I’m a sucker for a well-executed harmony. It makes me pause and listen to music or performers I wouldn’t otherwise (and maybe shed a tear or two). This is in large part due to growing up in a musical family in Appalachia where Sunday afternoons were spent around the piano singing old hymns in perfect harmony.

Jayhawks, “Blue”

Simon & Garfunkel, The Boxer

CSN, “Helplessly Hoping”

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, “The Sweetest Gift”

Sam & Dave, “Hold On”

Queen, “Somebody to Love”

The Band, “The Weight” (as performed by Mavis Staples, Nick Lowe, and Wilco)

Fleetwood Mac, “The Chain”

The Eagles, “Seven Bridges Road” (as performed by Meghan Patrick & the Washboard Union)

The Byrds, “Farther Along”

Grand Ole Opry Artists, “Will the Circle be Unbroken” (gospel medley)

Beach Boys, “Wouldn’t it be Nice”

The Beatles, “Because” (as performed by Elliott Smith)

Townes vanZandt, “If I Needed You” (as performed by Emmylou Harris and Don Williams)

Tammy Wynette and George Jones, “Golden Ring”


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