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 continues to be inspired by his life 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: Gerry Spehar
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Gerry Spehar (Part 2).

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Andrew Trube
Host Rich Reardin talks with Austin, Texas singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Trube of 'The Greyhounds' (Part 1).

  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Andrew Trube
Host Rich Reardin talks with Austin, Texas singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Trube of 'The Greyhounds' (Part 2).

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Erin O'Dowd
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Erin O'Dowd.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: DWC
Host Rich Reardin talks with California singer/songwriter Jesse Dunn of 'Dead Winter Carpenters'.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dead Winter Carpenters
Host Rich Reardin talks with California singer/songwriter Jesse Dunn of 'Dead Winter Carpenters'.

  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Furious Seasons
Host Rich Reardin talks with members of the Los Angeles, California band 'The Furious Seasons'.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Furious Seasons
Host Rich Reardin talks with members of the Los Angeles, California band 'The Furious Seasons'. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Sons of Bill
Host Rich Reardin talks with James Wilson about his life and music with "Sons of Bill"

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Sons of Bill
Host Rich Reardin talks with James Wilson about his life and music with "Sons of Bill" This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jonathan Scales
Host Rich Reardin talks with virtuoso steel drummer extraordinaire Jonathan Scales about his life and music.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jonathan Scales
Host Rich Reardin talks with virtuoso steel drummer extraordinaire Jonathan Scales about his life and music. Part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jim Nunally
Host Rich Reardin talks with Bay Area musician, composer, record producer, and teacher Jim Nunally.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jim Nunally
Host Rich Reardin talks with Bay Area musician, composer, record producer, and teacher Jim Nunally. This is part 2.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jim Nunally
Host Rich Reardin talks with Bay Area musician, composer, record producer, and teacher Jim Nunally. This is part 3 and the final episode of a 3 par...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim O'Brien
Host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tim O'Brien
Host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stoll Vaughan
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Stoll Vaughn.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Stoll Vaughan
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Stoll Vaughn.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Edward David Anderson
Host Rich Reardin talks with Illinois singer/songwriter Edward David Anderson.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00