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The Working Songwriter

Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.
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Aug 1, 2018

The "Music Modernization Act", which has enormous consequences for how songwriters and copyright holders will be compensated for streaming music, passed the US House of Reps unanimously but is now hamstrung in the Senate due to an eleventh hour change by SESAC.  Both sides of the argument are presented on this episode, and then our resident expert Brendan Anthony from the Texas Music Office calls in to help explain the situation as it stands now.

Apr 4, 2018

The Colorado wordsmith remembers stuffing the cardboard sleeves of his first demo himself, putting off school on a lark to tour with Kelly Joe Phelps, and the joy of sharing the journey with his longtime band.

Jul 29, 2016

A linchpin in Chicago's vibrant folk and country for decades, Robbie reflects on the major label blues, recording techniques, and falling in love with music for the first time.

Apr 29, 2016

The Vermont-born songsmith reflects on signing to Righteous Babe, writing her celebrated folk opera "Hadestown", and parenthood as a working artist.

Mar 25, 2016

An hourlong conversation with celebrated songwriter, James McMurtry.

Dec 28, 2015

The Texas icon inaugurates our show with a few stories from his many years on the road.

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