download a new mix: a midwest jaunt (songs for the open road)

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

download a new mix: a midwest jaunt (songs for the open road)

i’m currently writing from a nice little condo in downtown kansas city (courtesy of airbnb). we’re (my family) currently in the middle of a week-long vacation that began by heading west on I-40 and we basically winged it from there. so far, we’ve spent a couple days in oklahoma city, a day in kansas city (we’ll be here for a few days) and then we’ll make a pit stop in branson on the way home. (to see a bit of our trip, you can check out #TheByrdsWingIt on instagram.)

as with every vacation or significant trip, i’ve put together a mix of songs that seem relevant. these aren’t necessarily artists from the states we’re visiting or songs that explicitly reference this area, but rather, they’re songs that, in some way or another, capture the spirit of the trip.

so without further ado, here’s the lineup for a midwest jaunt: songs for the open road:

    1. arcade fire: the suburbs
    2. the black crowes: welcome to the goodtimes
    3. ray lamontagne: jolene
    4. brandi carlile: closer to you
    5. ben gibbard: something’s rattling (cowpoke)
    6. bahamas: all the time
    7. neko case: the pharaohs
    8. jakob dylan: we don’t live here anymore
    9. john mark mcmillan: borderland
    10. needtobreathe: state i’m in
    11. adam faucett: blood is blood
    12. jenny lewis: big guns
    13. rocco deluca: swing low
    14. del amitri: driving with the brakes on
    15. eddie vedder: hard sun
    16. sheryl crow: redemption day
    17. discover america: call it in the air
    18. nickel creek: jealous of the moon
    19. lord huron: until the night turns
    20. caedmon’s call: 40 acres

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