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 about their lives and making music. Beyond a Song started 13 years ago (2005) with the original series "In Search of a Song" with host Jason Wilber (John Prine's longtime lead guitarist).

Specifically this show highlights the guest artist's early musical experiences and influences, their creative process, and the stories behind some of their songs.

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 as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician, 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 as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician, 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... Show full description


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Caption: Cary Morin
Host Rich Reardin talks with Native American singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinairé Cary Morin.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Sammy Miller & the Congregation
Host Rich Reardin talks with members of the Los Angeles band "Sammy Miller & the Congregation

  • Added: Nov 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rudi Ekstein
Host Rich Reardin talks with Asheville, N.C. Bluegrass musician Rudi Ekstein.

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rudi Ekstein
Host Rich Reardin talks with Asheville, N.C. Bluegrass musician Rudi Ekstein.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: David Baas
Host Rich Reardin talks with Indiana musician and long time guitar store owner David Baas.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Edward David Anderson
Host Rich Reardin talks with Illinois singer/songwriter Edward David Anderson.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Edward David Anderson
Host Rich Reardin talks with Illinois singer/songwriter Edward David Anderson.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Stoll Vaughan
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Stoll Vaughn.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Stoll Vaughan
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Stoll Vaughn.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim O'Brien
Host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim O'Brien
Host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jim Nunally
Host Rich Reardin talks with Bay Area musician, composer, record producer, and teacher Jim Nunally. This is part 3 and the final episode of a 3 par...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jim Nunally
Host Rich Reardin talks with Bay Area musician, composer, record producer, and teacher Jim Nunally. This is part 2.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jim Nunally
Host Rich Reardin talks with Bay Area musician, composer, record producer, and teacher Jim Nunally.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jonathan Scales
Host Rich Reardin talks with virtuoso steel drummer extraordinaire Jonathan Scales about his life and music. Part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jonathan Scales
Host Rich Reardin talks with virtuoso steel drummer extraordinaire Jonathan Scales about his life and music.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Sons of Bill
Host Rich Reardin talks with James Wilson about his life and music with "Sons of Bill" This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Sons of Bill
Host Rich Reardin talks with James Wilson about his life and music with "Sons of Bill"

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Furious Seasons
Host Rich Reardin talks with members of the Los Angeles, California band 'The Furious Seasons'. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Furious Seasons
Host Rich Reardin talks with members of the Los Angeles, California band 'The Furious Seasons'.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00