These are lights down low with candles lit, fireplace roaring, tales of tenderness and heartache.
What I like about this playlist is how it will engage her curiosity and her longing.
James Yuill-This Sweet Love. I did not realize that the term ‘folktronica’ had been coined. When this came out a few years ago, I thought it would be a very popular song because it’s so darned beautiful. Wrong again.
Lou Barlow-If I Could. More than his work in Sebadoh or his work with J. Mascis, I enjoy Lou solo.
Whitley-an Australian singer who will never be confused with Chris or daughter Trixie.
John Martyn-Couldn’t Love You More. An inspiration for the young Ben Howard, John Martyn made albums that are crazy good and unknown.
Jefferson Starship-Have You Seen The Stars Tonight? A summer night. A geodesic dome on a hilltop. A girl and boy in college. The firmament. And this song. Together ever since.
Joseph Arthur-Out On a Limb. If John Donne were a rock star, he’d write songs like J.A.
Kate Bush-The Sensual World. Any song that features the passages of Ulysses that helped get the book BANNED is sensual enough for me.
John Butler-Best known for astonishing technique on a variety of stringed instruments, Butler can write romance with the best of them.
Hayes Carll and Bonnie Whitmore-Another Like You. If the mood is turning a little too serious (and with this list it would be), it’s Hayes to the rescue with this darling duet.
Ryan Adams-I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say.