A Fourth of July Picnic

An admittedly twangy playlist, perhaps not for the backyard barbecue party, but maybe for some quieter time later on, perhaps concerning what David James Duncan calls the “constantly backfiring experiment in self-government known as ‘the United States,'” presented without further comment:

Josh Ritter, “Henrietta, Indiana

Josh Ritter, “All Some Kind of Dream

James McMurtry, “State of the Union

James McMurtry, “We Can’t Make it Here

James McMurtry, “No More Buffalo

Merle Haggard, “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?

John Prine, “Some Humans Ain’t Human

Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go Round

Jason Isbell, “Cumberland Gap

Jason Isbell, “White Man’s World

Gary Clark Jr., “This Land

Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, and Lyle Lovett, “Blowin’ Down the Road” and “This Land is Your Land”