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


86 Pieces

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Caption: Dead Winter Carpenters
Host Rich Reardin talks with California singer/songwriter Jesse Dunn of 'Dead Winter Carpenters'.

  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: DWC
Host Rich Reardin talks with California singer/songwriter Jesse Dunn of 'Dead Winter Carpenters'.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Erin O'Dowd
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Erin O'Dowd.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Andrew Trube
Host Rich Reardin talks with Austin, Texas singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Trube of 'The Greyhounds' (Part 2).

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Andrew Trube
Host Rich Reardin talks with Austin, Texas singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Trube of 'The Greyhounds' (Part 1).

  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Gerry Spehar
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Gerry Spehar (Part 2).

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Gerry Spehar
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Gerry Spehar (Part 1).

  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jenny Van West
Host Rich Reardin talks with Maine singer/songwriter Jenny Van West about her life and music. (Part 3).

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jenny Van West
Host Rich Reardin talks with Maine singer/songwriter Jenny Van West about her life and music. (Part 2).

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jenny Van West
Host Rich Reardin talks with Maine singer/songwriter Jenny Van West (Part 1).

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ahmet Zappa
Hosts Rich Reardin and Professor Andy Hollinden talk with Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers about 'The Roxy Performances' (Part 3)

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ahmet Zappa
Hosts Rich Reardin and Professor Andy Hollinden talk with Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers about 'The Roxy Performances' (Part 2)

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Ahmet Zappa
Hosts Rich Reardin and Professor Andy Hollinden talk with Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers about 'The Roxy Performances' (Part 1)

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jesse Macht
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter Jesse Macht.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Brian Davey
Host Rich Reardin talks with Canadian and Native American singer/songwriter Brian Davey. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Brian Davey
Host Rich Reardin talks with Canadian and Native American singer/songwriter Brian Davey.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Alan Doyle
Host Rich Reardin talks with Canadian singer/songwriter Alan Doyle.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Reverend Shawn Amos
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter and bluesman extraordinaire, The Reverend Shawn Amos. (This part 2 of a 2 part interview)

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Reverend Shawn Amos
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter and bluesman extraordinaire, The Reverend Shawn Amos. (This part 1 of a 2 part interview)

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Terra Lightfoot
Host Rich Reardin talks with Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Terra Lightfoot. (This part 2 of a 2 part interview)

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00