Art of the Song

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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 17 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.


88 Pieces

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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
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 KNBA, WRNC-LP, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Aug 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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: 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 104.9, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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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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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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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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 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 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 (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WLNZ, KRZA, WHRV, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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 KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WETS, KHEN-LP, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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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 Blue Mountain Radio , KNBA, WHRV, KKFI, KRCB 104.9 and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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SHOW 799 (Air Dates: Apr 22 - 26, 2020) Revered songwriter David Olney died Saturday, January 18, 2020, after suffering an apparent heart attack du...

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio , KNBA, WHRV, High Plains Public Radio, WETS and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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SHOW 801 (Air Dates: May 4 - 10, 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 KNBA, WETS, KKFI, High Plains Public Radio, WRFA-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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SHOW 802 (Air Dates: May 11 - 17, 2020) This week on Art of the Song we bring you a LIVE from Caffè Lena show featuring Steve Gillette and Cindy Ma...

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 805 (Air Dates: June 1 - 7, 2020) We remember Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Jimmy LaFave three years after his passing. We’re proud to dust ...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KHEN-LP, WHRV, KNBA, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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SHOW 806 (AIR DATES: June 8 - 14, 2020) This week we present a special quarantine edition of Art of the Song with Nashville singer/songwriter, Andr...

Bought by KHEN-LP, WHRV, KEDT, WETS, KNBA and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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SHOW 809 (Air Dates June 29 - July 5, 2020) Jono Manson was touring in Italy during the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. Upon returning home ...

Bought by WHRV, KHEN-LP, KNBA, KEDT, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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SHOW 813 (Air Dates: July 27 - Aug 2, 2020) Today we present a special edition of Art of the Song featuring Political Songs for Pandemic Times. We ...

Bought by WMPG, GCR (Global Community Radio), KZMU Moab Community Radio, KNBA, WHRV and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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SHOW 814 (Air Dates: Aug 3 - 9, 2020) This week we present a special edition of Art of the Song celebrating the legendary folk music club, Caffè Le...

Bought by WBYC Community Radio, WHRV, KNBA, WETS, WRFA-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23