520784 2:45 Med Slow 98   


LONESOME COWBOY (FULL LENGTH VERSION) - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2008
Jeremy Sherman An old time country waltz played on Dobro, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, guitar, bass and drums. Traditional country band style, authentic live performance. Happy and feelgood. Instrumental, Country, Classic Country
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
294444 3:01 Med Fast 130   


RAINY DAY - (by Richy Kicklighter)  Year: 2004
Richy Kicklighter rain in the morning folk/blue/jazz acoustic new age intsrumental melodic and soulful, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
313587 5:07 Medium 116   


THE JESTER - (by A-P-M Productions)  Year: 2008
A-P-M Productions Cartoonish track, featuring a xylophone accompanied by an acoustic guitar. Despite the strangeness of the instrumentation and the melody, the piece has a classical feel, particularly the opening few bars. It ends with a virtuoso arpeggiated flourish. It would heighten the fun and comedy of any scene, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
320276 1:58 Med Fast 136   


THE WATER IS WIDE - (by Really Free Music)  Year: 2007
Really Free Music A beautiful traditional Scottish / Celtic folk melody, sometimes known as the 'Eriskay Love Lilt'. Sung with male vocal in a contemporary style. Features piano and guitar with instrumental verse led by fiddle and acoustic guitar. Relaxing and charming. Male Vocals, European, Scotland
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - European, Scotland
268045 3:47 Med Slow 90   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
530308 3:47 Med Slow 90   


IN BETWEEN THE GOODBYES - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2013
Michael Corn 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, Rock, Acoustic Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
589915 2:34 Medium 105   
Variation (instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
589914 2:34 Medium 105   
30sec (instrumental edit) - Rock, Acoustic Rock
622044 0:31 Medium 105   
60sec (instrumental edit) - Rock, Acoustic Rock
622045 1:01 Medium 105   
Stinger - Rock, Acoustic Rock
622046 0:12 Medium 105   


FROM BOSTON TO SAN DIEGO - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2014
Steve Dafoe Instrumental of Acoustic Guitar and Electric Piano. Underlying melody from "Gathering Storm". Folk Pop to New Age feel perfect for advertising, internet and corporate uses. Instrumental, New Age Music, New Age Acoustic, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
645749 2:33 Medium 116   


JAMESTOWN - (by Ideascapes Music)  Year: 2005
Ideascapes Music Story of the settling and challenges of the Jamestown colony settlement in the early 1600's in Virginia, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
244888 4:20 Med Fast 147   


FOLK CINEMATIC - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2015
Steve Dafoe Harmonica and Acoustic Guitars with modern percussions and keyboards in this melodic instrumental track which is a combination of Cinematic folk and ambient music. Ideal for corporate, documentaries, TV and Film. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
743689 2:58 Slow 60   


SHRIMP BOAT SHUFFLE - (by Really Free Music)  Year: 2008
Really Free Music Bluegrass style banjo and fiddle theme that merrily bounces its way from Country Bluegrass to Folk Americana style. Great for a background TV soundbed or programme theme. Features banjo, fiddles / violins, guitars, dobro, bass and drum kit. 30, 60, sting 5, sting 10, & soundbed loop edits available. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
291504 3:25 Medium 114   
30sec - Country, Bluegrass
291440 0:31 Medium 114   
60sec - Country, Bluegrass
291441 1:01 Medium 114   
Stinger - Country, Bluegrass
291442 0:06 Medium 114   
Loop - Folk, Contemporary Folk
291508 0:17 Medium 114   


FIREFLY NIGHTS (VICTORIA BLYTHE, VOCAL) - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2007
Greg Beattie A sweet folky love song about first love among fireflies, the new moon and tall summer grass. Beautiful, simple country waltz, perfect for romantic rural settings, warm evenings on the front porch, falling in love while dancing, reminiscing about true love long ago. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
283173 3:59 Med Slow 98   
Variation (Instrumental) - Country, Country Ballads
458546 4:01 Medium 106   


IN THE PEACE OF MY LOVE (VICTORIA BLYTHE VOCAL) - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2011
Greg Beattie Soaring, sweet lullaby about the moment of a newborn's first breath and the birth of a mother's lifelong devotion. Female vocal with rich viola over fretless bass, acoustic guitars and pedal steel. Female Vocals, Childrens, Lullabies
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Childrens, Lullabies
458553 3:09 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
458549 3:09 Med Slow 98   


DRIVING HIM AWAY - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2000
Greg Beattie A wistful, bittersweet, emotional ballad by a dad taking his son off to college--Kerrville New Folk and West Coast Songwriters song of the year winner. Male vocal, acoustic guitars, viola and bass in reverie about that fateful trip that changes the lives of a family forever. Instrumental, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
453206 3:15 Med Slow 86   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
458545 3:15 Med Slow 87   


ON THE HILL - (by Record/Play Music)  Year: 2008
Record/Play Music An acoustic guitar instrumental that's kind of a folk blues combination with a little harmonica in the background. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
314890 2:40 Med Fast   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
314974 0:31 Medium 121   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
314975 1:02 Fast   


THE DAMAGE - (by Record/Play Music)  Year: 2011
Record/Play Music An acoustic rock, singer songwriter track that incorporates acoustic rhythm guitars and a swampy electric accent guitar. It's held down by a bass guitar and modern percussion. The damage was unintended but what's done is done. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
473587 3:01 Medium 114   


HAMPSTEAD HEATH - (by Nick Nicolas)  Year: 2009
Nick Nicolas Relaxing, peaceful, lilting, free-flowing acoustic guitar piece. Beautiful and graceful music perfect for moments of tranquility, reflection or nostalgia. The music has a glorious feeling of lightness and calm, for romantic moments or walks in the park holding hands. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
360882 2:02 Medium 120   
15sec (alternate master) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479464 0:15 Slow 77   
60sec A (alternate master) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479478 1:00 Medium 117   
60sec B - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479379 1:00 Medium 125   
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479360 0:15 Slow 77   
30sec A - New Age, Solos (Strings)
479374 0:30 Slow 77   
30sec B (alternate master) - New Age, Solos (Strings)
479477 0:30 Medium 118   
Variation (alternate master) - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
479446 2:02 Medium 118   


LIVIN' IN THE TIME - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2005
Steve Dafoe surviving in the modern world. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238059 3:00 Med Fast 138   


WINDSAIL - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2003
Steve Dafoe Fella's choice between the girl or the boat . I love the sea...special song as it is the first song I wrote....it is to appear on a Nashville Limited Prod. CD called "Catch A Rising Star"! Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238150 3:23 Medium 112   


NEW YORK NITES - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2004
Steve Dafoe New York to Los Angeles! Dream and imagination of partying and dancing from LA to NYC to party to wherever in your mind! Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238211 2:40 Med Fast 142   


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   


BRITE LITES BIG INSECTS - (by Don Julin)  Year: 1999
Don Julin Odd meter southwestern piece featuring slide guitar. Cinematic soundscape that creates images of the southwest desert. 7/4 time leaves you a bit unsettled. Mississippi Delta passion, heartbreak, crime or chase in progress, dark humor. Spaghetti Western vibe, lonely cowboy or stubborn boyfriend. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
243518 3:59 Med Fast 132   


SLIGO - (by Gordon McLeod)  Year: 2005
Gordon McLeod A song in the Americana and Irish folk tradition about the magic of the Sligo region of Ireland, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
293494 3:47 Very Fast 212   


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   


SCARBOROUGH FAIR - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 2012
Adagio Music A gentle version of this traditional English ballad that was popularized in the late 1960's by Simon and Garfunkel in the iconic movie "The Graduate. " This adaptation features a clear lead guitar melody with a fingerpicking background and mixed chanting choir. Useful for wholesome product adverts. Vocal Pads, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
354016 1:17 Medium 109   


FAMILYMAN - (by Jason Bradley Livesay)  Year: 2008
Jason Bradley Livesay Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
316713 2:46 Medium 110   


BEAUTY LIKE A ROCK - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 1999
Vicki Hannah Lein This song was written to celebrate the beauty in us all with poetic sign language. This song has been taught all over the world so would be a great addition for motivational, inspirational and uplifting projects, incuding school assemblies, teaching through music, recovery, courage, self-image, etc. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
296859 4:13 Medium 120   


COMFORT AND JOY - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2011
Jive Ass Sleepers Sunny and uplifting modern folk with acoustic guitar ensemble building to light strings, bass and drums. Cheerful, heartwarming music for any project. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
500889 1:20 Medium 110   


REPO MAN - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2004
Vicki Hannah Lein No matter how you live it, life is uncertain. This song was written after my daughter nearly died at age 20. We can't run away from what life may throw at us, but we can look it in the face with courage and faith. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
312798 4:50 Slow 66   


A NEW PLEDGE TO THE WORLD - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2008
Vicki Hannah Lein A pledge of allegiance for the entire world united, with qualities we can all agree on: compassion, dignity, abundance, unity. Also, a special message to the USA. This song could be used in a political or cultural film with a focus on tolerance and uniting. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
312719 3:34 Mixed   


I DESERVE TO BE LOVED - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 1999
Vicki Hannah Lein As an adult child of an alcoholic, I was asked by a therapist to write a list of rules I grew up with and then to turn those rules inside out. The result is “I Deserve to Be Loved.” People have sobbed when singing this song. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
303932 3:53 Slow 76   


SING MY SONG - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2004
Vicki Hannah Lein For many years I thought I had no business singing solo and did not have the ability to sing harmony. “Sing My Song” is about my commitment to lean in to finding out who I am and to encourage other people to do the same. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
303921 6:11 Mixed   


ADVANCE DIRECTIVE - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2008
Vicki Hannah Lein “Advance Directive” calls for death with dignity. It was written when my husband’s mother died after suffering much too long through the attempts to save her. “Oh, let me die. Oh, let me be. Let me pass over with dignity. This precious death belongs to me. Let me die. Set me free.”, Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
296872 3:28 Mixed   


COURAGE TO MOURN - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2008
Vicki Hannah Lein "Courage to Mourn" asserts the importance of the grieving process after suffering a loss. It takes time to heal. This song encourages friends to be there in support without offering advice or judgment. "Your presence is enough... you don't need to know the right words to say." Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
296868 3:31 Slow 69   


FEELIN' FINE - (by Eric "E-Train" Manning)  Year: 2008
Eric "E-Train" Manning This tune reminded me of a Country Time Lemonade commercial when I came up with it. Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
292322 2:10 Med Fast 135   


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   


CHICKEN RUN - (by Ray Egan)  Year: 2009
Ray Egan Fun and upbeat. Think 1970's game show meets local country group and you get an idea...... Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
328064 0:30 Fast 162   


ROCKERS - (by Ray Egan)  Year: 2009
Ray Egan Rockers unite!!! Basic rock groove with a driving guitar and drum set. Bass guitar and a chord/backup guitar as well. Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
328069 0:29 Med Fast 136   


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