Part of the American Songwriter Podcast Network, Songcraft is a bi-weekly show that brings you in-depth conversations with and about the creators of lyrics and music that stand the test of time. You probably know their names, and you definitely know their songs. We bring you their stories.
Ep. 168 - MICHAEL FRANTI ["Say Hey (I Love You)"]
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 & Be Nice.
Ep. 167 - MARTY DODSON ("Must Be Doin' Something Right")
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 co-founded to provide quality resources for aspiring professionals.
Ep. 166 - Rachael & Bridget of Lake Street Dive ("Hypotheticals")
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 into a perfectly unique blend that's equal parts retro and contemporary.
Ep. 165 - TODD SNIDER ("Alright Guy")
Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Todd Snider, the quintessential troubadour whose clever and insightful songs earned him an Artist of the Year nomination from the Americana Music Awards. He joins us to discuss his more than two-decade career as a celebrated singer-songwriter whose compositions have been covered by Gary Allan, Tom Jones, Jerry Jeff Walker, Loretta Lynn, and Elvis Costello. Plus, he tells us all about his experimental new album First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder.
Ep. 164 - DAN NIGRO ("Drivers License")
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.
Ep. 163 - Nancy Wilson of Heart ("Crazy On You")
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.