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

Birds of Chicago October 11, 2015 | 7:00 am

Birds of Chicago is a full tilt revival - streamlined poems, deep grooves, sharp hooks and joyful singing straight from the gut.

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Recent episodes

JON POUSETTE-DART October 4, 2015 | 7:00 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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Natasha Borzilova September 27, 2015 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Natasha Borzilova. From her early days as a classically trained child guitar prodigy, Natasha has consistently created music that says something, and in a fresh way. Born and raised in Russia, she came to the US in the early 2000s with the genre-defying,

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Chris Sanders September 13, 2015 | 7:00 am

Art of the Song welcomes singer, songwriter, and teacher Chris Sanders, a Minnesota transplant who now lives in Las Cruces, NM.

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Dan Navarro August 23, 2015 | 7:00 am

For over 30 years, Dan has written, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career. Hear him perform and share his experience on the next Art of the Song.

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Julia Cameron August 16, 2015 | 7:00 am

Julia Cameron is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist. She is most famous for her book The Artist's Way (1992). She also has written many other non-fiction works, short stories, and essays, as well as novels, plays, musicals, and screenplays.

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Freebo August 9, 2015 | 7:00 am

Freebo is a master of the bass and tuba who you have heard many times if you listen to Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright III or Dr. John. He also has a great solo career and is an acclaimed song-writer.

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Sam Baker August 2, 2015 | 7:00 am

Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. It’s taken years to heal. Time to reconnect. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music.

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ELLIS PAUL July 26, 2015 | 7:00 am

Ellis Paul is a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A ​celebration of heroes.​ ​The hope for redemption.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie July 19, 2015 | 7:00 am

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s bold new album, Power in the Blood, begins where it all started more than 50 years ago, with a contemporary version of “It’s My Way,” the title track of her 1964 debut. Its message, about the road to self-identity and the conviction to be oneself, still resonates with the Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards (Oscar, Juno, and Golden Globe, among them).

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Beth Hart July 12, 2015 | 7:00 am

Beth is a rising star, collaborator with guitar legend, Joe Bonamassa, and performer to sold out audiences across the US and Europe. This episode and goes to the depth of her soul, revealing past pain, family issues and personal demons as well as her coming to grips with them and using that knowledge to find the real beauty in her life.

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