Friday Faves / by Kelly Garcia

Thank the lord for music, books, and film! Between crazy politics and the earth potentially melting into a disease ridden puddle, it's been pretty dang gloomy. These days I'm extra thankful for the beautiful work and art being created and set free into all the madness. Here are a few of my latest favorites...

John Moreland just released Big Bad Luv and I have it playing at work right now! Check it out!

Haim! I've missed you! This video makes me really excited for what the entire album has in store for us. Have you heard the first official single from Something To Tell you? July 7th!

Not super recent, but I love this album trailer for Lana Del Rey. Of course I love her as a musician, but I also enjoy the amount of attention given to her visual representation as well. 

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit released two rockin' tracks, "Hope The High Road" and "Cumberland Gap" from their latest album, Nashville Sound and I can't even tell you have many times I've listened to them. So good!

After seeing my friend, Amanda's tweet about The Secret Sisters/Brandi Carlisle project, I had to check it out. I have never listened to them before, but after hearing their new tune, "He's Fine," I'm a fan!

Just when I think I couldn't possibly love Willie Nelson anymore than I do, he releases a music video like this. And hell yes I've listened to his latest album God's Problem Child! Have you?

I really hope to catch The War On Drugs on tour this Fall! May have to jet out to Texas or North Carolina to make it happen, but I gotta make it happen this time around. Have you heard the new single

I haven't ever listened to the band before, but I'm liking the sound of their new single. What do you think? Good news Nashville! They'll be playing the Ryman Auditorium on May 15th.

I've been watching this local podcast grow into something really rad. Kelly McCartney of The Bluegrass Situation interviews singer/songwriters and then they play a few tunes. Most recently she's hosted Johnnyswim, Sunny Sweeney and Drew Holcomb. I believe Karen Elson is up today! If you haven't already, check out Hangin' and Sangin'

Did you snag a copy of John Prine's sold out book, Beyond Words? Mine is in the mail and I CAN NOT wait!

I'm also stoked about this collections of essays written by badass women, about the badass women in country music who have changed their lives. Pre-order here.

P.S. Have you heard Lydia Loveless cover of Bieber's "Sorry" yet?