A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course

Race horse

The second-ever Railbird Festival is this weekend at the beautiful (and quite bougie) Keeneland race track in Lexington, Kentucky. I’m not heading slightly northeast of Nashville to horse around, though — I’ll be covering great artists like My Morning Jacket, Leon Bridges, Margo Price, Khruangbin, Joy Oladokun, Liz Cooper, Black Pumas and The Brook & the Bluff while representing WNXP in my Kentucky hometown! In honor of my return to The Bluegrass State, I compiled an eight-song, horse-themed set, and there are dozens of additional fitting tracks I did not get to air.

Stream the August 26, 2021 #ThematicStatic playlist, and/or the full equine mix via Spotify (listen!👇🏼). Next week, I’ll take the reins and head to Bonnaroo, so share with us via voice memo some of your favorite ever musical memories from the farm in Manchester and you can help us build a rockin’ playlist for September 2!

#ThematicStatic Playlist

  • Band of Horses – “Funeral” (CG sends)
  • Kacey Musgraves – “High Horse”
  • Tom T. Hall – “Faster Horses (The Cowboy & The Poet)” – make sure to read and share Jewly Hight’s tribute to this songwriter, who passed away last week, for NPR Music
  • The Meters – “Ride Your Pony”
  • The Killers ft. Phoebe Bridgers – “Runaway Horses” 
  • Hayley Williams – “Dead Horse”
  • The Shins – “Mine’s Not a High Horse”
  • The Sundays – “Wild Horses”

More Horsin’ Around

  • Echo & The Bunnymen – “Bring on the Dancing Horses”
  • Bonny Light Horseman – “Buzzin’ Fly”
  • Belle and Sebastian – “Judy and the Dream of Horses”
  • Bob Dylan – “All the Tired Horses”
  • Andrew Bird – “Three White Horses”
  • Freelance Whales – “Broken Horse”
  • Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”
  • Metallica – “Four Horsemen”
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Guns & Horses”
  • Jethro Tull – “Heavy Horses”
  • Phish – “The Horse”
  • Beach Fossils – “The Horse”
  • Slow Club – “Horses Jumping” 
  • Bat for Lashes – “Horses of the Sun”
  • Mogwai – “I Chose Horses”
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Little Blu Horse”
  • The Smashing Pumpkins – “Pale Horse”
  • Gillian Welch – “Six White Horses”
  • U2 – “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”
    Del McCoury Band – “Let an Old Racehorse Run”
    Ginuwine – “Pony”
  • Josh Ritter – “My Man on a Horse (Is Here)”
    Miike Snow – “A Horse is Not a Home”