Music definitely carries me through the cold winter months. There is a certain time of year when the furnace kicks in, and you find yourself in the cozy kitchen cooking a hearty soup with some music on the stereo. And some music completely reflects that mood whether or not they truly are about winter or if they're songs that warm you up through their musical phrases and tones. It's funny, too, because I realize that some of the same artists I listen to on these cold, winter nights are the same as what my parents would put on the stereo in that same season. It becomes a nostalgic thing as well. Here is a listen to some of my favorite winter songs as of late.
Hounds of Winter - Sting (specifically this live version which you can find on album as well!)
The Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler always makes his way into these months either in Dire Straits or solo form. Something about his calming voice and effortless guitar licks is comforting.
The Fizzy and the Still - Mark Knopfler
Growing up we always had bluegrass playing in our house-- on the stereo or coming from my father's own guitar. Something about it is warming for the cold winter months.
Paper Airplane - Alison Krauss & Union Station
And one of my most recent favorites in general, and perfect for winter.
January Hymn - The Decemberists
What are your favorite songs to get you through the winter months? Link up below! Be sure to include the direct link for your post and to grab a button to share the fun with others! And don't forget to stop back by next week. Since next Tuesday is Valentine's Day, the music linkup party theme will be favorite love songs-- I've already got some fabulous ones in mind! :)