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Bill Mallonee

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A Songwriter’s Story: Bill Mallonee

One of America's great songwriters weighs in on his process...

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A Songwriter’s Story: The Iveys, “Jenna’s Song”

Read about the story behind the title track of the Iveys' new album, "Jenna's Song."...

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A Songwriter’s Story: The Americans, “Gospel Roads”

Visit the Americans at their official site, and hear more music — including their latest release, Home Recordings — here....

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A Songwriter’s Story With Jen Chapin

Roach got caught in the kitchen Old transmission died Tax man well he’s taking us Takin’ us for a ride Yes, all these things happened...

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A Songwriter’s Story: Michael Laine Hildebrandt of Bubble Gum Orchestra

Michael Laine Hildebrandt discusses his song "Loving One Another."...

War Poets

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A Songwriter’s Story with Rex Haberman of War Poets

In January of 2012, at the start of the War Poets project, producer Kevin Bowe and I met to discuss possible songs for the album. We...

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A Songwriter’s Story with Spottiswoode

Spottiswoode tells the story behind his song, "Chariot."...

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A Songwriter’s Story: Ben Arthur on “Love Your Enemy”

Ben Arthur shares the writing and recording process behind a track from his album "If You Look for My Heart."...

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A Songwriter’s Story: James Parker of A Dark Horse

James Parker of the Irish duo A Dark Horse discusses his songwriting approach...

Don Ralph of Life In A Blender

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A Songwriter’s Story with Don Ralph

In honor of Sean Connery's 82nd birthday today (Aug. 25), Don Ralph of Life In A Blender writes about his song, "Sean Connery."...

Joshua Ketchmark

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A Songwriter’s Story with Joshua Ketchmark

Take what you love and make it your life. That phrase comes to mind when I think of writing the song “Saving Grace,” from the...

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A Songwriter’s Story With Scott Terry

The lead singer and songwriter with Red Wanting Blue discusses his craft....

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A Songwriter’s Story: A City on a Lake, “Always Something Better”

One morning, during a break from a writing session, my friend Paul Freeman and I went to get a bagel down the street from my studio. We...

Ed Romanoff

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A Songwriter’s Story with Ed Romanoff

Ed Romanoff shares the personal journey that led up to the songs on his new album....

Conor Mulroy

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A Songwriter’s Story: Conor Mulroy on “Foxfire”

Conor Mulroy shares the writing method behind his latest LP, "Foxfire."...

The Sun Parade

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A Songwriter’s Story with the Sun Parade

Revisiting the writing process behind the band's debut album, "Yossi."...

The Iveys

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A Songwriter’s Story with Arlen Ivey of the Iveys

Sometimes a song will come easy, and sometimes…it’s a long road. My two sisters and I (The Iveys) have two albums out now, and...

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A Songwriter’s Story With Kyler England

If only there were a science to songwriting, I’d master all the equations, become a songwriting machine and write great songs day and...

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A Songwriter’s Story with Jon Pousette-Dart

The personal story behind a song from Jon's Anti-Gravity album....

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A Songwriter’s Story: Messerly and Ewing on “Every Bitter Thing”

Mark Messerly and Brian Ewing retrace the creative journey to their latest album, Every Bitter Thing....

Jon McLaughlin

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A Songwriter’s Story: Jon McLaughlin on “Promising Promises”

Jon McLaughlin describes the songwriting process behind his new album "Promising Promises."...

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A Songwriter’s Story: Jon Jonsson on “To Her”

Jon Jonsson discusses a track from his new album, "Wait for Fate."...

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A Songwriter’s Story: City Squirrel, “defeat”

Stephan Bayley discusses the stories behind the songs on City Squirrel's new album, "defeat."...

Jamie Kent

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A Songwriter’s Story: Jamie Kent

Jamie tells the story behind a song from his new album, "Navigation."...

Wyatt Overman

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A Songwriter’s Story: Wyatt Overman on “Fires”

Wyatt Overman retraces the steps that led to his solo debut....

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A Songwriter’s Story: Edgar Breau, “Patches of Blue”

Patches of Blue was recorded at Pine Street Studios, here in Hamilton, ON with producer Mike Birthelmer. Mike cut his teeth as an engineer...

PT Walkley

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A Songwriter’s Story: PT Walkley, “The Way That You Are”

How a horrible art teacher inspired one of the songs on PT Walkley's latest album....

Anais Mitchell

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A Songwriter’s Story: Anais Mitchell, “Young Man in America”

How do you know when a set of lyrics is the right one? Anais Mitchell explains...

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A Songwriter’s Story: Dam Brino, “Dam Brino”

The artist formerly known as Pickle Nose tells the story behind her new album....

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A Songwriter’s Story: Terry Radigan on “The Breakdown of a Breakup”

How does an artist know when she's done with an album? Terry Radigan shares her story....