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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.

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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. 180 - BRUCE COCKBURN ("If I Had a Rocket Launcher")

    Ep. 180 - BRUCE COCKBURN ("If I Had a Rocket Launcher")

    Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Bruce Cockburn. The Canadian singer-songwriter’s more than 50-year career has produced 34 albums, 22 of which have been certified Gold or Platinum in his home country. He has won 13 Juno Awards, and is a member of both the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Bruce joins us to chat about his career and his new 2-CD career-spanning compilation, entitled Greatest Hits: 1970-2020, which will be released on December 3rd.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 179 - RAY BENSON of Asleep at the Wheel ("The Letter That Johnny Walker Read")

    Ep. 179 - RAY BENSON of Asleep at the Wheel ("The Letter That Johnny Walker Read")

    Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel. The 30-time Grammy nominee and 9-time winner is a Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer who has released more than 30 albums, and landed more than 20 songs on the country singles chart. He’ll join us in a few moments to talk about his wide-ranging career as a preservationist and promoter of American roots music traditions.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 178 - YOLA ("Faraway Look")

    Ep. 178 - YOLA ("Faraway Look")

    Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Yola. The acclaimed British singer and songwriter has released two albums on Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label, both of which were produced by the Black Keys’ frontman. She was nominated for four Grammy awards for 2019, including Best New Artist, and is a sometime collaborator with the supergroup The Highwomen alongside Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Marren Morris, and Amanda Shires. Yola joins us to chat about her life as a songwriter and artist.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 177 - JUSTIN GRAY ("Almost Home")

    Ep. 177 - JUSTIN GRAY ("Almost Home")

    Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Justin Gray, a songwriter, record producer, and music executive whose projects have sold in excess of 40 million copies, and earned more than eight billion streams worldwide. He’ll join us in a bit to talk about his day-to-day life as a songwriter-producer who has worked with Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, Glen Campbell, John Legend, and many others.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 176 - LP ("Lost on You")

    Ep. 176 - LP ("Lost on You")

    Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is genre-bending singer, songwriter, artist, and international sensation LP. She joins us to chat about everything from writing Rihanna’s double platinum Top 10 single “Cheers (Drink to That), to her own artist career which has yielded classics such as “Lost on You” (which reached #1 in 18 countries), to her much-anticipated upcoming sixth studio album, Churches.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 175 - VAN DYKE PARKS ("Heroes and Villains")

    Ep. 175 - VAN DYKE PARKS ("Heroes and Villains")

    Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer Van Dyke Parks. Best known for his work with Brian Wilson on The Beach Boys’ legendarily ill-fated Smile album, Parks has released a number of solo albums, scored several films, arranged countless sessions, and worked with a long list of artists, including The Byrds, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Little Feat, U2, Fiona Apple, Joana Newsom, and many others.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

Sahaan0315 ,

Inspirational!

This podcast is amazing! I started listening to the episodes with songwriters I knew, but I’ve been going back and listening to everything. And learning so much. The hosts get such great insights out of their (often legendary) guests. I can’t recommend it more highly.

every name is taken 365980 ,

Fantastic!!!

Song Craft is a fantastic listen. I highly recommend it to both songwriters and non-songwriters.

JamieMarie77 ,

Great stuff

Both educational and enlightening

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