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Episode 7: Word Vomit

 

 

 

On today's episode of Tools of Songwriting, I'm talking about word vomit and how useful it can be to songwriters. I've been doing it off and on for years and it always helps me clear out my brain so the…

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Episode 6: Mitchel Evan

 

 

On today's show, we have my friend, Mitchel Evan. He's a Richmond, VA musician who plays solo and with his band Mitchel Evan and the Saboteurs. Mitchel shares some really great insight into his writing process and his journey as…

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Episode 5: Judith Avers

 

 

On today's show, we have my friend, Judith Avers. Judith is one of my favorite people and has really helped me out over the years. Not only in songwriting, but in how to navigate the music business. She's played music…

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Episode 4: Jeremy Davis of Elonzo Wesley

 

 

Jeremy Davis fronts the Charlotte, NC band Elonzo Welsey. I lived in Charlotte for 5 years and Elonzo Wesley was one of my favorite bands from that city. Jeremy's soulful southern voice reminds me a little bit of My Morning…

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Episode 3: The Resistance

 

 

The resistance is a term from one of my favorite books The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. I was looking at my bookshelf the other day and this book popped out, like it has countless times before. A big…

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Episode 2: Jay Patton

 

 

Today I'm talking with Jay Patton. Jay just released an album back in December called Roots. It's a 7 song EP with some really cool songwriting on it and as usual some really great guitar playing. Jay taught me a…

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Episode 1: Steal Like a Pro

 

 

 

Today's songwriting tips come from one of my favorite books of all time by Austin Kleon called "Steal Like an Artist" 
I grew up thinking that artists were just completely original and if you borrowed anything from anyone you weren't…

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