Songs of Note

A weekly Music podcast
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Ryan talks with Tom Petty author Jim Beviglia about the story behind one of Petty's biggest hits, "I Won't Back Down."Buy Jim Beviglia's Breakdown: Tom Petty's 100 Best Songs here: Sign up for an exclusive Songs of Note
Ryan talks with singer/songwriter Patrick Droney and plays tracks from his brand new State of the Heart Deluxe Edition.Sign up for an exclusive Songs of Note episode and playlist here:
Ryan talks with Jordan Runtagh, podcast host/executive producer at iHeartmedia's ("Off the Record," "Inside the Studio," "Rivals), "Rolling Stone" and "Entertainment Weekly" contributor, about the grimy background story behind Derek and the Dom
Ryan talks with Jim Fusilli, author and former Rock & Pop Critic for The Wall Street Journal about The Beach Boys' masterpiece, "Pet Sounds," and the mental toll the album took on Brian Wilson.Sign up for an exclusive Songs of Note episode and
Glen Phillips, lead singer of the band Toad The Wet Sprocket is this week's guest on the Songs of Note podcast. Glen tells the stories behind some of the band's most popular songs like "Walk on the Ocean," and also gems like "Nightingale Song,"
Ryan talks with Dan Haseltine, lead singer of the band Jars of Clay, about their debut album Jars of Clay. Their song "Flood" was a big hit in the 90's, but the band has had a full career of fantastic songs, great songwriter and always creative
Ryan talks with Alice in Chains biographer David de Sola. David's book, Alice In Chains: The Untold Story, is a great breakdown of the life and story behind the band. Hear the full story of the relationship between Jerry Cantrell and Layne Stal
Ryan talks with video director and producer Blair Thomas, about the sudden resurgence of creativity and burst of classic songs that came from the band after Keith Richards discovered the Open-G guitar tuning. Hear Blair on episode 2 of the podc
Ryan interviews Jesse Fink, author of the book Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black. Jesse talks about Bon's life, the theories on his death, and if Bon Scott helped write songs that ended up on the mas
Ryan talks with Joel Graves, owner of New Monkey Studio, the studio owned by Elliott Smith and filled with incredible vintage gear. Joel tells what it was like working for Neil Young, how he bought Elliott Smith's recording studio, and much mor
Ryan talks with Charles R. Cross, author of the fantastic Jimi Hendrix biography, Room Full of Mirrors. Buy Room Full of Mirrors on Amazon (affiliate link): Charles R. Cross website: http://charlesrcross.comSign up for a
Ryan talks with Mother Mother frontman Ryan Guldemond about the band's new release, Inside, and their upcoming tour. Mother Mother: up for an exclusive Songs of Note episode and playlist here: https://mailc
Ryan talks with music journalist and author of the new 33 1/3 book on Duran Duran's "Rio," Annie Zaleski.Buy her book on Bloomsbury: Amazon:
Ryan talks with author Steven Hyden about his book, Radiohead's "Kid A" and the Beginning of the 21st Century.Buy it on Amazon here (affiliate link): Steven on Twitter:"Idioteque" o
On this episode, Ryan takes a road trip to pay respect to the famous Texas guitar player, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan's grave is in Dallas, Texas. Ryan typically has a guest on the show, but this episode documents the trip to find SRV's grave,
Ryan talks with David Cooper Moore who wrote the original Arcade Fire album review for their killer album “Funeral” for Pitchfork in 2004.  Follow David on Twitter: @dcoopermooreSign up for an exclusive Songs of Note episode and playlist here:
Ryan talks with Dwight Garner, book critic for The New York Times, about Elvis Costello's song, "Alison."Sign up for an exclusive Songs of Note episode and playlist here: Get Dwight's book,
Ryan talks with Holly George Warren, author of the book Janis: Her Life and Music as well as 15 other books include a biography of Gene Autry and Alex Chilton.FREE BONUS EPISODE LINK: a signed copy of her
Scarlet Page is a world famous photographer, known by many for her iconic images of people like her famous father, Jimmy Page, but also Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Chris Cornell and many others. Scarlet is offering an exclusiv
Ryan talks with Andrew McMahon, singer/songwriter behind Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, as well as lead singer for Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate.Andrew's website: Visit my website:  https://www.thesongso
Gered Mankowitz is a rock photographer who captured some of the most iconic pictures ever taken of Jimi Hendrix. He also took extensive photos of the Rolling Stones, as well as many other bands like Traffic, The Yardbirds, Elton John, Duran Dur
Ryan talks with Dave Pirner, lead singer of the band Soul Asylum. Dave talks about their latest record, Hurry Up and Wait, the story behind their hit song, "Runaway Train," and Dave's first book, Loud Fast Words: Soul Asylum Collected Lyrics. L
Ryan talks with David Browne, author of the book Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup and Senior Writer at Rolling Stone. With the upcoming anniversary of the expanded re-issue of the band's Deja
Ryan talks with indie music doc producer and music supervisor, Kevin Moyer. Kevin worked on the film The Glamour and the Squalor, and this week marks the vinyl release of both the score created by Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, and the soundtrack.T
Ryan interviews rock photographer Jamie Beeden about what it was like taking photos of Radiohead's Thom York, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Elliott Smith and many more. Songs of Note listeners can get 10% off Jamie's shop with this exclusive link: ht
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