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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 3, 2023

The troubadour from Flint, Texas stops by the show to talk about his years on the road and in the writing room. 

Jan 27, 2023

Dave Simonett, the principal singer and songwriter with this hard-charging and lyrically precise bluegrass band, discusses their latest album which was produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

Jan 20, 2023

This legendary songwriter has been penned hits for Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Heart, Bon Jovi and many others.

Jan 13, 2023

This American folk supergroup is composed of Drew Holcomb and the married duo behind Johnnyswim.

Jan 6, 2023

The lead singer and songwriter for Bumpin' Uglies, a lyrically focused reggae band from Maryland, stops by the show to discuss how he built his band into nationally touring success.

Dec 16, 2022

Cleto Cordero, the principal songwriter and frontman for this burgeoning Texas country outfit, stops by the show to talk their early days, being away from family on the road, and writing songs.

Dec 9, 2022

This 26 year old phenom, who has already garnered 4 Grammy nominations, stops by the show to discuss learning the ropes with Chris Thile and Andrew Bird.

Dec 2, 2022

As one half of the iconic duo Darryl Hall & John Oates, our guest this week discusses his journey in music which has included induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as 80 million records sold.

Nov 25, 2022

The beloved artist comes onto the show to discuss his decades long career.

Nov 18, 2022

This indie folk duo from New England reflects on their hardworking path to a national audience.

Nov 11, 2022

Tyler Lyle is one half of this synthwave outfit who has garnered tens of millions of Spotify streams and a robust international following.

Nov 4, 2022

The veteran songwriter who has threaded the needle with a career as an artist as well as a writer for Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, stops by the show to talk about his his years on the road and in the writer's room

Oct 28, 2022

The former Vandaveer frontman stops by the show to talk about writing, touring, and keeping a band together.

Oct 21, 2022

The head of Nashville's Wide Open Music shares lessons he's learned from two decades working as an artist, songwriter, producer, and music manager.

Oct 14, 2022

This indie singer-songwriter has successfully dipped her toe into the world of big league pop and rock music.  She stops by the show to talk about the idiosyncratic path that led her to penning songs with Panic! At The Disco, Ingrid Michaelson, and Pitbull.

Oct 7, 2022

The rising Nashville star discusses his early start in independent bands, penning a double platinum hit, and learning from your creative rivals.

Sep 30, 2022

The journeyman songwriter talks about his long road to a platinum hit and finding peace in the creative pursuit.

Sep 23, 2022

The celebrated indie pop and folk singer who hails from Iowa stops by the show to talk about her winding musical path.

Sep 16, 2022

This native Iowan describes her journey to Nashville and how it took her twelve years in a "Ten Year Town" to maker her musical dreams come true.

Sep 9, 2022

This rocker turned country crooner talks about his childhood growing up "behind the pine curtain" in East Texas, getting his start in the Austin music scene, and developing a compelling sound that was his own.

Sep 2, 2022

Max Kerman, the creative force behind the inventive and beloved Canadian rock band that Paste Magazine once called "Canada's Best Kept Secret", stops by the show to talk about their juggernaut debut album, keeping a business running over the long haul, and staying creative through collaboration.

Aug 26, 2022

The wildly successful group from Texas stops by the show to discuss their years on the road, handling the success of 4 Number One hits, and staying together as a group over time.

Aug 19, 2022

The country-soul artist stops by the show to discuss receiving initial encouragement from Tommy Mottola, learning the ropes in Nashville, and thriving as an independent artist.

Aug 12, 2022

Taylor Goldsmith, the singer and songwriter behind this beloved Los Angeles rock band, stops by the show to discuss their ambitious new album, "Misadventures of Doomscroller".

Aug 5, 2022

One of the founding members and creative forces behind this classic American band stops by the show to talk about their iconic run in underground and mainstream music for the last 30 years.

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