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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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KRAIN - (by The Whole Bolivian Army)  Year: 1998
The Whole Bolivian Army This poignant folk song features lovely female vocals, delicate acoustic guitar, fretless bass, and hand-played bongos. Personal lyrics tell the story of Krain, a rustic corner on Highway 169, southeast of Seattle, while exploring the loss of a loved one to cancer. Suitable for drama, relationships. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
582815 3:37 Slow 72 USD $201.95  


JACK'S FRIEND - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2012
Patrick Williams A hooky song that's perfect as a theme song or TV / radio spot. It's acoustic guitar based with an excellent melody and piano accompaniment on the rhythm section. It's upbeat and positive with a happy spirited feel. It conjurs up memories of enjoying life outdoors on a sunny day. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
582727 2:21 Medium 122 USD $120.95  


FOXES - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2013
Patrick Williams With an acoustic based uptempo rhythm, this folk song blends contemporary and indie folk and has strong hooks through the chorus. It intros a harmonica on the chorus for that indie campy vibe with a happy feel. Think Fleet Foxes meets the Shins. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
582725 3:18 Med Slow 80 USD $146.95  


CHANGE - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2013
Patrick Williams his is an easy going, finger picked acoustic guitar based song with light slide guitar accents and piano accompaniment. It features drums part way through for a slight build. With a moody feel and subtle melody, it's great for voice overs. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
582117 2:19 Med Slow 80 USD $118.95  


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  


ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY - (by BeepCode)  Year: 2013
BeepCode A delightful arrangement of the classic American folk song, that kids sing as "on top of spaghetti..". Perfect for a music box, ringtone, or just waltzing around. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
580205 2:59 Very Fast 175 USD $107.95  


PHANTOM - (by Christine Kounnas)  Year: 2012
Christine Kounnas Creamy, effortless female vocals with a haunting vibe & soft undertones of piano & strings. 20-something, mysterious tv/movie scenes. Great for fantasy film and breakups. Sweet vocals with an 'evanescence' & allure. A story of a man constantly disappearing from your life. Heartbreaking yearning, Female Vocals, Pop, Lilith Fair
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Pop, Lilith Fair  
512479 4:01 Slow 63 USD $269.95  
Variation A (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
580069 3:16 Slow 64 USD $200.95  
Variation B (Tender Instrumental) - Dramatic, Tender music
580090 3:58 Slow 63 USD $254.95  
Variation C - Dance, Dance-Pop  
659333 4:23 Med Fast 130 USD $74.95  
Variation D (Vocal Dance Version) - Dance, Dance-Pop  
580083 3:21 Medium 129 USD $106.95  


ON A LIMB - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2013
Patrick Williams This is a simple acoustic finger-picking song that includes piano accompaniment and electric guitar lead. The chorus has a strings section for added impact and a bit of a cinematic feel. This a great song for voice overs and scenes going for a sense of relaxation and a touch of americana. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
578597 3:51 Medium 110 USD $103.95  


GIVING TREE - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2013
Patrick Williams Giving Tree is a light, airy instrumental featuring acoustic, electric and bass guitars with bells, cello and other synth elements as accompaniment. It has a great Death Cab for Cutie -like sound that will fit well behind dialogue or with a variety of film or TV scenes requiring a positive vibe. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
577443 4:21 Medium 120 USD $146.95  


BLACK BIRD - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2013
Patrick Williams A moody instrumental with a hooky chorus. The song features an acoustic guitar rhythm accompanied by drums, congos, piano and a retro, Leslie-like clavinet. It's reminiscent of Zero 7 with a little more of an acoustic feel. This song can help deliver against emotionally uplifting scenes. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
576538 4:19 Slow 70 USD $146.95  


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  


THE WAY FORWARD - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden Acoustic guitars and light electric guitars in a sort of uptempo, but still relaxed, feel-good track that blends elements of acoustic folk / light rock / country crossover. Good for nature and the outdoors, house and property, family / light entertainment, breakfast TV. weather forecasts / weather c, Instrumental, Country, CCM
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
571550 1:56 Med Slow 91 USD $122.95  


INSPIRED - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden A very earthy and welcoming track, full of hope and optimism - but in a laidback, easy-going way. Acoustic guitars and piano are joined later by a subtle beat that still has a good sense of momentum and forward drive, almost reminescent of the music of U2. Available with or without the marching sna, Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
571537 3:11 Medium 110 USD $241.95  


IN THE WILLOWS - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden A light and moderately bright acoustic / laidback, easy-going track. Positive and good natured, without being overly "happy". Light and transparent production with acoustic guitars, piano and a few orchestral elements. Ambient pop / folk / acoustica? Good for many types of productions including weat, Instrumental, Country, CCM
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
571525 2:32 Medium 110 USD $148.95  


FAMILIAR FACES - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden A warm, homely and cosy acoustic guitar / acoustic piano track. Heartening and understated. Gives off a feeling of warm welcomes, the familiar and the loved. Mellow and easy-going. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
573225 3:02 Medium 120 USD $103.95  


COME WHAT MAY - (by Jeff Eden)  Year: 2011
Jeff Eden A relaxing, light and bright, feel-good acoustic track with subtle strings and piano. A sense of joy and happiness combined with a relaxed and mellow mood makes this track great for soft and pleasing footage, commercials and storytelling, anything to do with nature and the outdoors, eco-friendly or, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
571473 2:18 Medium USD $146.95  


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  


SPRING KISSES - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2011
D. Silverstone Sweet acoustic theme music. With bright piano, acoustic guitar and trombone. Subtle melody for romantic soundtrack, first love and first kiss, sooting mellow atmosphrer, spring scenes, and sentimental hope. Emotional, thrilling, innocent and tender cinematic track. slow tempo, and softly pensive. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
571289 2:18 Very Slow 55 USD $159.95  


MOONFIRE ASCENDING - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2012
Luke Gartner-Brereton An intense, evocative little track played on twin classical guitars (melody played an octave appart). Think gypsy moon dance, fireflies at dusk, the struggles and cycles of life. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
566937 1:05 Med Fast 145 USD $105.95  


CROSSING OVER 2 - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2012
Luke Gartner-Brereton Sorrowful little tune played with classical guitars. A simple melody/harmony played over the top of soothing guitar sounds. Perfect for relaxation, scenic nature views, expansive vistas, and emotive images of loss and sorrow. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
565403 1:29 Med Fast 130 USD $104.95  


CROSSING OVER 1 - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2012
Luke Gartner-Brereton Light, soothing piece played on classical guitars. Drifts lazily along with a simple melody played in twin octaves. Bright, chirpy bridge sits at the center of the song. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
565402 2:29 Med Fast 130 USD $153.95  


SONG WITH NO VERBS - (by Luke Gartner-Brereton)  Year: 2012
Luke Gartner-Brereton Bright, easy going tune played on twin classical guitars. Calm, positive verses with an emotive, solemn bridge at it's heart (2 min marker). Think vast, expansive landscapes, empty beaches, or the flight of migratory birds. Perfect for nature documentary. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
565401 3:50 Medium 120 USD $184.95  


SO IT GOES - (by Kyle Gray Young)  Year: 2012
Kyle Gray Young A terrifying song about the school shootings, suicide bombers, and other idiots in the world that feel the need to terrorize innocent people. Looking towards a brighter future where things like this come to an end. Perfect song for a documentary about topics like this. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
561320 3:13 Slow 70 USD $123.95  


TEA & SYMPATHY - (by FluentMusic)  Year: 2012
FluentMusic Instrumental folky-ditty with a shuffling beat & a hint of whimsy. Ukulele plays the chords whilst Glockenspiel provides a simple melody. Lighthearded & lilting, this piece would be great for TV comedies, commercials & documentaries. Possibly kids TV. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
561105 0:33 Med Fast 131 USD $51.95  


REFLECTION - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2012
Rob Johnson Modern acoustic piece with an introspective and heartwarming sound. 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
550883 2:22 Slow 70 USD $116.95  


THIS TIME - (by Sean McCabe)  Year: 2012
Sean McCabe sad break-up song acoustic guitar and vocals only with catchy hook. Sorry to leave you but my guitar is to blame! perfect for romantic comedy movie involving a musician which ends in a break up. perfect for phone on hold. soundtrack. Celtic folk, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
547719 2:58 Medium 125 USD $46.95  


UNSPOKEN WORDS - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2008
Rob Johnson Emotional acoustic guitar piece. Perfect underscore for a sad or deeply dramatic scene. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
547221 1:11 Slow 65 USD $88.95  


SAVE MY SOUL - (by Sean McCabe)  Year: 2012
Sean McCabe folk song about an Irish lad who defies the wishes of his religious parents and goes to America to play in a country band! Earnest story song a la Whiskeytown with catchy hook, acoustic guitar and vocal only. Perfect for film, soundtrack, phone on hold, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
546503 3:04 Med Slow 101 USD $186.95  


BUILDING THE BRIDGE [60SEC EDIT] - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2012
Michael Corn Instrumental acoustic indie pop/rock/folk ala The Shins, Elliot Smith, Fleet Foxes, The Faces, The Fratellis, The Leisure Society. Happy, playful, slightly quirky vibe. Perfect for film/tv cues about working together, joining, making friends, building. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
546092 1:01 Med Fast 140 USD $199.98  


BUILDING THE BRIDGE - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2012
Michael Corn Instrumental acoustic indie pop/rock/folk ala The Shins, Elliot Smith, Fleet Foxes, The Faces, The Fratellis, The Leisure Society. Happy, playful, slightly quirky vibe. Perfect for film/tv cues about working together, joining, making friends, building. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
546093 1:58 Med Fast 140 USD $199.98  


MANY DIFFERENT WAYS - (by The Gravitons)  Year: 2010
The Gravitons Bouncy Chilled Out Acoustic Instrumental. Organic retro sounds with a feelgood vibe (Acoustic Rock - Nu Folk - Indie Rock - Singer/Songwriter style). Ideal for film, tv, documentaries, drama, presentations, apps & applications, mobile & web video, advertising etc, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
545221 2:43 Medium 115 USD $124.95  


INSIDE LOVE - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2012
D. Silverstone Serene and reflective solo acoustic guitar instrumental music, Loving finger picked guitar theme. Light, comforting and romantic soft folk underscore in a sentimental, nostalgic and loving feel. pensive acoustic reflections thinking about love and past, memories and tenderness. Hopeful humble guitar, Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
544856 1:50 Med Slow 100 USD $127.95  
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
544855 1:00 Med Slow 100 USD $70.95  
Loop - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
544853 0:20 Med Slow 100 USD $33.95  
30sec - Corporate, Corporate Folk
544854 0:29 Med Slow 100 USD $65.95  


WISH I HAD STAYED WITH YOU - (by Sean McCabe)  Year: 2012
Sean McCabe Sad 'those were the days' love ballad, regret for leaving a girlfriend, Celtic melancholy, perfect for romantic drama, perfect for phone on hold, beautiful Irish fiddle and mandolin duet would suit credits on a movie, Paris love affair, phone on hold, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
544753 3:19 Slow 70 USD $161.95  


THIS DELICATE HAPPINESS - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2011
D. Silverstone Light uplifting Modern Folk pop with delicate urban beat, innocent joyful classical guitar and hopeful pads. Positive and sweet underscore for bright fine day, young happiness and humble feel good atmosphere. soft inspiring laidback instrumental soundtrack for video, flash and background music, Instrumental, Folk, Folktronica
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Folktronica
544732 1:31 Med Slow 100 USD $105.95  
Variation - Folk, Contemporary Folk
544733 1:31 Med Slow 100 USD $105.95  
60sec - Childrens, Lullabies
544731 1:01 Med Slow 100 USD $96.95  
Loop - Dramatic, Energizing Music
544734 0:58 Med Slow 100 USD $66.95  
30sec - Corporate, Corporate Folk
544730 0:31 Med Slow 100 USD $65.95  
Loop - Corporate, Corp. Pop Easy Listening
544735 0:39 Med Slow 100 USD $73.95  


HONOLULU SUNSHINE - (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
543622 2:46 Slow 77 USD $125.95  
Full Track - Rock, Folk Rock
547205 2:48 Slow 77 USD $215.95  


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  


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  


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  


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