It has been 14 days since our last edition of Tasty Tune Tuesday and I hope you all had a good holiday weekend! I was in transit on this day a week ago, hence the delay. Apologies. On the third day of every week, I’ll drop ten songs that tickle my eardrums. Variety of tracks will range from hip hop/rap, EDM, country, singer/songwriter, Americana, R&B and everything in between— something for everyone depending on what I’m jamming that week.
I spent the last seven days on the plains of Montana we continue the series with a heavy dose of Big Sky inspiration. Here’s the tracklist:
Track No. 1: Spur of the Moment – Kylie Frey
Kylie Frey was the Louisiana State Goat Tying Champion after getting into the rodeo circuit at a young age and quickly found her calling in the Texas country scene. Her untamed vocals rip on this fun love story that features plenty of fiddle and steel at the forefront. She wails on the chorus.
Track No. 2: Got It All – Blxst, Dom Kennedy
If you have had your ear tuned into the streets of L.A. you might have heard of Blxst. If not, Got It All is the perfect introduction to his new take on cruising music. Dom Kennedy is one of the rappers who epitomizes the Los Angeles sound and the two unique flows are just different enough to provide a contrast, but cross over enough to bounce off one another in a perfect mix of melody and straight bars.
Track No. 3: Giving You Up (Acoustic) – Kameron Marlowe
Just listen to the dude’s vocals. Kameron Marlowe is another dark horse in the Nashville scene and he is bound to have a spark ignite to the top of the charts sooner than later.
Track No. 4: Hold On – Yola, The Highwomen
Hear me out on this one. Yola, a singer songwriter out of England, has a voice likened to a soulful, rustic Adele. She joins forces with the Highwoman, who might be the most talented, badass group of women in country music. Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires provide the backing vocals while Sheryl Crow plays the piano and Jason Isbell strums the guitar. It’s a star-studded studio session that lifts up and inspires.
Track No. 5: Is It Me – St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Pour a stiff glass of bourbon, sit back and let Paul Janeway wipe away your worries.
Track No. 6: I Am Not Afraid – Charley Crockett
There are very few people like Charley Crockett. He found a way to take an old school sound and make it modern without irony. It sounds like a ballad at an old western saloon and this song is the perfect representation.
Track No. 7: The Way You Do It – Bushbaby
SURPRISE!! HEAVY BASS!!
Track No. 8: The Weight – Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne & Keb’ Mo’ & Buddy Miller & Patty Griffin & Emmylou Harris & Michael McDonald & Glen Hansard & Aaron Neville & Ryan Bingham & Widespread Panic & Grace Potter & Taj Mahal & Gregg Allman & Win Butler & Régine Chassagne & Jeff Tweedy & Otis Clay
Read the names above again. Need I say more?
Track No. 9: I’d Rather Go Blind – The Frightnrs
This is a unique twist on an Etta James classic. It doesn’t lose the soulfulness, but it adds a reggae beat to make it more vibey.
Track No. 10: Country Squire & Feathered Indians – Tyler Childers
Two-for! Country Squire has been one of my top “let’s go get lost” driving songs recently, but Tyler Childers doesn’t miss. If you’ve never heard of the West Virginia native before, Feathered Indians is his biggest hit and the perfect introduction to greatness.
(The playlist may not refresh on its own below, but if you click out to Spotify and hit like, it’ll pop right up and you can follow along!)
Looking for last week’s music?! Here is every delicious ditty to ever grace this list: