Beyond a Song

Series produced by ISOAS Media

Caption: Beyond a Song, Credit: Rich Reardin
Image by: Rich Reardin 
Beyond a Song 

Beyond a Song with host Rich Reardin. Rich hosts this extraordinary weekly radio series that features discussions with World Class musicians, producers, audio engineers, etc., about their lives and making music. Beyond a Song first appeared in 2005 with the original series "In Search of a Song" with host Jason Wilber (John Prine's longtime lead guitarist).

Beyond a Song would like to mention here our profound sadness at the passing of John Prine, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason Wilber lent infinite support to the show theme, it's original production, and concept. His work with John Prine for a quarter of a century inspired the interest in talking with musical guests about the art of songwriting. Heretofore, our show is dedicated to John Prine, and continues to be inspired by his life and music.

Specifically this show highlights the guest artist's early musical experiences and influences, their creative process, and the stories behind some of their songs. Beyond a Song also explores the lives of others who contribute to the making of music through recording, producing, or audio engineering.

Most pieces in the series are "Evergreen" and can be played any time.

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, plus exclusive live performances, Beyond a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists, and those behind the making of that music. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host, executive producer Rich Reardin. Reardin’s experiences as a professional producer, musician, and recording engineer, as well as his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not only as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician and peer, technician, and songwriter.

This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture into areas of the soul and psyche not often explored on other musical interview programs. At its best, Beyond a Song gives the listener the feeling of eavesdropping on an artist as they reflect on their inspirations, the secrets of their craft, and what makes their favorite music tick. Rounding out the program are exclusive live performances by the featured guest, recorded in the studio or in live concert performance. Genre's are typically singer/songwriter, rock, country, Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk. Each show is a unique experience highlighting vastly different styles of songwriting, songs and artists, as well as fascinating discussions with the people behind the scenes, such as producers, engineers, venues, etc.. We hope to bring something new about each artist, and really find out what it takes to write a song, whether from music history, or something brand new. We have also integrated our website with more in depth media applications to support and show more about the subject of a typical show. Hide full description

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, plus exclusive live performances, Beyond a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists, and those behind the making of that music. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host, executive producer Rich Reardin. Reardin’s experiences as a professional producer, musician, and recording engineer, as well as his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not only as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician and peer, technician, and songwriter.This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture... Show full description


198 Pieces

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Caption: Suzie Ungerleider
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Canadian singer/songwriter Suzie Ungerleider. This is the final part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Suzie Ungerleider
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Canadian singer/songwriter Suzie Ungerleider. This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rob Schwimmer
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with New York City based composer, pianist, vocalist, producer and thereminist Rob Schwimmer.

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rob Schwimmer
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with New York City based composer, pianist, vocalist, producer and thereminist Rob Schwimmer.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rob Schwimmer
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with New York City based composer, pianist and thereminist Rob Schwimmer.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Stephen Doster
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Austin, Texas based singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Stephen Doster. This is the final, part 3 ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Stephen Doster
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Austin, Texas based singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Stephen Doster. This is part 1 of a 3 part...

  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Loren Israel
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles based music producer and record executive Loren Israel. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Soo Line Loons
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Grant Glad of the Minnesota band Soo Line Loons.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Gerry Spehar
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Gerry Spehar. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Gerry Spehar
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Gerry Spehar

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Sunny War
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin Los Angeles singer/songwriter and guitarist Sunny War. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Sunny War
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin Los Angeles singer/songwriter and guitarist Sunny War.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Nocona
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with musicians Adriene and Chris Isom, of the Los Angeles based band Nocona. This is part 2 of a 2 part inte...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Nocona
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with musicians Crystal and Pete Damore, from the Los Angeles based band Nocona.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ordinary Elephant
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with musicians Crystal and Pete Damore, known as the duo Ordinary Elephant. This is part 2 of a 2 part interv...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ordinary Elephant
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with musicians Crystal and Pete Damore, known as the duo Ordinary Elephant.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Vince Herman
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin singer/songwriter,musician, and member of the band 'Leftover Salmon', and 'Great American Taxi', Vince Herman. Th...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Vince Herman
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin singer/songwriter,musician, and member of the band 'Leftover Salmon', and 'Great American Taxi', Vince Herman. Th...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Vince Herman
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin singer/songwriter,musician, and member of the band 'Leftover Salmon', and 'Great American Taxi', Vince Herman. Th...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:00