The “Songs and Stories” Podcast

The “Songs and Stories” podcast started in 2007 as a way to explore about the stories behind the songs. The show quickly evolved into a series of informal chats with songwriters. It’s a fun mix of shop talk, promo, and live performances.

How to listen:

The episodes. Click the titles for more details on each:

  • #156: Blackie Farrell’s “Cold Country Blues” / April 21, 2016
    Legendary songwriter Blackie Farrell talks about his long-awaited debut record and plays “Sonora’s Death Row” live on the show.
  • #155: Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen / March 22, 2016
    Canadian-born Dan Frechette and Monterey Bay native Laurel Thomsen talk about how their musical collaboration developed and discuss the IndieGoGo campaign for their upcoming third release.
  • #154: Mark and Cindy Lemaire / February 22, 2016
    Kitchen-table chat about Mark’s precise guitar style, how it merges with Cindy’s harmony, and what it’s like for artists to see the business from the presenter’s side of the house
  • #153: A Post-Show Chat with Amy Rigby / January 5, 2016
    The witty and brilliant New York songwriter talks about plans for a new solo record and life as an ex-expatriate
  • #152: Robert Berry and the December People / November 20, 2015
    Interview with producer/musician Berry and the annual project that merges classic rock with Christmas and holiday music
  • #151: KPIG Recap and Upcoming Podcasts / October 30, 2015
    Radio interview and live takes on “Hang It Up” and “Where’d the Time Go?”
  •  #150: “Remembering Audrey Auld” / October 6, 2015
    Replay of a 2012 interview with the late Audrey Auld, updated with songs from her final two releases
  • #149: Cosy Sheridan / September 9, 2015
    Cosy Sheridan talks about her latest release, “Pretty Bird,” using alternate tunings, and teaching in folk music camps
  • #148: Kenny Butterill / August 5, 2015
    Interview with Canadian/U.S, songwriter Kenny Butterill, as he heads out to a 2015 European tour
  • #147: Gurf Morlix and Blackie Farrell / June 26, 2015
    Filed under “my new favorite episode”, this is a second visit with Gurf Morlix, along with legendary songwriter Blackie Farrell
  • #146: Flashback – Mary Gauthier / April 29, 2015
    A rare “Songs and Stories” rerun, revising a chat with the amazing Mary Gauthier
  • #145:”Ernest Troost” / April 1, 2015
    Emmy award-winning Los Angeles film composer – and Kerrville New Folk award recipient – Ernest Troost talks about his new release, “O Love”
  • #144:”Songwriter and Guitar Slinger Will Kimbrough” / February 23, 2015
    Second of a two-part interview with Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough. This focuses on Will’s new release, “Carnival Love”, and his “day job” work with Todd Snider and Rodney Crowell’s bands.
  • #143: “Nashville Songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer” / February 15, 2015
    First of a two-part interview with Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough. This focuses on Brigitte’s new release, “Savannah Road”.
  • #142: “Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions” / January 16, 2015
    Audio from Michael Gaither’s recent appearance on KZSC radio, featuring live takes of his songs “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night” and a new tune, “The Ghost of Seventeen”

Archive Pages (2007 through 2014)


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