Hi friends! Misa here, with a playlist just in time for the heat of the summer. It's been a pretty good one so far - I took a trip to Maine to see my family, two birds built a nest in my window, and I still have an Emmylou Harris/Mary Chapin Carpenter show to look forward to. While I spend the rest of the year mostly listening to sad folk music, summer is a time for alt-country (Wilco’s A.M./Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels on a Gravel Road for sure). Also, all the Tom Petty. I can confirm - all of these playlist songs work as solid accompaniment to a really sunny day or an afternoon thunderstorm. Below is the YouTube version, but you can also find it on Spotify!
There are so many songs that are just right for that time of year when the weather gets warmer and I can finally roll my windows down, but if I had to pick just one, “Noisy Night” is the ultimate summer song for me. I first heard it on Tift Merritt’s old podcast, The Spark, and immediately fell in love. The Indigo Girls’ “Devotion” is a perfect song for hanging out around a campfire. I’m pretty sure that’s how the song started out… Also, singing along to “Frankie’s Gun” is pretty much my favorite thing. Let me know what essential songs I missed!
Maine in the summertime
If you’re still looking for more music, you should pick up a copy of Music in the Mountains, Volume 1! We're honored to be a part of this lovely compilation CD that benefits Boone's Hunger and Health Coalition. It features our song "Katie" along with a bunch of other great tunes from fellow WNC artists. Copies are available at Lost Province Brewing Company in Boone, and other High Country locations!