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‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his...

The Immediate Family Spotlighted with Apple Music “On the Session” Playlists

The Immediate Family, a rock band composed of longtime friends and legendary musicians Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals), has had an eventful...

Leah Capelle Details ‘triptych’ LP in Her Own Words

LA-based singer-songwriter Leah Capelle is set to release her latest album, triptych, on April 3.  Her final single before the album dropped scored critical acclaim as "i keep her" was a personal coming out...

Rett Smith Shows Gentle Side on “Better Day”

In his first career, Rett Smith was a competitive skier who was internationally ranked and even medaled in the Junior Olympics. Now he’s just as successful in his next chosen line of work as a singer-songwriter,...

Steve Forbert Premieres “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues”

From Mississippi to New York to Nashville to New Jersey by way of around the world: that has been the path Steve Forbert has taken. More impressive than the path are the results...

Dylan Hartigan Releases New Single, “My Island”

In a time where there’s so much uncertainty going on in this world, many are turning to music to help cope. Creatives, especially songwriters, are conscious of this and are releasing some of there best music...

Sweet Crude Rocks English and Louisiana-French On “Porkupine,” Video

New Orleans-based pop ensemble, Sweet Crude, is as eccentric as their city in their new music video, “Porkupine.” Out everywhere tomorrow and exclusively today on American Songwriter, this video brings their new song...

Ali Holder Premieres Latest Single, “Reborn”

Today, singer-songwriter Ali Holder premiered her latest single, “Reborn” on American Songwriter. The song comes ahead of her third album, Uncomfortable Truths, set for release on April 10. “Reborn” discusses chronic pain from a thoughtful perspective. Having...

Burger Boogaloo Moves To Halloween Weekend With Same Lineup

Given the unprecedented circumstances facing our city, state, and country, Burger Boogaloo is officially moving to Halloween weekend: Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st in Oakland’s Mosswood Park. The festival’s lineup will remain the same and even include additional...
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Behind The Song: America’s “Horse With No Name” by Dewey Bunnell

The Origins of the Iconic, Enigmatic Anthem, In His Own Words
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