Beyond a Song

Series produced by ISOAS Media

Caption: Beyond a Song, Credit: Rich Reardin
Image by: Rich Reardin 
Beyond a Song 

Beyond a Song with host Rich Reardin. Rich hosts this extraordinary weekly radio series that features discussions with World Class musicians, producers, audio engineers, etc., about their lives and making music.

Beyond a Song first appeared in 2005 with the original series "In Search of a Song" with host Jason Wilber (John Prine's longtime lead guitarist).

Beyond a Song would like to mention here our profound sadness at the passing of John Prine, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason Wilber lent infinite support to the show theme, it's original production, and concept. His work with John Prine for a quarter of a century inspired the interest in talking with musical guests about the art of songwriting. Heretofore, our show is dedicated to John Prine and Jason Wilber, and continues to be inspired by their lives and music.

Specifically this show highlights the guest artist's early musical experiences and influences, their creative process, and the stories behind some of their songs. Beyond a Song also explores the lives of others who contribute to the making of music through recording, producing, or audio engineering.

Most pieces in the series are "Evergreen" and can be played any time.

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, Beyond a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists, and those behind the making of that music. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host, executive producer Rich Reardin. Reardin’s experiences as a professional producer, musician, and recording engineer, as well as his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not only as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician and peer, technician, and songwriter.

This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture into areas of the soul and psyche not often explored on other musical interview programs. At its best, Beyond a Song gives the listener the feeling of eavesdropping on an artist as they reflect on their inspirations, the secrets of their craft, and what makes their favorite music tick. Rounding out the program are exclusive live performances by the featured guest, recorded in the studio or in live concert performance. Genre's are typically singer/songwriter, rock, country, Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk. Each show is a unique experience highlighting vastly different styles of songwriting, songs and artists, as well as fascinating discussions with the people behind the scenes, such as producers, engineers, venues, etc.. We hope to bring something new about each artist, and really find out what it takes to write a song, whether from music history, or something brand new. We have also integrated our website with more in depth media applications to support and show more about the subject of a typical show. Hide full description

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, Beyond a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists, and those behind the making of that music. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host, executive producer Rich Reardin. Reardin’s experiences as a professional producer, musician, and recording engineer, as well as his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not only as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician and peer, technician, and songwriter.This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture into areas of the soul and psyche... Show full description


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Caption: Yosh & Yimmy
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Texas singer/songwriters Josh Glenn and Jimmy Willdon better known as the duo 'Yosh & Yimmy'.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Yosh & Yimmy
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Texas singer/songwriters Josh Glenn and Jimmy Willdon better known as the duo 'Yosh & Yimmy'.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Adam Dawson
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews music publicist Adam Dawson. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Adam Dawson
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews music publicist Adam Dawson. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Sep 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dave Greaves and Bob Cheevers
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Bob Cheevers about the late, great English singer/songwriter Dave Greaves, and their last record togethe...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dave Greaves
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with with the late, great English singer/songwriter Dave Greaves. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dave Greaves
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with with the late, great English singer/songwriter Dave Greaves. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Heidi Talbot
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Irish singer/songwriter Heidi Talbot. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Heidi Talbot
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Irish singer/songwriter Heidi Talbot. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Trout Fishing in America (Duo)
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with songwriting partners Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet who make up their duo called 'Trout Fishing in Americ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Trout Fishing in America (Duo)
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with songwriting partners Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet who make up their duo called 'Trout Fishing in Americ...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Kate Klim
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Kate Klim. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Kate Klim
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Kate Klim. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rex Bundy
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Chicago singer/songwriter Rex Bundy from the 70's progressive rock band 'Gabriel Bondage'. This is part ...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: John Doe
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with California singer/songwriter/bassist/actor John Doe.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rex Bundy
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Chicago singer/songwriter Rex Bundy from the 70's progressive rock band 'Gabriel Bondage'. This is part ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dana Cooper
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Dana Cooper. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dana Cooper
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Dana Cooper. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Terry Klein
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Austin Texas singer/songwriter Terry Klein. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Terry Klein
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Austin Texas singer/songwriter Terry Klein. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: May 07, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00