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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

Eve Fleishman October 29, 2017 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is jazz singer / composer, Eve Fleishman. Eve serves up an “old soul” sound, weaving together elements of smoky jazz, motowny pop, and showtunes to create a unique listening experience.


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Kortchmar, Postell & Navarro October 22, 2017 | 7:00 am

This week on Art of the Song we’re proud to present another of our interviews and performances recorded live at the annual conference of Folk Alliance International. Our guests are Danny Kortchmar, Steve Postell and Dan Navarro, together known as Kortchmar, Postell and Navarro, or KPN.


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Sarah McQuaid October 15, 2017 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Sarah McQuaid. Born in Madrid, Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, she was taught piano and guitar by her folksinging mother, and remembers being inspired by meeting her distant cousin, well-known singer/songwriter Gamble Rogers. Now she has four albums to her credit. We hosted Sarah at the Art of the Song Coffeehouse in Albuquerque, NM.


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Ani Cordero September 24, 2017 | 7:00 am

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Ani Cordero, a singer-songwriter-drummer-activist living in NYC. In addition to her performing, Ani is a passionate Latin American music researcher. Ani's second CD Querido Mundo was released in early 2017. The album is her love letter to a complicated world and addresses several themes including immigration, Black Lives Matter, Feminism, and government corruption.


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Peter Buffet September 17, 2017 | 7:00 am

Our guest next week on Art of the Song is musician, composer, author and philanthropist, Peter Buffett. Along with his wife, Jennifer, Peter is the co-chairman of the NoVo Foundation supporting the development of capacities in people to help create a caring and balanced world. They envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation. We spoke with Peter after the release of his CD, Songs in the Current.


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Meredith Wilder September 10, 2017 | 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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Dan Navarro September 3, 2017 | 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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The Kennedys August 27, 2017 | 7:00 am

Pete and Maura Kennedy are an Austin duo who have taken Dylan’s dictum “don’t look back” to heart; writing and recording forty new songs. We talk to them about their prolific and eclectic work.


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Walter Parks August 20, 2017 | 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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Plainsong – Iain Matthews & Andy Roberts August 13, 2017 | 7:00 am

Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts of Plainsong. Plainsong was a British folk-rock band, formed in early 1972 by Iain Matthews (formerly of Fairport Convention), Andy Roberts and 2 others. The original group split up before the end of that same year. Some eighteen years later, Andy encountered Iain when he was performing in a pub in Brighton, and the two decided to revive Plainsong. In 2014 they recorded some songs of Richard Farina, to mark the approaching 50th anniversary of his death. The result was Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Farina. We spoke with Iain and Andy in front of a live audience at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.


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Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky August 6, 2017 | 7:00 am

Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John, Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky. They’ve collaborated their vocal and songwriting talents to create Liv On, a collection of songs for those who wish to transcend loss while walking a journey toward new-found meaning and hope. It’s the hope that this music can uplift hearts burdened by grief while at the same time bring comfort to the listener.


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