Sometimes, it seems like you have to wait “The Longest Time” for the print edition of American Songwriter to show up in your mailbox. But if you have an iPad or Android tablet device, you don’t have to wait – you can delve into the digital edition of the May/June issue today and enjoy our cover story on Billy Joel.
In this frank and candid interview, the Piano Man discusses his musical legacy and why he stopped writing songs for the masses, as he embarks on an arena tour that includes a string of sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden.
In this issue, we also break down the singer-songwriter scene in New York City. We look at the best clubs for songwriters in the five boroughs, tell you where to rent studio space, and give you the best info on how to go about booking gigs in Gotham.
The issue also includes pieces on Nickel Creek, Leon Russell, The Apache Relay, Linda Perhacs, and includes a look at John Fullbright’s exemplary new album.