Photo: Ben Lindbloom
Photo: Ben Lindbloom

There’s something about camping in the woods and sitting with friends around a fire that begs for music. Maybe it’s the communal atmosphere, the fresh air, or one too many hot toddies, but instruments seem to magically appear when the sun sets. To keep you away from kumbaya clichés, bad acoustic covers from Wings Greatest Hits or if you’ve left your instruments at home, we’ve got you covered with this camping playlist. Featuring some of our favorite past and present acts from Pickathon, including Shakey Graves, Mac DeMarco, and the Turnpike Troubadours, this playlist fits equally well in the great outdoors, cruising down the highway to your next adventure or while hammering away through emails.

Vetiver – Stranger Still

Turnpike Troubadours – Before The Devil Knows We’re Dead

Kamasi Washington – Final Thought

Cloud Nothings – No Future/No Past

Mac DeMarco – Freaking Out the Neighborhood

Shakey Graves – Word of Mouth

Fruit Bats – Humbug Mountain Song

Toots and the Maytals – Take Me Home Country Roads

Deep Sea Diver – You Go Running