Singer-songwriter and occasional co-host of Song Talk Radio, Eric Sorenson, returned to the show to showcase tunes from his upcoming EP, Directions Home, and a crowd-pleaser from his live shows. Eric was joined by his bandmates Liz Jaremyn and Andrew Ages.
Stuff we talked about:
- International Songwriting Competition (deadline extended to November 5)
- IMSTA Festa Event – October 17, 2015 at Ryerson University (say hi to Phil and Neel while you’re there!)
- How to create a concept album
- Is it a bridge or a pre-chorus? (Who cares? It sounds good!)
- When your song may not need a chorus
- When to consider a key change / modulation in your song
Be sure to support Eric’s indiegogo campaign to help him cover production expenses for his new album.
Jeff Alan Greenway, backed by Cheryl Beatty on guitar and vocals, rocked our little studio with some powerful piano chops and heartfelt sounds. With a background in piano, jazz improvisation, cover and original bands, Jeff draws on his relationships to inspire his song writing. Whether it’s a call for closeness (Open These Doors), an on-again, off-again affair (No More Hellos), or a bitter missive to a friendship that always ends up in conflict (Eye for an Eye), Jeff’s songs grab you by the heart and won’t let go. Have a listen!
James talks about the use of metaphor and subtext in his songs, and performs “Devil’s Punchbowl” live in the studio. Be sure to check out his band the James Clark Institute!
Song Talk Radio co-host Neel Modi releases his first album, Counterfeit Lampshades, on the show. He presents three songs from the album, with an electronic industrial rock attitude.
Kash rocks it out on the show with his band, Liquid Identity. Check out the video of their performances!
Song Talk co-host Neel talks about his sci-fi epic song “Telepathic Androids” and his use of unusual time signatures.
The Song Talk Action Team writes the beginning of a song live on the air, in a “no-free” zone!
Faaria showscases her song “Nothing We Can’t Survive” – all those perfect rhymes!