Songwriter Stories is a fascinating new audio podcast, featuring exciting interviews with pop songwriters about the craft of songwriting.
Host Dave Caruso contributes decades of experience as an indie songwriter by engaging his listeners and helping his guests demystify the process of turning words and music into memorable songs.
Dave’s first guest was British songwriter and producer Tony Macaulay, who co-wrote “Build Me Up Buttercup,” and wrote and produced the hit “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep At All.” His songs have been recorded by a huge roster of top-line artists, such as Elvis Presley, The Hollies, Glen Campbell and Andy Williams.
Caruso developed Songwriter Stories as a companion project to his growing list of group songwriting courses, which he teaches Southeastern Michigan.
On our home page, you can navigate “The Studio” by clicking buttons and knobs on an audio console. Each episode is represented by links to three components: 1) an audio podcast, 2) a Writers Room, where you can listen to individual songs and read accomanying commentary, and 3) a link to the guest artist’s website.
Occasional episodes, under his course title “Songwriting CSI,” explore one or more pop songs in depth, in a uniquely absorbing presentation that combines musical examples with insightful explanation.
“Extremely enjoyable!” wrote one iTunes reviewer. “Suitable for serious musicians and casual listeners. This podcast has quickly become a favorite for me and it should be for you too!"
If you love good music and you’re intrigued about hearing how creativity is channeled into song, you’re the perfect listener for Songwriter Stories.
You can listen and subscribe to Songwriter Stories wherever podcasts are available, such as Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.