I’ll never forget walking to the local Record Shop when I was in grade school to purchase my very first vinyl - Tapestry by Carole King. Once I placed that vinyl on my own record player, it affirmed my love for music inspired by my dad’s own vinyl collection and grandfather’s self taught piano skills. From there the Partridge Family (lol), Doobie Brothers, then early new wave and punk. I’ve always had an eclectic music collection - drawn to whatever moved me.
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, music was life. Steve and I actually met in our junior high band. In high school, we were proud “Band Geeks''; Steve was an accomplished trombone player while I ended up sticking with dance when it came to musicality. High school weekends were heading to downtown Chicago for concerts and shows. Throughout our relationship, live music has always been a big part of our life - a big reason we moved our family to Madison, Wisconsin.
Naturally, throughout our Grasshopper Goods journey, music has been the backdrop. We’re all about happy, groovy vibes so you bet your bottom dollar, the music we play will have you grooving and smiling. Whether shopping our Truck Vinny or exploring our shop in Stoughton, we promise we’ll get you dancing and singing along to our curated music through the ages.
We’ve compiled a special Spotify playlist called Grasshopper Grooves where you’ll find a compilation of songs to lift your spirits and get you moving. Below is a little sneak peek of some of the songs you can find on this playlist with some special GG memories for each one.
Beautiful People (feat. Khalid) by Ed Sheeran - This song brings up memories when we first launched our truck, Vinny! It’s a song that will forever remind me of our first summer on the road. It’s the soundtrack of putting on sunglasses and hitting the road.
Feels Like the First Time by Foreigner - Who doesn’t have an inside joke song with their work wife?! During every event with our Truck Vinny, Jenn and I would joke that each event felt like the ‘first time’ because something crazy would almost always happen.
If We Were Vampires by Jason Isbell - The many memories of live music during truck events runs deep! This song in particular has stuck with us. We had the great privilege of parking the truck at the edge of the stage and seeing Jason Isbell at Breese Stevens Stadium during Summer of 2017.
Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire - Anything by Earth, Wind & Fire will get you up off your chair but especially Boogie Wonderland. Every time this song comes on, it gets our customers grooving, dancing and singing along!
Midnight Summers by Justin Timberlake - Back when we first started GG, I super spontaneously purchased tickets to see JT in Chicago while we were working! Best work trip EVER with the best work wife ever :)
It’s difficult to put into words how special music is. Music is always there through all of life's highs and lows. From the music you blast in your car with your windows down on a sunny Saturday afternoon to the songs you play to get you through a heartbreak, music is there.
What is a song that brings up one of your favorite memories? Follow our Spotify profile for all of our fun and funky curated playlists. We promise you’ll be grooving in no time!