Although I love all genres of music, and usually pick what I listen to based on my mood, I find that lower-key music wins a good chunk of the time. In addition, I'm love acoustic guitar. I've always loved the instrument since I first heard Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills & Nash way back in high school.
I put this playlist together for myself. It features new-ish male indie singer-songwriters and acoustic guitars. I have no preference of male over female vocalists, but honing it further made sense to me, so keep an eye out for the female version to come.
Although you could certainly argue that not all of the artists in this list could be considered "indie", especially Kevin Devine, Ray Lamontagne, Damien Rice and Ryan Adams; I find that their music fits like a glove with artists like Elliot Smith, M. Ward, Badly Drawn Boy and Iron & Wine. I've taken care to include only significant tracks that feature the beauty of a good voice and an acoustic guitar.
In the end, this playlist contains 20 tracks that are not only personal favorites, but fit together into a cohesive 1 hour and 11 minute program.
- acoustic guitar
- Cat Stevens
- Kevin Devine
- Ray Lamontagne