Songwriter Stories is an interview and music discovery podcast, featuring exciting conversations with pop songwriters about the craft of songwriting.
Let It Be
20:18More than fifty years on, Let It Be remains a modern pop standard.
50:47For guitar pop aficionados, Matthew Sweets keen sense of melody has elevated him to the heights of Power Pop royalty
1:16:59Ken Stringfellow shares the ongoing saga of The Posies, the backstories for his 4 solo albums, the legacy of the reformed band, Big Star, and more.
1:24:08Songwriter Jon Auer describes a popular subsection of The Posies music as harmonious dissonance.
54:06Eric Bazilian, a founding member of The Hooters, composed one of the most recognizable hits of the 1990s - One of Us.
1:00:01Marshall Crenshaw is eminently regarded as a master of melody-driven songwriting.
Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding)
1:13:10A conversation with folk pop songwriter Wesley Stace about writing and recording in his early years as John Wesley Harding.
Shadows of the Night
24:38How “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
46:20At the heart of Walter Egan’s lifelong songwriting career is an endearing and enduring song that has played a substantial role in cementing his stardom for all time. That song is Magnet and Steel.
1:04:52Defying expectations comes naturally to songwriter and guitarist Vicki Peterson of The Bangles.