One of the things that draws us to certain musicians is their ability to use storytelling, lyric, and music to describe our experiences in life. Love and loss, joy and hurt, victory and sadness. And everything in between. That’s my story. It’s yours too.
I thought over this dynamic following the recent My Heart series. My story told in music, folk music in particular (I’ll feature more genres in the near future).
Here is the first part of a series of great songwriters’ album cuts that tell pieces of my own story. Some of my all-time favorites are included here, along with a few friends like feature artists William Fitzsimmons, Elliott Park, and Andrew Belle.
I invite you to join me. And share you storytelling songs with me in the comments, or through your social media platforms. #MyStoryInFolk
Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Heart Place (Instrumental) Lindsay Katt Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt 2008 01:45
From The Water William Fitzsimmons Gold In The Shadow. Nettwerk Productions 2011 02:37
Blood and Bones (Acoustic Version) William Fitzsimmons Gold In The Shadow. Nettwerk Productions 2011 02:47
Wise Up Aimee Mann Magnolia: Music From The Motion Picture. Warner Bros
Save Me Aimee Mann Magnolia: Music From The Motion Picture. Warner Bros 1999 04:35
The Ladder Andrew Belle The Ladder. Andrew Belle 2010 03:47
Oh My Stars Andrew Belle The Ladder. Andrew Belle 2010 05:02
Waiting On An Angel Ben Harper Welcome To The Cruel World. Virgin Records America 1994 03:54
I’ll Rise Ben Harper Welcome To The Cruel World. Virgin Records America 1994 06:00
Fight For Love Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Souvenir. Magnolia Music 2017 03:10
The Morning Song Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Souvenir. Magnolia Music 2017 04:10
Heaven (feat. Natalie Merchant) Brett Dennen Hope For The Hopeless. Dualtone Music Group 2008 03:57
Long Road To Forgiveness (feat. Jason Mraz) Brett Dennen Live Session (iTunes Exclusive). Dualtone Music Group 2009 04:24
Bottle Of Tears Elliott Park Fly Boy. Ellott Park 2010 04:14
Fight For You Elliott Park Fly Boy. Ellott Park 2010 03:25