I'm lucky enough to spend my days and nights immersed in music—listening, writing about it, interviewing artists, teaching it, playing it. I just created a Spotify playlist called Free Range Acoustic to share songs that grabbed my ear lately—many from recent albums, but with some older gems in the mix as well. It's a kind of personal Top 40—a mix of songwriters and instrumentalists whose music touches on bluegrass, blues, folk, rock, and more, but who don't generally worry about how to categorize it. They play music. The playlist is definitely shaped by my current projects and includes many artists I've had the privilege to meet and share stages with. Check it out, and please follow and share the playlist if you like what you hear. I'll be updating this regularly with songs that sweep me away.