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Tristen’s New Holiday Song Benefits Humanitarian Organization

Proceeds from "In Winter Blues" will go to International Rescue Committee.The post Tristen’s New Holiday Song Benefits Humanitarian Organization appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Alejandro Escovedo: Hold The Elevator

The esteemed singer-songwriter talks about his influences, the passing of time and the impressions left on him by Joe Ely and Doug Sahm. The post Alejandro Escovedo: Hold The Elevator appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Leonard Cohen: A Revelation In The Heart 

Paul Zollo reports and reflects on the legendary singer-songwriter's final interview. The post Leonard Cohen: A Revelation In The Heart appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Randy Newman: Not Getting Worse

As much as he looks forward, lately Newman has been forced to reflect on his lifelong body of work.The post Randy Newman: Not Getting Worse appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


The Beach Boys: Alone Together Now

What comes through in all these books is the truth that Brian Wilson didnt do it all alone.The post The Beach Boys: Alone Together Now appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Editor’s Note: January/February 2017 Issue, Featuring Leonard Cohen

Busy Being Born It was a dark year in the Tower of Song. Death came calling like a thief in the night, as they say, and took some of our best songwriters with him. David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Merle … ContinuedThe post Editor’s Note: January/February ...


Measure For Measure: Steal This Song

The line between imitation and theft is a fine one, but there is one safe way to steal some great song material.The post Measure For Measure: Steal This Song appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Bob Weir: Dream Songs

Paul Zollo interviews The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on the inner workings of the band's songwriting process at the height of their career.The post Bob Weir: Dream Songs appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Read The Digital Edition of the January/February 2017 Issue, Featuring Leonard Cohen

The January/Februaryissue of American Songwriter is now available for digital download. Our cover story features the late Leonard Cohen, a legendary songwriter whopassed away at the age of 82 in November. In one of his final interviews, he discusses his … ContinuedThe post Read The Digital ...


Leonard Cohen: In Tribute

Amanda Shires, John Strohm and more share their memories of the late songwriter. The post Leonard Cohen: In Tribute appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Jon Langford: Appetite For Construction

We talk with Mekons frontman and SXSW staple Jon Langford about collaborations, lyrics and his appetite for songwriting. The post Jon Langford: Appetite For Construction appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Book Review: More Songwriters On Songwriting by Paul Zollo

As the title implies, the collection is a sequel to Songwriters On Songwriting, which can still be found in classrooms, rehearsal spaces, and touring vans.The post Book Review: More Songwriters On Songwriting by Paul Zollo appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


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