Music for Your Midweek

summer jams for the start of the season

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.

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Treva Blomquist – So We Would Know

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.

Ain’t No Grave

Jadon Lavik - Roots Run Deeper

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.

Fairest Lord Jesus

SO - So it Continues
S.O. – So it Continues

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.

So it Continues

Jared Anderson - The Narrow RoadJared Anderson – The Narrow Road

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.

Great I Am

JJ Heller - Deeper
JJ Heller – Deeper

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.

Boat Song

Jenny and Tyler - Open Your Doors
Jenny & Tyler – Open Your Doors

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.

Little Balloon

Beckah Shae
Beckah Shae – Rest

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.

Without You

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!

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9 comments

  1. Yay! Anything you describe as “weird, trippy, introspective and good” is something I’m TOTALLY going to have to try. Off to hear it now! Thanks for the fun new recommendations!

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  2. I am definitely into Christian rap/hip hop and a new album I have on repeat is Andy Mineo’s debut album, Heroes For Sale. Also my wife turned me on to Relient K before we got married and it’s been on my playlist ever since. They are mostly rock but have a fun tongue in cheek, pun filled lyrics that praise the Lord (and the Thundercats😊). I am going to check out these albums!! Thanks!

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    1. Andrew, I think this is the second time Andy Mineo’s album is crossing my radar. Spotify told me I’d like it, too, but I haven’t listened. I’ll have to check it out. Also, now that you mention Reliant K I remembered I loved “Getting Into You” every time I heard it last year, so I don’t know why I haven’t listened to the album. (Plus I mean Thundercats… come on. You know I love me the 80s.) I’ll be checking them both out. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  3. I’ve been hesitant to set up yet another online account and so haven’t tried Spotify yet. You are seriously tempting, though, because I am desperately in need of new music! Do you use the free account on Spotify or one of the monthly subscription levels? Feel free to give me the “hard sell.” I totally trust you! 🙂

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    1. I totally hear you, Courtney. My friends at work sold me on Spotify, because you can listen to music all day for free (and the former music biz person in me likes that artists make $ from the streams). I do the free one and just tune out the ads when they come on. 😉 Also, they’re really good about recommending related artists that you might like, and you can save the albums you like as playlists so you have them right at your fingertips. I’m kind of addicted. If you try it, let me know what you think!

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  4. I have a somewhat random question for you… I’m a graphic designer for a church in Reno, and I was just curious what font you used for Midweek in your graphic above. If you don’t mind sharing, I’d love to know. 🙂

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