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.
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 beautiful hands, and more!
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 riveting "At Your Gate."
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 breaking free is possible.
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.
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 "This Way."
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 creative morality tale.
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 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."
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.
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, see: A Brief Introduction & A Piece of Maria.