A Different Kind Of Independence Radio Special Playlist


Designed by Meg Patton 2015
Designed by Meg Patton 2015
America is the land of hope and dreams. Since our founding in 1776, we’ve changed the world through our innovations in industry, and movements of people doing remarkable things.

But we’re at a cross roads as a nation. In 2015, we’ve experienced tremendous loss at home, at the hands of our own countrymen. Some have chosen to rally against their own brethren, and division has spread. Others have taken up each others’ crosses to stand together.

What does any of this have to do with music?
Music is one powerful element that has united us as a people for centuries. American music has revolutionized the world, how musicians prosper, and how the arts make life better for people.

And music that carries a message has powerful implications.

That’s the heart of this Independence Day Radio Special. Not all of the musicians presented here are American, but their song fits into the theme in a perfect way. Hear this: there isn’t a Rah Rah America playlist here. Instead, it’s a very thoughtful, reflective outlook on who we are as a people, who we can be when we declare independence from hatred and become a nation that loves itself again. Love is what changes the world. But we have to start at home.

Your input is very important to me. After you listen to this musical experience, let me know what moved you, how it impacted you. Providing a powerful music experience is the mission of The Appetizer Radio Show. Music Discovery is great. Experience is essential. Enjoy!

Hour 1 Playlist
Death Cab For Cutie. “Transatlanticism” Transatlanticism. Barsuk Records, 2003. 01:15
Joshua James. “Lovers Without Love” The Sun Is Always Brighter. Intelligent Noise, 2008. 03:17

The White Buffalo. “Pray To You Now” Shaows, Grays, and evil Ways. Unison Music Group, 2013. 03:34
Dry The River. “Alarms In The Heart” Alarms in The Heart. Transgressive Records, 2014. 03:29

Lindsay Katt. “Not A Mistake” Happy Fits of Rage. Lindsay Katt, 2013. 03:21
Bell X1. “I’ll See your Heart And Raise You Mine” Music in Mouth. Universal Island Records, 2003. 05:09

Bee Gees. “World” The Ultimate Bee Gees. Barry gibb, 2009. 03:17
Brett Dennen. “Long Road to Forgiveness (featuring Jason Mraz)” Live Session (iTunes Exclusive). Dualtone, 2009. 04:24

K’naan. “With God On Our Side” Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International. Amnesty Records, 2012. 03:40
Iron and Wine. “Walking Far From Home” Kiss Each Other Clean. Warner Bros Records, 2011. 04:47

Brandi Carlile. “Rise Again” Beer Creek. Columbia Records, 2009. 04:11
The Wealthy West. “Give Me Resurrection” The Wealthy West. The Wealthy West, 2011. 03:07

Regina Spektor. “Man Of A Thousand Faces” Far. Sire Records, 2009. 03:12
Trevor Hall. “The Love Wouldn’t Die” Everything Everytime Everywhere. Vanguard Records, 2010. 05:19

Matt Morris. “Love” When Everything Breaks Open. Tennman/Interscope, 2010. 04:42
Ray Charles. “Amierca The Beautiful” Anthology. The Ray Charles Foundation, 1989. 03:36

Hour 2 Playlist

Death Cab For Cutie. “Transatlanticism” Transatlanticism. Barsuk Records, 2003. 01:15
Bruce Springsteen. “Land of Hope And Dreams” Wrecking Ball. Bruce Springsteen, 2013. 06:58

Trevor Hall. “Unity (Featuring Matisyahu” Trevor Hall. Vanguard Records, 2009. 03:41
Susan Enan. “We All Belong Here” Plainsong. Feast Music, 2009. 03:24

Dawes. “Love Is All I Am” North Hills. ATO Records, 2009. 05:16
William Fitzsimmons. “Find It In Me” Until When We Are Ghosts. Nettwerk Productions, 2010. 06:41

Fistful Of Mercy. “Restore Me” As I Call You Down. Universal Music, 2010. 05:08
Ben Harper. “I’ll Rise” Welcome To The Cruel World. Virgin Records, 1993. 06:17
Ruthie Foster. “Don’t Want To Know” Let It Burn. Blue Corn Music, 2012. 04:12

Iron and Wine. “Love Vigilantes” Around The Well. Sup Pop, 2009. 03:27
James Vincent McMorrow. “Hear The noise That Moves So Soft And Low” Early In The Morning. Vagrant Records, 2011. 04:00

P.O.D.. “Rise Against” When Angels & Serpents Dance. Sony, 2008. 04:48
Blindside. “Come Back To Life” Silience. Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp, 2002. 02:50
Pearl Jam. “The Fixer” Backspacer. Pearl Jam, 2009. 02:40

DGrantSmith

Host of the syndicated radio program The Appetizer heard on public radio across Texas and online from our Listen Now link; enjoys conversations, music, food, art, storytelling, and people. Connect with me. Would love to hear from you.

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