Byther Smith- Come on in This House
Believe it or not, red wine goes damn well with the blues, and this howler is the crème de la crème.
Kanye West- Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Let’s turn back the clock to Graduation, classic Kanye. Oh those sweet sweet days before Kimye, before “hurry up with my damn croissants” and before that music video for “Bound 2.”
The Grateful Dead- Brown Eyed Woman
You don’t have to wear tye-dye and live in a marijuana cloud to like the Grateful Dead, it turns out. This is a bluesy tune with a groove that makes for great sipping music.
Jens Lekman- Maple Leaves
Jens Lekman is one of the most charming Swedes there is, which is saying a lot. He’s a musician with a dry sense of humor that may not come across ’til the 3rd or 4th listen, when you realize the song isn’t only great, it’s also hilarious.
Kurt Vile- KV Crimes
The “I don’t give a sh*t” rock anthem you’ve been wanting in your life for some time, but haven’t found until now.
Mandolin Orange- Waltz About Whiskey
Substitute ‘whiskey’ for ‘wine’ and you’ve got one hell of a country ballad/drinkin’ song.