The Power of Song
About This Show
Nate Silas Richardson talks to the best songwriters we can wrangle, about philosophy, about process, about collaboration, about what makes them tick, about how they bring their songs to life... And how you can too. Why is music so powerful? Why are some songs so captivating and inspiring?
While others instantly fall into the background, only to be forgotten... How is it that there’s always more to say? And new ways to say it?
We will explore these questions and many more on the Power of Song.
Most Recent Episode
The Power of Song - 004 - Elliot Martin
Nate sits down with long time collaborator Elliot Martin, lead singer of John Brown's Body and Black Castle. Nate spent most of 1998 to 2006 touring and recording with Elliot in JBB, which Elliot still captains today, and Nate continues to contribute to. Their more eclectic side project, Black Castle, has only released one CD (in 2000) and a handful of singles, and plays sporadically to very enthusiastic local crowds in their hometown of Ithaca NY. In the course of this discussion you will hear names of many people who were influential to Elliot. We may not have stopped to explain who each person is, as is normal in a conversation between friends. I hope that at risk of being too familiar and perhaps casual we were able to allow the conversation to cover a wider range of topics in a reasonable amount of time. We welcome your feedback! Tweet at us at @powsong or email firstname.lastname@example.org blackcastle.bandcamp.com