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The Working Songwriter

Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.
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Feb 26, 2021

This critically acclaimed songwriter and Rounder Records recording artist stops by to talk about her musical underpinnings.

Feb 19, 2021

The songwriter at the vanguard of modern folk music returns to the show to talk about his journey through addiction and back into sobriety.

Feb 12, 2021

Ben Nichols, the leader of this seminal Memphis rock outfit, stops by the show to talk about his journey so far.

Feb 5, 2021

The Texas troubadour now makes his home in Nashville and he returns to our show to tell us how he's making his way in art and business these days.

Jan 29, 2021

Taylor Goldsmith, the songwriter and singer for this L.A. rock quartet, stops by the show to discuss how they almost didn't record their first hit, the reason they committed to touring so heavily, and the gratitude he feels for his musical journey so far.

 

Jan 22, 2021

This Indiana-born musician co-founded indie rock stalwarts Blake Babies with Juliana Hatfield, was a member of The Lemonheads during the peak of their success, and now runs the iconic roots music label Rounder Records.

Jan 15, 2021

The St. Louis by way of Michigan troubadour talks about her time touring as a side-woman in other people's bands and how she stepped into the spotlight to front her own project.

Jan 8, 2021

Sean and Sara Watkins are a sibling musical duo who got their start on the national stage in the bluegrass group Nickel Creek, they stop by the show to talk about their writing with archetypes and their new album.

Jan 1, 2021

The Alberta native discusses his unique style of country balladry, growing up in the tradition of Cowboy music, and staying fiercely independent.

 

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Dec 18, 2020

This Greenville SC native is a Grammy-nominated troubadour known for his tireless touring schedule.

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Dec 11, 2020

This native of the deep south is a Grammy, Oscar, and ACM nominee whose career has navigated the hallways of both commercial country and taste-making Americana.

 

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Dec 4, 2020

The roots rock legend and creative force behind The Blasters discusses the punk rock scene in 1980s LA, touring with Queen, and the sublime moment of playing the right song with the right band.

 

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Nov 20, 2020

The Texas native and creative force behind Centro-Matic talks about his early years in Denton, his collaboration with Jason Molina, and his decision to put his band on hiatus instead of letting it "become a hobby".

Nov 13, 2020

This Grammy winning singer-songwriter has had a long, varied, and acclaimed career with Crooked Still, I'm With Her, and her own solo work.

Nov 6, 2020

The Ohio native describes his journey from guitarist in Drivin' and Cryin' and the New York Dolls to finding success writing songs under his own name.

Oct 30, 2020

After a legendary career as a professional songwriter in Nashville, notably alongside Chris Stapleton, this Illinois native is now stepping center stage as an artist with a new album produced by Dan Auerbach.

Oct 23, 2020

Afie Jurvanen, the creative force behind this beloved indie-folk outfit, discusses creative partnerships, the magic of finding the right take in the studio, and lessons from touring.

Oct 16, 2020

The Georgia native talks about getting her start in the Athens music scene, collaborating with Roseanne Cash, and running her business independently.

Oct 9, 2020

The Kansas City bred songwriter tells the story of his journey toward his distinctive brand of indie rock.

Oct 2, 2020

The Austin by way of Philadelphia rocker returns to the show to talk touring, writing, and recording.

Sep 25, 2020

The former creative force behind The Black Swans talks about making his own critically acclaimed records, producing albums for songwriters who deserve more appreciation, and the musical effects of his move to Texas.

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Sep 18, 2020

The celebrated singer and songwriter describes her initial ascent to the top of the charts with her debut album and how she has been able to string together many interesting chapters of her career. 

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Sep 11, 2020

Michael Sloane, CEO of Streaming Promotions based in Nashville, comes on to talk about best practices for artists using streaming services to distribute their music.

 

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Sep 4, 2020

The acclaimed songwriter and Grammy winning producer joins us to talk about his journey and his creative process.

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Aug 29, 2020

After a remembrance of the late Justin Townes Earle, we hear from this multi-talented songwriter from Los Angeles by way of Virginia.

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