Personal Playlists

Check out my personal playlists.

  • My Playlists (10) – favorite piano, guitar, folk, pop, and country music
  • My Reel Tapes (14) – playlists from the 60’s and 70’s based on personal tape recordings from FM radio
  • Discovery Mix (8) – background music for reading, writing, or focus work

I recently created the Discovery Mix page with all my Discovery Mix playlists. I will be creating more so I thought it would be helpful to provide an index to them in one place. I added a Discovery Mix link to the PLAYLISTS section in the sidebar, which was shifted to the top. Also I added a Music > Playlists menu option and updated the Music section on the Welcome page so it’s always easy to find.

Michael Logozar – Relaxing and Inspiring Piano

Michael Logozar – Relaxing and Inspiring Piano

Listen to solo piano music by Michael Logozar with a custom playlist that he created of his music. It highlights 4 recent singles and includes all 7 albums. He plans to release another one titled Passages soon, and you can download 7 tracks early via Toneden with a Spotify pre-save.  I absolutely love his music and hope you do too.

Playlist

Michael Logozar – Relaxing and Inspiring Piano (Playlist) – 92 songs, 6 hrs 6 mins

 

See my Michael Logozar post for his albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Two Hearts (Amazon cover)

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2018 Mix

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2018 Mix

Listen to 100 songs handpicked by NPR Music from the best new artists performing at the SXSW 2018 Music Festival here in Austin on March 12-18. These are available via a Spotify playlist as well as the NPR One mobile app, and you can also download all these totally free MP3 songs as a single zip file. Enjoy the music!

Article

This article by Stephen Thompson of NPR Music includes the complete playlist with artist links and the ability to play each song, if you want to just browse through the list. However, I think you will prefer listening to the Spotify playlist or streaming apps.

Read the article: The Austin 100: A SXSW 2018 Preview Mix

Playlist

If you want to listen to NPR Music’s artists to watch at SXSW 2018, select this playlist on Spotify.

The Austin 100 (Playlist) by NPR Music – 97 songs, 6 hr 4 min

 

Initially you might want to listen to the playlist sequentially, and save songs you like in a personal custom playlist. Or you can choose to use Shuffle Play if you want a random play sequence, or you can choose to play your own selections. It’s easy to skip those songs you don’t like, as well as pause and resume any time you like.

Especially in shuffle mode, you might want to view the Play Queue to see the Current Song and upcoming Next Songs. While listening it’s easy to click the plus for specific songs to Save to Your Music, or select Add to Playlist, and then you can just play your favorites whenever you want. On Spotify you can also choose to Download the entire playlist or specific songs if you want to listen on a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.

Download all songs

Also there is a download available with all 100 MP3 songs as a single zip file (over 6 hours of music), which will only be available this month until March 31, 2018. If you like, you can choose to import any or all of these MP3 files into iTunes and then make a custom personal playlist.

Download The Austin 100 (2018) Zip file – 101 MP3 songs (892 MB).

Mobile streaming app

You can stream the songs via the mobile NPR One app from the Deep Dive section under the Explore tab. There are options to mark songs as interesting, to share, or listen later, as well as pause, play, and skip. The app is available from Apple iTunes, Google Play, Windows, or Amazon.

Relaxing Instrumental Music (Playlist)

Relaxing Instrumental Music (Playlist)

Listen to instrumental music on this playlist that I discovered from a recent tweet by Michael Logozar and thought it needed to be shared.

This playlist was created by Laurie Ellis Petty with over 93 hours and this is her perfect description.

Beautiful and soothing peaceful piano, cello, violin, harp, and acoustic guitar, completely relaxing and calming instrumental songs. Music carefully curated to unwind and to rest to. Great for background music, the office, taking a nap, spiritual contemplation, reading/studying, or lovely listening.

Playlist

Enjoy!

Relaxing Instrumental Music (Playlist) – 1,612 songs, 93 hr 42 min

 

Whisperings Solo Piano Favorites

Whisperings Solo Piano Favorites

Listen to solo piano music on the official playlist of Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, which focuses on “solo piano music to quiet your world” by the top artists in the world. It was launched by David Nevue in 2003, and now broadcasts to almost a million fans across the world. You can also listen with a stream player at SoloPianoRadio.com/listen.

As the founder and program director for Whisperings Solo Piano Radio (solopianoradio.com), I’ve spent over a decade listening to piano music on an almost daily basis. This playlist contains some of my personal “solo piano” favorites. This playlist will be updated frequently. Enjoy, and be at peace!

– David Nevue

Playlist

Whisperings Solo Piano Favorites – 78 songs, 5 hr 34 min

 

SoloPiano.com – Official Playlist

SoloPiano.com – Official Playlist

Listen to solo piano music on the official playlist of SoloPiano.com, featuring some of the best solo piano artists around the world. Matthew Mayer founded SoloPiano in 2000 to promote his 1999 debut solo piano CD Crossing the Bridge, but now includes over 300 solo piano artists. You can also listen with a stream player at SoloPiano.com/listen.

Playlist

SoloPiano.com – Solo Piano Music (Playlist) – 128 songs, 9 hr 11 min

 

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2017 Mix

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2017 Mix

Listen to 100 songs handpicked by NPR Music from the best new artists performing at SXSW 2017 here in Austin next week. These are available via a Spotify playlist as well as the NPR One app, and you can also download all these totally free MP3 songs as a single zip file. Enjoy the music!

Article

This article by Stephen Thompson of NPR Music includes the complete playlist with artist links and the ability to play each song, if you want to just browse through the list. However, I think you will prefer listening to the Spotify playlist or streaming apps.

Read the article: The Austin 100: A SXSW 2017 Preview Mix

Spotify Playlist

If you want to listen to NPR Music’s artists to watch at SXSW 2017, select this playlist on Spotify.

The Austin 100 (playlist) by NPR Music – 92 songs, 5 hr 34 min

 

Initially you might want to listen to the playlist sequentially, and save songs you like in a personal custom playlist. Or you can choose to use Shuffle Play if you want a random play sequence, or you can choose to play your own selections. It’s easy to skip those songs you don’t like, as well as pause and resume any time you like.

Especially in shuffle mode, you might want to view the Play Queue to see the Current Song and upcoming Next Songs. While listening it’s easy to click the plus for specific songs to Save to Your Music, or select Add to Playlist, and then you can just play your favorites whenever you want. On Sptofy you can also choose to Download the entire playlist or specific songs if you want to listen on a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.

Download all 100 MP3s

Also there is a download available with all 100 MP3 songs as a single zip file (over 5 hours of music), which will only be available this month until March 31, 2017. If you like, you can choose to import any or all of these MP3 files into iTunes and then make a custom personal playlist.

Download The Austin 100 (2017) Zip file – 100 MP3 songs (936.2 MB).

Streaming App

For 2017 you can stream the songs via the mobile NPR One app from the channel at the top of the Explore tab. The app is available from Apple iTunes, Google Play, Windows, or Amazon.

If you would like listening to The Austin 100 SXSW Mix created by NPR Music for the last two years, they are still available as interactive web apps. Just click on either of these links to launch the apps and listen to those playlists.