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Spring 2017 Playlist: 25 Songs To Get You In The Mood For This Season Of Rebirth

Spring is a time of reawakening and discovery. It's a time to shed our winter selves and begin anew. Now, granted, we didn't have much of a winter this year -- thank goodness -- but that doesn't mean we didn't experience those pesky winter doldrums. The good news is that time is behind us. The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and there's the impending threat of snow. So Cincy.

Most importantly, we've got new tunes i.e. the perfect soundtrack for this season of rebirth.

In compiling the playlist, I have two artists I want to highlight:

1. Birdtalker

I'm officially obsessed. The band formed when newly married couple Zack & Dani Green thought it'd be fun to write songs together. They brought some friends into the mix (Andy Hubright, Brian Seligman, and Jesse Baker). And, boom... Birdtalker was born. The band is based in Nashville and only has one EP, "Just This." But dang, they are good. It's like poetry set to music. And it's music that speaks to my heart.

2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon, the lead singer, passed away in November of 2016. It's both an incredible loss to her family & friends along with the music community. 'Cause that woman was talented. Hella talented.

There's plenty of other artists to enjoy on this 25-song playlist, so enough with my rambling. Let's get to it!