The Songwriting Podcast is a monthly music podcast where three hosts revel in the technical and creative aspects of the craft of songwriting, with the help of guest songwriters or some other music industry professionals.
Find their Facebook fan page here: Nate and Cole Find a Radio.
Back in Episode 5, Nate and Cole sent their song into our show to be critiqued by Corey Graham and us. We were so impressed with their taste, style and musicianship, that we had to invite them onto the show as our guests. We’re grateful they accepted before they become ultra-busy, run-away rock stars.
Our topical themes are Writing Quote-Worthy Lyrics and Adding Tasteful Harmonies, among other things. We take an in-depth look at the lyrics of Nate’s song, “Moving Day” — as well as “Hiding in the Basement.” If you listeners will be patient with our rambunctious tangents, I think you’ll find that this is a revealing episode where we have two musicians that share some powerful and personal gems about their songwriting.
And of course, this episode also features specialty segments, such as Send Your Song (where Jason has placed one of his darlings on the chopping block), Don’t Do the Dumb Things That Jason Did and Moving to Nashville, which features “Nashville” Steve Rempis. We also have an announcement about the Craig Can Write segment. Grant Adams was unable to join us this month, so his Grant’s Rants … and Raves! segment is missing, sadly.
Moving to Nashville: This month Nashville Steve Rempis teaches us about the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International).
Send Your Song: The hosts of The Songwriting Podcast invite budding — as well as seasoned songwriters — to send their songs to us, and we will critique them on the show, giving constructive feedback, which consists of positive and negative points, and is merely based on our opinions. Since Jason took part in critiquing Nate and Cole’s song, he thought turn-about was fair play. So, Jason shares a rough demo of his song, “Wheeling,” to get some help on this work in progress. Feel free to contact us about sending your song at SongwritingPodcast@Gmail.com.
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Your hosts of The Songwriting Podcast are Craig Tovey, Grant Adams and Jason Pyles. The Songwriting Podcast posts new episodes on the first day of every month. To contact us or to send your feedback, you can leave a voice mail at (801) 382-8789, or as noted above, you can e-mail us at SongwritingPodcast@Gmail.com. And you can also find us on Facebook.
We’d like to thank the Dave Eaton Element for the use of its tunes for our theme music, and we’d also like to thank Kara Brewer for her graphic design work.
Most of Episode 7 of The Songwriting Podcast was recorded on February 22, but we had to plug in some post-production segments on February 28 and 29, as well.