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Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.
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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.

Aug 21, 2020

The Texas Piano Man returns to our show to share his unique insight, humor, and good cheer.

Aug 14, 2020

This troubadour based in Portland OR has carved out a national audience for his heartfelt, wry folk songs.  He speaks about crafting his shows, keeping them fresh night to night, and recording albums in an unconventional way.

Aug 7, 2020

One of America's greatest songwriters graces the airwaves of our show to talk about her prolific catalog and her legendary career.

Aug 5, 2020

Dayna Frank, the head of the National Independent Venue Association and CEO of First Avenue in Minneapolis, discusses the impact that Coronavirus has had on the live music industry and about a bill co-sponsored by senators Amy Klobuchar (D- MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) that would provide independently owned venues with a financial lifeline from the federal government.

Jul 31, 2020

This native troubadour of Oklahoma discusses her DIY beginnings, tour burnout, and drawing inspiration from working in different mediums.

Jul 24, 2020

The troubadour from Tennessee discusses his career, from his early years with Atlantic Records to his later career renaissance as an in demand songwriter in Nashville.

Jul 17, 2020

This Austin Texas based troubadour stops by to reminisce about a tour that we did together in a blizzard, booking his in tours in the early days, and rediscovering a freer mindset for writing.

Jul 10, 2020

The Texas music icon talks his early days in the outlaw Austin folk scene and his latest star-studded release on Big Machine Records.

Jul 3, 2020

The Ottawa native makes a triumphant return to music after a 6 year hiatus and stops by our show to talk about her journey so far.

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