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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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AMERICANA FOLK POP UPBEAT - (by Art Munson)
Art Munson Up-beat and building featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin and acoustic piano. In the style of Americana, New Country, Folk Pop. Creates a cheerful, positive and upbeat mood. Human spirit, Heartland, Home, Organic, Family, Building, Dreams. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
839882 2:19 Med Slow 100 USD $150.95  


REYKJAVIK - (by Alexander John Ericson)  Year: 2017
Alexander John Ericson A sort of retro cool, nu-folk / pop track in Scandinavian 'anti cool' style. All live performed without electronics, this track has an upbeat, but also kind of lazy feel. Out is the new in? Available with or without the vocal hooks. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
839965 2:09 Medium 120 USD $95.95  
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
826694 0:31 Medium 120 USD $41.95  
Stinger - Folk, Contemporary Folk
826699 0:04 Medium 120 USD $14.95  
Loop - Folk, Contemporary Folk
826696 0:16 Medium 120 USD $24.95  
60sec - Folk, Folk Pop
826695 1:01 Medium 120 USD $74.95  
Stinger - Folk, Folk Pop
826698 0:02 Medium 120 USD $14.95  
Variation (No Vocals) - Folk, Folk Pop
826697 2:09 Medium 120 USD $95.95  


I LIKE YOU - (by SJ)  Year: 2009
SJ I like you, I like the way you touch my skin, Oh I like you! Friendship, love, flirty, sweet adoration. Guy is madly in love with his lucky girl. Happy fun modern romantic adorable, toe-tapping, divine. Charming male vocal. **Top 10 Song in US Adult Contemporary Radio Chart**, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
330557 3:49 Med Fast USD $2,895.00  
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
477718 3:43 Med Fast 139 USD $2,895.00  


MANDOLIN WALK - (by Kevin Packard)  Year: 2010
Kevin Packard A quirky, upbeat, mid-tempo, acoustic instrumental featuring mandolin, accordion, acoustic guitar, piano and upright bass. Fun, carefree vibe. Ads for jeans, Levis, comfortable shoes, supermarkets, energy bars or Home and Garden show, home improvement or fixit show. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
407219 2:23 Med Slow 95 USD $116.95  


SUICIDE KING - (by Joe Vercillo)  Year: 2010
Joe Vercillo A back-story of the suicidal King of Hearts, he isn't actually committing suicide, he's faking his own death to escape the souless, shallow and materialistic society he is trapped in. Similar artists: Nirvana, Foo Fighters. Great soundtrack song for themes dealing with anti-suicide or lost hope. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
446639 2:53 Very Slow 58 USD $825.00  


MINE TONIGHT - (by The Gravitons)  Year: 2010
The Gravitons Organic sounding feelgood Singer/Songwriter track. Beautiful melodies, lush harmonies & vibrant guitars. Contemporary yet retro inspired songs with acoustic instruments & vintage keyboard. Ideal for TV/Films/Radio/Internet & uses including drama/documentaries/holiday/travel/road trip/presentations, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Contemporary Folk
543621 0:58 Med Fast 147 USD $80.95  


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 USD $193.95  


LINGER LONGER - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2016
Patrick Williams An emotional moving instrumental track that sounds like Ray Lamontagne. It has strummed acoustic guitar, drums and a touch of ethereal effects and piano. Could work great for a scene that's introspective, sad, or needs a sense of longing, saying goodbye or with a character deep in thought. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
814072 5:48 Slow 70 USD $74.95  


WASTED WAR - (by Shadrick Beechem)  Year: 2013
Shadrick Beechem This somber and reflective folk song features warm sultry vocals accompanied by piano, bongos and acoustic guitar and lyrical topics focusing around regrets, wasted efforts and longing for personal salvation than can be used to cue any emotional or heartbroken scene. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
620204 3:39 Med Fast 135 USD $74.95  
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
620214 0:36 USD $37.95  


IT TAKES A WHOLE VILLAGE - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 1999
Vicki Hannah Lein A song about the power of community working together, caring about the well-being of all its neighbors and global citizens. This song would work well in heartwarming documentaries, stories of triumph or tragedy, even advertisements or public service announcements. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
296783 3:53 Medium 106 USD $193.95  


IN THE PRESIDIO - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2016
Patrick Williams Mellow emotional track with dynamic effects throughout. Features finger picked acoustic guitar and drums, bass and a touch of electronica. Feeling is introspective and moves from down to optimistic with an overall positive vibe but and dreamy with an even more melodic close at the 4:27 mark. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
814068 5:44 Med Slow 100 USD $74.95  


SUNNY STROLL - (by Tim Williams)  Year: 2016
Tim Williams Contemporary Folk Americana music with a positive upbeat tempo. Acoustic Guitar with Accordion carrying melody. Features Banjo, Leslie Organ, and overall happy feel. Birds in background with outdoorsy atmosphere. Positive feeling with optimistic outcome. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
820151 1:35 Slow 64 USD $92.95  


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 USD $202.95  


SUNRISE - (by Derek McCorkell)  Year: 2015
Derek McCorkell Slow folk type ballad guitar violin start rising to full ensemble lovely quiet atmospheric piece great for contemplative moods thoughtful scenes tender moments etc etc,, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Slow folksy ballad) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
736892 5:08 Med Slow 85 USD $104.95  


NEW HEIGHTS UKE - (by Denis Turbide)  Year: 2014
Denis Turbide A bouncy and happy fingerpicked solo ukulele. Feeling good! Easy times, making it through the day. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
669083 2:09 Medium 115 USD $158.95  


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 USD $178.95  


KOTA LAMA - (by Tjendol Sunrise)  Year: 2013
Tjendol Sunrise Reminiscing about the old town in Indonesia. Features an Indonesian chorus. Slow, acoustic guitar with supporting percussion. Returning home after 40 years to see your childhood memories have changed. Life goes on. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
614602 3:49 Med Fast 135 USD $171.95  


WHY NOT LIVE YOUR DREAM - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2008
Vicki Hannah Lein A fun, uplifting song about living each day as if it were your last! What are your dreams? What are all the possibilities? Why not live it? A song for motivational, creative and uplifting scenes. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
296857 4:15 Mixed USD $203.95  


STEP UP! NO MORE WAITING - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2008
Vicki Hannah Lein Step up, lean in, make no excuses, and stay in the game: "Step Up, No More Waiting" gets you on your feet dancing your way to making your dreams come true! This uplifting song fits in motivational, inspirational, turning-point scenes and montages. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
296858 3:14 Medium 116 USD $197.95  
Variation (Instrumental Version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
321164 3:16 Medium 116 USD $173.95  


LIFE GOES ON PART 2 - (by Linq)  Year: 2007
Linq Unique hypnotic round with lush harmonies using the phrase Life Goes On. Driven by guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, shaker. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
323175 2:40 Med Slow 100 USD $112.95  


DREAMING IN THE SHADE - (by Ravage the Rain)  Year: 2013
Ravage the Rain A dreamy, bouncy jaunt about a day lazing in the woods. This whimsical piece will transport the listener to a wonderful, far-off place. Great for Indie-folk uses in TV or film. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Male Vocals) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
581281 2:54 Medium 108 USD $90.95  
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
581342 2:54 Medium 108 USD $45.95  


YOU FEEL FINE - (by Mark Taylor)  Year: 2010
Mark Taylor Melancholy Male Vocalist singing about the love lost, but still feeling fine. Sounds like Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Beatles. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398422 3:53 Mixed 115 USD $495.00  
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398430 1:02 Medium 115 USD $125.00  
Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
385602 3:53 Mixed 115 USD $495.00  


YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING - (by Sean McCabe)  Year: 2011
Sean McCabe Tender Celtic love ballad with traditional Irish orchestral arrangement a la Chieftans featuring piano, Uilleann pipes, whistles, guitars, violins, percussion. Perfect for film credits, soundtrack, any movie with a romantic love theme, phone on hold. Song also has a year's end, Christmasy feel to it, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (commitment) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
533099 4:12 Slow 65 USD $211.95  


SHOES OF A FISHERMAN (FOLK) - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2009
Steve Dafoe My Grandfather and Uncles fished the North Atlantic (close to shore) for salmon and lobster. A 12 foot boat or doey called "Pie Duck"......very leaky boat. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
352879 5:17 Medium 119 USD $123.95  


AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME - (by Mark Bisson)  Year: 2011
Mark Bisson Reflective song in the style of Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen about getting older and feeling you’ve missed your chance. Male lead Vocals with acoustic guitar and piano, features plaintive harmonica solos, Montage for disgraced or departing politician in News story or documentary. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
483238 4:10 Medium 128 USD $173.66  


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 USD $114.95  


DREAM SEQUENCE - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2010
Rob Johnson Modern acoustic piece with a dreamy, melancholic sound. Simple guitar accompanied by piano, bells, strings etc. 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
444502 2:20 Medium 119 USD $199.95  


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 USD $167.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
536005 4:27 Medium 125 USD $167.95  


UNDER NORTHERN SKY - (by The Gravitons)  Year: 2010
The Gravitons Organic sounding feelgood Singer/Songwriter track. Beautiful melodies, lush harmonies & vibrant guitars. Contemporary yet retro inspired songs with acoustic instruments & vintage keyboard. Ideal for TV/Films/Radio/Internet & uses including drama/documentaries/holiday/travel/road trip/presentations, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
543620 4:48 Med Fast 146 USD $148.95  


A SONG FOR PEACE - (by Derek McCorkell)  Year: 2005
Derek McCorkell A song promoting Peace instead of continual war and violence. Acoustic based rising to a Choral ending. Easy to remember tune and lyric very sing along to. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Song promoting Peace) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
736544 4:24 Medium 107 USD $104.95  


THE REAL RAIN - (by Mark Taylor)  Year: 2010
Mark Taylor Thoughtful, melancholy Male Vocalist singing about how death comes to all people. Supported by both Acoustic and Electric Guitars, and Electric Bass and Drums. Sounds like Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Beatles. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398420 4:56 Medium 115 USD $495.00  
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396383 4:53 Very Slow 57 USD $298.00  
60sec A - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398428 1:00 Medium 115 USD $114.00  
60sec B - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396384 1:01 Very Slow 57 USD $93.00  
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396362 0:31 Very Slow 57 USD $58.00  
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396385 0:16 Very Slow 57 USD $38.00  
Ident - Folk, Contemporary Folk
396386 0:09 Very Slow 57 USD $32.00  
Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
385595 4:56 Medium 115 USD $495.00  


LONESOME CACTUS GROOVE - (by Don Julin)  Year: 2007
Don Julin Southwestern spaghetti western style groove. Fun, cinematic, warm and touching. Soulful Gypsy melody begins at 2.41 min. Great for western mysteries, cowboys, duels, High Noon tension, cattle drives, mending fences, romantic comedy. Sweet melody, nostalgic, soulful, with plenty of good times ahead. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
243520 4:49 Med Slow 95 USD $198.95  


MEMORY LANE - (by Colin Ward)  Year: 2012
Colin Ward A thoughtful folksy song about a high school reunion. Some thoughts on whether attending a reunion is a good idea. Pretty finger-picked guitar and subtle cello and strings in the background. Nice harmony vocals by co-writer Ed Swartz. Perfect for any show where a school reunion plays a part. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
524801 3:39 Med Fast 130 USD $193.95  
Variation (Instrumental version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
524815 3:39 Med Fast 130 USD $170.95  


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 USD $87.95  


INDIAN RAIN - (by The Gravitons)  Year: 2010
The Gravitons Organic sounding feelgood Singer/Songwriter track. Beautiful melodies, lush harmonies & vibrant guitars. Contemporary yet retro inspired songs with acoustic instruments & vintage keyboard. Ideal for TV/Films/Radio/Internet & uses including drama/documentaries/holiday/travel/road trip/presentations, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
543619 3:09 Slow 75 USD $140.95  
Full Track - Rock, Folk Rock
547206 3:14 Slow 75 USD $247.95  


BROKEN TWIG - (by David Scance)  Year: 2015
David Scance A finger picked acoustic guitar highlights this lighthearted piece. Perfect for nature shows, scenes in the great outdoors or wholesome family oriented commercials. A cello appears halfway through to lend substance. Would also be right at home in a pharmaceutical ad. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
737529 1:32 Med Slow 93 USD $93.95  


ADDICTED TO DRUGS - (by Linq)  Year: 2007
Linq Tale about a man who gets injured, is given prescription painkillers and finds himself addicted. It destroys his family and his life, he ends up in court, and he wishes that he could get clean but doesn’t have the strength to do so. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
364425 3:06 Med Slow 93 USD $134.95  


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 USD $225.95  


LIBERTINE - (by Mark Taylor)  Year: 2010
Mark Taylor Relaxed Male Vocalist sings about changing yourself for the better and becoming a "Libertine" Sounds like Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Beatles. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398418 3:32 Medium 129 USD $199.00  
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
398426 1:01 Medium 129 USD $114.00  
Full Track - Rock, Melodic Rock
385585 3:32 Medium 129 USD $113.95  


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