In October 2011, Words & Fire was in its infancy and I was on the lookout for new music. Thankfully, American Songwriter released their October Music Sampler and I found myself engaged with a new class of inspired folk and roll, the kind of music that would have Neil Young nodding his head in approval. The sampler included bands on the rise like PUJOL (read my review here), Shovels & Rope, and most notably, Alabama Shakes.
When I found out today that The Muse’s July Music Sampler was hot off the press and ready for download, I was nostalgic (it’s been almost 9 months since the W&F inception) and ecstatic about the prospect of another brilliantly hand-picked collection that includes the likes of Glen Hansard, Rhett Miller, and Diamond Rugs.
I have not listened to this playlist before posting so please take that as a sign of my confidence and not my laziness.
Let’s listen together and let me know what you think of it in the Comments section.