Road Trips and Unexpected Finds, Part 1


On recent car trips through country and bluegrass music territory I have found some great music by scanning up and down the dial. 

That Scan button can be your friend if you let it. Abandon your smartphone as your sole source of listening pleasure and roll like it’s the 1950s ... or even 2006 I guess. It’ll be okay, I promise. 

Traveling used to be an adventure to new places, new people, new food, and yes, new music too. Much of that has dissipated with the ability — and hence shortly after, the need — to always control what we listen to. 

Count me out.


Maggie Rose, “Change the Whole Thing”




Traveling McCourys “Lonesome, Ornery and Mean” (Waylon Jennings cover)




Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, “Vertigo” (with Sam Bush)