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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

Buffy Sainte-Marie December 6, 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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Recent episodes

Blake Morgan November 29, 2015 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week is singer / songwriter / music producer / label owner / activist Blake Morgan.

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The Burns Sisters November 22, 2015 | 7:00 am

We 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. We visited with them at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK.

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The Pine Hill Project November 15, 2015 | 7:00 am

Coming up next week are Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell, together known as The Pine Hill Project. Lucy and Richard have been singing together for 25 years. And they’ve talked about making a record together for just as long. Lucy and Richard are songwriters—each with many solo albums of original songs. But they’re also fans of great songs. Their recent release, “Tomorrow You’re Going,” is a collection of eleven songs they love by other songwriters, including Nick Lowe, Gillian Welch, Dave Carter, Bono, and Elizabeth Ziman.

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Jonathan Edwards November 8, 2015 | 7:00 am

Coming up 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 visit with him in his home studio talking about his latest CD, Tomorrow’s Child, produced by Art of the Song alum, Darrell Scott.

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John McLaughlin November 1, 2015 | 7:00 am

Who has playing with Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Wayne Shorter and Zakir Hussain? A British guitar player by the name of Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, naturally.

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MONICA TAYLOR October 18, 2015 | 7:00 am

Coming up this week on Art of the Song we visit with Oklahoma singer/songwriter Monica Taylor. Known by her friends and fans as the Cimarron Songbird, we visit with Monica in front of an audience at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma.

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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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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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