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SONGCRAFT

SPOTLIGHT ON SONGWRITERS

a bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with and about the creators of lyrics and music that stand the test of time.

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THE SONGCRAFT 50: POPULAR EPISODES

To browse or search our complete roster of well over 200 past shows, please click EPISODES to take you to the Songcraft mother lode. Just joining us? Below are a few tip-of-the-iceberg highlights to check out. 

an image of songwriter and artist Elvis Costello

"Watching the Detectives"

an image of songwriter and artist Loretta Lynn

"Coal Miner's Daughter"

an image of songwriter and artist Bill Withers

"Ain't No Sunshine"

an image of songwriter and artist Lucinda Williams

"Passionate Kisses"

an image of songwriter and artist Steve Earle
"Copperhead Road"
an image of songwriter, artist and KISS front man Paul Stanley
"Rock and Roll All Nite"
an image of songwriter and artist Ledisi
"Pieces of Me"
an image of songwriter, artist and Journey front man Steve Perry
"Don't Stop Believin'"
an image of songwriter and artist Rodney Crowell
"Til I Gain Control Again"
an image of songwriter and artist David Crosby
"Wooden Ships"
an image of songwriter and artist Graham Nash
"Teach Your Children"
an image of songwriter, producer and artist Linda Perry
"Beautiful"
an image of songwriter Bobby Braddock
"He Stopped Loving Her Today"
an image of "Man in the Mirror" songwriter and artist Siedah Garrett
"Man in the Mirror"
an image of songwriters and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
"Miss You Much"
an image of songwriter and artist Natalie Hemby
"Automatic"
an image of songwriter, artist and Lumineers front man Wesley Schultz
of The Lumineers
an image of songwriter and artist Mike Posner
"I Took a Pill in Ibiza"
an image of songwriter and artist Desmond Child
"Livin' on a Prayer"
an image of songwriter, producer and Olivia Rodrigo collaborator Dan Nigro
"Drivers License"
an image of songwriter and artist Ani DiFranco
"32 Flavors"
an image of Motown songwriter and artist Lamont Dozier
"Stop! In the Name of Love"
an image of songwriter Mike Stoller of Leiber & Stoller
"Hound Dog"
an image of songwriter and artist Richard Thompson
"Shoot Out the Lights"
an image of songwriter and artist Jimmy Webb
"By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
an image of the band Lake Street Dive
"Hypotheticals"
an image of songwriter and artist Tom T. Hall
"Harper Valley P.T.A."
an image of songwriter and artist Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
an image of songwriter, producer and Justin Bieber collaborator Poo Bear
"Despacito"
an image of songwriter and hip hop artist Talib Kweli
"Get By"
an image of songwriter, artist, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell
"Boys of Summer"
an image of hit songwriter Diane Warren
"Unbreak My Heart"
an image of songwriter and artist Allison Russell
"Nightflyer"
an image of songwriter Shane McAnally
"Body Like a Back Road"
an image of songwriter, artist, and ZZ Top front man Billy F Gibbons, aka Billy Gibbons
"Sharp Dressed Man"
an image of songwriter and artist Vince Gill
"Go Rest High on That Mountain"
an image of songwriter, artist, and Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson
of Heart
an image of songwriter, artist, and Eagles collaborator JD Souther, aka J.D. Souther
"The Best of My Love"
an image of songwriter and artist Jackie DeShannon
"Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
an image of songwriter and artist Brandy Clark
"Follow Your Arrow"
an image of songwriter and artist Peter Frampton
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
an image of songwriter and artist LP
"Lost on You"
an image of Stax songwriter and Isaac Hayes collaborator David Porter
"Hold On! I'm Comin'"
an image of songwriter, artist, and Tears for Fears front man Roland Orzabal
of Tears for Fears
an image of songwriter and artist Lori McKenna
"Girl Crush"
an image of songwriter and artist Valerie Simpson with partner Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
an image of Nashville songwriter Ashley Gorley
"Last Night"
an image of Christian music songwriter and artist David Crowder who performs as Crowder
"Good God Almighty"
an image of Latin songwriter and artist Erika Ender
"Despacito"
ABOUT
ABOUT SONGCRAFT

Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters is a bi-monthly podcast featuring in-depth career-spanning interviews with songwriters of various genres and eras. The show was launched in 2015 by Scott B. Bomar and Paul Duncan. Scott and Paul started Songcraft as a forum for everyone from casual music fans to fellow creative types to hear songwriters in conversation about their influences, the stories behind their songs, and how they've honed their craft. 

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SCOTT B. BOMAR

is a three-time Grammy nominee and former staff songwriter at Sony/ATV who switched gears to become a researcher, reissues producer, and award-winning author of music-related books. He has co-written titles with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers such as The Byrds, Wanda Jackson, Lamont Dozier, and The Zombies. Additionally, he created The Bakersfield Sound, a 224-page book and 10-CD collection that the New York Times named the "Best Box Set of the Year." Scott spent 7 years as the Senior Director of the book publishing arm of the global music company BMG. Raised in Nashville, he now lives in Inglewood, California when not escaping to his mountain cabin in the nearby town of Idyllwild with his wife and German Shepherds.
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PAUL DUNCAN

is a musician, producer, and platinum-selling songwriter who has written more than 20 radio singles, earned five ASCAP awards, and landed Top 20 Billboard hits in four different genres. He co-wrote several songs on Lauren Daigle's Grammy-winning Look Up Child album, including the Top 5 hit "Still Rolling Stones.” Additionally, he co-wrote Daigle’s #1 single “Hold On To Me” and was nominated for a Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2022. Paul has worked with a wide range of artists, from Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., to pop singer Nick Lachey, to the post-hardcore rock band Sense Field. He has produced original tracks and compositions for T-Mobile, Samsung, Wendy’s, Royal Caribbean, and many others.
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