Music for the Hills Playlist

The End of an Era

It has come time to close a chapter in Black Owl Outdoors history, and that is the chapter of Music for the Hills. Initially Music for the Hills was going to be a perpetual playlist of songs I that dig and subsequently arranged. The songs are not chosen at random; each song is placed in order for the energy to move as it needs to. Which brings me to my point.

Music for the Hills Vol. One: Pine Trees

45 songs with a folk, bluegrass undertone mixed with roots reggae, hence the subtitle, Pine Trees. Most of the music originates from a place where pine trees are prevalent. Vol. One is meant to be listened to on repeat, the last song running directly back into the first completing the cycle. The next volume of Music for the Hills, started in early 2017, will be titled Music for the Hills Vol. Two: Palm Trees, and will feature music predominately from areas where palm trees grow.

Track Listing

Cold by Yeltzi
Floating by Cottonwood
Know Jah Today by The Abyssinians
So Low So Love Long by Joshua Marcus
Esmerelda by Ben Howard
Where is My Mind by Trampled by Turtles
The Pirate’s Gospel by Alela Diane
I Can’t Get Enough by The Dead Brothers
The Thief & The Moon by Shawn James & The Shapeshifters

Sun is Shining by Bob Marley & Lee Scratch Perry
Gun Street Girl by Tom Waits
Stop that Train by Keith & Tex
Silver Ghost by the Wildwood Valley Boys
Promised Land by Majek Fashek
Animal Tracks by Mountain Man
Seeds May Fall by Justin Power & The Portland Cello Project
Lone Pine Hill by Justin Townes Earle
Bright Sunny South by Kevin Burke’s Open House

Bilgewater by Brownbird
Jah Heavy Load by Ijahman Levi
One More Day by Groundation
Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
Me & My Uncle by South by Southwest
Ghost Riders by Johnny Cash
Luna & Sol by Federico Aubele
City Headache by Scott Matthews
A Window Opens by First Aid Kit

Shanty Man’s Life by Dave Van Ronk
Rooms by Mia & Jonah
Ghettos of Babylon by Dezarie
Dirty Old Town by Ian Campbell Folk Group
Working Man’s Blues by The Devil Makes Three
Carolina Drama by The Raconteurs
Man Next Door by Dennis Brown
Wayfaring Pilgrim by Ola Belle Reed
Since I’ve Laid My Burdens Down by Mississippi John Hurt

Nine Hundred Miles by Barbara Dane
Walk On Boy by Doc Watson
Waiting ‘Round to Die by Townes Van Zandt
Highwayman by The Highwaymen
Light Green Fellow by Michael Hurley

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