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The Working Songwriter

Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.
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Jul 22, 2022

This folk outfit that formed in Nashville has toured with Twenty Pilots and Incubus, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on a slew of Late Night shows with their buoyant songs.  They stop by the show to talk their origins, touring, and their latest record. 

Jul 15, 2022

The troubadour from Nashville who's collaborated with Brad Paisley and Jennifer Lopez, and who's had three songs go to the top of the Country Music Billboard charts, stops by the show to talk about the work ethic that's helped him achieve so much.

Jul 8, 2022

The Red House Records recording artist returns to the podcast to talk about her new record "Sing to the Walls".

Jul 1, 2022

The Juno award winning songsmith from Ontario talks owning his own masters, writing a song that Tim McGraw picked up, and learning to write in "found" moments as a father of young children.

Jun 30, 2022

The Tony award winning songwriter talks with Joe Pug about the radical re-imagining of his acoustic debut album.

 
Jun 24, 2022

The Philadelphia raised troubadour, who has been mixing blues, folk, and hip hop for three decades, stops by the show to talk about early success, 1990s major label deals, and his prolific collaborations with the likes of Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, and many others.

Jun 21, 2022

The tables are turned again and Tim Showalter stops by the show to listen to Joe's new single, "I Do My Father's Drugs | Revisited".

Jun 17, 2022

The Billboard-topping songwriter talks about his early years in the Boston folk scene, accidentally recording a hit, and his relationship to a song that has become a part of the American cultural fabric.

Jun 10, 2022

The Red Dirt icon stops by the show to talk about his formative years playing clubs, signing with a major label in Nashville, and the way that fan support has fueled his entire career.

Jun 9, 2022

On this special episode of the podcast, the tables are turned and Joe is interviewed by BJ Barham of American Aquarium about his new album "Nation of Heat | Revisited".

Jun 3, 2022

The iconic singer songwriter reflects on her last few decades at the vanguard of American folk music.

May 27, 2022

The Memphis born troubadour talks about his time as a staff writer in Nashville and carving out an artist career of his own with new release "Anthems".

May 20, 2022

This California transplant living in Nashville TN describes her early days in music touring relentlessly, learning to collaborate with other writers, and growing as a person along with her art.

May 13, 2022

The renowned Irish songwriter joins the show to talk about the creative process that earned him a spot on stage with Ed Sheeran, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John and many others.

May 6, 2022

This legendary songwriter who co-founded the seminal LA punk band X, stops by the show to talk about artistic collaboration, an outsider mentality, and continuing to release vital work many years into his career.

Apr 29, 2022

Brendan B. Brown, the creative force behind this long-running New York band, stops by the show to discuss the writing and producing of their platinum hit, dealing with the politics of a major label record deal, and his songwriting philosophy.

Apr 15, 2022

This songwriter has spent the last few decades building a devoted following with Hot Water Music and also with his own solo project.  He discusses getting his start in the 1990s Florida Hardcore scene, getting his legendary Revival Tour off the ground, and some of his creative practices.

Apr 8, 2022

Fresh on the heels of his latest album hitting #1 on the UK Charts, this journeyman songwriter and performer stops by the show to discuss his beginnings in Hardcore music, many years of touring, and writing methods.

Apr 1, 2022

The creative force behind Against Me!, describes founding the band, working with producer Butch Vig, and navigating the waters of the major label system in the late 2000s.

Mar 25, 2022

This legendary troubadour from Mississippi has seen the heights of the Billboard charts and been nominated for a Grammy, he stops by our show to discuss his many decades of vital, creative work.

Mar 18, 2022

This artist from West Texas discusses his writing style, his process in the studio, and his time on the road.

Mar 11, 2022

Ketch Secor is the founder of this iconic American band that has won several Grammy's, gone platinum, and become an important of our nation's musical firmament. 

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Feb 25, 2022

This Grammy and Oscar nominated songwriter stops by our show again to discuss her new memoir, "I Dream He Talks to Me", and her creative process in general.

Feb 18, 2022

This group from North Carolina has drawn comparisons to Hank Williams, Elliot Smith, and the Sex Pistols. 

Feb 11, 2022

This critically acclaimed songwriter from West Texas has toured with Billy Joe Shaver, Patty Griffin and Hayes Carll, he stops by the show to discuss his years on the road and his writing techniques.

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