You know what makes a midweek special? Music. This is a bunch of music that has been keeping my booty moving and my toes tapping all month long, so let’s listen to it together.
Remember my love of all things folksy / bluegrassy / and a little back country? It’s in my blood, friends. It’s in my blood. My friend Julie told me about Treva Blomquist‘s brand new album, and after hearing the single, “Ain’t No Grave,” (as in “Ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down”) I was hooked. The rest of the album is more singer-songwriterish, and it’s fantastic to the end. Listen to the full album here.
Jadon Lavic – Roots Run Deeper
I like hymns. Jadon Lavik‘s new album is full of hymns, so it’s no surprise that I love it. Plus it’s super catchy. I dare you not to sing along to the first song. Try it out and see if that clappy part doesn’t get you. Listen to the whole album here.
Did you all know that back in the day I was a publicist for some pretty popular rappers? It was another time as they say, and that’s all I’ll say about that. Hip hop is not a big part of my listening habits these days, but S.O‘s album was recommended, and I like it a lot. It’s clean and when he raps about “bread” he’s talking about the bread of life. Listen to the full album here.
My friend Karyn sent this album to me this spring, and I recognized some of the songs right away. I thought they were cover songs, but it turns out Jared Anderson is a pretty amazing songwriter who’s been covered by The Newsboys and Philips Craig and Dean. We popped this into the CD player on a road trip, and the hubster is now addicted. He listens to it everyday. No joke. Listen to the full album here.
This album isn’t new, but it’s new to me, and that’s enough to make it into a Music for Your Midweek. I’m on a major JJ Heller kick right now. Her songs are super adorable and folksy love songs to her husband, her baby, and our Savior. I can pretty much imagine adding this to every playlist I make for the next three years. Listen to the full album here.
I may have saved the best for close to last. Jenny & Tyler‘s Open Your Doors was a surprise. They’re a folksy acoustic singer-songwriter duo. “Little Balloon” is one of my fave songs right now. Listen to the whole album here.
This album is weird, trippy, introspective, and suuuuper good. Basically right up my alley. Beckah Shae explores what real rest looks like with this album, and I played this on repeat for like weeks. Listen to the full album here.
You can listen to all the tracks for free on Spotify, which basically has changed my life.
What’s on your playlist these days? Something new or something old? Tell us!