Weekly Playlist #53: a lil blues in your country

Year 2 is off with a bang – we’re starting with a little blues.


The origin of country music as we know it is heavily rooted in blues. The music traditions can be traced back to the music of the south. Long after slavery had been abolished, whilst segregation was still commonplace, people lived together, laughed together and cried together. And like even the most primal tribes, they made music. And what is the basis of country music, if not the trials and tribulations of life?


So, onto the highlights! Date A Musician is up first. When I first heard this song, I knew it had to be on a playlist. It has such a moody vibe!


Highlight #2 is My First Car. This was actually the first song I added to a blues playlist – but it quickly became a big mishmash of songs and I pulled it apart to hone in a little closer on some specifics. There’s just a really beautiful, dirty groove and a lightly grungy vibe about this song and I love it – you all know I’m a sucker for filthy bass and a good groove!


Finally – my good friend Joey Clarkson snuck her way onto this playlist at the last minute with her latest single, Cheating Man. Joey is a musical chameleon – from dreamy soundscapes to bluesy rock numbers, she absolutely masters it all.


Find the full playlist here on Spotify.


Also featured on this playlist is Elles Bailey, who is our featured artist this week! Stay tuned for a #whatmadeyoucountry column featuring Elles, and don’t forget to follow our social media pages to find out more.