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: Eric Brace
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter, Eric Brace. (Part 1)

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter, Eric Brace. (Part 2)

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Thomm Jutz
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter/guitarist producer, Thomm Jutz (Part 1)

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Thomm Jutz
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter/guitarist producer, Thomm Jutz (Part 2)

  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ted Russell Kamp
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/bassist/ producer, Ted Russell Kamp (Part 1).

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Chicago Farmer (Cody Diekhoff)
Host Rich Reardin has a discussion with Illinois singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff, better known as Chicago Farmer (Part 2).

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jeff Austin
Beyond a Song guest host Jason Wilber interviews the late, great, singer/songwriter mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Austin.

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jeff Austin
Beyond a Song guest host Jason Wilber interviews the late, great, singer/songwriter mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Austin. This is part...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Michael Beinhorn
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews musician, composer, and producer extraordinaire, Michael Beinhorn. (part 1)

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Michael Beinhorn
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews musician, composer, and producer extraordinaire, Michael Beinhorn. (part 2)

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Mark Robinson
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Nashville singer/songwriter, musician and guitarist Mark Robinson (Part 1)

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Mark Robinson
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Nashville singer/songwriter, musician and guitarist Mark Robinson (Part 2)

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Way Down Wanderers
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Austin Krause-Thompson and Collin Krause of 'The Way Down Wanderers'.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Genevieve Charbonneau
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Canadian singer/songwriter Genevieve Charbonneau.

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Bill Breeden
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews peace activist, minister, songwriter and musician Bill Breeden.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Bill Breeden
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews peace activist, minister, songwriter and musician Bill Breeden. Final (part 2)

  • Added: Sep 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: David Kubiak
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews the historic Bluebird Nightclub owner Dave Kubiak (part 1)

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dave Kubiak / The Bluebird Nightclub
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews the historic Bluebird Nightclub owner Dave Kubiak (part 2)

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rod Picott
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Nashville singer/songwriter Rod Picott.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rod Picott
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews Nashville singer/songwriter Rod Picott. (final Part 2)

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00