25 episodes. I started compiling these mix tapes for Folk Radio UK all the way back in July 2012. Counting this episode, there has been a grand total of 418 songs featured from 342 different artists. That’s a lot of tunes. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying.
After the briefest of consideration, I decided to not do some sort of ’25th Episode Special’ to celebrate. Instead, I just put together another hour of solid tunes. Episode 25 starts off with Townes Van Zandt’s darkly beautiful tune about ‘the homeless of the land’, which is made extra nice by how him and Willie Nelson trade lines on it. Although, if you get down to where the episode started off in my head, then Episode 25 really starts off with Wilco’s ‘I Am Trying To Break You Heart’ (speaking of which, have you seen the great documentary of the same name? Watch it below). But you’ll have to hang around until the middle part of the mix tape before you’ll hear that brilliant track fade in from We Are Trees and fall off into a Will Johnson / Colateral Soundtrack ‘medley’. In fact, I’d just recommend you listen to the whole thing. That way you won’t miss out on lovely stuff from Snow Mantled Love, King Straggler, Wyatt Overman, Jake Klar, Hozier,Yellow Ostrich and more.
Press play below and if you need a longer soundtrack to your day, there’s now more than a full day of episodes to keep your head humming over here. And happy 25th anniversary.
Townes Van Zandt – Marie (with Willie Nelson)
Jake Klar – Ham & Eggs
Snow Mantled Love – The Bear
Wyatt Overman – Build
We Are Trees – Dear Chan Marshall
Wilco – I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Will Johnson – To Place Me On A Stone
1911[con Benjamin Z] – Colateral soundtrack
Yellow Ostrich – Mary
King Straggler – Good Man
Yo La Tengo – Damage
Nathaniel Rateliff – Boil & Fight
Mason Jennings – Duluth
Saltland – ICA
Whispertown 2000 – Atlantis
Hozier – Take Me To Church
WILCO – I am trying to break your heart (documentary)