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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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EASY   (by Indie-Go Blue )  Composed: 2010
Feel good Indie Pop song with an upbeat Summertime vibe. Shades of 1980's British New Wave, influenced by the likes of The Jam and The Style Council. Features overdriven guitars, hammond organ, driving bass and drums. Good for sports scenes and other glorifying situations, determination, success. Mixed Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Full Track 438026 3:09 Medium

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

ALL I WANT IS NOTHING   (by Harry Williams )  Composed: 2010
Slow-Mid Rock. The regret of breaking up with the one you love, but cannot have. Sounds like Michael Bolton, David Cassidy. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 390515 3:28 Med Slow

CANDACE   (by Colin O'Dwyer )  Composed: 2010
Acoustic rock pop track with beautiful dynamics ideal for family or lovers tv film drama! Chorus harmonies and arrangement is Crosby Stills and Nash meets Dave Matthews! Laid back groove with sentimental overtones, heartfelt with slight funk feel, spacious cool summer nights howling at the moon, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (vocal version) 399364 5:45 Med Slow

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

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

SWEETHEART AND HER SOUVENIRS   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
A dramatic song about a homeless women struggling. This song has jangly guitars a soulful male vocal and some great B3 organ. It sounds like The Band. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 353270 3:36 Med Fast

FIRST ENCOUNTER   (by Ragged Redemption )  Composed: 2010
An easygoing steady moving rhythm section feel good sax, harmonica, and guitar leads. Sounds like Bob Dylan. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 390494 6:38 Med Fast

MISSING TIME   (by Aloid )  Composed: 2010
Male Vocals telling a story about "Alien abduction" over an Acoustic Guitar riff and a Electric Slide Guitar. Sounds like Roy Orbison. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 390190 4:02 Medium

ONLY ROAD   (by Mick Simpson )  Composed: 2010
Anthemic Blues Rock song with a slight 1970's New Wave feel. Features Rolling Stones style choppy guitar, screaming solo and solid backbeat. Perfect for scenes of driving down an open road with radio playing in the background, or walking the long and winding path. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 432877 4:45 Medium

VOYAGER   (by Colin Ward )  Composed: 2013
Voyager is actually about trading in a van, although the theme is not obvious at first. A nice shuffle beat, twangy Stratocaster guitar, and infectious melody. Some would think of a spaghetti western, others might remember the surf guitar sounds. Would fit a show about trading the old for new. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Full Track 610669 4:22 Medium

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

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

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

WEEDS   (by Robb Spencer )
deep depressed lyrics about the people that bring you down. slide guitar. Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 269429 3:11 Medium

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

FREEWHEELIN (NO MELODY)   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
Upbeat, fun-sounding All-American Heartland Roots Rock instrumental featuring electric and acoustic guitars, hand claps, piano fills, drums, bass, and tambourine. It's the sound of fun! Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation (No Melody) 490787 1:47 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

MESSIN AROUND (NO MELODY)   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
This upbeat, fun-sounding Alt Country track is as sweet as shoofly pie! This instrumental features rockin' electric and acoustic guitars, drums, a kickin' bass, and a mandolin. Great for rodeo scenes or driving through the backwoods country. Available with or without melody. Yee-haw! Fun times! Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation (No Melody) 490802 1:46 Med Slow

BAD LUCK UNDERSCORE   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
Great laid back emotional acoustic track. Sounds like The Band meets Tom Petty. Has vibrato guitars and a steady slow groove. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation 359991 2:12 Med Fast

KEEP IT ALL TOGETHER   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
Emotional roots rock/alternative country track. Sound a little like Tom Petty with a very cool hooky lead guitar part. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 360026 2:08 Med Slow

HAPPY TO BE HERE   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
Acoustic roots rock track with a great groove and vibrato guitars. Has a very memorable lead guitar part with a Tom Petty-ish vibe to it... Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 360016 2:20 Med Slow

OLD BLUE JEANS (NO MELODY)   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
A laid-back, groovy Americana Heartland Roots Rock instrumental featuring electric and acoustic guitars, cow bell, piano fills, drums, bass, and tambourine. Sounds like baseball and other fun times! Available with or without lead guitar melody. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation (No Melody) 490805 1:39 Medium

HOMETOWN PRIDE   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
This upbeat, fun-sounding Heartland Rock instrumental features electric rock organ, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, a kickin' bass, and tambourine. Great for scenes of family, sports, games, and other fun times. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 490792 1:59 Medium

CAN SEE THE LIGHT   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
The perfect heartfelt feelgood roots rock track. Think Budweiser commercial meets George Harrison.... Has a cool slide guitar part with a laidback groove and strumming acoustic guitars. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 359998 1:55 Slow

ROLLIN ALONG   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
Americana Heartland Roots Rock instrumental featuring electric and acoustic guitars, cookin' drums, bass, organ, hand claps, and tambourine. Also available without the guitar lead melody. Sounds like baseball and other fun times! Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 490810 1:57 Fast

IN THE FAST LANE (NO MELODY)   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
This cool, "car-commercial" sound will have 'em all rockin'. Americana Heartland Roots Rock instrumental featuring electric guitar with attitude, big, beefy drums, and a smokin' bass. A lot of fun with a little mischief thrown in the mix. Available with or without slide guitar melody. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation (No Melody) 490797 1:41 Very Fast

PLAY IT AGAIN   (by Alexandre Molodkov )  Composed: 2011
Funny energetic train up-beat rock instrumental with some western hint. A lot of ambience and clean electric guitar sounds playing in a dialog. Ideal for film/tv/radio placement as a character music for various scenes as western, saloon, bar, cowboys etc. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 685316 3:40 Medium

SPEEDWAY   (by The Rockin' Cinders )  Composed: 2007
Fast track .. Rocks hard with fresh energy and exceptional guitar. Cool racing vocal for Nascar. Aggressive and bold! Extreme sports, hot cars, commercials for endurance, road tests, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (Vocal) 480950 3:04 Very 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

BAD LUCK   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
Great laid back emotional acoustic track. Sounds like The Band meets Tom Petty. Has vibrato guitars and a steady slow groove. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 359992 2:12 Med Fast

SHE KNOWS HOW   (by The Rockin' Cinders )  Composed: 2008
New classic rock vocal piece with a late sixties vibe. Great substitute for 19th Nervous Breakdown by The Rolling Stones. A rock steady groove, big vocal and masterful guitar work underpin this classic rock song. Pulsing, powerful and perfect for indie films/videos TV and radio adverts, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track (Vocal) 346321 3:29 Very Fast

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

ROLLING WITH THE THUNDER CHIEFS   (by Ed Kliman )  Composed: 2007
Quirky, gritty song about rising above doubt and danger. Tough New Orleans rhythms anchor soulful male vocals, sharp harmonica work. Perfect for road stories of any sort, Tarantino meets Cormac McCarthy soundtracks, automotive products, bikes, bikers, lifestyle, TV or as a strong theme song. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock. This Track Licensable Exclusively At This Web Site!
Preview Track Full Track 553563 3:49 Med Slow

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

TRACTION IN LOVE   (by Ragged Redemption )  Composed: 2009
A grungier rhythm guitar, along with organs and the general vibe of the band gives this a track a raw as well as retro feel. Sounds like Bob Dylan. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 386341 3:04 Med Fast

HAPPY TO BE HERE UNDERSCORE   (by Geoff Abraham )  Composed: 2009
Acoustic roots rock track with a great groove and vibrato guitars. Has a very memorable lead guitar part with a Tom Petty-ish vibe to it... Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation 360015 2:20 Med Slow

DEVIL TAKE MY SOUL   (by Doug Folkins )  Composed: 2003
Rocking rockabilly track. Singer sells soul to the the Devil, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 472260 2:52 Fast

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

GOLD ASHTRAY   (by Michael Corn )  Composed: 2006
Modern folk/singer songwriter acoustic rock; mellow classic vibe and sing-a-long chorus ala Mumford & Sons, Fun, The Lumineers, Damien Rice, James Blunt, Jason Mraz, Wallflowers. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 242872 3:08 Medium

LET THE MUSIC PLAY   (by Chris Barry )  Composed: 2006
Powerful rock ballad. Repeating dual guitar riffs and a driving rhythm section. Male vocals, Haunting, multi-voice chorus. The theme is music cures everything so... 'Let The Music Play', Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 240569 2:07 Medium

HAVIN FUN   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
Rock the house with this mid-tempo, laid-back All-American Heartland Roots Rock instrumental featuring electric and acoustic guitars, LOTS of cow bell, electric rock organ, piano fills, drums, bass, and tambourine. Sounds like baseball and other fun times! Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 490791 2:05 Medium

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

HOMETOWN PRIDE (NO MELODY)   (by Tracey and Vance Marino )  Composed: 2011
This upbeat, fun-sounding Heartland Rock instrumental features electric rock organ, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, a kickin' bass, and tambourine. Great for scenes of family, sports, games, and other fun times. Available with or without electric guitar melody. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Variation (No Melody) 490793 1:59 Medium

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

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

CAR   (by Jef Chandler )  Composed: 1999
Driving down a country road, nostalgia for lost loves, moving on. Car commercials, two hands on the steering wheel, tire commercials. Thumping country bass, smoking acoustic guitar solo, up tempo, southern. Car Chase scenes. Romance movies where character is driving, thinking. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 500514 2:36 Medium

ZYDECO PICNIC   (by Roger and Ellen Bruno )  Composed: 2014
Mid-tempo zydeco flavored upbeat guitar and accordion based song. Good for a New Orleans / bayou region movie. Partying, picnicing, families, pets, bayou, BBQ. Good times. Instrumental, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 690476 2:40 Medium

I DONT WANNA BE YOUR DOG   (by John Savage )
Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 292315 3:06 Very Fast

WHERE I BELONG   (by Michael Behm )  Composed: 2011
Sounds like Americana meets the Beatles. Beautiful dramatic steel guitar played by Bruce Bouton "Garth Books, Reba" The soulful vocals keep the listener engaged with a compelling Bob Dylan type vocal. Mixed by Mike Fraser "The Fraz" ACDC, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, The Cult. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
Preview Track Full Track 507060 3:49 Medium
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