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

Harvest Thieves May 8, 2016 | 7:00 am

Harvest Thieves released RIVAL, their first full-length album, in January of 2016, with plans to hit the road in support of the record.

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Recent episodes

Terry Kitchen May 1, 2016 | 7:00 am

Award-winning Boston contemporary folk singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen is as much a storyteller as a musician. His new CD The Post-American Century combines his considerable skills as a singer, composer and guitarist with his fearless emotional honesty, keen eye for detail, and deep empathy for his subjects for a compelling portrait of the land we live in.

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Gabrielle Louise‬ April 17, 2016 | 7:00 am

Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song.

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Benmont Tench April 10, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Benmont Tench. You may not have heard of him, but chances are, you have heard him. He’s best known as the keyboard player and founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. As a sought-after session musician, he’s played on tracks by artists as varied as Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Green Day, Sheryl Crow, and the Rolling Stones.

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Rosanne Cash April 3, 2016 | 7:00 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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Elizabeth Hareza March 20, 2016 | 7:00 am

A little bit of love and music can go a long way! Elizabeth is raw, honest, hilariously quirky and out for the greater good. Spreading love and music is her passion and she does that through sharing stories about her real life, experiences of others (anonomyously of course) and a few tall tales here and there.

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Freebo March 13, 2016 | 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. His advice... "Jump in the damn water, you'll get used to it..if it turns out it really is absolutely too cold, you's the wrong pool..I think, everything I've ever learned has been by making a mistake."

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Sarah McQuaid February 28, 2016 | 7:00 am

Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emotive originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a 16th century lute piece or an unexpected contemporary cover.

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Walter Parks February 21, 2016 | 7:00 am

Over the past three decades, Walter Parks has forged a distinctive international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, half of the folk-duo The Nudes, and guitarist and leader of the swamp/blues-outfit Swamp Cabbage. His original music is inspired by the swampy gospel blues that wails from storefront churches and roadhouses in and around the southeast Georgia low country.

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Susan Clark February 14, 2016 | 7:00 am

Our Guest, Susan Clark says, "Ever since I was twelve years old, songwriting has been my saving grace, allowing me to express those difficult hidden emotions of mine that seem to be limited by normal conversation." Join the musical discourse this Sunday!

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Glenn Frey February 7, 2016 | 7:00 am

All of us at Art of the Song are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Eagles founding member Glenn Frey on January 18, 2016. An inspiration to a generation of musicians and millions of fans, he helped to define the genre of country rock. Listen this week to our TRIBUTE to Glenn Frey featuring our 2012 interview and many of his most beloved songs.

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