"Songs won't save the planet...

..but neither will books or speeches"

-Pete Seeger


I like music: country music, folk music, rock music, pop music, hip-hop music, rap music, classical music, music I only like on the dance floor, music I'll sing after a few drinks, music I'll sing after no drinks, music that was clearly written for children, corny music, and lots and lots of sad music.

And I like to talk about it. Velkommen.

it rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone

it rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone

(Source: timeerasingyou)

nprfreshair:

Mary Karr, known more for prize-winning memoirs such as The Liars Cluband Lit than for her excellent poetry, has taken a high-profile risk that’s paid off. Teaming with Rodney Crowell, who once name-checked her in a song, Karr has crafted a series of tunes that, while in the country tradition, convey a lot of Karr’s own obsessions with family. Not just songs about fathers and mothers and siblings, but memories of parents and siblings, and how memory and maturity alter the sense of one’s own history.

nprfreshair:

Mary Karr, known more for prize-winning memoirs such as The Liars Cluband Lit than for her excellent poetry, has taken a high-profile risk that’s paid off. Teaming with Rodney Crowell, who once name-checked her in a song, Karr has crafted a series of tunes that, while in the country tradition, convey a lot of Karr’s own obsessions with family. Not just songs about fathers and mothers and siblings, but memories of parents and siblings, and how memory and maturity alter the sense of one’s own history.

tafttheatre:

Stream Rodney Crowell’s set on Mountain Stage!  One of country music’s most respected songwriters recently released an album called Kin, on which he collaborates with poet, novelist and fellow Texan Mary Karr. During his 40-year career, Crowell has  worked with Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band, as well as Vince Gill and Tony Brown in The Cherry Bombs.

Listening to his new album, Tarpaper Sky, for the first time right now! What a pro, and an incredibly kind man, too!

tafttheatre:

Stream Rodney Crowell’s set on Mountain Stage!  One of country music’s most respected songwriters recently released an album called Kin, on which he collaborates with poet, novelist and fellow Texan Mary Karr. During his 40-year career, Crowell has  worked with Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band, as well as Vince Gill and Tony Brown in The Cherry Bombs.

Listening to his new album, Tarpaper Sky, for the first time right now! What a pro, and an incredibly kind man, too!

meetthebeatlesforreal:

Joan Baez and her sister along with others backstage hanging out with George Harrison

meetthebeatlesforreal:

Joan Baez and her sister along with others backstage hanging out with George Harrison


Taylor Swift at 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards  

holy hell is this a beautiful edit
Taylor Swift at 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards 

holy hell is this a beautiful edit

(Source: tayllorswifts)

Kate Rusby

—The Lark

yamino:

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Kate Rusby’s music has been a huge influence on the development of Sister Catharine’s backstory.  I’m so glad I was introduced to it, because inspiration aside, it’s absolutely beautiful.

Listening to it reminds me I need to take more walks on the moors while I’m here.

The Lark - Kate Rusby

Out in the field where the lark it flies,
Over the earth where my heart it lies,
Oh how it sings when the west wind blows,
Out in the field where no-one goes.

Oh how I’m cold will you let me in,
If you could hear me speak, where I would begin,
Time it is past now and I roam free,
Is it wrong to wish you still need me,
is it wrong to wish you still need me.

Out in the field where the lark it sings,
There I was waiting for all love brings,
There I stood and there I fell,
Out in the field that I know well.

Oh how I’m cold will you let me in,
If you could hear me speak, where I would begin,
Time it is past now and I roam free,
Is it wrong to wish you still need me,
is it wrong to wish you still need me.

Out in the field where the lark resides,
Here I’ll remain where my heart can hide,
Only the lark and the west wind know,
I’m in this field where no-one goes.

Oh how I’m cold will you let me in,
If you could hear me speak, where I would begin,
Time it is past now and I roam free,
Is it wrong to wish you still need me,
is it wrong to wish you still need me