Brendan Benson's Picks
Brendan Benson has been the power pop lover's go-to guy ever since his catchy debut album, One Mississippi, was released back in 1996. Whether he is working as a solo artist or as part of Jack White's collective, The Raconteurs, the multi-instrumentalist has been a consistent presence in the music scene for nearly two decades. Recently, he has turned his focus beyond music, organizing a benefit at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The proceeds went to the David Lynch Foundation, which helps at-risk children and veterans in Nashville. When we asked Benson to make us a playlist, we were not surprised to find many of his friends -- who also played the benefit -- on his list. "These musicians are some of my favorite people in the world," he told us. High praise, indeed. Hit play and get swept away by Benson's heady pop favorites.