It's a new month and we're feelin' good this Saturday listening to these chill songs we have found for you all today.
We added Caitlin Washburn, Mary Rocap, Sara Watkins, Anna Tivel, and Mt. Joy to the playlist today. Respectively, their songs are "Words of Love," "A Fickle Wind," "Long Hot Summer Days," "Riverside Hotel," and "Jenny Jenkins." The breakdown of the songs is below.
"Words of Love"
By Caitlin Washburn
If Bob Dylan had a better voice and was female, we think you'd get someone like Caitlin Washburn. With Bob's friends, the harmonica and guitar, Caitlin tells some great stories and shares some feelings that will surely resonate with you. She's a local of Carborro, North Carolina, and we happen to be playing with her on March 12th at the Cave! We are super excited to hear her live and hope you will join us.
"A Fickle Wind"
By Mary Rocap
This song has an unexpected lilt to it, much like a fickle wind. She sings the most interesting intervals (I went to a piano and figured it out, it's a minor 6th) in the chorus. It's a soft song and is relaxing but it tingles with peculiar musical twists; perhaps you'd call this jazzy folk music. Mary Rocap is a skilled songwriter and singer from North Carolina. Listen to her this Wednesday (3/7/18) on our weekly facebook live!
"Long Hot Summer Days"
By Sara Watkins
Long hot summer days are what we're longing for and this song is a pretty good substitute to have while we wait. We are so impressed with the feel of this song, it drags like it's dripping with summer sweat and it's as sweet sounding as that fruit jar full of iced tea. We know Sara Watkins from Nickle Creek and love her solo stuff; she's got an great mix of Americana styles in her music. This song though was the perfect fit for the playlist... so yes, you're welcome.
By Anna Tivel
WHAT an outrageously beautifully written song this is. Warning = it's kind of sad. But you'll love it... we promise... Anna Tivel is from Portland, Oregon, and to copy from her facebook page bio: "Anna Tivel has spend some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers." She writes in dodge caravans in the rain, we absolutely love her and her music. This song that we feature is telling the story of a homeless person who has stationed himself across from the construction site of a "riverside hotel." The images, the sounds, and the perspective described for the listener is truly worth a listening to.
By Mt. Joy
We chose this song, we have to confess, because of the artwork on the album. We walked by their album in a store months ago and I guess it really made an impression because here we are today, finding it on Spotify. We played a few of their songs and have found that their sound is equally matched to the coolness of their artwork. Jenny Jenkins is a song about two young trouble makers, living life with no regrets. This is a band you want to know about; especially for their fresh folk sound. This song is a lot of fun and we bet you'll hear it and want to follow them on Spotify.