Looking to discover some new tunes while you’re stuck at home? The Bluebird staff has you covered! Each weekend, we’ll be putting out a new quarantunes playlist curated by one of our staff members. Today’s playlist is brought to you by The Bluebird Cafe Events Manager, Jaime Scorby.
I’m sorry, it’s impossible to pick just one considering our recent loss of John. “Souvenirs” is the first John Prine song I ever heard…. Summer’s End is my favorite off of Tree Of Forgiveness and feels like a farewell of sorts.
“The World Is On Fire“
This song feels as relevant now as it was during the time it which it was written – other close contenders with a lot of spins: “One Day At A Time” and “Unfortunate Kind.”
Brian just put out an incredible, thoughtful and lovely record called Local Honey – this is one of my favorite tracks.
This is footage of our dear Tony Arata – the wonderful writer of The Dance – performing the song. It’s always poignant, always relevant, always beautiful and I almost always cry.
“Your Wild Years“
This song… so nostalgic. So lived in. So relatable. . . others with a high spin count are “Lookers” – for when I need a little energy and “After The Party” because it’s arguably their strongest song lyrically.
Victoria Banks and Friends:
“City Of Dreams“
Victoria wrote this song after the 2010 Nashville flood – I loved it then and I love it now. What a collaboration. I picked it back up after the tornado and I haven’t put it back down over these last several weeks.
This song… this song has helped me so much over the years and it’s helping me again these days – very fitting, as is Frank’s song “Be More Kind.”
Without question, my favortie Springsteen song is “Thunder Road,” but these days “The Rising” feels like it’s meant for these times even though Bruce released it after 9/11 – he knew we needed him then and he knows we need him now.
Joe Strummer & Johnny Cash:
These are two of my favorite songwriters and artists and this is one of my favorite songs – all due respect to Bob Marley, but to me, this is the definitive version of this song.
I play this song when I miss the people in my life when things are “normal” – it has been getting a lot of play over the last few weeks.
“Bastards Of Young“
Because Paul Westerberg. Because this song. Because these times.
– Jaime Scorby