A Few Road Songs


Whether you're packing up the car, heading to the airport or just dreaming about what being away might be like, road songs have a way of taking one away. With the Fourth of July weekend upon us many of JamBase's faithful are headed to Rothbury and High Sierra, others taking advantage of the summer's touring buffet in their home towns, but as music lovers there's much to be enjoyed out there. Go see some live music if you can, maybe put a few miles of asphalt under your wheels, and in the meantime enjoy this small selection of choice road songs to help inspire your own travels…if only in your mind.

Tom Petty is meant for car stereos and white line fevers, and few are better blasted loud with the windows down than this one.

Trust us, you'll be quoting this Buck 65 jewel before you know it.

The road has a way of making one thoughtful, and Cat knows a bit about that.

This one goes out to all the musicians humping it around this weekend, bringing music into our towns and making the world a better freakin' place.

And one more for our touring beloveds.

Sometimes the highway is a scary place and home is a tantalizing oasis that pulls at us with strong gravity. Ol' Bob counts it down for us.

Our travels, say on the back roads of Tennessee or other more rural locales, sometimes has us passing through small, somewhat forgotten little towns. Chatham County Line penned a humdinger about such stretches.

At times it seems there's asphalt in the veins of Tea Leaf Green given how well they encapsulate the pleasures and lures of traveling 'round.

Dream Theater takes Deep Purple's classic rocker for a raucous test drive.

We conclude with a great road ditty from Assembly of Dust's main man that neatly encapsulates the ying-yang of traveling the byways of this great country. Thanks, Reid!

[Published on: 7/2/09]

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