Producer extraordinaire (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alison Moyet, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, The Pogues, Bob Geldof, Mel Brooks, Siedah Garrett, Steve Earle, Ali Amran, Alain Chamfort, René Lacaille, Talitha Mac Kenzie, etc) and songwriter guitarist Chris Birkett talks about his searching for the ins and outs of the creative process.
Ana Morales returns to Song Talk with some new songs. We talk about how she got that amazing acoustic guitar sound in her recordings, honesty in songwriting and keeping lyrics general enough for multiple interpretations.
Dom talks with the Song Talk Radio team about his ideas, working with producers, and the release of his latest CD. He also performs “The Autumn Wind” live with a poetry reading and song with acoustic guitar and voice.
Abeena talks about “walking the talk” and spirituality in her songs. She also performs “Cry” live in the studio.
Award-winner singer-songwriter Patrick Ballantyne shares songs from his album “Days of Rain” and talks about his process. Patrick also performed two songs live in the studio!
Sound Poet Dan Trapper came in and we explored making music with found sound and talked about his really interesting approach to writing lyrics.
Dan Tapper Sound Design
The North American Sound Diaries
Dan’s SoundCloud Page
Gary Woods is an instrumental songwriter, using unique tunings on his guitar and an innovative way to use capos to create beautiful pieces of music. Check out the video from this episode of Gary explaining his custom guitar techniques.
Song Talk co-host Neel talks about his sci-fi epic song “Telepathic Androids” and his use of unusual time signatures.
Song Talk co-host Bruce talks about unusual chords, the inspiration for his lyrics, and tension and release within his song “Nipigon.”
Damian shares his song “You Gotta Believe” and talk about the effects of positive, upbeat, energetic pop songs.