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.
Brendan Benson's Picks
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