Songwriter Stories

Songwriter Stories

Latest Episodes

Let It Be
July 18, 2021

More than fifty years on, Let It Be remains a modern pop standard

Matthew Sweet
February 14, 2021

For guitar pop aficionados, Matthew Sweets keen sense of melody has elevated him to the heights of Power Pop royalty

Jon Auer
January 03, 2021

Songwriter Jon Auer describes a popular subsection of The Posies music as harmonious dissonance

Eric Bazilian
June 24, 2020

Eric Bazilian, a founding member of The Hooters, composed one of the most recognizable hits of the 1990s - One of Us

Marshall Crenshaw
June 03, 2020

Marshall Crenshaw is eminently regarded as a master of melody-driven songwriting

Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding)
May 13, 2020

A conversation with folk pop songwriter Wesley Stace about writing and recording in his early years as John Wesley Harding

Shadows of the Night
April 16, 2020

How “Shadows of the Night” became a multi-platinum success in both Germany and the U.S., and the biggest-selling song of D.L. Byron's career

Magnet And Steel
March 24, 2020

At the heart of Walter Egan’s lifelong songwriting career is an endearing and enduring song that has played a substantial role in cementing his stardom for all time. That song is Magnet and Steel

Vicki Peterson
March 02, 2020

Defying expectations comes naturally to songwriter and guitarist Vicki Peterson of The Bangles

Bill Lloyd
February 22, 2020

Catchy, jangle harmonies, killer chord changes and tasty power pop licks, raised in Nashville but smitten by the sounds of Liverpool and beyond. That's the music of songwriter and primo guitarist, Bill Lloyd