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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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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.

Feb 4, 2022

Ray Benson, the leader of this iconic Western Swing band, discusses moving to Texas upon Willie Nelson's advice, being a bandleader for over five decades, and his creative spirit that has led to 9 Grammy awards.

Jan 28, 2022

This folk blues artist who originally hails from Milwaukee has been acclaimed by Rolling Stone and NPR and now records for Fat Possum records.  He stops by the show to talk about his musical journey and his creative process.

Jan 21, 2022

This "bonafide underground folk hero" talks about breaking into music, the different skill sets it takes to be a working artist, and co-writing a Billboard smash hit with Jewel.

Jan 14, 2022

One of the standard bearers of American bluegrass music stops by the show to talk about getting his start in Baltimore, playing in Bill Monroe's band, and his six decades in music.

Jan 7, 2022

This two time Grammy nominee and Austin Songwriter Hall of Fame member reminisces on the high and low points of her iconic career in American folk music.

Dec 17, 2021

This Grammy nominated songwriter talks about the musical journey that led him to the producer's chair for artists such as Bon Iver, The War On Drugs, Ani DiFranco, and many more.

Dec 3, 2021

This legendary songwriter and producer who originally hails from Georgia, talks about some of the artistic lessons he's learned from working with artists such as Pink, Taylor Swift, The Wallflowers, Green Day and many others.

Nov 19, 2021

The five time Grammy winning standard bearer of American blues music stops by the show to discuss his legendary career.

Nov 12, 2021

This Nashville native joins the show to talk about her years touring and her wry, left-of-center take on American country music.

Nov 5, 2021

John Flansburgh, one of the founding members of this groundbreaking indie-rock institution, stops by the show to talk about his creative process and how his band has navigated the music business for the last four decades.

Oct 29, 2021

Luke Laird is one of America's most recorded songwriters with 24 No. 1 hits and his wife Beth runs the publishing company, Creative Nation, that they own together.  They stop by the show to talk the art and the business of songwriting.

Oct 22, 2021

This veteran of Philadelphia's hardcore scene talks about his years touring with bands like the Gaslight Anthem and the Avett Brothers, and how he's carved out a solo career in music.

Oct 15, 2021

This respected Texas songwriter stops by the show to talk getting her start on the road, artistic process, and balancing music with a growing family.

Oct 8, 2021

This Austin Texas music legend and stalwart of the American folk music scene stops by the show to talk about his rigorous, daily writing practice and his new album produced by Tucker Martine.

Oct 1, 2021

The acclaimed songwriter, essayist, podcast host, and frontman of the Old 97's stops by our show to interview Joe for his own program, "Wheels Off", as well as to be interviewed for our program.  

Sep 24, 2021

This Grammy-nominated artist and instrumentalist, who has been described as "easily one of the greatest flatpicking guitarists playing today", stops by our show to discuss her years on the road and her upcoming album, Glade.

Sep 17, 2021

One of America's most iconic songwriters stops by our show to speak about his legendary life in music.

Sep 10, 2021

One of America's finest songwriters makes his third appearance on our show to discuss his new novel, "The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All", and his writing style in general.

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