We are both anxious creatures, whether it comes to an existential crisis about our career choice or what to say next in a conversation. We created a playlist for the Bluegrass Situation based on songs that help calm our anxious minds. — Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson, The Harmaleighs
The Harmaleighs – “Anthem for the Weak”
An anthem for those who suffer from anxiety.
The Harmaleighs – “Don’t Panic”
One of our favorites off the new record — we want you to close your eyes and lose all concepts of time and space when you listen.
Lucius – “Go Home”
The first song we ever heard from our favorite band.
The Lumineers – “Gloria”
This is a banger. It does what a lot of Haley’s favorite songs do. It pairs heavy lyrical content with an upbeat danceable vibe. Also, have you seen the music video? It’s visually STUNNING.
Faye Webster – “Room Temperature”
Haley highly recommends you watch the music video. One of her favorites!
Molly Burch – “Without You”
She is Haley’s new favorite discovery! Her tunes give us a major throwback feels.
Theo Katzman – “Break Up Together”
King 👏🏻 of 👏🏻 break 👏🏻 up 👏🏻 songs 👏🏻
Bahamas – “Okay, Alright, I’m Alive”
Bahamas are the most underrated band walking planet Earth.
Ethan Gruska – “Rather Be”
His voice transfers Haley to another dimension.
Emily King – “Remind Me”
One of our favorite artists!! Love how you can feel the intention behind every single word.
Brandi Carlile – “Oh Dear”
Brandi has been such an influence for both of us from a young age. This is one of our favorite songs by her.
Dixie Chicks – “Not Ready to Make Nice”
When morale is low on tour and we are finishing up the last stretch home, you better believe we CRANK this tune.
Patty Griffin – “Forgiveness”
This song has been a constant in our road playlist since we started the band. The songwriting and performance of it is so emotionally raw. This is a grounding track for us. It’s a reminder that the most important thing to portray in a record is the feeling and Patty Griffin nails it.
Lowland Hum – “Will You Be”
The sound of their voices together immediately calms Haley down.
Caroline Rose – “Getting to Me “
Haley swears she has listened to this song 300 times. There is something about the beat in the beginning that makes her feel at ease.
Andrew Bird – “So Much Wine, Merry Christmas”
This song brings Haley back to a very peaceful time in her life. When she listens to it, she can close her eyes and pretend like she’s 21 again.
Paul Simon – “Diamonds on the Souls of her Shoes”
Paul Simon is an artist we both have strong roots with. His voice and instrumentation of all of his songs can make your heart sing.
Photo credit: Ruth Chapa