PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Tony Winner Steve Kazee Picks His Favorite Indie-Rock and Alt-Country Songs

By Michael Gioia
09 Apr 2014

"Jim Cain" (Bill Callahan). Callahan deserves a whole playlist to himself, but of this reclusive singer-songwriter's catalog, this is my favorite. It's the first song on the accompanying video. Lyrically, it's as if Callahan is speaking only to you. The deep tone of his voice only furthers that feeling. "I started out in search of ordinary things. How much of a tree bends in the wind? I started telling the story without knowing the end." Great start to a great song.