I’ve been building this playlist over the last month or so, adding songs when I’ve heard them and when they’ve really resonated with me. We’re living in quite a substantial time at the moment and I don’t think I’m the only one who can say that I’m feeling a lot of strong emotions.
Music is that one thing that always helps me sort out my head. It’s that one, universal media that really connects us all. I hope this playlist brings you a little joy. A lot of the tunes are older, but my newest discoveries include “Count on Me” by the Lone Bellow and “Stone” by Jaymes Young. People reaching out, through your headphones or stereo.
I also wanted to highlight the black voices in this playlist: Yola and the War and Treaty, both who I saw at the Newport Folk Festival, both who are incredible folk artists/groups. I’m working on making an effort to include more black voices into my playlists. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below!
Crowded Table – The Highwomen
Count on Me – The Lone Bellow
Got a Lotta Love – The Cactus Blossoms
And It’s Still Alright – Nathanial Rateliff
All Of My Days – Alexi Murdoch
The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Bob Dylan
The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
That’s the Way the World Goes Round – John Prine
Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) – Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
Stone – Jaymes Young
Tell the Truth – The Avett Brothers
Ride Out In the Country – Yola
Healing Tide – The War and Treaty