I've been djing for over 25 years. I've explored, and continue to explore every conceivable type of music. I love learning about, and turning people on to things I have found: new artists, old artists, oddities, etc... I love that feeling of really identifying with an artist or song, and love sharing it. For some reason though, I suffer from this mistaken assumption that, in this age of itunes, everyone knows about the good music that's out there. I forget that not everyone has the time to explore new music, and it's coming and going so fast these days that it's hard to keep up. I also know that people get super snobby about being hip to stuff already, so if I offend your sensibilities, my apologies. My intentions are completely pure!
I live in LA, and spend a lot of time in my car. I listen to a LOT of blues in the car. It seems to keep my road rage at a manageable level. I thought I would start with a playlist of 10 new-ish bluesy tracks to keep your head straight in traffic, or on the train, or wherever you are.
Below is the first in a weekly installment we are calling the "Music Mood Board". I want to turn you on, so tune in.
Just press the "Play" button & enjoy!
- Dustin Kensrue- "Blood & Wine
- Benjamin Booker- "Chippewa"
- Alabama Shakes- "Don't Wanna Fight"
- Fink- Hard Believer
- Liam Bailey- On My Mind
- Asaf Avidan- "Bang Bang"
- Robert Earl Keen & Lyle Lovett- "T for Texas"
- Gary Clark Jr.- "Don't Owe You a Thang"
- Mark Lanergan Band-" Bleeding Bloody Water"
- Straight Arrows- "Petrified"