If the hammock is a rockin'....
As many of you know that have been following along over the years - music is a big part of who we are at Trek Light Gear.
Over the last 10+ years we’ve sponsored, setup a booth, donated product or in some way or another been involved with an awesome collection of music festivals: Bonnaroo, RockyGrass, Monolith, Envision, Mile High Music Fest, Sonic Bloom, NedFest, and Jam Cruise to name a few.
Music is the soundtrack to our work day. It’s also been the soundtrack to all of our road trips and adventures over the years, as I’m sure it has been yours. For me music shares the same power that our hammocks do – a magical ability to capture and bring me back to my most relaxed and happy memories no matter where I am.
So today we’re launching Hammock Radio, an ongoing series of handcrafted mixes for your listening pleasure. Listen to it when you’re in your hammock, when you’re driving, when you’re at work or while off on your next adventure.
Hammock Radio will feature tunes that range from adventure to relaxation, from hippie to outlaw and everywhere in between - just like Trek Light Gear’s products and the great people who use them. Many future volumes of Hammock Radio will follow a specific theme. Some will be slow burners, perfect for drifting off to sleep in your hammock. And I promise you some will be so funky you can smell it.
Our goal with Hammock Radio will always be to throw some new artists your way and introduce you to music you haven’t heard before or maybe haven’t heard in a long while. On this release you’ll find household names like Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, and the Grateful Dead alongside artists like Chimney Choir, Cotton Jones, and Pokey LaFarge that you may not know yet - there's no overriding theme on this inaugural release, just a collection of great tunes to kick back in your hammock with. If you’re looking for Top 40 you won't find much of it on Hammock Radio, but what you will find is that much better for it.
Got a favorite song or band you love listening to in your hammock and want to see on a future volume?
Let us know about it and we’ll do our best to work it into a future mix. Even better, if you've got an entire playlist you want to share send it our way and we just may share your favorite hammock mix with the world!
In order to listen to Hammock Radio you'll need a Spotify account. If you don't have one I honestly can't recommend Spotify enough - it's completely free to sign up and listen. If you don't have an account click here to register and within a few seconds you'll be able to listen to Hammock Radio (and much more) from anywhere.
Once you’ve got a Spotify account, please do us a huge favor and click this button to Follow Trek Light Gear's Spotify account:
You should also click Follow on the Volume 1 playlist itself (from within the Spotify app) which will add it to your favorites so you don't have to search for it.
Following our account will guarantee you'll get notified when the next edition of Hammock Radio comes out and more importantly it will help us see how many of you are following along to ensure that this is something we can continue to devote time and effort to going forward. Enjoy the music!