Influences, Inspiration, and Instigators
This week’s Podcast Corner collects shows that feature songwriters with overt and less obvious influences. In the Americana Music Show, Kevin Gordon takes advice from Brownie Ford. Curtis McMurtry lives his inspiration from his father, James, and grandfather, Larry, with a live performance in The Medicine Show. The Troubador Show focuses on the theme of “the future,” with one of the most noted songwriters, Leonard Cohen. Emerging songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan honed his guitar-playing while supporting many of his own heroes, from the New York Dolls to Drivin N Cryin, to his former bands, Everest and Madison Square Gardeners. Tasjan talks about his inspiration in Country Fried Rock. Freight Train Boogie centers on Webb Wilder, a songwriter and actor who instigates the writing of his peers and pals. Finally, we welcome a new podcast, My Favorite Album, from Australia, this week featuring Henry Wagons’ favorite album, from Neil Young.