Short read (and 35 min listen) from NPR:
On this edition of All Songs Considered, we hear stories of how music became a powerful force in their lives — the one thing that grounded them or made them feel connected to something bigger than themselves.
Hear those stories and our full episode with the audio play button at the top of the page. We could only fit so many songs on the show, so you’ll also find a much longer playlist below featuring the other formative tracks people picked. Maybe you’ll find a little light to guide you in the words and melodies of all these amazing artists.