*Photo by David Black
We’re less than a month away from the release of the forthcoming Donnie & Joe Emerson album, Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81, and all of us here at the Light In The Attic HQ are gleaming with excitement. For the past few months, the album has been on heavy rotation here in the office. Naturally, the more you listen to an album, the more you start to liken it to other music you’ve heard. This got us wondering what music influenced Donnie & Joe’s songwriting. The brothers recorded in near isolation on their family farm in eastern Washington state, the closest record store way hundreds of miles away, so their music was heavenly influenced by what they heard on their local radio station. We recently ask Donnie & Joe to list some of their favorite radio jams from back in the day. Below you can stream a playlist of the songs that inspired Donnie & Joe.