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 ...
An acoustic guitar duet that sets a wonderful mood with a light-hearted, happy sort of tune. Often you’ll hear the birds sing differently just as day breaks. There’s a peace, a surreal intent to the event that is forthcoming. Inspiring beautiful loving & caring. Families and kids, picnics, sunny sky, Instrumental, Folk Music, Progressive Folk
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 Music, Progressive Folk
upbeat ukelele piece, guitars, bass, tuba, drums, piano, accordion. happy. instrumental, easy going, all is good, walking home after a hard day. walking into the sunset. happy, somewhat melancholy, a circus like element to it. Instrumental, Folk Music, Progressive Folk
Acoustic fingerstyle guitars with percussion, fretless bass and mandolin solo. Versitile piece of instrumental music. Many applications for film or TV. Lovers being unwillingly seperated, soul searching, forbidden love, personal turmoil, slow motion scene of angst and devestation. Instrumental, Folk Music, Progressive Folk
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 Music, Progressive Folk
Singer-Songwriter track consisting of a lead vocal and harmony, fingerpicked vintage Martin acoustic guitar, and a low end string pad that adds emotion and power. Lyrics have a nostalgic, philosophical twist to them as the singer reminisces about a lost love with a pining about the meaning of life. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Progressive Folk
Imagine the wild west in Ireland! This fast paced cinematic, dramatic western/celtic style acoustic strumming guitar with dramatic synth and lead guitar is it. Rough western flat picking and celtic airy strings will take you back to the old country when men were men. Instrumental, Folk Music, Progressive Folk
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 Music, Progressive Folk
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 Music, Progressive Folk
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 Music, Progressive Folk
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 Music, Progressive Folk
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 Music, Progressive Folk
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. Instrumental, Folk Music, Progressive Folk