The small act of listening can lead to big ideas. In this podcast, 10 highly-acclaimed musicians make sense of the world by transforming their surroundings into original songs.
Jeff, Spencer and Sammy Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy and his sons’ jam sessions, dubbed “The Tweedy Show,” were a beacon of light for music fans during the pandemic. In this episode, the Tweedy family discusses its experience of listening, creating, and playing together.
Jeff, Spencer, and Sammy Tweedy: Full Composition
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Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee
Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee largely wrote her latest, highly-adored album Saint Cloud about her desire to get sober. She explains her journey, as well as how she was able to center herself during a time of uncertainty.
Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee: Full Composition
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Known as the “cool kid” of Tuareg blues––a desert rock sound from the Sahara region of Africa––Mdou Moctar takes us on a journey to his town of Agadez. He shares how the impact of colonialism on Niger has inspired his songs.
Mdou Moctar: Full Composition
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Amazing windows into the minds of musicians
Hard to decide what’s more fascinating — hearing musicians discuss their experiences of sound and the sonic world, or hearing the soundscapes they create to represent that experience. The compositions on their own seem like they’d make a killer playlist. I feel I’m listening to a conversation I’ve never really heard before.
A really fresh approach
This is such a new and unique approach to storytelling. I can’t stop listening (lol) and can’t wait for more episodes.
Need more episodes!