Soundtrack for Trip #13: Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina

Ray Charles

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are not only famous for launching some famous bands like R.E.M., the B-52's and Hootie and the Blowfish but they are also famous for inspiring some truly memorable tunes. Here's a list that runs the gamut from extolling the virtues of the romantic south and it's alluring charms, to songs by artists who were influenced by these states in which they were born and raised. We've … [Read more...]

Soundtrack for Trip #14: New England

New England

New England is such a beautiful and very historical place. It's where the spirit of freedom gave birth to our nation and you can feel it everywhere you go from Minuteman Park in Massachusetts to the Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island. Besides the Revolutionary War that was sparked here, New England is also home to a rebellious spirit from the hippie dairy farms in Vermont-home of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, to Mark Twain … [Read more...]

Soundtrack for Trip #2: Nevada, Utah and Arizona

Soundtrack for Trip #2: Nevada, Utah and Arizona

I don't know about you, but I can't drive though Vegas without Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas" blaring out of my car speakers. Vegas has it's own iconic music made famous by legendary artists like Elvis and Frank Sinatra, just to name a few. Once you head out of town, the barren landscape awash with desert colors takes on a whole other feel. If you find yourself on the road through these states (Trip #2: Nevada, Utah and … [Read more...]

Soundtrack for Trip #1: Washington, Oregon

Soundtrack for Trip #1: Washington, Oregon

Here's a terrific list of songs to go along the amazing scenery of the Pacific Northwest on Trip #1: Washington, Oregon. Many artists and bands on the list have their roots here like Jimi Hendrix, Heart, The Kingsman, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam-in fact Nirvana and Pearl Jam pioneered a new style of music that emerged out of the Seattle scene which came to be known as Grunge. Other songs are just feel good road songs … [Read more...]

Soundtrack for Trip #11: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky

Did you know that Cleveland, Ohio is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Or did you know that Motown is slang for the Motor City also known as Detroit? Kentucky is home to bluegrass music, and Gary, Indiana was the birthplace of the Jackson 5. There are so many musical connections and it was fun and creative putting this eclectic mix together trying to find songs to tie in to not only to the musical history, … [Read more...]

Best All-American Road Music: The Starter Soundtrack To Wherever You’re Going!

Best All American Road Music: The Starter Soundtrack To Wherever You’re Going!

So you’re trucking along the highway watching the scenery fly but the scene isn’t complete without a soundtrack. Ever watched a movie without the score? You would be amazed at how different it feels-sort of flat, like a great dish without seasoning, it’s just blah! Music adds another layer of emotional involvement that connects us so that instead of just seeing, we are experiencing. On every trip I have … [Read more...]

Road Music

Road Trip Music

Adding a soundtrack to your journey There’s nothing like cruising along the open road with the windows down, tunes blasting, and everyone in the car singing along at the top of their lungs. Creating a “soundtrack” for your trip is a great way to add a little “extra flavor” to what will already be an incredible journey. Music is also a great way to highlight the geographical and historical aspects of … [Read more...]