Art of the Song

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Art of the Song 

Art of the Song is a weekly one-hour radio program (1/2 talk, 1/2 music) exploring creativity through the lens of songwriting and music performance.

Now celebrating 16 years on the air, the music and interview show is heard on over 100 public and community stations across North America. We interview legendary as well as up-and-coming artists. Past interviews have included Smokey Robinson, Glenn Frey, Gretchen Peters, Jorma Kaukonen, Loreena McKennitt, Leon Russell, Judy Collins, Roger Daltrey and Joan Osborne. Art of the Song’s mission is to educate listeners on the creative process through discussions of songwriting and performing.


19 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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SHOW 797 (Air Dates: April 6 - 12, 2020) This week we dive into the Archive for our 2012 interview with Joan Osborne as a follow-up to last week's ...

Bought by KHEN-LP, KKRN, KGLP, KUNM, KEDT and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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SHOW 796 (Air Dates March 30 - April 5, 2020) Jono Manson was touring in Italy during the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. Upon returning hom...

Bought by KHEN-LP, KNBA, WETS, High Plains Public Radio, WRFA-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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SHOW 795 (Air Dates: March 23 - 29, 2020) Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Jorma Kaukonen. In a career that has already spanned a half-cen...

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio , WHRV, KNBA, KZMU Moab Community Radio, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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SHOW 794 (Air Dates: March 16 - 22, 2020) This week on Art of the Song we visit with singer/songwriter/activist Holly Near as part of our Live From...

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio , WHRV, KKFI, KHEN-LP, WETS and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
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SHOW 793 (Air Dates: March 9 - 15, 2020) Our guest this week on Art of the Song is twice Grammy-nominated singer songwriter and activist Eliza Gilk...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WETS, KHEN-LP, High Plains Public Radio, WRFA-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 25
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SHOW 792 (Air Dates: March 2 - 8, 2020) Our guest this week on Art of the Song is California singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin, perhaps best known fo...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WLNZ, KRZA, WHRV, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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SHOW 791 (Air Dates: Feb 24 - Mar 1, 2020) This week on Art of the Song we bring you a LIVE from Caffè Lena show featuring Steve Gillette and Cindy...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WLNZ, KNBA, KKFI, WETS and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 25
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SHOW 790 (Air Dates: Feb 17 - 23, 2020) This week we present a special edition of Art of the Song exploring an initiative called Fair Trade Music. ...

Bought by WBYC Community Radio, WHRV, KNBA, WETS, KKFI and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SHOW 789 (Air Dates: Feb 10 - 16, 2020) This week on Art of the Song we visit with Lucie Blue Tremblay as part of our Live From Caffè Lena series. ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WHRV, KHEN-LP, KBRW, KEDT and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SHOW 788 (Air Dates: Feb 3 - 9, 2020) Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Steve Forbert. At 17, he started writing songs, and later moved to ...

Bought by WHRV, KKRN, KHEN-LP, KUPR low power FM, KEDT and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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We talk with John McCutcheon about his album: To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode Art of the Song we welcome Ronny Cox back to the show to celebrate a look at life from the lofty vantage point of 8 decades on this...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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SHOW 787 (Air Dates: Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2020) Revered songwriter David Olney died Saturday, January 18, 2020, after suffering an apparent heart attack...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode of Art of the Song Live from Caffè Lena we bring you none other than Kinky Friedman.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We're deeply saddened to learn of Leon Russell's passing last week. Here we re-broadcast our 2014 interview with the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer.

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Handsome Family , Credit: Stock
With a following that is closely approaching Cult status, The Handsome Family (Brett & Renie Sparks) clue us into the fantastic journeys they take ...

Bought by KKRN, WNMU-FM, WRNC-LP, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Don Was , Credit: Berklee Press Photo
Recorded live with an audience at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Don Was talks about the creative process involved in producing, playing and m...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and WETD


  • Added: Aug 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Janis Ian , Credit: Press Photo
"I've rarely had more fun with an interview, or performance, for that matter. Thanks so much for letting me play!" Janis Ian ~ This week we celeb...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Aug 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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West Virginia born, Nashville songcatcher Kathy Mattea talks with John & Viv about the creative process behind her recent release Coal. Deeply pers...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2008
  • Length: 59:00