Turn And Face The Strange: A Life Changing Spotify Playlist


From my perspective Labor Day Weekend has always signaled pending changes on the horizon. The unofficial end to summer means schools are starting back up, kids are heading off to college, baseball will give way to football and the leaves will soon dazzle in colors before falling from trees as winter approaches.

This weekend I’ll be facing major changes while making a cross-country move. Saying goodbye to a place called home and settling into a new location comes with a slew of emotions ranging from sadness, to anxiousness, to excitement about what the future may bring. If you’re reading this right now I’m road-tripping across this beautiful country of ours and the Saturday Stream Spotify Playlist below is a collection I put together to listen to while driving.

The theme is change, moving on and settling into the unknown. There’s a handful of tracks that take on travelling and riding the open road. There are songs about adapting to different circumstances, discovering new places and establishing yourself in an unfamiliar space. Songs about what makes a place a home and finding comfort in unknown surroundings are featured, with contributions coming from many different beloved performers.

You’ll find cuts by the Grateful Dead, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, Marvin Gaye and several others. I have a long drive ahead of me, so the playlist is a beefy 50 songs and clocks in at over four hours in running time.