Vickie Howell — Rerun

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Vickie Howell — Rerun

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Vickie Howell just released her new web series “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.”  The project, which Howell conceived and developed, was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign.  Hear how the So-Cal punk scene inspired her life as a DIY entrepreneur, and how she’s working to inspire us all to “DIY your dreams.”

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Benjamin Booker — Re-Run

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Benjamin Booker — Re-Run

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017

In this This Song rerun from 2016, you’ll hear Benjamin Booker in the time between his first self titled record  and his new album Witness.  The artists explains the profound influence William Onyeabor’s “Why Go to War” had on him, and why he’s  ready to weave politics into his work.

Photo: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

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Fleet Foxes

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Fleet Foxes

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017

Fleet Foxes have just released their third full length record, “Crack Up,” after a six year break. Listen to lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold as he explores the effect Glen Campbell’s recording of Brian Wilson penned “Guess I’m Dumb” had on his songwriting.  And you’re definitely going to dig his theory as to why music is such an effective emotion transmitter.

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Listen to Songs from Episode 103 of This Song

 

Iron and Wine

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Iron and Wine

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, has been testing the boundaries of folk music since the early 2000’s. Hear how Big Star’s “Take Care” helped him to evolve his ideas of what he could do with musical arrangements, and listen as he proposes a theory as to why music moves emotion. Warning: his theory may give you the good chills.

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Listen to Songs from Episode 102 of This Song

 

Suzanna Choffel

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Suzanna Choffel

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017

Austin singer-songwriter Suzanna Choffel  describes the vibe behind Reggae music and shares how Bob Marley exposed her to the magic of chasing suffering with love. While she grew up hearing hints of this sound from Sublime and The Police, it wasn’t until Bob Marley that the voice and vibe of reggae taught her how to express the jarring truth in a beautiful, poetic, and gentle way. Step out of the world of chaos, and for a moment be reminded by reggae that, while so much is happening, there is also so much space; every little piece has it’s part.

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Listen to Songs from Episode 101 of This Song