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LA Americana Artist Ted Russell Kamp Makes It an Even Dozen

With so many live shows currently canceled, Ted Russell Kamp isn’t able to do his day job as the bass player in Shooter Jennings’ band. But the energetic Kamp is taking full advantage of the downtime, writing and producing other...

Behind The Song: “Kansas City” by Leiber & Stoller

In their own words, the songwriting legends remember the origins of one of the first-ever rock & roll standards Mike Stoller & Jerry Leiber, 2006. Photo by Paul Zollo/American Songwriter

Around the Bramble Patch III: Accumulated Songwriting Wisdom

Featuring Merle Haggard, David Byrne, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Petty, Laura Nyro, Bob Dylan, Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Brubeck, Elvis Costello, Joe Henry, Rickie Lee Jones, Darryl Hall, Brian Wilson, Lamont Dozier, & Randy...

James Lee Stanley on the Genius & Friendship of Michael Smith

The great Michael Smith, songwriter of "The Dutchman" and "Spoon River," died yesterday in Chicago at the age of 78. Singer-songwriter James Lee Stanley wrote this tribute to him last week. They were friends and collaborators...

Bramble Patch II: More Accumulated Songwriting Wisdom

From Carole King, Sting, Rodney Crowell, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Jimmy Webb, Sammy Cahn, Hal David, Allan Shamblin & Bob Dylan Truth. What is truth? Is there a...

Songwriters and their Astrological Signs

John Prine, Paul Simon and John Lennon are Libras, while Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Prince are Geminis. Coincidence? Today is the first of August, which means it's Leo time, that intense part...

Favorite Songs Around The World

Friends from Jakarta to Jamaica and beyond offer five choices of current favorites The following lists of five favorite songs have been submitted by friends around the world. We asked not for five all-time,...

Debbie LaGrange’s Five Places I Should’ve Been & Five Songs I’ll Always Sing

A native and lifelong resident of Arnaudville, Louisiana, Debbie LaGrange has lived with Parkinson’s Disease since 1999 and been widowed for 14 years. She’d been an Operating Room nurse for most of her life, but as the disease...
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Leonard Cohen’s Discarded Verses

Three astounding discarded verses shared by the man himself from his epic song "Democracy," and his reasons...
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