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Author: Joe Pug

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Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.

The latest 100 episodes are always free... all catalog episodes available to stream in the Nation of Heat Vault. Visit joepugmusic.com/vault
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Mackenzie Porter

Mackenzie Porter

2024-04-1241:31

This songwriter has had five Number Ones on the Canadian Country charts and also performs as an actress on television shows on AMC and Netflix.
This hard-touring group got their break when the T.V. sensation Yellowstone featured their music.  They're out now with a brand new record, "Norther".
Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

2024-03-2901:09:16

The roots music icon joins our show to discuss his early punk years with The Nuns, touring with John Prine, and his latest album "Echo Dancing".
Amelia White

Amelia White

2024-03-2248:53

This East Nashville troubadour has shared the stage with John Prine and Justin Townes Earle stops by the show to discuss her new album.
"Heroes Pass Us By"

"Heroes Pass Us By"

2024-03-0804:48

The new album "Sketch of a Promised Departure" is out today.  Here's a small taste of it.  Head to joepugmusic.com to hear more.
San Fermin

San Fermin

2024-03-0801:00:03

Ellis Ludwig-Leone is the composer behind this indie rock collective that has a string of critically acclaimed albums to their name.
The creative force behind this legendary rock band opens up about his years on the road, getting sober, and writing his new memoir, "Red Letter Days".
Foghat

Foghat

2024-02-2454:33

Bryan Bassett has been a contributing member to Foghat, Wild Cherry, and southern rock luminaries Molly Hatchet.  He joins the show to discuss his five decades in music.
Tyler Ramsey

Tyler Ramsey

2024-02-1657:53

This native of North Carolina was once an integral member of Band of Horses and is now back to releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums.
Lizzie Weber

Lizzie Weber

2024-02-1055:03

This artist hails from St. Louis and has toured with the Swell Season, Ben Folds, and many others.
Songwriting with Soldiers

Songwriting with Soldiers

2024-02-0201:02:49

Jay Clementi is a chart topping songwriting who has written for Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride and many others.  He joins our show to talk about the foundation he creatively works with to help veterans tell their own stories through song.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

2024-01-2601:10:05

We were joined by Paul Janeway at the Park City Song Summit to discuss his group's meteoric rise to prominence and his creative process.
The Last Revel

The Last Revel

2024-01-1948:26

This American string band from Minnesota excels with an emphasis on songcraft and lyricism.
Liz Longley

Liz Longley

2024-01-1241:01

This native of Downingtown PA studied Berklee College of Music, moved to Nashville and promptly won the prestigious BMI John Lennon songwriting competition. ","resolvedBy":"manual","customThumbEnabled":false}" data-block-type="22">
HEALTH

HEALTH

2024-01-0501:02:13

Jake Duzsik is the founder and creative force behind this industrial rock band from Los Angeles that has toured with Nine Inch Nails and contributed scoring to video games such as Grand Theft Auto.
Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider

2023-12-2201:03:13

This legendary Austin TX songwriter stops by the show to talk about three decades of prolific writing, touring, and recording.
Classified

Classified

2023-12-1648:46

This Canadian hip hop star has found success for over three decades, including appearances with Snoop Dogg and platinum records of his own.
Dylan LeBlanc

Dylan LeBlanc

2023-12-1101:09:17

This soulful singer from the American south has painstakingly built a worldwide following over the last decade.
Michigander

Michigander

2023-12-0156:53

Jason Singer is the creative force behind this indie rock band that has built a national following by collaborating with Manchester Orchestra and playing legendary festivals such as Lollapalooza.
Zach and Lebo are the creative forces behind this rock and jam institution.  They discuss their original formation, and recording for Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records.
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Comments (9)

Julian Jackson

dude thanks for getting some relevant writers

Apr 29th
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Alan Thurlow

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Aug 10th
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Mandy Connell

I love this Podcast. It's produced beautifully and presented by Pug, who has a speaking voice and cadence that is delightful to listen to. The conversations veer between formal interviews and comfortable exchanges in a way that keeps his guests comfortable and his listeners interested and entertained...and I find it inspiring to hear the stories behind Pug and his guests careers, songwriting and public/private life balance. I developed a new appreciation for the Milk Carton Kids, And Trampled by Turtles, giggled and sighed through Amanda Palmer and was totally entranced with the special on Pug himself. the series is honest, simple and really is a good excuse to not be writing songs.

Sep 25th
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Karl Besser

Craig Finn is to the city like Jonah is to the whale.

Feb 6th
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Jason Dirkes

Love your podcast Joe.. its so great to hear the artist stories .. and to learn of new artists. The stories in these podcasts help me survive days at work.. but most of all they inspire me... Thank you for introducing me to so many amazing performers .. thanks

Feb 5th
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David McKendry

The "iron clad excuse." Super listening, wonderful stories and no shortage of learning along the way! Keep it rolling Joe!

Sep 17th
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Michael Namrell

I love this series of podcasts! Joe is conversational and wry and his guests seem to relax into the storytelling almost immediately. Great insights are shared with the listener whether you're a songwriter or not. This has something for everyone who cares to listen in. Keep 'em coming.

Jun 23rd
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A.S. Wiscombe

fantastic. one of my favorite songwriters interviewing some of my favorite songwriters

Dec 27th
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John Malcolm Cuthbertson

Entertaining, illuminating, refreshing and a valuable insight into the vagaries of the undefinable process es of a minstrel's life. Joe Ely is an international treasurehouse of story, song, and legend. The other Joe(podcaser & interviewer/host), being a fellow gypsy-spirit, provides an easy rapport, and is a skilled interviewer- it is a conversation between friends. I would recommend this podcast to anyone who is(or aspires to be) a working songwriter. Technology has given everyone the chance to show their material to a wider audience. This is a cautionary affirmation for those who dare to pursue their vision- comprising of days that are about "22 hours of misery to 2 hours of ecstasy"(Muddy Waters) This was the first podcast of the series, and a great start of, what I hope will be, many more to come.

Oct 29th
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