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.
Acoustic Americana / folk with Dobro and acoustic guitars. Reflective, longing and tender with a homely, nostalgic feel. Love, memories, perhaps regret, or a beautiful country day. There is also an 'underscore' version, without the main melody line Dobro. Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
Musical ring tone with bluegrass style 3-part harmony reminding you "Hey, your cell phone is ringing . . . " Vocals and original song ("Bluegrass: Answer Your Phone") by Suzannah Doyle. Brought to you by Ring Tone Theatre. Female Vocals, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
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 Music, Contemporary Folk
Aaron Copeland style piece with a Western flare. Huge fully orchestrated, symphonic piece. Very American. Fanfare intro. News, Ad, ID, Americana, Percy Grainger. Big, Bold, dynamic and dramatic with solo instruments along with full orchestration. Rudzitis, Flavin, Lush, soaring strings, Uplifting! Instrumental, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
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 Music, Contemporary Folk
American traditional folk or bluegrass, spirited instrumental with two guitars and harmonica. Great for backgroundor use as a theme. Happy fun and uplifting. Wholesome, sweet and kind, families and kids, enjoying a sunny day, walk in the park. Falling in love, boy meets girl, see what happens next! Instrumental, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
Easy-going, folk song about a childhood friend who passed away from lymphoma. He was the class clown who always made people laugh and brightened up their day. He had joined the military, sobered up, straightened out his life, married, and had young children at the time of his death. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk