49 episodes

Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.

The Working Songwriter Joe Pug

    • Music Interviews

Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.

    Fruit Bats

    Fruit Bats

    Eric D. Johnson discusses early days touring with the Shins and Modest Mouse, keeping the faith with a project through high times and low, and learning to write outside of the studio.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Chastity Brown

    Chastity Brown

    The renowned folk singer from Minneapolis, by way of Tennessee, discusses finding her voice, becoming a part of the cultural zeitgeist, and taking care of herself in order to create.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Elizabeth Cook

    Elizabeth Cook

    This native of Wildwood Florida is known for her critically acclaimed albums, her XM radio show, and her frequent appearances at the Grand Ole Opry.  She breaks down the early years of her career and persevering through difficult times to make art.

    • 57 min
    Drew Holcomb

    Drew Holcomb

    The troubadour from Nashville by way of Memphis talks touring regionally to build a following, branching out and starting a vinyl subscription service, and how personal tragedy can inform one's lifelong creative aim.

    • 54 min
    Nicole Atkins

    Nicole Atkins

    The Nashville via New Jersey vocalist and songwriter discusses the turn of the century anti-folk scene in NYC, her major label debut being derailed by legendary producer Rick Rubin, and sobriety.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Milk Carton Kids

    The Milk Carton Kids

    The harmony duo from California, Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, discuss writing songs for commercials to stay afloat in their early years, touring economically, and the secret that has allowed their intimate creative partnership to flourish for so long.
     

    • 1 hr 10 min

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