About this archive

Welcome to the In Search of a Song blog archive. We’ve saved this blog archive of all our guests in the past six years on PRX.  These were some of the fabulous artists that we interviewed on our show between 2005 and the December 31st, 2016 last show of ISOAS.

Feel free to take a look!
Rich Reardin
Executive Producer
Beyond a Song

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BEYOND A SONG: Doug MacLeod (Part 1)

Host Rich Reardin talks about the life and music of bluesman extraordinairé Doug MacLeod. Doug is a great guitarist, songwriter, storyteller, and all around blues musician. Recently, he won the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year. Rich talks to Doug about his philosphy of the blues, recording music, and his new record ‘Break the Chain’. This is part one of a two part interview.



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Beyond a Song this week: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Host Rich Reardin talks about the life and music of Amanda Platt. Amanda is an Asheville, North Carolina singer/songwriter, and the lead singer for her band “Amanda Platt and the Honeycutters”. She’s received many awards for her songs, and her band continues to tour the US, and UK.






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Beyond a Song: Jared Tyler

Jared Tyler is a singer/songwriter who grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and who has twice lived in Nashville. He’s now happily rooted back in the Tulsa community where he grew up. He made his debut with the release of Blue Allelujia, an album produced by Ruse Titleman on Walking Liberty Records in New York City. He’s been the supporting act for many artists such as Emmylou Harris, Nickle Creek, Merle Haggard, and many more. Jared has recorded eight albums with his sideman, Malcolm Holcolm, and toured throughout North America with the likes of Billy Bragg, Merle Haggared, Shelby Lynne and Wilco. Before we get into the interview, let’s hear some of his music. This is Jared Tyler.



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Beyond a Song: Bill Scorzari

Host Rich Reardin talks with New York singer/songwriter Bill Scorzari. Bill is a songwriter who’s music hints at many of todays and yesterdays troubadours. A pivotal moment in Bill’s life was his discovery of a Live at Paste recording of Justin Townes Earle performing “Mama’s Eyes,” as it marked the transition from Bill’s career focus on matters of the mind to matters of the heart. It’s the song that changed his life. Since then, Bill has written over 100 original compositions (and counting). He has opened for acts such as Frank Fairfield, Jonah Tolchin, Zac Sokolow (The Americans), Tom Marion, Whiskey Myers, Big Country, The Meadows Brothers, Twisted Pine and Laney Jones & The Spirits. In 2014, Bill released his acclaimed debut album, Just the Same, and in March of 2017, his sophomore album, Through These Waves, was released.

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BEYOND A SONG: Sarah Potenza (Part 1 and 2 final)

This week guest host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter Sarah Potenza.
Beyond her incredibly unique voice, she made it to the top twenty on NBC’s “The Voice”, and has many records to date. Originally from Rhode Island, she moved to Chicago to start her band “Sarah & The Tall Boys”, eventually landing in Nashville, where she resides now, touring and recoding her own records.

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Host Rich Reardin talks with Jack and Mike Shaw of the band, The Head. The Head is an indie rock band contsisting of three members: guitarist Jacob Morell, drummer Jack Shaw, and bassist/vocalist Mike Shaw. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, they 4 EPs to their name, and have been touring all over the United States with great success.

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BEYOND A SONG: Bob Delevante (part 1 and 2 final)

Guest host Jason Wilber talks with singer/songwriter, graphic artist, and photographer,  Bob Delevante. As an accomplished and respected musician, Delevante has performed on guitar, vocals, and harmonica while touring with artists including Steve Earle, John Prine, and Emmylou Harris and has production credits with artists such as The Coal Men and Greg Trooper. To top it off, he has had a No.1 Americana album and CMT Rising Star video with his brother as, The Delevantes.



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