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: Justin Townes Earle
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter the late, great, Justin Townes Earle. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Andy Baker
Host Rich Reardin talks with Michigan singer/songwriter and instrumentalist Andy Baker. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Graham Bramblett
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Graham Bramblett. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Graham Bramblett
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Graham Bramblett. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Bill Frisell
Host Rich Reardin talks with composer/guitarist extraordinaire Bill Frisell. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jonatha Brooke
Host Rich Reardin talks with Minnesota singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke . This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jonatha Brooke
Host Rich Reardin talks with Minnesota singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke . This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Phil Naish
Host Rich Reardin talks with musician and producer Phil Naish. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Phil Naish
Host Rich Reardin talks with musician and producer Phil Naish. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: RB Morris
Host Rich Reardin talks with Knoxville singer/songwriter RB Morris. This is part 1 of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: RB Morris
Host Rich Reardin talks with Knoxville singer/songwriter RB Morris. This is part 2 of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: RB Morris
Host Rich Reardin talks with Knoxville singer/songwriter RB Morris. This is part 3 of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jordan Lehning
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter/composer/producer Jordan Lehning. This is part 1 of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jordan Lehning
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter/composer/producer Jordan Lehning. This is part 2 of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Dec 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jordan Lehning
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter/composer/producer Jordan Lehning. This is part 3 of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Jan 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim Carbone
Host Rich Reardin talks with musician, violinist, and producer Tim Carbone. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim Carbone
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews musician, violinist, producer and member of the band 'Railroad Earth', Tim Carbone.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim Carbone
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews musician, violinist, producer and member of the band 'Railroad Earth', Tim Carbone.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Vince Herman
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin singer/songwriter,musician, and member of the band 'Leftover Salmon', and 'Great American Taxi', Vince Herman. Th...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Vince Herman
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin singer/songwriter,musician, and member of the band 'Leftover Salmon', and 'Great American Taxi', Vince Herman. Th...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00