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The Working Songwriter

Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters. The latest 100 episodes are always free... all catalog episodes available to stream in the Nation of Heat Vault. Visit joepugmusic.com/vault
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Mar 1, 2024

The creative force behind this legendary rock band opens up about his years on the road, getting sober, and writing his new memoir, "Red Letter Days".

Feb 24, 2024

Bryan Bassett has been a contributing member to Foghat, Wild Cherry, and southern rock luminaries Molly Hatchet.  He joins the show to discuss his five decades in music.

Feb 16, 2024

This native of North Carolina was once an integral member of Band of Horses and is now back to releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums.

Feb 10, 2024

This artist hails from St. Louis and has toured with the Swell Season, Ben Folds, and many others.

Feb 2, 2024

Jay Clementi is a chart topping songwriting who has written for Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride and many others.  He joins our show to talk about the foundation he creatively works with to help veterans tell their own stories through song.

Jan 26, 2024

We were joined by Paul Janeway at the Park City Song Summit to discuss his group's meteoric rise to prominence and his creative process.

Jan 19, 2024

This American string band from Minnesota excels with an emphasis on songcraft and lyricism.

Jan 12, 2024

This native of Downingtown PA studied Berklee College of Music, moved to Nashville and promptly won the prestigious BMI John Lennon songwriting competition.

Jan 5, 2024

Jake Duzsik is the founder and creative force behind this industrial rock band from Los Angeles that has toured with Nine Inch Nails and contributed scoring to video games such as Grand Theft Auto.

Dec 22, 2023

This legendary Austin TX songwriter stops by the show to talk about three decades of prolific writing, touring, and recording.

Dec 16, 2023

This Canadian hip hop star has found success for over three decades, including appearances with Snoop Dogg and platinum records of his own.

Dec 11, 2023

This soulful singer from the American south has painstakingly built a worldwide following over the last decade.

Dec 1, 2023

Jason Singer is the creative force behind this indie rock band that has built a national following by collaborating with Manchester Orchestra and playing legendary festivals such as Lollapalooza.

Nov 24, 2023

Zach and Lebo are the creative forces behind this rock and jam institution.  They discuss their original formation, and recording for Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records.

Nov 17, 2023

The legendarily spirited rock and roll frontman joins the show to discuss his early years working for record labels, DIY touring, and learning the craft of songwriting from mentors in Nashville.

Nov 10, 2023

This Grammy winner stops by the show to discuss her acclaimed band Flor de Toloache, and her time touring with notable acts such as Dan Auerbach's The Arcs.

Nov 3, 2023

This artist, formerly of Fake Problems, has toured with the Gaslight Anthem, Anti-Flag, Frank Turner and many others.  

Oct 27, 2023

This legendary songsmith who has written for Brad Paisley, the Chicks, Guy Clark, Montgomery Gentry and many others joins the show.

Oct 20, 2023

Providence Rhode Island's greatest gift to rock and roll joins the show to discuss their years on the road and their knack for collaborating with one another over the course of years.

Oct 13, 2023

This musical project is the brainchild of musician Joe Bagale, who has built a sizeable following for his music via the pathway of the royalty free library on Youtube.

Oct 6, 2023

This native of the PNW has won the Telluride Troubadour award for songwriting and the prestigious Kerrville Folk Fest "New Folk" award.  She's been composing and recording critically acclaimed folk records for the last decade.

Sep 29, 2023

This Akron OH native got his start busking the streets of Europe before moving to Los Angeles and scoring his first record deal.  He's carved out a career as one of Americana's most beloved journeyman songwriters.

Sep 22, 2023

After starring in hit musicals like "Spring Awakening" and "American Idiot", this multi-faceted performer has struck out on a career as a singer-songwriter.

Sep 15, 2023

This peripatetic songwriter has collaborated with Rhett Miller, Gary Louris, Matthew sweet and many others, all while keeping her own artistic career rolling.

Sep 8, 2023

Wes Bayliss, one of the co-founders of this Nashville southern rock juggernaut, stops by the show to talk about the band's genesis and the loss of their co-founder Jason "Rowdy" Cope.

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