Playlist 06

My newest playlist has been accompanying me on my drive to work every morning. I find that starting the day with a few really good songs helps me adjust from my mornings at home to the mad rush that starts the moment I enter my classroom.

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about how universal folk music is. The smooth, soft melodies and plucky rhythms seem to satisfy even the harshest of critics. It doesn’t have to be your favorite- it’s still easy to listen to.

Playlist .06 has a solid mix of tempos. I found I was savings songs that started slow and built, like the Avett Brothers “Laundry Room” and “How To Be Yours” by Chris Renzema. Then, if you need a nostalgic kick to the gut, listen to “All Your Favorite Bands” by Dawes. Finally, use “As We Run” to pace a good, long run, and then book a trip out west. Listen to this playlist on your way there and thank me later.

Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard

As We Run – The National Parks

Sounds Like Hallelujah – The Head and the Heart

Georgia – Vance Joy

Furr – Blitzen Trapper

Peace – O.A.R

Coming Home (Oregon) – Mat Kearney

All Your Favorite Bands – Dawes

How To Be Yours – Chris Renzema

Fulton County Jane Doe – Brandi Carlile

Settled a Down – Mandolin Orange

Heavy – Birdtalker

Laundry Room – The Avett Brothers

After the War – Branches

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