By Joe Pug
Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.
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The troubadour from Flint, Texas stops by the show to talk about his years on the road and in the writing room.
Dave Simonett, the principal singer and songwriter with this hard-charging and lyrically precise bluegrass band, discusses their latest album which was produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.
This legendary songwriter has been penned hits for Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Heart, Bon Jovi and many others.
This American folk supergroup is composed of Drew Holcomb and the married duo behind Johnnyswim.
The lead singer and songwriter for Bumpin' Uglies, a lyrically focused reggae band from Maryland, stops by the show to discuss how he built his band into nationally touring success.
Cleto Cordero, the principal songwriter and frontman for this burgeoning Texas country outfit, stops by the show to talk their early days, being away from family on the road, and writing songs.
This 26 year old phenom, who has already garnered 4 Grammy nominations, stops by the show to discuss learning the ropes with Chris Thile and Andrew Bird.
As one half of the iconic duo Darryl Hall & John Oates, our guest this week discusses his journey in music which has included induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as 80 million records sold.
The beloved artist comes onto the show to discuss his decades long career.
This indie folk duo from New England reflects on their hardworking path to a national audience.
Tyler Lyle is one half of this synthwave outfit who has garnered tens of millions of Spotify streams and a robust international following.
The veteran songwriter who has threaded the needle with a career as an artist as well as a writer for Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, stops by the show to talk about his his years on the road and ...
The former Vandaveer frontman stops by the show to talk about writing, touring, and keeping a band together.
The head of Nashville's Wide Open Music shares lessons he's learned from two decades working as an artist, songwriter, producer, and music manager.
This indie singer-songwriter has successfully dipped her toe into the world of big league pop and rock music. She stops by the show to talk about the idiosyncratic path that led her to penning songs with Panic! At The Disco, ...
The rising Nashville star discusses his early start in independent bands, penning a double platinum hit, and learning from your creative rivals.
The journeyman songwriter talks about his long road to a platinum hit and finding peace in the creative pursuit.
The celebrated indie pop and folk singer who hails from Iowa stops by the show to talk about her winding musical path.
This native Iowan describes her journey to Nashville and how it took her twelve years in a "Ten Year Town" to maker her musical dreams come true.
This rocker turned country crooner talks about his childhood growing up "behind the pine curtain" in East Texas, getting his start in the Austin music scene, and developing a compelling sound that was his own.
Max Kerman, the creative force behind the inventive and beloved Canadian rock band that Paste Magazine once called "Canada's Best Kept Secret", stops by the show to talk about their juggernaut debut album, keeping a business running over the long ...
The wildly successful group from Texas stops by the show to discuss their years on the road, handling the success of 4 Number One hits, and staying together as a group over time.
The country-soul artist stops by the show to discuss receiving initial encouragement from Tommy Mottola, learning the ropes in Nashville, and thriving as an independent artist.
Taylor Goldsmith, the singer and songwriter behind this beloved Los Angeles rock band, stops by the show to discuss their ambitious new album, "Misadventures of Doomscroller".
One of the founding members and creative forces behind this classic American band stops by the show to talk about their iconic run in underground and mainstream music for the last 30 years.
The legendary folk troubadour who has written for projects as diverse as "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" and The Tony Kornheiser show, stops by to talk about his early years getting started, signing to a major label in the ...
This folk outfit that formed in Nashville has toured with Twenty Pilots and Incubus, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on a slew of Late Night shows with their buoyant songs. They stop by the show to talk ...
The troubadour from Nashville who's collaborated with Brad Paisley and Jennifer Lopez, and who's had three songs go to the top of the Country Music Billboard charts, stops by the show to talk about the work ethic that's helped him ...
The Red House Records recording artist returns to the podcast to talk about her new record "Sing to the Walls".
The Juno award winning songsmith from Ontario talks owning his own masters, writing a song that Tim McGraw picked up, and learning to write in "found" moments as a father of young children.
The Tony award winning songwriter talks with Joe Pug about the radical re-imagining of his acoustic debut album.
The Philadelphia raised troubadour, who has been mixing blues, folk, and hip hop for three decades, stops by the show to talk about early success, 1990s major label deals, and his prolific collaborations with the likes of Jack Johnson, the ...
The tables are turned again and Tim Showalter stops by the show to listen to Joe's new single, "I Do My Father's Drugs | Revisited".
The Billboard-topping songwriter talks about his early years in the Boston folk scene, accidentally recording a hit, and his relationship to a song that has become a part of the American cultural fabric.
The Red Dirt icon stops by the show to talk about his formative years playing clubs, signing with a major label in Nashville, and the way that fan support has fueled his entire career.
On this special episode of the podcast, the tables are turned and Joe is interviewed by BJ Barham of American Aquarium about his new album "Nation of Heat | Revisited".
The iconic singer songwriter reflects on her last few decades at the vanguard of American folk music.
The Memphis born troubadour talks about his time as a staff writer in Nashville and carving out an artist career of his own with new release "Anthems".
This California transplant living in Nashville TN describes her early days in music touring relentlessly, learning to collaborate with other writers, and growing as a person along with her art.
The renowned Irish songwriter joins the show to talk about the creative process that earned him a spot on stage with Ed Sheeran, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John and many others.
This legendary songwriter who co-founded the seminal LA punk band X, stops by the show to talk about artistic collaboration, an outsider mentality, and continuing to release vital work many years into his career.
Brendan B. Brown, the creative force behind this long-running New York band, stops by the show to discuss the writing and producing of their platinum hit, dealing with the politics of a major label record deal, and his songwriting philosophy.
This songwriter has spent the last few decades building a devoted following with Hot Water Music and also with his own solo project. He discusses getting his start in the 1990s Florida Hardcore scene, getting his legendary Revival Tour off ...
Fresh on the heels of his latest album hitting #1 on the UK Charts, this journeyman songwriter and performer stops by the show to discuss his beginnings in Hardcore music, many years of touring, and writing methods.
The creative force behind Against Me!, describes founding the band, working with producer Butch Vig, and navigating the waters of the major label system in the late 2000s.
This legendary troubadour from Mississippi has seen the heights of the Billboard charts and been nominated for a Grammy, he stops by our show to discuss his many decades of vital, creative work.
This artist from West Texas discusses his writing style, his process in the studio, and his time on the road.
Ketch Secor is the founder of this iconic American band that has won several Grammy's, gone platinum, and become an important of our nation's musical firmament. This show is sponsored by Bandzoogle.com and Pegheadnation.com... Use promo code "TWS" with both ...
This Grammy and Oscar nominated songwriter stops by our show again to discuss her new memoir, "I Dream He Talks to Me", and her creative process in general.
This group from North Carolina has drawn comparisons to Hank Williams, Elliot Smith, and the Sex Pistols.