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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

Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal January 20, 2019 | 8:00 am

Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Rosanne Cash, and her husband/collaborator John Leventhal. The eldest daughter of country music icon, Johnny Cash, Rosanne has had an illustrious career of her own, with 21 top 40 country hits including 11 number ones.


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Recent episodes

Wong, Burhoe & Leslie January 13, 2019 | 8:00 am

Sandra Wong, Dominick Leslie and Ty Burhoe come together in an unusual trio combination of nyckelharpa/fiddle, mandolin and tabla/world percussion to explore music from all corners of the globe, including their own compositions.


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Mannheim Steamroller January 6, 2019 | 8:00 am

A multiplatinum selling artist, Chip Davis is widely credited with launching the New Age music genre. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, making it one of the 50 top-selling musical artists of all time.


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Winter Holiday Show December 30, 2018 | 8:00 am

Welcome to the annual Holiday Edition of Art of the Song. This year we feature music from The Longest Night of the Year, a compilation of winter and holiday songs from our friends at Hudson Harding Music.


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Jorma Kaukonen December 23, 2018 | 8:00 am

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots and blues music.


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Shannon McNally December 16, 2018 | 8:00 am

Shannon, with the help of New Orleans musical legend Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, released a CD to shine a spotlight on the work of legendary songwriter Bobby Charles.


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Declan O’Rourke December 9, 2018 | 8:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Irish singer/songwriter, Declan O’Rourke. A latecomer to the Dublin music scene, in his mid-twenties he found himself in the mix with the likes of Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, Damian Rice and many other Irish singer-songwriters.


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Walter Parks December 2, 2018 | 8:00 am

Inspired by the sultry gospel music of storefront churches and roadhouses in the American southeast, Walter’s raspy vocals and heartfelt lyrics explore the depths of the human spirit. We spoke with Walter in our Albuquerque studios.


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Cormac McCarthy November 25, 2018 | 8:00 am

Cormac is regarded by fellow musicians and fans alike as one of New England’s finest songwriters. His insights elevate the common place events of common people that are sometimes glorious and sometimes desperate, and they sure make for good songs.


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Susan Clark November 18, 2018 | 8:00 am

Susan Clark was the music director at the Rio Grande Center for Spiritual living from 2009 to 2016, and is now music director at Center For Spiritual Living, Denver. A five-time finalist of Kerrville’s prestigious New Folk award, Susan won first place in 1998. She’s also won several New Mexico Music Awards including Best Album in 2007.


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Tony Joe White Tribute November 11, 2018 | 8:00 am

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Tony Joe White passed away on October 24, 2018 at the age of 75. Probably best known for writing the 1970 hit "Rainy Night in Georgia", he also wrote "Polk Salad Annie", which was recorded by both Elvis Presley and Tom Jones. As a tribute, we re-broadcast our 2014 interview with Tony Joe White.


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