It seems music is always playing – even if its just in the background. With this in mind, we asked this month’s writers, photographers, and story subjects to tell us what music filled the silence as they worked on the May 2012 issue.

We’ve assembled these songs into the music playlist below. So find a comfortable spot, kick back with this month’s Our State, and listen to the soundtrack for a richer experience.

Click the play button below to begin listening.

May Music Playlist from ourstate on 8tracks.

Track Listing

  • Heart to Tell by The Love Language – recommended by Lissa Gotwals.
  • Lonely Boy by The Black Keys – recommended by Sandy Lang and Peter Frank Edwards.
  • Leaving Eden by Polecat Creek – recommended by Jeri Rowe.
  • Talk About Suffering by Doc Watson – recommended by Sandy Lang and Peter Frank Edwards.
  • Dance All Night by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – recommended by Michael Waller at Carolina Shuckers.
  • Abilene by Lightnings Hopkins – recommended by Sandy Lang and Peter Frank Edwards.
  • The Road Pt. 2 by Midtown Dickens – recommended by Lissa Gotwals.
  • January Wedding by the Avett Brothers – recommended by Lissa Gotwals.
  • Double Happiness by Lloyd Cole – recommended by Sandy Lang and Peter Frank Edwards.

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