I feel like the stages of my life are cemented in my mind with songs that meant something to me at the time. Kind of like a soundtrack to a movie. I know that’s not an original idea and I bet most people are like that. On that note, here are the top 5 songs in my universe right now…keep in mind that this list changes almost daily. haha!
1. The Prodigal Son Suite – Keith Green
This song is deep in the recesses of my memory as a child. I love the message of it but the performance is fantastic. I heard that when he played this for the first time in a club with a piano everyone was glued to him. Would’ve loved to have been there.
2. Tell Me a Tale – Michael Kiwanuka
Just watch this video. Holy goodness! That band is magic
3. O Theo – Matthew Perryman Jones
This song is about VanGogh’s letters to his brother, Theo. So it’s gotta be good, right?
4. Honest Affection – Kye Kye
This song was on constant repeat in my car for a while. Great tune and band.
5. Golden – My Morning Jacket
What a great example of what a guy with an acoustic guitar should be doing. It’s compelling as a stripped down song meaning, if you can play it with just a guitar and voice then it must be a good song. No overproduction needed!
*Bonus 1. Go Do – Jonsi (singer for Sigur Ros from the soundtrack he wrote for We Bought A Zoo. Great road trip music)
*Bonus 2. New York City – Punch Brothers (have your mind blown)
Ok I have to stop now. I could keep going and going and going. What’s your top 5 list right now?