Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lend Me Your Music

The old man and I are driving across the country with the top down. It's awfully windy and when we're not listening to books, more on that later, we're having trouble hearing our music. I would happily drive to Department of Eagles and Sunset Rubdown, they have a new album after all, but the rockiness of the guitars gets lost in the wind.

We've had some success listening to singer/song writers, folksters such as:
Alela Diane, Mariee Sioux (which I listened to while passing Sioux City), Laura Marling, Bob Dylan--some of these go without saying like Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Bon Iver, Johnny Flynn, Iron & Wine, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, & Young, Olaf Arnalds, Nanci Griffith, Sam Amidon... you get the idea.

Do you have any recommendations? Something that can compete with wind? I'll download it right away as long as it's not too late when I get to Reno.


Elisa Gabbert said...

Patsy Cline?

I miss you guys.

Nicole said...

Fleetwood Mac!

Jane said...

Springsteen is always the ultimate road trip music for me ... it's what we listened to, incessantly, driving from Bama to Montana. I can't wait to see you!

ronald p.d. brandt said...

you should definitely try j. tillman. i meant to tell you about him. he's also the drummer for fleet foxes, but his solo, singer-songwriter stuff is pretty as anything. download his cancer & delirium album--it's my favorite so far.

enjoy your trip!

HCG said...

The new Deer Tick!