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Songwriter Stories

25 EpisodesProduced by Dave CarusoWebsite

Songwriter Stories is an interview and music discovery podcast, featuring exciting conversations with pop songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

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Let It Be

July 18th, 2021


More than fifty years on, Let It Be remains a modern pop standard.

Matthew Sweet

February 14th, 2021


For guitar pop aficionados, Matthew Sweets keen sense of melody has elevated him to the heights of Power Pop royalty

Jon Auer

January 3rd, 2021


Songwriter Jon Auer describes a popular subsection of The Posies music as harmonious dissonance.

Eric Bazilian

June 24th, 2020


Eric Bazilian, a founding member of The Hooters, composed one of the most recognizable hits of the 1990s - One of Us.

Marshall Crenshaw

June 2nd, 2020


Marshall Crenshaw is eminently regarded as a master of melody-driven songwriting.

Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding)

May 14th, 2020


A conversation with folk pop songwriter Wesley Stace about writing and recording in his early years as John Wesley Harding.

Shadows of the Night

April 16th, 2020


How “Shadows of the Night” became a multi-platinum success in both Germany and the U.S., and the biggest-selling song of D.L. Byron's career.

Magnet And Steel

March 24th, 2020


At the heart of Walter Egan’s lifelong songwriting career is an endearing and enduring song that has played a substantial role in cementing his …

Vicki Peterson

March 2nd, 2020


Defying expectations comes naturally to songwriter and guitarist Vicki Peterson of The Bangles.

Bill Lloyd

February 22nd, 2020


Catchy, jangle harmonies, killer chord changes and tasty power pop licks, raised in Nashville but smitten by the sounds of Liverpool and beyond. …

John Fields

January 22nd, 2020


For more than twenty-five years, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, and Co-Writer, John Fields, has racked up hundreds of songwriting credits with a versatile array of talented indie artists and chart-topping mega stars.

Ross Rice

December 6th, 2019


We Dig Down Deep into the cosmic mind of earthy power-funk songwriter and Human Radio co-founder, Ross Rice.

We All Fall In Love Sometimes

November 18th, 2019


We mull over the melody, meaning, and lyrics-first collaboration of "We All Fall In Love Sometimes," by Elton John and by Bernie Taupin.

Greg Pope

November 4th, 2019


Singer-Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Studio Engineer, Record Producer and Filmmaker, Greg Pope, is as capable with slash job titles as he is …

Willie Wisely

September 8th, 2019


Songwriter Willie Wisely teleports casually across musical boundaries, with occasional forays into the sweet spot of melodic pop.

Amy Rigby

July 18th, 2019


Amy Rigby weaves observational wit and interpersonal scenarios into songs that are perceptive, genuine and easily relatable.

David Scott

June 22nd, 2019


Songwriter David Scott of The Pearlfishers is well-versed and fluent in the romantic languages of the classic composers like Bacharach, Wilson, McCartney and McAloon.

Brad Jones

May 8th, 2019


We talk with Nashville-based songwriter, producer, arranger and studio musician, Brad Jones.

Bill DeMain

April 24th, 2019


A guided tour to the many sides of songwriter, Grammy-nominated rock journalist, and Nashville tour guide, Bill DeMain.

David Mead

March 20th, 2019


Songs from the David Mead catalog belong in every serious pop collection.

Mark Bacino

November 9th, 2018


Mark Bacino makes melodic pop songwriting sound easy.

The Hangabouts

July 24th, 2018


A musical exploration of the Michigan-based songwriting trio, The Hangabouts

The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)

May 24th, 2018


A songwriter's look at The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34), by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Nick Piunti

April 8th, 2018


We're pleased to share our interview with Detroit Power Pop songwriter and recording artist Nick Piunti

Tony Macaulay

March 26th, 2018


Fans of classic songwriting and melodic pop will enjoy this episode about songwriter and producer Tony Macaulay

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