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Folk 1/5

Folk music has its roots in the oral tradition, where songs and stories were passed down orally from generation to generation. Over the centuries, many different folk music styles have developed, depending on the culture, lifestyle, and traditions of each region.

In the 1950s and 60s, folk music experienced a renaissance in the United States as artists such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan combined folk music traditions with political and social issues, making it a popular form of entertainment. This movement was called the "folk revival" and also had an impact on popular music, particularly the singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s.

Bob Dylan, considered one of the best known and most influential singer-songwriters of the Folk Revival movement, influenced the genre through his political songs and innovative songwriting technique. Other well-known artists of the folk revival movement include Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, and Tom Paxton.

In the 1970s, folk music became popular again through the singer-songwriter movement, and artists such as James Taylor, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell made their mark on the genre. These artists combined the traditions of folk music with pop and rock influences, creating a new sound known as "folk rock."

Today, there are many different styles within folk music, including Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, and world music. Well-known folk music artists of today include Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, and Bon Iver.

Folk music remains a popular music style today and is appreciated by music fans of all ages. It provides a platform for music and culture to connect and allows musicians to share their stories and experiences with a wide audience. Folk music will certainly continue to play an important role in the musical landscape in the future.


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7. Dacha Polka 02:13

Uptempo Russian or Yiddish style Polka. Accordeon, bouzouki and voices over nylon guitars, bass and drums. Can be a Jewish celebration, traditional Greek folk music, Russian folk music, Gypsy music or Eastern European folk music. Available is also an 'underscore version' which cuts out the melodic/top instruments, leaving only the background groove.

Dacha Polka
8. Rain Or Shine 00:37

A short, feelgood country / folk / americana track based on acoustic guitars and with a feeling of nature and the outdoors. Excellent for outdoor, hobby, family, nature and perfect as a weather report or weather update. Soothing, wholesome, appealing, friendly, refreshing and uplifting.

Rain Or Shine
18. Butterfly Fun 03:02

Fun background music with a swing retro feel. Played by melodic acoustic piano, live bass, groovy brush drums and uplifting shaker. Great for children project, family album, video game, flash animation or anything corporate which needs retro music on the one hand and modern funny tune on the other.

Butterfly Fun
20. Guitar Flowers 01:02

Acoustic music with live acoustic guitars, bass, brush drums and shaker. It has a very lovely melody played by acoustic picked guitar. Excellent for corporate usage, business, web, internet, flash project, family album, TV, commercial. Positive, fun, groovy and even a little bit childish.

Guitar Flowers
7 tracks, not registered with a PRO
113 tracks, registered with a PRO
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