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The Head and the Heart Reflect On “If It’s a Light” Becoming a New Standard

For those that have followed them over the course of their decade long career, it comes as no surprise that the Seattle Washington-based band The Head and The Heart specialize in songs delivered...

Niko Moon Offers Advice to Songwriters on ‘Behind the Mic’ Session

Every musical genre has its city, its hub where it flourishes and attracts musicians and creatives in that scene.  For pop it’s the west coast cities, blues and jazz - you may want...

Aubrie Sellers Shares Her Far From Easy Path on ‘Behind the Mic’ Session

“I decided to call my second record Far From Home because, when I was writing my second record, I was far from home – literally physically for the first time really – as...

Niko Moon Explains the Writing Behind Zac Brown Band Hit, “Homegrown”

There’s a good chance you know Niko Moon’s songwriting even if you don’t know his name -- though you will be learning that as he is breaking through as a performer.  The Texas-born, Georgia-raised,...

The Head and the Heart Reflect on Current Covid Conditions During ‘Behind the Mic’

Like so many, Matt Gervais and Charity Rose Thielen have turned to Tiger King during quarantine. The married couple and members of the famed group, The Head and the Heart, have debated Carole...

Billy Strings Remembers An ‘Epic’ Night With John Prine

In case you missed it, Billy Strings delivered a staggeringly moving solo performance in his Behind The Mic session for American Songwriter last week. But the Nashville singer-songwriter and bluegrass guitarist–born William Apostol–also took a few minutes...

Dave Pirner Talks New Soul Asylum Record and His Songwriting Lyric Book

Looking back on 25 years of songwriting, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner admits he’s not one for nostalgia.  But when he had the opportunity to put together a lyric book, he was forced to confront his 20-year-old self.

John Rzeznik Details Writing “Broadway” During a ‘Behind the Mic’ Session

‘Write what you know’ is a standard songwriting mantra. In his recent appearance for American Songwriter’s Behind The Mic series, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik went deep on several of his favorite songs, including the dark,...

Walker Hayes Shares Songwriting Stories on ‘Behind the Mic’

If there’s one thing that we’ve all learned through this difficult time, it’s that it’s relatively easy to stay in contact with friends, family, or in Walker Hayes’ case, his fans. Prior to COVID-19 outbreak, Hayes was preparing for The...
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Zella Day Evokes Disco Daze and ’60s Mod Spies on “My Game”

Visions of bunnies, chainmail dresses, and Donna Summer danced in Zella Day’s head. These figments of her imagination—and...

Maddox Jones Premieres, Discusses New Single, “Headspace”

UK-based singer/songwriter Maddox Jones (formerly of Born Stranger) premieres his video on May 29 for “Headspace,” the title track to his debut solo EP that’s set for...
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