Music for the Day 4/3

We gather round the table one last time for Quarantunes. Billy Strings – While I’m Waiting Here The song that turned me onto Billy Strings. Unbelievable playing, and in proper bluegrass fashion, lyrics that sound nice until you listen to the words (a song about a man in jail for murdering the woman he’s writing […]

Music for the Day 4/2

Happy Thursday, our weekly day of train and highway songs. Mandolin Orange – Train Song All business with this title. We are off. Phish – Train Song A very different train song, but a train song nonetheless! The Youngbloods – Six Days on the Road This falls in the category of “highway song”. This is […]

Music for the Day 4/1

Sup mendeltunes. Let’s get goin! Assorted Artists- Imagine MMM. Wholesome. Billy Strings feat. Marcus King – Runnin’ on Empty > Midnight Rider (DelFest 2019) – Ahh well.  April Fools. Starting off with a full cup of the good stuff. Don’t look now but most summer festivals are re-scheduling for August and September dates aren’t moving […]

Music for the Day 3/31

It is Tuesday. And we’re off. Peter Rowan – The Free Mexican Airforce – Here it is, the great vibe check of all vibe checks. Greensky Bluegrass – Hoxeyville – Early, early, early Greensky. There’s no words in this, but I’ve personally seen about half the people on this email list dance to this song after a […]

Music for the Day 3/30

It’s Monday, the people are furloughed, but I want some semblance of routine so HERE WE GO Robert Earl Keen – Feelin’ Good Again Starting us off is the man from Houston, a 2012 inductee into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame, a 2019 inductee into the Texas Cowboys Hall of Fame, and many more nonsensical […]

Music for the Day 3/27

What a week that was. Everyone do a pat down. Legs still there? Head screwed on? Sniffer still sniffing? I think…I think we’re gonna make it. Cool, now for the quarantunes: Willie Nelson – On the Road Again A timeless tune of impermanence and transience. These corona days are pretty weird, and if you don’t get outside and […]

Music for the Day 3/26

It’s sunny out and there’s a mourning dove that’s been singing outside the window all morning so we might as well get singing too. Here we go! California Honeydrops – When it was Wrong  I learned about the California Honeydrops on a concert special that Delta was showing on a cross-country flight, and boy o […]

Music for the Day 3/25

Humpday to put it lightly. The sun also rises. Here are the Quarantunes. Trout Steak Revival – Brighter Every Day Trout Steak Revival is a colorado bluegrass/folk/everything else band from Colorado. For me, this was the first thing I woke up humming today. Let the light in. Toots & the Maytals – Take Me Home (Country […]

Music for the Day 3/24

Careening into Tuesday! Here we are, doing the thing. Let’s have some music to push us through the rest of it. Ray Charles & Willie Nelson – Seven Spanish Angels When people talk about a song painting a picture in your mind (I talk about that quite a bit), I almost always think of this […]

Music for the Day 3/23

It’s Monday, it’s snowing, it’s time to listen to some music. I’m With Her – Hear Jerusalem Moan (Greyfox Festival 2019) I’m a big fan of the Greyfox festival for two reasons. 1) They record almost everything and put it on YouTube. Love that. 2) Because we get some pretty awesome people playing together. I’m With Her […]