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Songwriter Interviews

  • Marc Roberge of O.A.R. (Of A Revolution)O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) is emerging as one of the most popular young bands in America, making a Dave Matthews-like ascent from colleges and bars to MTV and Madison Square Garden. All that's missing are the crazy party girls.read more
  • The Asteroids Galaxy TourYou know them from the iPod Touch commercial. Lars from TAGT explains why English is the best language to express yourself, and how to make crazy noise using distorted samples.read more
  • Dave Stewart of EurythmicsOne half of Eurythmics, Stewart has written with Jon Bon Jovi, Bono, Gwen Stefani, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Katy Perry and Kara DioGuardi. What famous musician was nothing like what he expected? None of the above.read more
  • The Broken Family Band (Steve Adams)A wacky and revealing interview with the lead singer of a band you've probably never heard of. And he's OK with that. read more
  • Keith Murray of We Are ScientistsThey make videos that are totally at odds with the songs, including one where they herd Pomeranians. The W.A.S. frontman explains why, sometimes using SAT words - grab your dictionary.read more
  • Skip Ewing ("Love, Me," "The Gospel According To Luke")The writer of a staggering 11 #1 Country hits, Skip Ewing is a great communicator. Learn how he worked "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" into a hit, and how horses and songwriting go together. read more
  • Tommy Lee James ("She's My Kind Of Rain")Dr. Seuss, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Conway Twitty all get some time in a chat with this Nashville cat.read more
  • Jay GraydonHe played the guitar solo on "Peg," produced Al Jarreau, and wrote "After The Love Has Gone." Jay tells what it takes to make a song you'll want to hear over and over again.read more
  • Randy Sharp (From Glen Campbell to Edgar Winter)His Country hits include "Why Does It have to Be Wrong or Right," "Then What" and "Even Now." Sometimes being a great songwriter means listening to your friends.read more
  • Randy Goodrum (Oh Sherrie)Randy has written an incredible range of hits, including "You Needed Me," "A Lesson In Leaving" and "Oh Sherrie." It's like method acting - you don't have to be Bluer Than Blue to know what it feels like.read more
  • Billy Montana ("More Than A Memory" - Garth Brooks)A big time Nashville songwriter (Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw), Billy explains why salesmanship and singles are key to his success.read more
  • Allee Willis: Boogie Wonderland, Friends themeAllee Willis wants you to interact with her songs. Welcome to non-linear songwriting, from the woman who brought you "Neutron Dance," "September" and that pesky Friends theme. read more
  • Squeeze: Glenn Tilbrook and Chris DiffordThe founders and primary songwriters of Squeeze discuss their craft. Topics include what they think of the New Wave tag, and where they disagree with Bob Dylan.read more
  • Bo BiceBo talks about his high-risk American Idol moment, and how the songs he wrote eight years before appearing on the show have followed him to solo success.read more
  • Jo Dee MessinaEver come to a 4-way stop that used to be a 2-way stop and people just sit there? Jo Dee has no sympathy. This country star shakes up Nashville with a no-nonsense attitude.read more
  • Ken Block of Sister HazelSister Hazel was part of the '90s Southeast scene along with groups like Collective Soul, Hootie and the Blowfish and Better Than Ezra. Ken is their frontman and primary songwriter.read more
  • Kenny VanceKenny is an original member of Jay and The Americans, and he talks about opening shows for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He was also the musical director on Saturday Night Live and supervised the music on many movies, including Animal House.read more
  • Holly KnightHer hits include "Love Is A Battlefield," "Simply The Best" and "Obsession." Find out where the magic dust comes from, and if you can teach this stuff.read more
  • Dave Wakeling of The English BeatA founding member of The English Beat and General Public, Dave helped lead the Ska revival. You'll never listen to "Save It For Later" the same way after reading this.read more
  • Anna Canoni about Woody GuthrieAnna talks about the life and legacy of her grandfather: Woody Guthrie.read more