Song & Story

Song & Story
A podcast devoted to conversations with songwriters about their songs.
BONUS: Learning to Lament w/ Wendell Kimbrough
Jan 28 • 28 min
Artists evolve. They’re always growing, changing, and challenging themselves creatively. As he learns to lament and let go, Wendell Kimbrough’s latest album (“Come to Me”) reflects the evolution of his artistry and his person.
Two Ways To Be Worthless (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)
Oct 31, 2018 • 51 min
We all get by with a little help from our friends. Sometimes their love is tender — sometimes it’s tough. In his clever throwback tune “Two Ways To Be Worthless,” Wendell Kimbrough playfully explores the tougher side of love.
BONUS: A Slow Burn w/ Ike Ndolo
Oct 20, 2018 • 41 min
Ike Ndolo’s latest album (“Shine”) is a unique experience from start to finish. He tells us a lot more about what went into it in this bonus episode. We also talk about live performance, evolving as artists, fan feedback, dancing, Ike’s quasi-fetish with…
The Brother On the Outside (feat. Ike Ndolo)
Oct 15, 2018 • 64 min
Life is a symphony. We all have a part to play. While questions of identity and purpose are universal to the human experience, the color of a person’s skin is a formative detail. Ike Ndolo shares his story as a brother on the outside in “Your Table.”
You Never Said Goodbye (feat. Sister Sinjin)
Oct 1, 2018 • 50 min
Death is the primordial fact of life. And yet, it seems easier sometimes for the dying to accept death than for the living to accept loss. In a moving homage to those who have passed, the women of Sister Sinjin say “Goodbye” in their own beautiful way.
Someone to Bury Me (feat. Uptown Boys Choir)
Sep 15, 2018 • 49 min
Fresh air and clarity. We all need it, especially amid the pursuit of love. Uptown Boys Choir puts a delightfully self-deprecating spin on the classic love song in “Bury Me,” an indie pop vitamin full of good vibrations.
Mile Marker 154 (feat. Jacqui Treco)
Aug 15, 2018 • 49 min
It’s amazing how memories unfold. In the blink of an eye, entire scenes and seasons of life re-play themselves in our minds. Jacqui Treco remembers with gratitude in “Genevieve,” a moving tribute to unrepeatable love.
There’s No Place Like Home (feat. Dawson Hollow)
Jul 31, 2018 • 40 min
There’s no place like home. But what does “home” even mean? That’s the question at the heart of Dawson Hollow’s triumphant indie-rock epic “Take Me There.”
Fighting for the Wrong Side (feat. Scott Mulvahill)
Jul 20, 2018 • 53 min
Love is a battlefield. When the fog of war starts to dissipate and the smoke rolls back, that’s when we begin to see more clearly. Scott Mulvahill ponders this part of love and relationships in “Fighting for the Wrong Side.”
Humans Helping Humans (feat. Michelle Mandico)
Jul 10, 2018 • 54 min
Our best bet in times of trouble is our relationships — our ability to serve and help others. Singer-songwriter Michelle Mandico appeals to empathy in her captivating “Water Bearer.”
The Ache of the Decision (feat. Mike Mangione)
Jun 20, 2018 • 39 min
Some decisions alter the course of our lives in dramatic ways. And those decisions are often accompanied by an ache, a feeling of desperation: Should I go forward? Should I turn back? Should I start over? Mike Mangione gives the ache atmosphere in his…
Burn Down Your Cage (feat. Year of the Buffalo)
Jun 10, 2018 • 49 min
We’ve all got cages that we long to escape from. We’ve all experienced the weight of worldly expectations, self-doubt, and seasons of discontent. Collaborative duo Year of the Buffalo takes us on a musical adventure in their song “Leo” to let us know that…
I Won’t Soon Forget (feat. Patrick Mahon)
May 30, 2018 • 41 min
There are places that stick with us, places we’ll remember all our lives. Patrick Mahon’s “Allegheny” takes us on a beautiful retreat to one such place in rural Pennsylvania. It’s a song and a trip we won’t soon forget.
When Did We Get This Way? (feat. Maria Price)
May 20, 2018 • 51 min
Grief runs on its own clock. And everyone processes it differently. Shame, regret, and that endless barrage of what-if scenarios can make dealing with loss all the more difficult. Maria Price faces it all head-on in her beautiful, honest, and soulful…
No Will That’s Free (feat. Derek Webb)
May 10, 2018 • 49 min
An essential issue of our time is the relationship between men and their machines. When it comes to technology, are you in control? How free is your will? Derek Webb’s “I Feel Everything” explores this terrain within the context of a nuanced and uniquely…
The Price of a Memory (feat. Rebecca Roubion)
Apr 30, 2018 • 38 min
Everything gets questioned when a relationship ends. Decisions are second-guessed; movement and growth can seem impossible. Rebecca Roubion embraces the necessary sadness of it all in her heartbreakingly honest and beautiful song “Cripple Me.”
It’s a Beautiful Life (feat. David Wimbish of The Collection)
Apr 20, 2018 • 44 min
It’s easy to dwell on chaos and pain, to process the heavy things and lose hold of our joy. But David Wimbish has learned that sometimes we need to slow down, be present, and rest in the slow turn of the earth. Hope is the lens of his “Beautiful Life.”
A Forest Full of Second Chances (feat. Alanna Boudreau)
Apr 10, 2018 • 51 min
Making sense of our messes can be difficult. So Alanna Boudreau looks to the ephemerality of the seasons for hope. In our debut episode, we discuss this gifted songwriter’s “Controlled Burn.”
A Brief Introduction & A Piece of Maria
Apr 6, 2018 • 18 min
Song & Story officially launches on Tuesday, April 10th. This introductory episode explores songwriting, storytelling, music, and art, and offers insight into the inspiration and origin of this podcast.
A Brief Introduction
Apr 6, 2018 • 4 min
This brief introduction provides all the necessary information for Song & Story’s official launch date (April 10th), release schedule, and format without offering much else in terms of substance. For a much more interesting and comprehensive introduction,…