Music has the capacity to stop you in your tracks and transcend you through time and space right back to your youth or an event in your life as if it were 2 minutes ago. It’s energizing, calming, uplifting, overwhelming, amazing, impactful. This is another list that will no doubt become categorized and added to but here’s the top of my head list.

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Gregory Alan Isakov

The Beastie Boys

The Avett Brothers

Otis Redding

James Brown

Stevie Wonder

The Devil Makes Three

The Great Lakes Swimmers

Modest Mouse

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Natalie Merchant

The Buena Vista Social Club

The National


John Lee Hooker