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Posted by on Aug 16, 2017

“I just remember how graceful the words were, how easy the melody was, and how every line was perfect and thought out,” says Nathaniel Rateliff of Leonard Cohen. Hear how Cohen’s measured and thoughtful poetry, the stream of consciousness lyrical prowess of Bob Dylan, and the rollicking tunes found on The Basement Tapes caused Nathaniel Rateliff and his longtime friend Joseph Pope III to find the balance between sharing songs of meaning and significance and just having a good time with friends.

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Check out Nathaniel Rateliff’s Tour Dates

Check out Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Studio 1A performance

Listen to host Elizabeth McQueen geek out about The Band with Mark Creany from Sounds del Mar

Listen to Songs from Episode 96 of This Song

 

Descendents

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Descendents

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

Karl Alvarez, bassist for the legendary punk rock band Descendents, describes how the Beach Boys “Help Me Rhonda” and L.A. Power Pop band The Last guided the band’s early sound, and continues to influence them on their latest record “Hypercaffium Spazzinate.”

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Check out Descendents Tour Dates

Listen to the “This Song” episode featuring Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo

Listen to Songs from Episode 95 of This Song

 

Matthew Sweet

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Matthew Sweet

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

In this week’s episode Matthew Sweet, the man who has been creating brilliant pop gems since the 90’s, takes you on a journey. First he explores why  John Lennon is the most inspiring Beatle. Then he leads you through his forays into bands with the likes of Michael Stipe and Shawn Mullins. And he ends by describing his organic songwriting process and explaining why he’s not comfortable being called a “pop craftsman.”

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Check out Matthew Sweet’s Tour Dates 

Listen to Songs from Episode 94 of This Song

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

There’s no denying that St. Paul and the Broken Bones are full of soul, and in this episode you get a little taste of where it all came from. From a cappella versions of “Amazing Grace”, to Otis Redding and Miles Davis, the Alabama-based bands depth of spirit is influenced by passionate, emotional music. “Being able to draw emotions out of yourself and people is a very powerful thing,” says lead singer Paul Janeway, “It’s what we do for a living, and we love doing it.”

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Check out the This Song Episode featuring My Morning Jacket’s Jim James

Listen to Songs from Episode 93 of This Song

 

The Mastersons

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The Mastersons

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017

Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore spend most of their lives on the road, both as members of Steve Earle’s band, The Dukes, and as the husband and wife duo, The Mastersons. Their discussion with Elizabeth touches on Daniel Lanios’ late night landscapes; the harmonies of Emmylou Harris, The Louvin Brothers and The Jayhawks and how one Johnny Gimble fiddle solo changed their lives and shaped the sound of their latest record “Transient Lullaby.”

Photo: Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUTX

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Check out the Mastersons’ Tour Dates

Check out the Masterson’s Studio 1A performance

Listen to Songs from Episode 92 of This Song