Episode 1 of the “72 Hours In Newport” mini-season features vintage pop singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson and her endearing track, “Where I Am.” Kat’s song was inspired by a confessor that shares her story of falling in love and managing her significant others’ mental health. This episode deals with intense topics related to mental health. If that might be triggering for you, we suggest not listening to this episode and checking back in next week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line – text TALK to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line – text 838255
AFPS.org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Love In Quarantine Episode 2 features Kam Franklin, lead singer of Gulf Coast Soul band The Suffers who you might recognize from performances on Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah or basically every major music festival in North America. Throughout her career, Kam has been a vocal opponent of sexism and racism in the music industry. Walker and Kam discuss this at length as well the French-themed confession that inspired “I Can’t Wait” in the interview. Now available wherever you stream and download music.
We’d love to know how you’re dealing with quarantine and COVID-19. Please share your new experiences and we’ll select some of your most unique stories to pass along to a singer-songwriter to write an original song based on your experience. You can submit your stories to [email protected]
Some talking points that you can share, but aren’t limited to:
Maybe you’re single or currently dating someone? How’s that going?
You’re getting to know your neighbors whom you’ve never met before? Are they as crazy as you’ve once thought?
Tell us about how you’re dealing with your kids.
Do you work at a hospital? What’s the stress level like?
We look forward to hearing from you. Please be safe and WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS!
Episode 8 of the Song Confessional features the provocateur Har Mar Superstar, a multi-talented scantily-clad crooner who’s toured with The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Lizzo and has written songs for J-Lo, Kelly Osbourne, among others. We’ll hear the debut of Har Mar’s “Don’t You Go Forgetting About Me Now”, the song inspired by a young women’s confessional of a late night Valentine’s Day encounter with a Magic Mike tribute show. Har Mar and Walker sit down to discuss strippers and hook up culture.
Episode 9 of Song Confessional features recalcitrant Econo jazz musician, Tristen, and the world premier of her song “Can’t Walk That Back.” You’ll hear the confessional of the loss of innocence that inspired it. Later Walker and Tristen cover the balancing act of being an artist, being true to your art, and being a parent.