Hello everyone, and welcome back from the holidays! You’ve made it through day one of post-Holiday shenanigans, and so what better way to unwind than with some banjo-infused acoustic goodness? (My brain is fried from my first day back at school, forgive the cheesy vernacular).
This week, I decided to do something a little different and give a list of songs that delve into the genre that I like listening to on a day-to-day basis. All of the songs on this playlist have somewhat of an Indie vibe, but are also influenced by Folk. Instruments you’ll find in common with these songs are the acoustic guitar, banjo, and some unusual percussion – including hand claps and foot stomps. Some of the songs lean more towards typical pop music you hear on the radio and some deviate into Country-Rock territory (and one even has a bit of an urban influence), but the one thing each of these songs have in common are their individual uses of real instruments, which is something I always look for when I come across new music.
I walk a lot everyday, from my car to class, class to work, work to class, et cetera, and this playlist provides the best background music I need to get to where I need to go (thank goodness for Spotify). Without further ado, here are those songs:
- “Love Left to Lose” – Sons of Sylvia
- “In Your Arms” – Kina Grannis
- “Chasing The Sun” – Hilary Duff
- “The Same Tattoos” – Fences
- “Buried” – Family of The Year
- “All About You” – Hilary Duff
- “1, 2, 3, 4” – Plain White T’s
- “Make You Mine” – Us The Duo
- “Sight of The Sun” – fun.
- “Things Are Gonna Get Better” – David Archuleta
- “Song of Solomon” – Sons of Sylvia
- “Cowboy Boots” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- “Little Wonders” – Rob Thomas
Hopefully these songs help those post-Holiday blues go away while you’re trying to get re-accustomed to your everyday routines. Let me know what you think, or if you have any recommendations for me! Happy Monday, everyone! The weekend will come soon enough!