I discovered so many amazing artists at Outside Lands this year and while I've been listening on and off to my OSL playlist, I can't stop listening to my newest favorite artist: Ben Howard. I'm a sucker for the BWG genre (Boys With Guitars), and Ben Howards's beautiful voice and ridiculously good melodies have been stuck in my head nonstop the past week. I think he's a mix of Ray Lamontage (my absolute favorite) and Bon Iver. Perfect for a rainy day, or country drive, or making dinner, or long commute to work. A song or artist will hook me if the music transports me to a different place and makes me day dream, and Ben does just that by making me picture myself in a little cabin in Washington or Vermont buried deep in a dripping forest on a rainy day.