Run Oregon Tunes: 2014 April Playlist

april-run-oregon-playlist-2014I found April to be another underwhelming month for music. There were a few good albums/songs here and there, but I was hard pressed at the end of the month to find 9 that really stuck out as being “runnable”. What I ended up was some really good songs from some good albums (Manchester Orchestra, The Kooks),  a few “harder” songs by nu-metal rock artists of the previous decade (Chevelle, Saliva), and a couple good ones from the current pop scene (Augustana, Neon Trees, NEEDTOBREATHE).

I ran two races in April – the Bridge to Brews 10k and the Capital City Half Marathon. If you missed it, I created a “Bridge” playlist for the Bridge to Brews race and loved it. I was also able to do some personal runs alongside major rivers in Roseburg (Umpqua), Grants Pass (Rogue), and Bend (Deschutes). I even ran the Misery Ridge Trail (and a few others) at Smith Rock State Park.

Did I miss anything in April?

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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