Music for a Montana Summer

As summer is winding down I thought I would post a mix of old and new sounds from my studio. This soundtrack has been perfect for the long daylight hours of a Montana summer. I'm always interested to hear what you have been listening to so please leave comments about your new music, or your old summer favorites.

Chairman of the Board- Give me just a little more time 1970

The first notes of this song transport me back to childhood beach trips to Ocean Isle, NC. As we left the mountains and got closer to the beach my parents would switch to vacation mode by popping beach music into the cassette player.

Kopecky Family Band- Heart Beat 2013

A got turned onto this great band through the ATO records Spring Sampler on Noise Trade. If you aren't familiar with them or Noise Trade they are both definitely worth a look.

Sam and Dave- Hold on I'm Comin  1966

Another family favorite for the summer. My dad would put this on and we would dance in the car. This would completely embarrass my older brother which only made us dance harder.

Langhorne Slim and the Law- Bad Luck 2012

They just played the Newport Folk Fest which is available as a free download from NPR Music. A unique voice backed by toe tapping Americana music.

Damian Marley- All Night 2005

One of my favorite tracks off of Damian Marley's Grammy award winning Welcome to Jam Rock. Perfect sonic motivation for working late in the studio.


  1. Ha....great bunch of tunes. Some I'm not too familiar with so I've written them down to explore while in the studio. Lately I've had a Pandora station playing called 'Mellow Happy Music' Lol good mix of kind of Americana, country, singer song writer kind of stuff. I also scored a few CD's (remember those?) of latin, indian, african, and a few other world music.
    Tourist season is almost over and wont have to worry so much about drop in traffic in the studio and teaching workshops so I can CRANK up this Damian Marley album!!!
    Keep up this awesome Blog! I love reading it and seeing all the diversity in clay.

    1. Hello Rural Clay,
      Good to hear from you. Thanks for reading the blog. Your Pandora channel sounds like a good studio mix. I've been listening to comedy on Pandora lately and its been a good uplift for my studio day.

      Have a good week

  2. Delightful selection - thanks for sharing (:
    A lot of these are new to me as well, so I'm looking forward to listening to them! As for me, this summer's highlights have been:

    Spiritualized - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
    Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
    Pesky Alders - Heavy Meadow
    Timber Timbre - Cedar Shakes
    A.A. Bondy - Believers

    Maybe there's something new in there for you, too.

    Keep up the fantastic blog and podcasts!


    1. Hello Emma,
      Thanks for reading the blog. Tallest Man on Earth is one of my favs but I'm not familiar with the others. Thanks for posting some new tunes.

      Have a good weekend.