Gimme 5 – Lydia Luce

I’ve enjoyed my ACL and SXSW Gimme 5 playlists from artists so much that I’ve decided to start running some at random times during the year. Well not totally random, as I plan to focus on artists coming through Austin soon to help build up some hype for their show. It’s also interesting for me to find our what other musicians are listening to before, or even after their show. Kicking off my newish feature is Nashville based songwriter Lydia Luce who is stopping through town on Friday at Mohawk. Hit the jump for some words from Lydia and her 5 song playlist.

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Southern Ballad from Leif Vollebekk

utre_LeifCover_2As we move into cooler temperatures, it’s time for the sad bastard in me to break out the whiskey and let the more melancholy tunes of the world make their way onto my stereo.  One of the artists I’ll be waiting for is Leif Vollebekk, who has just signed on to Missing Piece Records for the release of his next album, North Americana.  There’s an old-school innocence to what he’s doing, writing great lyrics to accompany the down-trodden tunes that yank at your heartstrings.  That album will hit early next year, but you can also download an awesome Borrowed Time EP featuring covers and the first single from his record, which we’ve got below.


Download: Leif Vollebekk – Southern United States [MP3]