Sunday at 7:00 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

Laurie Lewis September 4, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Laurie Lewis and her sideman partner, Tom Rozum. Laurie Lewis is a songwriter, fiddler, vocalist, teacher and producer. She almost quit music altogether the year she graduated early from Berkeley High School and moved out of the house. After five or six years of classical violin lessons, she was ready to move on to something new, something that wouldn’t ask her to read music.

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Recent episodes

Melissa Monforti August 28, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guest on Art of the Song is Colorado singer/songwriter, Melissa Monforti. She started writing songs in 1999 and just recently began recording and blogging about her life as a songwriter. Born on the summer solstice of 1970 in Brooklyn, NY, Melissa grew up in a family of very talented musicians. It took her a while to live into her authentic life as a musician, but she’s living it fully without excuses now.

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Burns Sisters August 21, 2016 | 7:00 am

Art of the Song explore creativity from an Irish-American perspective with Annie and Marie Burns. Having toured the country as back up singers with the likes of Arlo Guthrie and Jimmy LaFave, the Burns Sisters have released 6 albums of their own. I was unable to be there for the interview, so our Chief Community Builder, Katie Mitchell sat in. Hear the stories of their upbringing in New York state, and learn about how they explored their Irish roots.

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Meredith Wilder August 14, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guest on Art of the Song is singer/songwriter Meredith Wilder, known affectionately as the Songbird of the Sandias. Meredith is front woman of the popular Albuquerque folk band Wildewood. With a slight darkness and vulnerability in both voice and lyrics you’ll be drawn deep into her compositions.

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Matt Andersen August 7, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guest on Art of the Song is Darryl Purpose. With a storyteller’s heart Darryl has connected with audiences in the top folk venues in the country.

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Darryl Purpose July 24, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Darryl Purpose. With a storyteller’s heart Darryl has connected with audiences in the top folk venues in the country, including Club Passim, McCabe’s, The Bluebird Cafe, and The Kennedy Center.

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Jerry Joseph July 17, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Jerry Joseph. Jerry has worn a lot of hats over more than three decades in the music business – righteous rocker, cultural observer, and powerful live performer – but his foundation has always been songwriting of the highest caliber. His creative voice is reminiscent of pros like Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon and Nick Lowe. Our chief community builder, Katy Mitchell visited with Jerry Joseph after the release of his CD, By the Time Your Rocket Gets to Mars.

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Jonathan Edwards July 10, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is singer/songwriter, actor, and harmonica player, Jonathan Edwards. Perhaps best known for his 1971 hit song, Sunshine (Go Away Today), Jonathan has released 15 albums to date. We had the pleasure of visiting with him in his home studio in Maine.

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Brooke Annibale June 26, 2016 | 7:00 am

As a guitar player, Brooke Annibale stands out with her deep groove and interesting stylistic choices. However, it’s her magnetic voice, that smoldering and irresistible delivery, that draws you in. In the second half of the show we’ll hear from filmmaker/publisher Michael Weise with an essay on the connection between love, gratitude and creativity.

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Lauren Adams June 19, 2016 | 7:00 am

“You don’t have to be perfect,” Adams sang in “Perfect Right Now,” from her 2001 Thirsty CD. (That’s a lyric the fan tattoo’ed onto her foot.) With Somewhere Else, Adams again brings us stories from her viewpoint of this imperfect world. She’s mature enough to embrace the imperfections and she’s artist enough to know how to turn them into great songs and engaging performances.

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Claudia Nygaard June 12, 2016 | 7:00 am

Claudia Nygaard’s captivating storytelling overflows from her songwriting into her live performance. With a voice like amber honey, and a twinkle in her eye that makes the entire audience feel she is sharing a secret with them alone, she takes them on an emotionally fearless journey with stories that expose a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverant sense of humor the next.

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