Sometimes it’s nice to have a little road music on the way to the trailhead. For my money you can’t find much better than Jason Isbell. Reviewers like to talk about how dark his songs can be, but what floors me is how much gratitude they express. Listening to a few of these songs – and I mean really listening – does a lot to clear out the old heart valves.
Hail to the working man like Pop
Never saw him drink a drop
He knew what i was up to, but he never called the cops
Hail to the Working Man on high
Give us plenty fish to fry
He might judge you but He’ll never make you stop
From God is a Working Man, by Jason Isbell