Sunday at 8:00 am

Art of the Song

Art of the Song is a one-hour, independently-produced radio show with music and interviews exploring inspiration and creativity through songwriting and other art forms.

The program is heard on over 160 stations worldwide. Learn why songwriters and artists
create, how they become inspired, and how you can tap into that creative source in
every aspect of your life. Art of the Song is not just for songwriters and musicians, as it
explores universal truths common to all creative expression. We talk with writers of folk
and roots music as well as novelists and visual artists.Our mission is to inspire listeners
to find and express their unique creative voices, and to connect and grow the worldwide
community of creative people.The show is hosted by performing songwriting duo John &
Viv and originates in the Creative Heart of the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, New Mexico,

Upcoming episodes

Loreena McKennitt September 23, 2018 | 8:00 am

In a career spanning three decades, Loreena McKennitt’s “eclectic Celtic” music has won critical acclaim worldwide and gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in fifteen countries across four continents.


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Recent episodes

Gretchen Peters September 16, 2018 | 8:00 am

Our guest this week is Grammy nominated, Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters. She’s well known as the writer of the 1995 CMA Song of the Year, 'Independence Day’. We spoke with Gretchen about her 2018 release Dancing with the Beast


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Jorma Kaukonen September 9, 2018 | 8:00 am

We speak with Jorma Kaukonen about his memoir, BEEN SO LONG: My Life and Music.


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KC Clifford September 2, 2018 | 8:00 am

KC Clifford studied opera at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, but found her true voice in folk music while earning a degree in vocal performance at Belmont University in Nashville.


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Seth Glier August 26, 2018 | 8:00 am

Seth Glier is an outspoken advocate for autism awareness and has been a national spokesperson for the organization, Autism Speaks. His song “Love Is A Language” was inspired by his nonverbal autistic brother.


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Eliza Gilkyson August 19, 2018 | 8:00 am

One of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles, singer songwriter and activist Eliza Gilkyson's songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. Eliza’s music offers a vivid reflection of the times we live in.


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Joe Crookston August 12, 2018 | 8:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is renaissance man, Joe Crookston. He is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.


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John Oates August 5, 2018 | 8:00 am

Our guest is John Oates. Best known for his work with the hit-making duo Hall & Oates, John has 6 solo albums to his credit


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Ani Cordero July 29, 2018 | 8:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Ani Cordero, a singer-songwriter-drummer-activist living in NYC. In addition to her performing, Ani is a Latin American music researcher.


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JON POUSETTE-DART July 1, 2018 | 8:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Jon Pousette-Dart, founder of the rock group, the Pousette-Dart Band. Jon has recently released an album new tunes and re-makes of two PDB classics. Viv enjoyed an intimate conversation with Jon in his New York home studio.


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Billy Crockett June 24, 2018 | 8:00 am

Crockett is also a music producer and the creative director of Blue Rock Studio in the Texas hill country. He has recorded twelve solo albums and toured internationally. Billy is a multi-instrumentalist and has produced albums for Cliff Eberhardt, Grace Pettis, Beth Wood, RJ Cowdery, Darryl Purpose, and others.


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