Music has always been an influence in my life. Not one to be restricted by genre or popularity (or lack of), I listen to it all, from new age to hip hop, metal to folk, classical to electronic, and many of them have had some form of influence on me creatively.
The first list I wanted to create was for instrumental music, both traditional and contemporary. I go to these albums a lot when I’m writing, and have returned to some of them for many years. I’ll compile a list of more traditional singers later, but for now I wanted to share these artists, with links to their sites and Bandcamp page (if applicable). I’d love to hear about what you’re listening to as well. What albums get you thinking, feeling, and writing a story in your mind before your hand ever starts working?