Shawn Taylor (The Simpkin Project) What's In Your Playlist?
The Fleet Foxes seem to have a sound that resonated within me right when I heard the first note. I love the ambiance of their recordings not to mention the beautiful harmonies and arrangements. I love all their albums. Oh yeah, they are unbelievable live too! Vibey forest music!!!
The Parson Redheads - Yearling
I first saw this band open up for the Fruit Bats at the Troubadour in L.A. They are a small indie/alternative band with catchy tunes, mellow vibes, and a girl drummer! I am a sucker for harmonies and message, which this band takes care of nicely.
Freddie McGregor - Come On Over
If you have heard this album then you know. Some of the sickest soulful reggae music out there folks. Every tune inspires me. Drum and bass just crushes it for 10 straight tunes. Reggae classic that sets the bar for the rest us all.
Robert Walter's 20th Congress - Giving Up The Ghost
This dude is the man on all things electromechanical: Hammond B3 Organ? Check! Fender Rhodes? Check! Wurlitzer's and Clavinets? Check! Jammy, jazzy, funky, and down right insane skills! I'd easily give a toe to have Robert's abilities as a keyboardist!
Richard Wagner - The Best of Richard Wagner
He is my most favorite classical composer ever. His arrangements are miles ahead of where his contemporaries were. Whenever I need to relax or study something, I turn to Wagner. Unreal musical experience.
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