54 episodes

Host David Coile gives you a behind the scenes look at songwriting. In his challenge episodes, he asks his guest to create a brand new song in one week based on a shared prompt, then get together and talk about the process. In roundtable episodes, he has multiple guests bring in songs built around a theme. In critique circle episodes, he has guests bring in works in progress to get feedback. All along the way, they have raw and riveting discussions about the craft of songwriting.

Raw Songwriting David Coile

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Host David Coile gives you a behind the scenes look at songwriting. In his challenge episodes, he asks his guest to create a brand new song in one week based on a shared prompt, then get together and talk about the process. In roundtable episodes, he has multiple guests bring in songs built around a theme. In critique circle episodes, he has guests bring in works in progress to get feedback. All along the way, they have raw and riveting discussions about the craft of songwriting.

    Lissa Schneckenburger - S5E3, Raw Songwriting Challenge

    Lissa Schneckenburger - S5E3, Raw Songwriting Challenge

    Raised in a small town in Maine, Lissa Schneckenburger began playing fiddle at the age of six, inspired by her parent's interest in folk music. In 2001 she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation. She has been writing, performing, and teaching music around the world ever since, from traditional New England dance tunes, to original songs inspired by her experience as a foster and adoptive parent.
    Lissa has toured the globe, from her New England stomping grounds to Quebec, the United Kingdom, Denmark and even Russia, playing and teaching at festivals far and wide. She’s opened for esteemed artists such as Richard Thompson and Judy Collins.
    But when the pandemic put a damper on touring, writing music became an essential outlet for Lissa. The result was enough new material for several albums. The first in the queue, Falling Forward, is a collection of Schneckenburger’s original fiddle tunes and two traditional New England songs, just released last March. 
    To Schneckenburger “music creates community, It’s what people sing along to, dance to, fall in love to... music brings people together. These songs are part of all of us, and it's an honor” to share them.
    You can find more of Lissa's music at https://lissafiddle.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Think Twice Returns! - S5E2, Raw Songwriting Follow-up

    Think Twice Returns! - S5E2, Raw Songwriting Follow-up

    Think Twice (Robby Layton and Teresa Penbrooke) return to discuss how they've developed their song "A Place To Lay Our Head" that they originally wrote for this podcast in episode 21 of season 2.
    Check out more from Think Twice at https://www.heronshaunt.org/

    • 18 min
    Tim Ostdiek - S5E1 Raw Songwriting Challenge

    Tim Ostdiek - S5E1 Raw Songwriting Challenge

    Originally from Nebraska, Tim Ostdiek was inspired by his father’s passion for music, especially for the Beatles and Paul Simon. Tim picked up the guitar in middle school, started writing songs, and quickly progressed to doing open mics. Once he realized he could get paid to perform several nights a week, there was no turning back from the singer-songwriter lifestyle. 
    Now based in Colorado, Tim has been a finalist in esteemed songwriting events such as the Telluride Troubadour and Folksfest Songwriting Showcases. Tim has also had his song “Goodbye” featured in the TV show “Road Trip Nation” and has opened for national touring acts such as Sarah Jarosz. 
    Playful, uplifting, and engaging as a singer, songwriter and performer, he writes feel-good, big-hearted folk with a drop of something funky. Tim doesn't shy away from the deep and heavy, but aims to deliver songs with purpose and hope. Tim Ostdiek’s uplifting folk encapsulates the soul of the Heartland.
    You can find more of Tim Ostdiek's music at https://timostdiek.com/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Critique Circle 2: Pamela Machala, Barry Osborne, Jay Stott - S4E4, Raw Songwriting

    Critique Circle 2: Pamela Machala, Barry Osborne, Jay Stott - S4E4, Raw Songwriting

    In this episode, Dave hosts have the inaugural critique circle with returning guests Pamela Machala (S2E14), Barry Osborne (S2E5) and Jay Stott (S2E3). In addition to giving feedback on four works in progress, they discuss the "right" way to have a critique circle, plus their best and worst critiques of the past. Join us for another raw and riveting episode!
    For more, check out:
    Pamela Machala at https://pamelamachala.com/
    Barry Osborne at https://www.distancewalk.com/
    Jay Stott at https://jgstott.com/

    • 1 hr 47 min
    A Darker Interpretation - Preview: S4E4 Critique Circle 2, Raw Songwriting

    A Darker Interpretation - Preview: S4E4 Critique Circle 2, Raw Songwriting

    In this excerpt from the upcoming Raw Songwriting Critique Circle (S4E4), Pamela Machala, Jay Stott, Barry Osborne and Dave discuss the a line from Pamela's song "Tell Mary Jane I Miss Her".

    • 59 sec
    Andy Eppler - S4E3, Raw Songwriting Challenge

    Andy Eppler - S4E3, Raw Songwriting Challenge

    Born in Lubbock, Texas, Andy Eppler’s love of music began while watching his mother sing in church. Having been diagnosed with AD/HD, Andy had to work hard to overcome the challenges posed by traditional schooling, but he ultimately learned how to work in solitude on various projects, and once he graduated from South Plains College with a commercial music degree, there was no stopping him.
    Andy Eppler has been as prolific as an artist can be, having authored many songs, books, art pieces and films. In 2022, Texas Tech University announced a new Andy Eppler Collection to be added to their University Archives alongside other artists such as Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly and Natalie Maines. He considers the most meaningful waypoints in his career to be associated with political activism, cultural change and community outcomes. 
    His goal isn’t to become famous, but to become meaningful. He hopes his passion can be fertilizer for other artists who want to grow their hearts. He wants his life to be measured in inspiration.
    For more of his creative output, check out Andy's Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/andotheartist/

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

antoniolopezmusic ,

Songwriting Nerd Heaven🤓

The in-depth conversation on Raw Songwriting is heaven for singer-songwriters. The podcast is a great resource for all songwriters on their creative journey!

Terrisunflowery ,

A songwriter’s podcast that everyone can enjoy!

This was a lot of fun to listen to. You can tell David Coile and John Bunzli are old friends. Still and yet...the songwriting insights and the songs themselves were a treat to listen to as was the banter of two guys hanging out talking about what they love. Dave...your version of Rose Colored Glasses totally had me thinking Moody Blues with that spoken word part especially but also love what you did with the chorus. My favorite Raw song of yours so far! And Bunzli...you are amazing. I love what the pandemic/life has brought you in terms of changing course and being more writer focused. I can relate to these being rich times. Good show you two. Really enjoyed it!

TrumpShouldResign ,

What a great idea!

Best show idea ever, can’t wait for more!

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