Musical soundtracks for the road

When I discovered Bill Frisell, in the late 1990s, I thought some of his music made the perfect soundtrack to long country road trips. For instance; the Ghost Town album, 2000. and the 2001 album; Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones, probably a favourite!

The first long road trip, where Bill Frisell provided the soundtrack, was a bus journey from Melbourne to Batemans Bay (NSW). I was visiting my parents, who were staying at their holiday house in a lovely little South Coast town, Malua Bay. That was a very long journey. As I stared out the window at the beautiful country and coastal scenery, Bill Frisell’s music really was evocative. I found myself becoming lost in the scenery & music and the time just slipped away.

Over the years I discovered plenty of other road trip soundtracks e.g. Australian composer Paul Grabowsky has some amazing road trip music from his earlier compositions.

What’s your favourite? It’d be great to hear from you and continue this chat!