Send out summer the right way this Labor Day Weekend.  WITH NEW JAMS.

Miss America - Justice

I’ve found my soundtrack for the close of summer. “This will be ours, you and I.”

Sturgill Simpson - Life of Sin (Live on Letterman)

Well, it’s official.  I’ve lived in Nashville long enough to know that this is awesome.  Fantastic performance last night on Letterman.

Yacht Rock    /yät räk/    noun

a: Adult-contemporary musical movement spanning the late 1970s and early 1980s defined by its smooth sound.

b: An ambitious, yet irresistible, fusion of love songs and classical arrangements that arose from the ashes of eccentric singer-songwriter art-pop.

c: Suggested genre for sipping beachside martinis, lighting romantic flames with old lovers, and soundtracking wedding slideshow montages.

It’s that time of year again!  Like John Brooks, I hope these new summer jams prove to be a CLUTCH SUBSTITUTE for your car stereo over the coming months.

See what I did there?

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Clampdown (Live Clash Cover)

FRIDAYS ARE FOR BOSSTIME, and the E Street Band has trained this blue-eyed man to be a young believer.  Joe Strummer would be proud.

At the end of the day, Bruce Springsteen doesn’t just sing about downtrodden day workers, star-crossed lovers and marginalized small-town in-dwellers; he sings about reconciling ideals with realities, learning to cope with what you can’t control, and the emotional blowback that is central to existing in the world as a human being.

David Ramirez - Stone

This man has been speaking the truth for years, but especially love the new single: “The one thing I know that’ll seal you in stone is what you have to say.”  

Bruce Springsteen - Don’t Change (Live INXS Cover)

I wanna be half this cool (and energized) at Age 64. Don’t change for you, don’t change a thing for me. 13 days until the Nashville show.  

Enough is enough, winter. More spring flowers, less snow showers. If you have the same mindset, feel free to take my latest for a spin.