Songwriter Stories

Dave Caruso

Songwriter Stories is an interview and music discovery podcast, featuring exciting conversations with pop songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

All Episodes

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

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Jul 18

20 min 18 sec

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

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Feb 14

50 min 47 sec

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

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Jan 3

1 hr 24 min

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

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Jun 2020

54 min 6 sec

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

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Jun 2020

1 hr

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

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May 2020

1 hr 13 min

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.

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Apr 2020

24 min 38 sec

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.

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Mar 2020

46 min 24 sec

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

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Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min

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.

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Feb 2020

1 hr 7 min

For more than twenty-five years, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, and Co-Writer, John Fields, has racked up hundreds of songwriting credits with a versatile array of talented indie artists and chart-topping mega stars.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 6 min

We Dig Down Deep into the cosmic mind of earthy power-funk songwriter and Human Radio co-founder, Ross Rice.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 1 min

We mull over the melody, meaning, and lyrics-first collaboration of "We All Fall In Love Sometimes," by Elton John and by Bernie Taupin.

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Nov 2019

12 min 37 sec

Singer-Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Studio Engineer, Record Producer and Filmmaker, Greg Pope, is as capable with slash job titles as he is with slash pop chords and the slash of a time signature.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 2 min

Songwriter Willie Wisely teleports casually across musical boundaries, with occasional forays into the sweet spot of melodic pop.

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Sep 2019

1 hr 6 min

Amy Rigby weaves observational wit and interpersonal scenarios into songs that are perceptive, genuine and easily relatable.

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Jul 2019

46 min 36 sec

Songwriter David Scott of The Pearlfishers is well-versed and fluent in the romantic languages of the classic composers like Bacharach, Wilson, McCartney and McAloon.

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Jun 2019

57 min 26 sec

We talk with Nashville-based songwriter, producer, arranger and studio musician, Brad Jones.

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May 2019

1 hr 7 min

A guided tour to the many sides of songwriter, Grammy-nominated rock journalist, and Nashville tour guide, Bill DeMain.

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Apr 2019

1 hr 18 min

Songs from the David Mead catalog belong in every serious pop collection.

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Mar 2019

1 hr

Mark Bacino makes melodic pop songwriting sound easy.

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Nov 2018

1 hr 14 min

A musical exploration of the Michigan-based songwriting trio, The Hangabouts

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Jul 2018

1 hr 31 min

A songwriter's look at The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34), by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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May 2018

14 min 24 sec

We're pleased to share our interview with Detroit Power Pop songwriter and recording artist Nick Piunti

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Apr 2018

50 min 9 sec

Fans of classic songwriting and melodic pop will enjoy this episode about songwriter and producer Tony Macaulay

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Mar 2018

1 hr 8 min