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SUMMARY: Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is musician, rapper, poet, activist, and singer-songwriter Michael Franti, who is best known for his work with his group Spearhead. He joins us to discuss the evolution of his music, the creation of hits such as “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “The Sound of Sunshine,” and his most recent album, Work Hard &…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: Tia Sillers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiasillers/?hl=en Website: https://www.morainemusic.com/tia-sillers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morainemusicgroup SongTown Press Books: The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://st…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: Brian Rothschild Website: https://www.lennonbus.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lennonbus YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnlennonbus/featured Twitter: @MrLennonBus SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: …
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: Fred Mollin Website: http://www.fredmollin.com/home.htm “It’s Great To Be A Kid” Album Website: https://www.melodyplacemusic.com/ SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-gui…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: Barry Dean Websites: https://linktr.ee/thebarrydean Spotify: https://artists.spotify.com/songwriter/2ygd5jwoJPiGAk2NisFwMs Twitter: @thebarrydean Instagram: @thebarrydean SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://st…
 
Summary: Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Marty Dodson, who has written #1 singles such as “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” for Kenny Chesney and “Must Be Doin’ Something Right” for Billy Currington. The Nashville hitmaker joins us to discuss his songwriting journey, and give us further insight into Songtown, the songwriter community he c…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: Brandon Harrington Website: www.smipodcast.com Links to the show: https://wavve.link/smipodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smipodcast/ Twitter: @smipodcast Instagram: @unofficialbrandon Tik Tok: @unofficialbrandon SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: Stefan Xidas Website: https://www.stefanxidasmusic.com/ SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-guide-to-mastering-co-writing Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Idev3R Songbuilding: M…
 
SUMMARY: Bridget Kearney and Rachael Price of the band Lake Street Dive join us to talk about a career that’s earned them top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, a half dozen singles on the AAA chart, massive critical praise, and a brand new album on Nonesuch Records called "Obviously" that elevates the band’s pop, rock, R&B, and jazz influences …
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: John Seabrook Website: johnseabrook.com Books: The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SjmKzL Flash of Genius : And Other True Stories of Invention Amazon: https://amzn.to/3eOPdVL SongTown Press Books: The Songwriter’s Guide To Maste…
 
PART ONE: Scott & Paul chat about making records, and dive way too deep on how every Songcraft guest is connected. PART TWO (30 minute mark): Our in-depth interview with Todd Snider ABOUT TODD SNIDER: Celebrated singer-songwriter Todd Snider has continued the troubadour legacy of mentors like John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guest: Jon Nite Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Nite SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-guide-to-mastering-co-writing Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Idev3R Songbuilding…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com - get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Guests: Scott Bomar Website: https://www.scottbbomar.com/ Paul Duncan Website: https://centricitypublishing.com/writers/paul-duncan/ Songcraft Podcast : www.songcraftshow.com SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store…
 
SUMMARY: Dan Nigro has already taken 2021 by storm as the co-writer and producer of Olivia Rodrigo’s global smash hit “Drivers License.” He joins us to talk about his development as a writer, his success with Freya Ridings and Conan Gray, and how he’s experiencing this moment as pop music’s new songwriting superstar. PART ONE: Scott and Paul chat a…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-guide-to-mastering-co-writing Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Idev3R Songbuilding: Mastering Lyric Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/boo…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-guide-to-mastering-co-writing Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Idev3R Songbuilding: Mastering Lyric Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/boo…
 
SUMMARY: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and four-time Grammy nominee Nancy Wilson of Heart joins us to chat about self-penned classics such as "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," and "Never," as well as her work scoring films, and her upcoming debut solo album, You and Me. PART ONE: Paul and Scott chat about demos, their friends at Pearl Snap Stud…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-guide-to-mastering-co-writing Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Idev3R Songbuilding: Mastering Lyric Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/boo…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-guide-to-mastering-co-writing Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Idev3R Songbuilding: Mastering Lyric Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/boo…
 
Jackie DeShannon is best known for her hit records “What the World Needs Now is Love” and the self-penned “Put a Little Love In Your Heart.” The Songwriters Hall of Fame member and five-time Grammy nominee who won the coveted Song of the Year Grammy for “Bette Davis Eyes” joins us to chat about her remarkable career. PART ONE Scott and Paul chat ab…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! SongTown Press Books The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-songwriters-guide-to-mastering-co-writing Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Idev3R Songbuilding: Mastering Lyric Writing BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/boo…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Featured Songs: “There Is Room At The Table” Elizabeth Usher https://www.youtube.com/UKEnTHUSED https://www.instagram.com/UKEnTHUSED https://www.facebook.com/UKEnTHUSED https://www.twitter.com/UKEnTHUSED Emily Anderson: emilyandersonak.com facebook.com/emilyanderson…
 
Summary: Grand Ole Opry legend Jeannie Seely. a Grammy winner who placed nearly 30 singles on the Billboard country charts as an artist, joins us to chat about her craft as a BMI award-winning songwriter whose compositions have been recorded by Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Irma Thomas, Rhonda Vincent, Faron Young, Connie Smith, Dottie West, Willie Nel…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Featured Songs: "Afraid Of The Dark" Molly Brown Website: www.MollyBrownMusic.com SoundCloud: www.SoundCloud.com/MollyBrowofficial Joanne Stacey Website: www.joannestacey.com Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/joannestacey Lucy LeBlanc Spotify: https://open.spotify.…
 
SongTown: www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about Songs by Susan Ruth: www.susanruth.com Paradise - Susan Ruth & Simon Gugala (Sung by Roman Alexander) Lonely Heart - Susan Ruth & Ben Lau (Sung by Ben Lau) Promise Me Love - Susan Ruth, Nikki Shannon & Jason Miller (Sung by Susan Ruth; cut by Reba on her Love Somebody…
 
Our guest is Diane Warren, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy winner with 11 Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. The Songwriters Hall of Famer and ASCAP Founders Award winner is known for a long list of hits, including “Rhythm of the Night,” “Blame it On the Rain,” “Because You Loved Me,” “Don’t Turn Around,” “Unbreak My Heart,” “I Don…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about Featured Song: Whiskey Business Ceri Earle - http://ceriearlesongs.com/ Steve Smentek - Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/stevesmentek/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7I72fbdjoYV6j50iiQCCAi?si=rmPJrkaaSMKhbr8E0Bvn1A Susan Simonson - https://www.susans…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about! Featured Songs: One Step At A Time - Ellie Rivers Leaving - Ellie Rivers Wish You Well - Ellie Rivers Guests/Hosts: Ellie Rivers: www.ellieriversmusic.com Marty Dodson www.martydodson.com Facebook - www.facebook.com/martydodsonsongwriter Instagram - @martydsongs Lin…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – Get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about Songs: Capital T Jaxony Reign Website: https://jaxonyreign.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/JaxonyReign Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaxonyreign Producer: Hill Kourkoutis Website: http://www.hillkourkoutis.com/ Guests/Hosts: Kamal Moo Website: https://www.kamalandrew.c…
 
In addition to his own albums and mixtapes, artist, songwriter, and entertainer Eric Bellinger has co-written hits such as Chris Brown’s “New Flame” and Usher’s “Lemme See,” as well as songs by Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, The Game, and others. Eric joins Paul to chat about his remarkable career that spans pop, hip-hop, and R&B. PART ONE Scott and Pa…
 
SongTown : www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about Songs: I’m Gonna Tell Her Claire Bunnik Facebook: Claire Bunnik Instagram: @armadaclairebunnik Soundcloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-619140424 Track & Vocals: Colleen Francis Facebook: colleenfrancismusic Instagram: @colleenfrancismusic Website: www.colleenfranci…
 
Nine-time Grammy nominee Ani DiFranco joins Scott and Paul to talk about her career as a fiercely independent singer-songwriter and activist, and share some insights into the social, political, and personal challenges that inspired her honest but hope-filled new studio album, Revolutionary Love. PART ONE Paul and Scott discuss the complicated legac…
 
SongTown: www.songtown.com – Get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about Songs Blessed With A Broken Heart Brittany Brant www.brittanybrant.com Dave Quirk www.DaveQuirkSongs.com Victoria Banks www.victoriabanks.net I Stand Kelly McKay kellymckaysongs (Instagram) kellymckaysongs@gmail.com Steve Smentek Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s…
 
SongTown: www.songtown.com – get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about Songs: Time To Fly by Jaida James and Jeffrey Scornavacca and released by their band/project "Appalachia Moderna" Jeff Scornavacca https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.scornavacca https://www.instagram.com/jscornavacca/ Jaida James https://www.facebook.com/jaida.james.754…
 
PART ONE: Paul and Scott geek out about the Bee Gees documentary, and the nature of being the kind of songwriter who MUST do it, no matter what. PART TWO: Dan Wilson chats about how Liam Gallagher of Oasis inspired the first new Semisonic music in years; why his relationship with songs has always been very practical; how his first massive hit was b…
 
SongTown https://songtown.com/ Get 10 free videos to see what the fuss is all about Brant Menswar Book: Black Sheep: Unleash The Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You https://amzn.to/3mtbgDs Websites: www.brantmenswar.com www.findyourblacksheep.com www.bigkettledrum.com Podcast:www.thoughtsthatrock.com Song: Everybody’s Got Somethin’ Donna…
 
Actor and talented acoustic picker Jeff Daniels talks about his influences: Arlo Gurthie, Steve Goodman, Doc Watson, Son House, and more. Sponsored by Taylor Guitars (http://taylorguitars.com) Visit Jeff Daniels: https://www.jeffdaniels.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Ro…
 
SongTown www.songtown.com – get 10 free songwriting instruction videos to see what the fuss is all about Songs Beach, Beach, Beach – Karen Kiley, Steve Smentek, and Jeff Roe Jeff Roe Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jeffroemusic Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jeff-roe Steve Smentek Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stevesmentek/ Spotify https…
 
Merry Christmas! What better way to wrap up our 12 Days of Christmas mini-episodes than with “Christmas Time is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas? Today we share an excerpt of our 2017 conversation with Lee Mendelson who produced the classic animated special and wrote the lyrics of the song that has since been covered by Diana Krall, John Legend…
 
Lyle Workman employs orchestra in many of his film and TV scores. Hear him discuss how he writes for a really big band, while bringing an orchestral sensibility to his own guitar work. Visit Lyle Workman: https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com …
 
It's Day 11 of our "12 Days of Christmas" daily mini-episodes spotlighting a classic holiday song and featuring an interview with the writer. On this Christmas Eve we reflect on "Breath of Heaven" with Chris Eaton, who co-wrote the song with Amy Grant. It has since been recorded by Vince Gill, Jessica Simpson, Donna Summer, Sara Groves, Melissa Man…
 
We're counting down the 12 Days of Christmas with daily mini-episodes spotlighting a classic holiday song and featuring an interview with the writer. On this tenth day of Christmas, we explore "Merry Christmas from the Family" with the great Robert Earl Keen. The Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer tells Scott and guest host Randy Poe all abou…
 
Lyle Workman talks about his prog-inspired love of odd meter, and working the Vinnie Colaiuta, Matt Chamberlain, Abe Laboriel Jr., and Toss Panos on his new album, Uncommon Measures. Visit Lyle Workman: https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Sp…
 
PART ONE Scott and Paul chat about the holidays and Paul's latest Christmas cut by Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. PART TWO The guys catch up with Eagles songwriter and past Songcraft guest Jack Tempchin ("Already Gone," "Peaceful Easy Feeling") about his brand new holiday song and children's book. PART THREE Our in-depth conversation with thirteen-t…
 
Songcraft's 12 Days of Christmas continues with daily mini-episodes spotlighting a classic holiday song and featuring an interview with the writer. Today we hear from Walter Afanasieff, co-writer and co-producer (with Mariah Carey) of the modern-day holiday standard "All I Want for Christmas is You." Released in 1994, the song hit #1 on the Billboa…
 
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