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American Songwriter

American Songwriter

American Songwriter is a bi-monthly magazine, launched in 1984, with in-depth interviews with up-and-coming, established and legendary songwriters. It also covers recording technology and reports on the business of music publishing with interviews and insight from publishers, producers and other industry professionals.


Lou Reed: Transformed

Interview by Holly Gleason, American Songwriter, January 2009

HE IS sitting right there on the sidewalk, eating red snapper, heavy-lidded eyes taking in the world around him and engaging with the various people ...

James McMurtry: Landscape Artist

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, American Songwriter, March 2015

MOST OF JAMES MCMURTRY's songs are populated by rural and small-town characters, but these are not pastoral hymns to the easygoing joys of country living. ...

Blind Boy Fuller: Piedmont Blues' Notorious B.I.G.

Retrospective by Geoffrey Himes, American Songwriter, May 2015

WHERE DID the Rolling Stones get the title for their 1970 live album, Get Yer Ya-Yas Out? From Blind Boy Fuller's 1938 single of the ...

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