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: Helene Cronin
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Helene Cronin.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Helene Cronin
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Helene Cronin.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Martha Groves Perry
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with San Francisco singer/songwriter Martha Groves Perry.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Martha Groves Perry
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with San Francisco singer/songwriter Martha Groves Perry.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tommy Prine
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Tommy Prine.

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tommy Prine
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Tommy Prine. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

Bought by RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Aug 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brian Kalinec
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Houston, Texas-based singer/songwriter Brian Kalinec.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Brian Kalinec
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Houston, Texas-based singer/songwriter Brian Kalinec.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Don Richmond
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Colorado singer/songwriter Don Richmond.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Don Richmond
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Colorado singer/songwriter Don Richmond.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Aaron Smith
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Arkansas singer/songwriter Aaron Smith.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Aaron Smith
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Arkansas singer/songwriter Aaron Smith.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ben and Kassie Wilson
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriters Ben and Kassie Wilson.

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ben and Kassie Wilson (Goldpine)
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriters Ben and Kassie Wilson.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ed Sweeney
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Rhode Island singer/songwriter Ed Sweeney.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ed Sweeney
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Rhode Island folk artist extraordinaire, Ed Sweeney.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ed Sweeney
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Rhode Island folk artist extraordinaire, Ed Sweeney.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Scott Sean White
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Texas singer/songwriter Scott Sean White.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Scott Sean White
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter Scott Sean White

  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Malcolmb MacWatt
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Scottish singer/songwriter Malcolmb MacWatt.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00