43 episodes

Host David Coile challenges a songwriter to create a brand new song in one week, based on a shared prompt. Then they get together and talk about it. Along the way, they share their thoughts on the art of songcraft.

Raw Songwriting David Coile

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Host David Coile challenges a songwriter to create a brand new song in one week, based on a shared prompt. Then they get together and talk about it. Along the way, they share their thoughts on the art of songcraft.

    New Year's Roundtable 2: Bill Nash, Trey Roque, Roger Heathers, Timmy Riordan, Barry Osborne, Terri Sunflower, Brian Claflin, John Bunzli - S3E10 Raw Songwriting

    New Year's Roundtable 2: Bill Nash, Trey Roque, Roger Heathers, Timmy Riordan, Barry Osborne, Terri Sunflower, Brian Claflin, John Bunzli - S3E10 Raw Songwriting

    Dave regathered some of his best guests from last year to play and talk about the best songs they've written in 2021. It's a freewheelin' celebration of songwriting!
    For more music, check out:
    Bill Nash at http://putsiecat.com/
    Trey Roque at https://www.treyroque.com/
    Roger Heathers at https://rogerheathers.bandcamp.com/
    Timmy Riordan at https://timmyr.com/
    Barry Osborne at https://www.barryosbornemusic.com/
    Terri Sunflower at https://terrisunflower.com/
    Brian Claflin at https://www.brianclaflin.com/
    John Bunzli at https://www.johnbunzli.com/

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Xmas Roundtable 2: Teresa Storch & Peter Lacis, John Linn, Valerie Bhat - S3E9 Raw Songwriting

    Xmas Roundtable 2: Teresa Storch & Peter Lacis, John Linn, Valerie Bhat - S3E9 Raw Songwriting

    Dave is joined by returning guests Teresa Storch & Peter Lacis, and John Linn, as well as first-timer Valerie Bhat. They talk about writing songs that risk offending people, ask if a song can be too sad, and how to keep track of unfinished song ideas. Plus, they debut four new Christmas tunes! It's another raw and riveting discussion about song craft!
    For more music, check out:
    https://teresastorch.com/
    https://www.johnlinnmusic.com/
    http://www.valerie-music.com/

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Roger Heathers Returns! S3E8 Raw Songwriting

    Roger Heathers Returns! S3E8 Raw Songwriting

    Roger Heathers returns with updates on "Ouija Board," his Challenge song from episode 22 of season 2, as well as an overview of his new album "Y2K". It's another raw and riveting discussion about song craft!
    For more music, check out https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCMWT-STlMV6__aqrLNXWw8A

    • 20 min
    Micki Balder - S3E7 Raw Songwriting

    Micki Balder - S3E7 Raw Songwriting

    Though Micki Balder’s been dabbling with music her whole life, it wasn't until 2018 when a friendship's moment of truth unveiled itself in the middle of a Denver coffee shop. She walked home, wrote a song, and has been writing ever since, now a regular at local music venues around her Colorado home. Micki writes from a place of vulnerable storytelling, with people and relationships at the core of her music.
    She's been compared to modern folk bands like The Weepies and Mipso, along with classic songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, but she draws inspiration from all over the spectrum — the swing and soul music of her lindy hop days, the earthy folk of Gregory Alan Isakov and Mandolin Orange, the candor and dry humor of John Craigie, or the heartbreak of Sara Bareilles, to name a few. 
    Micki Balder is a folksy singer-songwriter writing sad songs for happy people (and ever so occasionally, happy songs for sad people!). Her music is born from a life-long desire to be a character in a musical, unapologetically singing her feelings for the world through simple and poignant lyrics.
    Dave sat down with Micki to talk to her about her writing process, alternatives to bridges, using a non-musical friend for creative support, and more! Plus, we each debut a new song. It's another raw and riveting discussion about song craft!
    For more music, check out https://mickibalder.com/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Parry Adams Returns! S3E6 Raw Songwriting

    Parry Adams Returns! S3E6 Raw Songwriting

    The driving force behind Parry Adams' music is her voice; her tender tone warms her candid manner, trading in harsh observations for sincerity and introspection. Her raw writing style combined with her soulful sound, deliver a strong shot of honesty. Parry Adams may not always tell you what you want to hear, but we know you’re going to want to hear this. Just be careful if you’re asking for break-up advice or how your new haircut looks.
    Dave catches up with Parry, who appeared in both the Xmas and New Year's Roundtables in season one, to talk about a brand new song and find out about her other recent musical adventures. Along the way they talk about studio recordings, developing songs with your voice and more! It's another raw and riveting discussion about song craft!
    For more music, check out http://parryadams.com/

    • 24 min
    Vicki Pompea Returns! S3E5 Raw Songwriting

    Vicki Pompea Returns! S3E5 Raw Songwriting

    Dave catches up with Vicki Pompea, one of his guests from Episode 15 of Season 2, to hear her talk about a new song she's recently written and what other musical adventures she's been having. Along the way, they talk about writing outside of your usual style, using mentors to support your writing, and the positive energy of Steve Poltz. It's another raw and riveting discussion about song craft!
    For more music, check out https://vickipompea.com/

    • 25 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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