Music for the Hills Vol. 1: Pine Trees

The End of an Era

It has come time to close a chapter in Black Owl Outdoors history, and that is the chapter of Music for the Hills.  Initially Music for the Hills was going to be a perpetual playlist of songs I that dig and subsequently arranged.  The songs are not chosen at random; each song is placed in order for the energy to move as it needs to.  Which brings me to my point.

Music for the Hills Vol. One: Pine Trees

41 songs with a folk, bluegrass undertone mixed with roots reggae, hence the subtitle, Pine Trees.  Most of the music originates from a place where pine trees are prevalent.  Vol. One is meant to be listened to on repeat, the last song running directly back into the first completing the cycle.  The next volume of Music for the Hills, started in early 2017, will be titled Music for the Hills Vol. Two: Palm Trees, and will feature music predominately from areas where palm trees grow.


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Track Listing:


  1. Cold by Yeltzi
  2. Floating by Cottonwood
  3. Know Jah Today by The Abyssinians
  4. So Low So Love Long by Joshua Marcus
  5. Esmerelda by Ben Howard
  6. Where is My Mind by Trampled by Turtles
  7. The Pirate’s Gospel by Alela Diane
  8. I Can’t Get Enough by The Dead Brothers
  9. The Thief & The Moon by Shawn James & The Shapeshifters
  10. Sun is Shining by Bob Marley & Lee Scratch Perry
  11. Gun Street Girl by Tom Waits
  12. Stop that Train by Keith & Tex
  13. Silver Ghost by the Wildwood Valley Boys
  14. Promised Land by Majek Fashek
  15. Animal Tracks by Mountain Man
  16. Seeds May Fall by Justin Power & The Portland Cello Project
  17. Lone Pine Hill by Justin Townes Earle
  18. Bright Sunny South by Kevin Burke’s Open House
  19. Bilgewater by Brownbird
  20. Jah Heavy Load by Ijahman Levi
  21. One More Day by Groundation
  22. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
  23. Me & My Uncle by South by Southwest
  24. Ghost Riders by Johnny Cash
  25. Luna & Sol by Federico Aubele
  26. City Headache by Scott Matthews
  27. A Window Opens by First Aid Kit
  28. Shanty Man’s Life by Dave Van Ronk
  29. Rooms by Mia & Jonah
  30. Ghettos of Babylon by Dezarie
  31. Dirty Old Town by Ian Campbell Folk Group
  32. Working Man’s Blues by The Devil Makes Three
  33. Carolina Drama by The Raconteurs
  34. Man Next Door by Dennis Brown
  35. Wayfaring Pilgrim by Ola Belle Reed
  36. Since I’ve Laid My Burdens Down by Mississippi John Hurt
  37. Nine Hundred Miles by Barbara Dane
  38. Walk On Boy by Doc Watson
  39. Waiting ‘Round to Die by Townes Van Zandt
  40. Highwayman by The Highwaymen
  41. Light Green Fellow by Michael Hurley