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Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #175: “Jesse Daniel”

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Jesse Daniel talks about - and plays from - his self-titled debut record. Heartfelt honky tonk by way of Santa Cruz.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories175.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #174: “The Sweet Potatoes”

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A visit with LA-based acoustic trio The Sweet Potatoes, along with tunes from their new record, "Headin' Home".


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories174.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #173: Live Songs From Episodes Past

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Live performance highlights from episode past including songs from Gurf Morlix, Blackie Farrell, Keith Greening, and Martha Groves Perry


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories173.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #172: Michael Gaither and Steve Kritzer on KPIG Radio

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Michael Gaither and Steve Kritzer play from their new CDs, “Hey Karma” and “Right Where I’m Supposed to Be” live on KPIG radio.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories172.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #171: Jeffrey Halford’s “Lo Fi Dreams”

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bluesy songwriter Jeffrey Halford talks about his Texas roots, his California upbringing, and his new record, “Lo Fi Dreams”


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories171.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #170: “All In Good Time” with Rhan Wilson

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Santa Cruz CA musician/author Rhan Wilson talks about his new book, “All In Good Time” and his new band, Jazz the Dog.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories170.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #169: “Gurf Morlix Returns with “The Soul and The Heal”

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Austin producer/songwriter Gurf Morlix plays from and talks about his newest release, “The Soul and The Heal”.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories169.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #168: “Greg Kihn is Re-Kihn-dled“

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bay area favorite Greg Kihn talks about songwriting, his latest release "Rekihndled", and his gratitude for surviving rock and roll.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories168.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #167: “Russell Brutsche’s ‘Bucket of Gold’ “

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Santa Cruz songwriter and painter Russell Brutsche talks about - and plays songs from - his latest release, "Bucket of Gold". Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories167.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #166: “Jonathan Foster and Miracle Mile Records”

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Jonathan Foster talks about "Help Me Run", his latest Americana release, and what led him to form Miracle Mile Records, an indie label out of Redding CA. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories166.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #165: "Something Good from Martha Groves Perry"

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Martha Groves Perry talks about her journey from classically trained musician to her new singer/songwriter release "Something Good". Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories165.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #164: Nancy Cassidy’s “Heart of a Song”

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nancy Cassidy talks about her new release, "Heart of a Song," which was born out her time performing in rest homes and for Bread and Roses events. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories164.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #163: "Kevin Welch"

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Kevin Welch talks about the beginnings of the Americana genre, touring The Dead Reckoners, and the songwriting retreats from his Texas hill country home. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories163.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #162: "Dayan Kai's Maui Update"

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Once a staple on the Santa Cruz music scene, Dayan Kai moved back to his Maui home a few years ago. We catch up on latest projects and hear some of his music. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories162.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #161: "Recent Radio Part Two – More New Tunes"

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

jdru5ctg Host Michael Gaither becomes the interviewEE for a switch. Includes live performances of songs going on the new CD. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories161.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #160: Scott Cooper on “Batik in Blue”

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A chat with the SLO gypsy jazz swing tango folk wild classical outfit about their new record, "Ebb and Flow". Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories160.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #159: “Cafe Musique Ebbs and Flows”

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A chat with the SLO gypsy jazz swing tango folk wild classical outfit about their new record, "Ebb and Flow". Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories159.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #158: Recent Radio - And My Red Skelton Story

Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Interview and music highlights host Michael Gaither's recent radio appearances. And a new song about Red Skelton. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories158.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #157: Michelle Chappel - "Call Me Crazy"

Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Legendary songwriter Blackie Farrell talks about his long-awaited debut and plays "Sonora's Death Row" live on the show. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories157.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #156: Blackie Farrell's "Cold Country Blues"

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Legendary songwriter Blackie Farrell talks about his long-awaited debut and plays "Sonora's Death Row" live on the show. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories156.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #155: Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A kitchen-table chat with Candian-born songwriter Dan Frechette and Monterey Bay violinist Laurel Thomsen. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories155.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #154: Mark and Cindy Lemaire

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A kitchen-table chat with Mark and Cindy Lemaire. Mark discusses his unique playing style, which sounds like open tunings, and how Cindy's amazing harmony combines with his to sound like one voice. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories154.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #153: A Post-Show Chat with Amy Rigby

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A post-concert chat with New York songwriter Amy Rigby about living and touring abroad, returning home, and what she plans for her next solo record. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories153.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #152: Robert Berry and the December People

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PDT

A visit with Producer/Musician Robert Berry, talking about the December People which merges classic rock with Christmas and holiday songs. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories152.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #151: KPIG Recap and Upcoming Podcasts

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT

A chance to hear Michael himself interviewed for a change. Includes live performances of "Hang It Up" and "Where'd the Time Go?" played live on KPIG Radio". Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories151.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #150: Remembering Audrey Auld

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Revisiting a 2012 interview with the late (and amazing) Audrey Auld. Includes songs from her final releases, "Tonk" and "Hey Warden". Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories150.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #149: Cosy Sheridan

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Cosy Sheridan talks about her latest release, “Pretty Bird,” using alternate tunings, and teaching in folk music camps. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories149.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #148: Kenny Butterill

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Candadian songwriter Kenny Butterill discusses - and play songs from - his third CD, "Troubadour Tales". Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories148.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #147: Gurf Morlix and Blackie Farrell

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Austin producer/songwriter Gurf Morlix discusses his latest, "Eatin' At Me" and legendary songwriter Blackie Farrell talks about his long-awaited debut album. Details at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories147.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #146: Flashback - Mary Gauthier

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Revisting a 2005 interview with Mary Gauthier about the craft of songwriting, along with news about Michael's latest videos and other website items of note. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories146.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #145: LA Composer and Blues Songwriter Ernest Troost

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT

A kitchen table chat with composer and songwriter Ernest Troost. He's won an Emmy AND a Kerrville New Folk award, and he wrote the score for "Tremors". See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories145.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #144: Nashville Songwriter/Guitar Slinger Will Kimbrough

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Will Kimbrough talks about his new CD, "Sideshow Love" and his past "day jobs" of playing with Todd Snider and Rodney Crowell. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories144.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #143: Nashville Songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Brigitte DeMeyer talks about her new release, "Savannah Road", and what it's like working with Will Kimbrough, who's also in this interview. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories143.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #142: "Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions"

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PDT

A quick look at host Michael Gaither's upcoming shows and podcasts, along with a recent radio appearance on KZSC radio in Santa Cruz, CA. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories142.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #141: Brad Colerick Finds "Tuscon"

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Southern California songwriter Brad Colerick discusses - and plays songs from - his latest release, "Tucson". See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories141.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #140: Chuck Brodsky Flashback

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PDT

A visit back to a previous episode. Songwriter/storyteller Chuck Brodsky talks about songwriting, and host Michael Gaither talks about Chuck's upcoming Santa Cruz/San Jose shows in January 2015. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories140.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #139: Keith Greeninger’s “Soul Connection”

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Keith Greeninger talks about "Soul Connection," his new CD, and Wind River Studios, his new recording space in the Santa Cruz Mountains. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories139.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #138: Jim Dyar’s “Rembrandts on Red Walls”

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Northern California singer/songwriter Jim Dyar talks about his latest release...and reminices about late night festival playing with host Michael Gaither. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories138.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #137: Bourne Archer and "Treasures Roadhouse"

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Singer and venue owner Bourne Archer talks about Treasures Roadhouse, a new music venue in south Santa Cruz County, CA. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories137.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #136: Bev Barnett’s Social Media Balancing Act

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Songwriter Bev Barnett discusses her new site, heybev.com, which provides social media advice for musicians. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories136.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #135: Austin Producer/Songwriter Gurf Morlix

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Austin producer/songwriter Gurf Morlix talks about working with Warren Zevon, Lucinda Williams, and Slaid Cleaves, the Blaze Foley tribute project, and his recent solo records. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories135.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT

"Songs and Stories" host Michael Gaither is interviewed (for a switch) on KVMR's "Rockin' and Stompin'". Episode includes live performance and stories behind many of his songs. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories134.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PDT

California-based Aireene Espiritu and UK band The Hobos discuss the logistics life on the road, the London festival scene, Aireene's plans for her next CD, and the notion of long-distance music collaboration. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories133.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #132: Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Songwriter Jayme Kelly Curtis and Santa Cruz Guitar Company founder Richard Hoover discuss the upcoming Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival, which celebrates nearly 20 luthiers located in Santa Cruz County. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories132.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #131: Carolyn Sills and Gerard Egan

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PDT

Carolyn Sills and Gerard Egan discuss their debut release, "The Carolyn Sills Combo," which combines western swing, surf rock, jazz, and old pop and country, which creates a familiar, yet totally unique sound. This interview takes place after hours at Santa Cruz Guitars in Santa Cruz, CA. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories131.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #130: Evie Ladin and Keith Terry

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT

Clawhammer/clogger/songwriter Evie Ladin and percussionst Keith Terry discuss Evie's newest record, "Evie Ladin Band". See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories130.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #129: Dayan Kai Resonates

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT

A backstage talk with Dayan Kai about his new CD, "Resonate", and how life in Maui contributes to his music. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories129.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #128: Sean Hayes

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT

A chat (via Skype) with songwriter Sean Hayes and about how he's happily maintained indie status after seven CDs. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories128.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #127: Fred Reiss on “Today Cancer – Tomorrow the World”

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT

Another "Songs and Stories" field trip. This time it's a talk with author (and former comic) Fred Reiss about his new book, "Today Cancer - Tomorrow the World", an honest and funny account of his recent (his second) bout with testicular cancer. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories127b.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #126: "Birds of Chicago”

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT

A "Songs and Stories" field trip to the Strawberry Music Festival. Birds of Chicago's JT Nero and Allison Russell discuss their songwriting process, the trust they have with their band, and what led to their debut release. See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories126.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #125: Nancy Cassidy’s “Song of Joy”

Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT

Nancy Cassidy talks about her two new CDs, "Song of Joy" and "Memphis". See the notes and links to go with this episode at http://www.michaelgaither.com.


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Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #109: Annie Moscow on “Phoenix”

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 00:00:00 PDT

Arizona-based singer/songwriter Annie Moscow returns to "Songs and Stories" to chat about the booking process when you're a "not a folk and not a jazz" player, and her new record, "Phoenix".


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories109.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #108 - Catching Up with Colin Gilmore

Mon, 16 May 2011 00:00:00 PDT

Texas troubadour Colin Gilmore returns to "Songs and Stories" to discuss the new record "Goodnight Lane" and his return visits to California.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories108.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #107 - Backstage with Megan Slankard

Thu, 05 May 2011 00:00:00 PDT

Bay area songwriter Megan Slankard discusses "Token of the Wreckage", her fourth release.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories107.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #106 - Greg Kitchel: Live from Baja

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:00:00 PDT

Storyteller/songwriter Greg Kitchel chats about living in Mexico, his annual return to the states, and the art of the story song.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories106.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #105 - California Songwriter Craig Rayburn

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:00:00 PDT

Craig Rayburn discuses his first solo release "Coyote" and the California influences in his music.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories105.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #104 - Vicki (Thorn) Simpson of The Waifs

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:00:00 PDT

A phone interview with Vikki Thorn Simpson of the Australian band The Waifs


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories104.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #103 - Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin (Part Two)

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 PDT

In part two of my kitchen-table chat with Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, they perform "Stiff Upper Lip" and their "spirtual medley".


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories103.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #102 - Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin (Part One)

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 PDT

Another one to file under “cool people I’ve met along the way”. Or should I say *finally* met. I almost crossed paths with singer/songwriters Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin several times the past few years (FAR-West, the occasional showcase) but it was always a near miss. We finally got together last fall here for a very fun visit at the house when they came by to do the kitchen-table talk thing.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories102.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #101 – Antsy McClain: “Heroes (and Vinyl) Last Forever”

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:00 PDT

We kick off the first episode of the year with Anty McClean, lead singer/songwriter of The Trailer Park Troubadours and longtime friend of the “Songs and Stories” podcast. Antsy and Italk about songwriting, his DIY approach to everything he does, and his recent fan "field trip" to Sun Studios, where he recored his new record, "Heroes Last Forever".


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories101b.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #100: Mary Gauthier – Songwriting, creativity, and when the muse finally came around

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 PDT

The "Songs and Stories" podcast hits episode featuring a very special chat with Mary Gauthier on songwriting, the pursuit of creativity, and look behind her new project, "The Foundling".


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories_100.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #99: “Off the Road” with Laurie Jennings and Dana Keller

Sat, 27 Nov 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Florida songwriters Laurie Jennings and Dana Keller discuss songwriting, touring in their RV, and share some tips on booking a nationwide tour.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories99.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #98: Showcasing Steve Key

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Central coast songwriter Steve Key discusses showcasing other artists, his songwriting history, and how Kathy Mattea ended up covering his song "33, 45, 78 (Record Time)" on her debut record.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories98.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #97: Summer recap, Fall preview, and the musical melting pot of Cafe Musique

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 00:00:00 PDT

A look back a last month's American River Music Festival, a preview of my October shows, and a chat with Duane English and Brynne Albanese of Cafe Musique.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories97.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #96: Sherry Austin on "Love Still Remains"

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Sherry Austin talks about her new record, "Love Still Remains", a tribute to the late California songwriter Kate Wolf.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories96.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #95: Sabrina and Craig

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Southern California duo Sabrina and Craig discuss their new CD, "One Home...One Heart", talk about their diverse musical backgrounds, and reveal which one of them is an Olympic gold medal.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories95.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #94: "Time Well Spent" with Rachel Sedacca

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Songwriter Rachel Sedacca discusses her "soulful, bluesy, Americana" style, life on the road with Patience (her school bus), and the details of booking your own tour.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories94.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #93: Ten Minutes with Crooked Still

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:00:00 PDT

A chat with lead singer Aoife (EE-fuh) O'Donovan and bassist Corey DiMario of the string band, Crooked Still.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories93.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #92: Behind the Scenes at The American River Music Festival

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Matt Semonsen talks about this year's American River Music Festival, held in Lotus CA on September 17-19. The festival combines river rafting and hiking with workshops and main stage performances from the likes of Slaid Cleaves, Jesse Winchester, and Karla Bonoff.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories92.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #91: "David Wilcox - Looking for Possibilities"

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 PDT

David Wilcox plays three songs off his new record, "Open Hand", and discusses working through songwriting blocks. Listen to this episode for details on how to get a free audiobook from http://www.audiblepodcast.com/stories.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories91.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #90: "Along the Way" with Sharon Allen (Part Two)

Sat, 08 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Sharon Allen plays (and talks about) "Jarrod's Song" and "Live Forver" off her new solo record, "Along the Way". Listen to this episode for details on how to get a free audiobook from http://www.audiblepodcast.com/stories.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories90.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #89: "Along the Way" with Sharon Allen (Part One)

Sat, 08 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Santa Cruz songwriter Sharon Allen talks about her musical journey from the east coast to California, and what led to her new solo record, "Along the Way". Listen to this episode for details on how to get a free audiobook from http://www.audiblepodcast.com/stories.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories89.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #88: James Hurley - Under the influences (Part Two)

Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

James Hurley performs "Mountains" and "Mushroom" off his new CD, "Tempest in a Teapot". And listen for details on how to get a free audiobook from http://www.audiblepodcast.com/stories.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories88.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #87: James Hurley - Under the influences (Part One)

Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

James Hurley discusses his musical upbringing and his latest CD, "Tempest in a Teapot"


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories87.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #86: Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai "Make it Rain" (Part Two)

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai perform "That's What Makes You Strong" and the title track from their new CD, "Make It Rain".


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories86.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #85: Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai "Make it Rain" (Part One)

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai return to "Songs and Stories" to discuss their new duo CD "Make It Rain", which was recorded in one 8-hour session on 2-inch analog tape.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories85.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #84: Bay Area Producer Cookie Marenco and the Praises of Analog Recording (Part Two)

Sat, 20 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Part two of my chat with bay area Producer Cookie Marenco. I've learned to just hit RECORD as soon as I start talking to someone, which I have to admit was a very good idea in this case. With this tour, we get even more insight into Cookie's approach to music, analog recording, and her engineering intern program.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories84.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #83: Bay Area Producer Cookie Marenco and the Praises of Analog Recording (Part One)

Sat, 20 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PDT

In "Songs and Stories" #82, we talked to Houston Jones about their latest release and why they love working with bay area producer Cookie Marenco. In these next two episodes, we talk with Cookie herself. She describes how she was an early advocate of many digital recording advancement, and why these days she records exclusively on two-inch analog tape.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories83.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #82: Houston Jones on "Jericho Road"

Sat, 06 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PDT

I chatted with Travis Jones and Chris Kee, who make up two fifths of our bay area's own Houston Jones, way back in episodes #31 and #32 of this podcast. With a new record out, we figured this was a good excuse to both get together again AND drag the whole band along for this follow-up episode.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories82.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #81: Saved for a Rainy Day

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PDT

An interview by KVMR's Wesley Robertson, live performances of "After a Good Rain", "Roselle", and "Gettin' to My Glory Days", and live cover of Warren Zevon's "My Ride's Here" from Evangeline's Cafe later that evening.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories81.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #80: Dorian Michael - "I Only Sing When I Play the Blues"

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Dorian Michael talks about his folk and blues influences, how he uses familiar songs styles to pull an audience in, and why he only sings when he plays the blues...


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories80.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #79: Late-Night at FAR-West

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PDT

An audio tour through some of the late night "gorilla" (I still can't spell "guerilla") showcases at the 2009 FAR-West Folk Conference held in Irvine, CA.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories79.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #78: Playing Locally

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A talk about creating your own gigs at local businesses and a replay of a recent Michael Gaither interview on KSCO 1080 AM.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories78.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #77: Going Viral with Lila Nelson

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Lila Nelson plays "Parellel Lines" off her new CD "Letter Home" and talks about working with the legendary Kenny Edwards.


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories77.mp3




Michael Gaither - Songs and Stories #76: "Eilen Jewell - REAL Country Music"

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Boston songwriter Eilen Jewell talks about her influences (Loretta Lynn, The Zombies, Buddy Holly), her latest release "Sea of Love" and her roots-gospel side project, "The Sacred Shakers".


Media Files:
http://michaelgaither.com/podcasts/songs_and_stories76.mp3