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Roots Rock

Roots rock is a term now used to describe rock music that looks back to rock's origins in folk, blues and country music. It is particularly associated with the creation of hybrid sub-genres from the later 1960s including country rock and Southern rock, which have been seen as responses to the perceived excesses of dominant psychedelic and developing progressive rock. Because roots music is often used to mean folk and world musical forms, roots rock is sometimes used in a broad sense to describe ... Read More
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LOWDOWN   (by Brian Thomas Curtin )  Composed: 2013
A gritty, down and dirty, roots-rock track with an edgy, relentless groove. Features a raw, hypnotic repeating resonator guitar line, Delta blues slide guitar riffs, keys, bass and drums. Good for back-country rural themed programs with various media. Assorted edits provided for maximum flexibility. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 602263 2:01 Med Fast

I WISH YOU WELL   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
Emotional and heartfelt song about losing someone who is close to you. This song has a soulful male vocal with bluesy lead guitars. Has a modern Aerosmith ballad vibe to it. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 353267 3:43 Med Fast

LOST IN THE CROWD   (by The Rockin' Cinders )  Composed: 2006
Pop rock classic begins with a moving vocal narrative and acoustic guitar quickly shifting gears to a big chorus supported by the full band. Stylistically similar to Runaway Train by Soul Asylum, this classic pop track is meant for Movies, TV and Video. It's all about taking second chances. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (Vocal/Pop Mix) 330606 4:20 Medium

HORSEBACK   (by Michele Vanni )
A wild ride across a beautiful, changing landscape: this horse can take you anywhere your heart desires. Gliding on a lush field of Acoustic gtrs, simple, delicate Electric and slide melodies paint pictures of energy and peace. Positive tension builds up and explodes at the end of the 2nd chorus. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 253942 3:02 Medium

I-75 INSTRUMENTAL   (by Matt Rank )  Composed: 2006
Acoustic Based Blues Rock. Driving Hook from 1:08 until 1:24, again from 2:03 until 2:20, and then again 3:15 until the end. Perfect for any blues rock instrumental need. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 481406 4:05 Medium

I DONT WANNA BE YOUR DOG   (by John Savage )
Check out this powerful Blues track featuring gritty male vocals in the style of such greats as Muddy Waters. Eric Clapton like guitars encapsulate that emotional, gutsy, greasy, down home genuine New Orleans sound! Roots Rock and Roll through and through! Perfect for all 'done wrong' productions. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 292315 3:06 Med Slow

BULLFROGGIN'   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2006
A song that sounds like John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival could have written it. You can almost hear the bayou bullfrogs calling on a sticky summer night. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 244180 2:27 Med Fast

SINKING TO YOU   (by Mitch Treger and The Emptys )  Composed: 2002
A powerful groove rock nugget featuring high-energy vocal and instrumental parts. Slammin' sax and guitar, tight rhythym section and rock-solid vox. Melodic classic rock, college rock, funk rock, alternative, AAA, groove rock, hip hop rock and pop. Youth drama, romantic comedy, wild, swinging, fun. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 398448 5:05 Med Slow

WILD WOMEN   (by Gentry Bronson )
Anthemic Americana epic, swinging singalong celebration of women featuring driving male vocals, a soulful female vocal solo, strumming acoustic guitar and burning electric guitar perfect for the opening credits to a dramatic rural or country styled film or TV show about strong fun adventurous women, Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (Vocal Version) 416164 4:31 Medium

PICKIN' CATS   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2013
Some Southern pickin’ inspired by the rockabilly sound from Memphis in the 50’s and 60’s. Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins and others. Features “paddle” drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 573007 1:54 Very Fast

BAD DAY VND IS0   (by Image Sounds )  Composed: 2013
Soulful, thoughtful Blues song with light-hearted guitar melody and distinctive, inventive bass. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 659317 3:13 Fast

SHADY GROVE   (by Colin Ward )  Composed: 2013
Exciting electric guitar-driven version of a traditional public domain song usually heard as bluegrass. Rocking beat, twangy guitar, male vocals with male/female chorus harmonies. A documentary about Tennessee or Appalachia, a romantic comedy. Johnny Cash soundalike. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 610711 4:00 Very Fast

SOUL & BODY   (by Dean Graham Wolfe )  Composed: 2014
seductive alluring and cozy- a great smooth jazz track for steamy scenes; or yummy food ads featuring spicy or dynamic flavour experiences, warm ambiance, melodic and gets the romantic or sensual food experience expectations growing: couples hand in hand, kissing or platonic affection works here, Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (guitar lead solo) 690101 3:43 Slow

AROUND THE BEND   (by Arthur Schlenger )  Composed: 2013
Driving rockabilly electric guitarist leads a slamming train beat drummer down the getaway path leading to that boy your parents told you was "no good". A vintage sound and feel make the song perfect for depicting a time, place and attitude in the past. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (Full Version-all instruments) 576819 2:18 Medium

GROUNDHOG MAN   (by Mick Clarke )  Composed: 2013
It's Groundhog Day every day on this pumping Bo Diddley inspired rocking love song - chunky guitar riffs with slide guitar and great blues harp - dance or rock out to some old fashioned R&B. bar scenes, car ads, tough guy stuff, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 585854 4:17 Med Slow

CRUISIN FOR CHROME (JAM BED)   (by Kyle Kniceley )  Composed: 2014
Jam Along! Groovy and gritty garage rock track with a big guitar riff and plenty of attitude. This track includes rock drums, dirty bass and electric guitars. An ideal track for adding a cool vibe to your production. Similar to The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Bed (Garage Jam (BED) Track) 653201 2:03 Med Fast

LOVE YOU   (by Pierre Mineault )  Composed: 2013
Bluesy and soulful track featuring guitar, brass and heartfelt vocals. Written with sensual imagery in mind. Like body lotion on beautiful silky legs being applied or any beauty product for that matter. The long slow sexy climb up the leg fades out before being inappropriate. Then the shoulders.... Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Full Track 623587 1:32 Med Slow

INDIAN SUMMER   (by Curtis Fornadley )  Composed: 2008
Groovy Rock Shuffle with a hint of Surf, very memorable melodies – summer vacation, beach, laid back. Has been used successfully in product demos. All real instruments and players, very organic feel, Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 645060 3:53 Medium

THE ROAD   (by After in Paris )  Composed: 2014
Exciting and tough, featuring intermittent bluesy vocals, a gritty repeated electric guitar riff, fun harmonica interludes, and energetic drums, all creating a driving, chaotic mood. Ideal for bar fight scenes or of rowdy southern fun. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 670269 4:15 Medium

NO MORE GOODBYES (SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC)   (by Dean Anthony Caputo )  Composed: 2011
This song brings back fond memories even though you've never heard it before. This is your favorite tune as soon as you hear it. An expert blend of southern, folk and modern rock, the riffs, changes and drive keep you compelled to listen again and again. Modern yet familiar enough to be nostalgic. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (Southern Rock Classic) 490458 3:38 Med Slow

BAYOU BOUTTE   (by Steve "Daddy-O" Byers )  Composed: 2010
Gritty vocal with guitars and a strong rock beat. Fits into the 60's-present as far as sound. Upbeat, downhome track, with 1960's style Creedence Clearwater Revival. Also similiar to other artists such as Marty Stuart, Carl Perkins, and others. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (Vocal ) 433105 2:42 Fast

SWAMPBEAT   (by Steve "Daddy-O" Byers )  Composed: 2011
Downhome swamp song with a roots/rock beat. Fits into the 60's-present day as far as sound. Upbeat track combined with 1960's style Creedence Clearwater country rock. Also similiar to present day sound of John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and other similiar artists. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 459836 2:40 Med Fast

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG (NOSTRINGS)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
This epic rock/folk piece emanates unity & teamwork, making it an excellent corporate/motivational track. Syncopated acoustic guitars, heartfelt piano & big drums are the driving forces behind this uplifting, energetic gem in the style of Mumford And Sons. Lush strings & picking banjos add dimension, Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (No Strings) 663656 2:39 Medium

ZZ IS TOPS (NODRUMSNOLEAD)   (by Ron Komie )  Composed: 2014
This driving classic rock blues track is in the style of ZZ Top & nails it. Tons of attitude from the crunchy guitar lines, plus tasty blues guitar fills. Perfect for car ads, reality TV, road trips & any scene that needs that Texas blues sound that on ZZ can deliver. Legs Cheap Sunglasses La Grange, Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Bed (NoDrumsNoMelody) 689824 1:35 Fast

GRITTY FOLK ROCK ANTHEM WITH GREAT PIANO RIFF.   (by Kenton Gilchrist )  Composed: 2013
Gritty folk rock anthem with great piano riff over end chorus. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 570651 2:45 Med Slow

GRITTY DOWN TEMPO ROCK ELECTRONIC HYBRID WITH TELE   (by Kenton Gilchrist )  Composed: 2013
Gritty down tempo roots rock / electronic hybrid featuring a Telecaster electric guitar riff, big drums, and a chorus of claps. Johnny Cash meets Nine Inch Nails. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 570652 2:12 Med Slow

EASILY   (by Chris Michols )
A driving, rootsy rock track with a classic feel. Strummed acoustic and electric guitars play a timeless 4-chord progression while rock solid bass and drums propel the song forward. An undeniably catchy, upbeat track. Great for 90s nostalgia, teen romance, romantic comedy, and road tripping. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 601061 3:53 Fast

01 - GIVE - DEEPER AND DEEPER   (by Randy Stern )  Composed: 2011
an indie rock/alt. country barn burner about falling deeply and quickly in love. In the vein of bands such as Wilco and Son Volt. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 453846 3:44 Med Fast

ROAD TRIP U.S.A   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2011
The perfect track for a summer getaway. Put the top down and hit the road with this song blasting away on your car stereo. Fast tempo a very familiar chord progression and sounds, this instrumental track gives the feeling of fun, sun, and seeing America. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 475478 2:22 Fast

THE NIGHT CRAWL   (by Gary Wolk )  Composed: 2011
Start with some Crow, add in some Petty, a dash of Eagles, a pinch of Stones, and a touch of Swap Rock and you have the recipe for The Night Crawl. A funky minor key track with a heavy 2 & 4 backbeat topped off by bass, 3 electric guitars, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, and Organ. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 471047 4:05 Medium

FRYING PAN   (by Thornton Bowman )  Composed: 2006
Upbeat, dance-able song, with a fun energy and sweet guitar licks. Good for a loud bar or a road trip. Full of anticipation. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Full Track 458790 3:15 Fast

MIND LIKE A WINDOW   (by Thornton Bowman )  Composed: 2006
A gritty fun song about a sexy, mean woman cheating on her man and not hiding it all that well. Great guitar riffs. Possibly even good for a bar fight scene in a sawdust floored country bar. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Full Track 464967 2:12 Very Fast

BAYOU BOUTTE (VARIATION)   (by Steve "Daddy-O" Byers )  Composed: 2011
Guitar driven Bayou instrumental with a rock beat. Fits into 60's-as far as sound. Upbeat track with a Creedence Clearwater Revival Sound. Also similiar to other artists such as Marty Stuart, Carl Perkins, among others. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation 460639 2:42 Fast

HERO   (by Ken Eros )  Composed: 2010
Boy sees girl on TV who reminds him of his own wife (girlfriend, object of his affection, etc.). He thinks back to when they first met and wonders if he measures up to the "Hero" she has dreamed of since childhood. He knows her prince is in there somewhere, and he's determined to prove it's him. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Full Track 434831 3:31 Med Fast

GOING TO THE BEACH   (by Damian Boucher )  Composed: 2006
A rollicking Fun Carnival ride to the Jersey Shore, Screaming Guitars, up beat Happy sing along Chorus good for selling Summer products, beer commercials, beach/party movies. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 451111 3:33 Med Fast

NOTHING'S GOT ME   (by Chris Juergensen )  Composed: 2011
Spectacular guitar based roots-rock with an industrial strength solo in the middle. Typical man meets woman, woman takes everything theme. Up-beat and high energy with an easy to remember repeating riff. Number one position on podsafe music network for one month. Think Led Zeppelin meets Pat Travers, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 452264 4:07 Medium

THE DEER SONG   (by Dave Rudolf )  Composed: 2002
From Dave Rudolfs' "Throwback" CD, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 461500 2:43 Medium

BULL DOG   (by Dave Rudolf )  Composed: 2004
From Gold Record Grammy nominated artist Dave Rudolfs" "Soft in the Head" CD---Originally written for Disney for the Mr Magoo Movie, this is a rocking tale about the loyalty and fierceness of a Bulldog.... Has some nods stylistically to The Beatles "Hey Bulldog" Song, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 461660 3:08 Medium

KEEPIN' ALIVE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1999
Medium tempo rock song about going through the years. Starts in the 60's and works up to the present. Remembering various events through the singers' life. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 469800 3:24 Med Slow

RUNNING ON A HEARTBEAT   (by Kevin M. Baumgard )  Composed: 2013
Upbeat, fun retro late 1970's, early 1980's americana rock track in the vein of Tom Petty, The Romantics and The J. Geils Band. Features real electric guitars, bass, drums and organ. Catchy guitar hook. Great for flash back scenes. Retro hip advertisements. Road trips and anything fun and out going. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 609066 2:05 Med Fast

ROLLING AMERICANA   (by Kevin M. Baumgard )  Composed: 2013
Thoughtful acoustic americana rock track with a nice melody. Features acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, glockenspiel and drums. Great for road trips, documentaries, road side attractions. Scenes about looking back and anything thoughtful. Feel good and warm. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 609189 1:47 Med Fast

WILD SPIRIT   (by Tim Brown )  Composed: 2013
This guitar driven rock song brings back memories of rebellious, drunken, adventures. Gritty bars filled with friends, lovers and memories! Bonding over a cold brew was never so fun!! Get your honky tonk times rolling with this one! Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 621828 2:32 Med Fast

REMEMBER WEDNESDAY   (by Colin O'Dwyer )  Composed: 2010
This acoustic pop roots rock track is a hit song! This sweet infectious ballad speaks of love and loss and is ideal for dramatic TV like One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek or Grey's Anatomy. This track could also function as a film soundtrack with it's slow dynamic build! Singer Songwriter... Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (vocal version) 399460 4:53 Slow

DON'T BOX YOURSELF (INSTRUMENTAL)   (by Colin O'Dwyer )  Composed: 2010
The Police meets Jason Mraz in this reggae rock track! Perfect for any socio-political content in film or dramatic tv. Killer guitar solo! Isolation or feeling disconnected from the world around you, Crime drama, slightly ascue, the underground, strange and different perspectives or lense. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation (instrumental version) 399376 3:55 Medium

TIME WON'T WAIT NO LEAD VOCAL   (by Ethereal Motion )  Composed: 2012
Rowdy alt country rock song in the vein of Hank Williams III. Great sounding jangly guitars, pounding real drums and gruff sounding melodic guitars. Very catchy chorus with the big vocal sound. Song about the life of a country guitar player in a band. Classic sounding country track. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation (No Lead Vocal) 566903 2:43 Medium

HILLSIDE SONG   (by Chris Cooke )
This song is a reflection on life and how a very simple activity like having a beer on a Sunday with you buddies at a BBQ is a small but very necessary part of life and surviving every day. Dealing with living life as a journey and not a destination. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 355047 4:24 Slow

GOT TO BELIEVE   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
A song about not giving up and overcoming the odds. Has a laidback feel, big chorus, female back-ups and Wurlitzer piano. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 353266 3:25 Med Slow

TIME WON'T WAIT   (by Ethereal Motion )  Composed: 2012
Rowdy alt country rock song in the vein of Hank Williams III. Great sounding jangly guitars, pounding real drums and a gruff sounding lead vocal. Very catchy chorus with the big vocal sound. Song about the life of a country guitar player in a band. Classic sounding country track. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 566900 2:43 Medium

PARK LANE   (by Kev Lymn )
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 352965 3:51 Med Fast

WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED   (by Kevin Burdick )  Composed: 2002
Mellow Country/Pop track with rich male vocals. All the big things the singer wanted haven't materialized, but he does have a family, job, and his health. Piano, drums, and guitar. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 357217 3:39 Medium
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