You can’t have a road trip without a soundtrack. I have taken plenty of day-long car rides with friends and by myself. A great soundtrack can make the difference between an adventure and torture. About a year ago, I headed up the coast to Ojai for the weekend. I brought over 100 different albums with me because you never know what mood you’ll be in. Less than 15 minutes into the journey, we ran into horrible traffic. Living in LA, you get used to the parking lot-like freeways but when you go out of town, you hope that’s one of the main things you can escape. The problem is every Angeleno leaves LA for the exact same reason, creating the very same perfect storm you’re escaping. My friend who came with me kept a clear head as we eased down the freeway at a steady 3 mph. My friend suggested we change up the music. From the east coast hip-hop we were playing my friend pushed for music with a country vibe. We settled in on the Delta Spirit. It was the smartest choice we could have made. From the first howl of Matthew Vasquez’s raspy voice on Empty House, the mood soften, and my outlook brightened. The insanely slow crawl became secondary to the atmosphere created by the music. The road trip once again became a place I wanted to be. My friend’s suggestion was the right one because once we found the right music our journey became clear. Within minutes, traffic cleared up and we were on our way. That’s the power of music.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Delta Spirit:
- Empty House (Delta Spirit)
- Streetwalker (I Think I’ve Found It)
- Bushwick Blues (History From Below)
- California (Delta Spirit)
- Idaho (Delta Spirit)
- Ode To Sunshine (Ode To Sunshine)
- Ballad of Vitaly (History From Below)
- Gimme Some Motivation (I Think I’ve Found It)
- Strange Vine (Ode To Sunshine)
- Golden State (History From Below)
- Tear It Up (Delta Spirit)
Buy Delta Spirit’s new album, Into The Wide…now!!