Music for the ol’ Dusty Trail – Peggy Honeywell

I spend so much time talking about hidden trails, local swimming holes, and analyzing why we need the outdoors in our lives, that I’ve completely overlooked an integral part of the outdoors experience, music!

Music can set the mood for any outdoors excursion, whether you’re headed up the mountains, out to the desert, or searching for that perfect beach bungalow.  I’m not sure about you, but when I pack my bags and head outdoors, I usually feel like listening to some folk tunes.

Today I plan to talk about Peggy Honeywell.  I first learned of Peggy from the video above.  I was a young little skate rat and thought the calming folk-sy tune didn’t belong in a skate video.

But somehow that song stuck with me and I remember taking a trip to Kern River shortly after and wanting to assemble a play list of tunes suitable for the forest.  This song stuck out to me, and I felt inclined to purchase her album.

That was 7 years ago, and that album is still on my iPod in heavy rotation.  Her guitar is extremely calming, while the banjo driven melody always intrigues my interest.

Next time you’re mountain bound, try putting this album on as soon as you get out of civilization, and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported into another era.

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