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Progressive folk or prog folk was originally a type of American Folk music that pursued a progressive political agenda, but in the United Kingdom the term became attached to a sub-genre that rejects or de-emphasizes the conventions of traditional folk music and encourages stylistic or thematic innovation. It gave rise to the genre of psychedelic or psych folk and had a major impact on the development of progressive rock.

The original meaning of progressive folk came from its links to the progressive politics of the American folk revival of the 1930s and particularly through the work of musicologist Charles Seeger. Key figures in the development of progressive folk in America were ...
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I DON'T CARE - (by Deep Sister)  Year: 2013
Deep Sister What does it sound like when Fleetwood Mac meets Joan Baez with modern beats and breaks? This track! With its ultra hip drum grooves, horn stabs and beautiful acoustic guitar runs, this track is certain to add that special something to any production! Perfect for film, television and documentaries. Female Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk  
633954 4:07 Med Slow 80   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Folktronica  
619625 4:07 Med Slow 80   
60sec (Instrumental) - Folk, Folktronica  
624388 1:01 Med Slow 80   
Loop (Instrumental) - Folk, Folktronica  
624389 0:36 Med Slow 80   


I'M DREAMIN - (by Deep Sister)  Year: 2013
Deep Sister This folk based acoustic /electronica piece is an emotionally moving tribute to a long lasting love. The appreciation of what we have and the innocent curiosity of what life and love really mean. Kind and caring, full of beautiful memories, love and contemplation. Female Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk  
633956 2:42 Med Slow 97   
60sec (Instrumental) - Folk, Folktronica  
613202 1:00 Med Slow 97   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Folktronica  
609674 2:34 Med Slow 97   
Loop (Instrumental) - Folk, Folktronica  
613203 0:20 Med Slow 97   


HEY MR MOONLIGHT - (by Tunes Are Me)  Year: 2010
Tunes Are Me Gentle, melancholic and poignant track about the state of the world today. fragile male vocals, harmonies and orchestral backing. an understated comment on the way the way things are going with corporate greed, lack of consideration for other people by the priviliged few, very dark times ahead. Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk  
446717 3:54 Slow 60   


CONTEMPORARY ELECTRIC FOLK (ENGLISH) - (by Tunes Are Me)  Year: 2012
Tunes Are Me Mumford & Sons influenced, clean elec guitar based piece, funky, rock, bluesy fusion with drums, percussion and a growling bass, medium to high level action as the piece progresses, second part with added atmospheric strings. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk  
547977 2:13 Med Fast 132   


ARMISTICE - (by Ian Hubball)  Year: 2010
Ian Hubball Nostalgic and sentimental uplifting acoustic track with an Irish American feel. Beautiful carefree friendly and fun. Upbeat energizing, great corporate video or branding campaign. Light-hearted spirited and motivational. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
431762 6:25 Fast 160   
60sec (Warm & Uplifting) - Folk, Progressive Folk
441466 1:02 Fast 160   
15sec - Folk, Progressive Folk
441467 0:15 Fast 160   


THE MINGULAY BOATSONG BY ANDY JOHN BRADFORD & OCEANS 5 - (by Colin Tench)  Year: 2012
Colin Tench This is a traditional sea shanty, which Richard Thompson achieved much success with. Inspirational, Hope, Drama, Anthem. Lost at sea. Over 8 minutes and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. This is how Pink Floyd could have done it but we did it first! Heel ya ho, boys. Is anybody out there? Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Pink Folk Floyd!) - Folk, Progressive Folk
521407 8:22 Med Slow 88   
Variation (Shorter edit) - Folk, Folk Pop  
526168 6:38 Slow 75   
Full Track (An ancient melody) - European, Scotland
527624 8:04 Med Slow 89   
Variation A (The storm rises) - Dangerous, Dangerous Music  
524805 0:40 Med Slow 88   
Variation B (Short rock section) - Action, Theme Pirates
527282 3:50 Med Slow 88   


SPIRIT OF THE WOLF - (by Vincent Moretto)  Year: 2014
Vincent Moretto A dreamy song with proliferous components of world music. Features acoustic guitars, a lite string ensemble, accordion parts, percussions, a Japanese koto, a Chinese erhu, a guzheng and electric lead guitars. Works well in nature, discovery themes, heroic-fantasy genres or anything from imaginary. Instrumental, World Fusion, Pan-World Fusion
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - World Fusion, Pan-World Fusion
701570 1:52 Med Slow 95   
60sec - Folk, Progressive Folk
701571 1:07 Med Slow 95   


FORTY FOUR - (by Deep Sister)  Year: 2013
Deep Sister This track starts off with a mellow acoustic guitar intro with a "Going to California" Led Zeppelin vibe and feel... then the track breaks into rhythmic guitar, horn and foot stomping percussion romp with a lyrics detailing political commentary on the decades of human missteps. Female Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
633945 3:38 Medium 113   
Loop A - Folk, Folktronica
616465 0:28 Medium 113   
Loop B (Heavy) - Folk, Folktronica
616464 0:32 Medium 113   


ON AND ON (LIFE GOES ON) - (by RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees)  Year: 2003
RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees Life is all about family, raising childen who in turn raise children. It is perpetual motion and this song takes a snap-shot of one life going on and on... A look back at the 1960s Hippy era, Elvis, Beatles, man on the moon. Nostalgic, touching, gentle and uplifting. Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
380929 3:52 Very Fast 172   


THE KUDZU KRAWL - (by Neill Calabro)  Year: 2010
Neill Calabro Emersun Rizen squawks The Kudzu Krawl; an ode to the South's most dangerous plant. Mandolins keep the rhythm while a stretched-head drum taps to the beat. Giving power to the tune are various strings and odd synth sounds. Spoken Word, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
410035 1:28 Med Fast 130   


RELIEF - (by Nigel Male)  Year: 2010
Nigel Male After the rain washes the blues away there's always a little sunshine. This track promotes a great sense of relief, would work really well with commercials that need to portray a feeling of victory or satisfaction. Savings accounts, building society, skin products, hay fever/cold relief medications. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Progressive Folk
429990 1:00 Med Fast 130   
30sec - Corporate, Corporate Folk
429999 0:30 Med Fast 130   


BAD FEELING - (by Michael Bozzo)  Year: 2009
Michael Bozzo Bad Feeling is an experimental abstract soundscape with a swooshing, thumping rhythm, organic acoustic guitar elements and a swirling bassline. Suitable to set the mood for images of the earth, stars, the sky, the sun and the moon. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Progressive Folk
327219 0:46 Med Slow 80   


A GIRL'S DILEMMA - (by Camera Sintetica)  Year: 2008
Camera Sintetica An original composition with a folk-acoustic cenception mixed to a latin mood, full of melodic and rhthmic ideas with a peculiar intermezzo structured on a crescendo endind on the initial main theme. Accordion dialogues with the guitar perfectly. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
370958 4:11 Mixed   


BACK WHERE WE CAME FROM - (by David M Brown)  Year: 2010
David M Brown Open tuned acoustic guitar along with groovy clarinet and rhythm section starts off in a earthy folk groove, then gets more exotic melodically as a rolling beat builds; sounds very American, then adds a few odd notes Moody, a little quirky, for soundtrack, loops, commercials, anything a bit exotic. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
405700 4:56 Medium 116   


MEET ME UNDER THE SUN - (by Per Boysen)  Year: 2016
Per Boysen Uptempo instrumental for Chapman Stick and drums. Brings the classic attitude of Italian western movies to modern production technology. Like surf pop this music keeps moving forward in a mood of optimism and bravery, with a strike of melancholy in the melody lines. Drum-free mix also available. Instrumental, Pop, Sunshine Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Spaghetti Surf Pop Twang) - Pop, Sunshine Pop
778777 2:30 Medium 116   
60sec (ad spot mix) - European, Scotland
778798 1:00 Medium 116   
Stinger (Twangy and airy transition) - Blues, Country Blues
778987 0:10 Medium 116   
Variation (Chapman Stick No Drums mix) - Classical, Classical Guitar
778776 2:30 Medium 116   
30sec (ad spot mix) - Folk, Progressive Folk
778773 0:30 Medium 116   
60sec (ad spot mix - no drums) - Corporate, Corporate Folk
778774 1:00 Medium 116   
30sec (ad spot mix - no drums) - Jazz, Chillout Jazz
778772 0:30 Medium 116   


DISTANT THUNDER - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2004
Steve Dafoe The Cowboy versus the Wild Horse and who will win! Dedicated to my daugher and her love of Horses! A acoustic groovy and Laid Back number that deals with Determination and Bad Luck! (for the Cowboy!), Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
244732 3:18 Medium 126   


SLEEP - (by Linda Severt)  Year: 2000
Linda Severt Unusual, slow groove song about working too hard and wanting to take a giant nap. Quirky and tongue-in-cheek, but not overtly funny. Second half of the song is romantic, too. Female Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk  
455681 3:59 Med Slow 91   


BLUEGRASS WHIMSY - (by Greg Conrad)  Year: 2012
Greg Conrad Cool, bouncy, modern bluegrass track with mandolin, banjo and piano. Very whimsy with a folky feel. Hip, modern banjo lead that sounds like Bela Fleck. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk  
517614 1:39 Med Slow 85   


ACOUSTIC SHOWDOWN - (by Mathew McGrath)  Year: 2016
Mathew McGrath Arpeggiated acoustic guitar plays a downward repetitive riff, then accompanied by drums and tambourine. The track builds and builds creating a tense feeling. Good for westerns or scenes filled with doubt or tension. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk  
794296 3:52 Medium 110   


AIN'T AFRAID OF YOU - (by Tody Castillo)  Year: 2008
Tody Castillo Conutry / folk / pop track, medium tempo, adventurous, smooth guitar and drums with strong, expressive male country type vocals. In the style of Brad Paisley and many other country pop singers. Cool, refreshing, easy and pleasing to listen to, adult appeal. Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357361 3:14 Medium 117   


SILLY SONG (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Smooth, relaxed, fun Country-Folk Pop with male vocals, harmonica, slide guitar- slow-mid tempo. Fitting for for themes like rural/country-side family gathering, celebration, children and more. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
289527 3:22 Fast 159   
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
290076 3:21 Fast 160   


WALKING - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Flowing, inspirational, light Folk instrumental with acoustic guitar, dobro, and mandolin, mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like laid back, scenic nature and outback country, cowboys or ranchers taking a break from work on a sunny day. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
741321 1:48 Medium 109   


SPANISH ANGEL (TAKE 2) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Elegant, mellow, dynamic Folky instrumental with acoustic guitars, slow-mid tempo. Fitting for themes like nature, traveling, dining, and more. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
742002 3:03 Med Slow 93   


THE RIVER - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Upbeat, festive, happy Folk instrumental with acoustic guitar and mandolin, mid-fast tempo. Fitting for themes like celebration, dancing around a campfire, rural/country and farming scenarios and more. (O Brother Where Art Thou), Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
741329 2:10 Medium 120   


RAIN OR SHINE (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Upbeat, smooth, nostalgic Country-Folk with male/female vocals, harmonica, and acoustic guitar, mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, small farm town romance, traveling and more. Mixed Vocals, Country, Country Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Country, Country Pop
376295 2:48 Med Slow 92   
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
313418 2:50 Med Slow 91   


FARE YOU WELL - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Mellow, dreamy, contemplative Country-Folk with male vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin, slow-mid tempo. Remembering days when the grass was greener... Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
289102 2:50 Med Slow 103   


SPRING - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips A happy, simple tune with ukulele and acoustic guitars, with a simple rhythm of tamborine and hand claps. Uncomplicated and happy. Sunshine days & friendly ways. Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
756180 2:38 Fast 160   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
754861 1:00 Fast 160   
Loop - Folk, Folk Pop
754862 0:25 Fast 160   
30sec - Comedy, Comic Song
754860 0:30 Fast 160   
Stinger - Comedy, Comedy Pop
754865 0:11 Fast 160   
Loop - Comedy, Comedy Pop
754863 0:24 Fast 160   
Stinger - Comedy, Comedy Pop
754864 0:09 Fast 160   
Variation (Underscore Version) - Comedy, Comedy Pop
754866 2:38 Fast 160   


MUSIC BOX CHILDREN (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357520 3:48 Med Slow   


ALL FOLKED UP - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Fun, quirky, mid-up tempo with banjo, guitars, harmonica and male/female vocals. Fitting for themes like celebrating, drinking at taverns, dancing, and alike rural scenarios. "All folked up with no place to go" Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
747398 3:43 Med Slow 99   
Full Track (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
313421 3:43 Med Slow 98   


THE RACE (CANON IN D) - (by Spectral Sevenths and the Skipping Mystics)  Year: 2009
Spectral Sevenths and the Skipping Mystics Instrumental, Folk, Progressive Folk, Johann Pachelbel
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
333158 1:41 Medium 119   


WOODEN HOME - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2004
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357186 3:20 Medium 111   


CHAINS OF FIRE - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2004
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357349 3:29 Med Fast 136   


SIMPLE DAYS - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2007
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357443 4:03 Med Slow 85   


ANGELS - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2007
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357444 4:29 Med Fast 139   


CHILDREN'S LULLABY - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2007
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357445 3:41 Med Slow 84   


YOU'RE GONNA MAKE IT (SOLO ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2007
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357509 3:08 Med Slow 95   


SKIN FOR SKIN (SOLO ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2007
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357510 3:50   


DRUNK WITH YAWNING (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357511 3:53   


CHILDREN OF ALEXANDRIA (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357512 3:38 Med Slow 81   


MADELINE DRIVE (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357519 3:21   


ENTER THE SPACE (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357521 3:17 Slow 63   


SAILBOAT MIND (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357522 3:54 Fast 162   


NO FURTHER - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2007
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357446 3:11 Med Slow 89   


MORNING - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2007
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357447 5:18 Med Fast 131   


TAKE THIS CHILD HOME (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357513 4:22   


WE RIDE RAINBOWS (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357514 3:41 Fast 150   


GOOD LORD GOODBYE (ACOUSTIC) - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2008
Tom Langford Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357515 3:17 Med Slow 85   


TEN STORIES HIGH - (by Tom Langford)  Year: 2004
Tom Langford Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Progressive Folk
357187 4:02 Med Slow 83   

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