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


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Caption: Max Gomez
Host Rich Reardin talks with New Mexico singer/songwriter Max Gomez. (Part 2 of 2)

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
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Caption: Max Gomez
Host Rich Reardin talks with New Mexico singer/songwriter Max Gomez. (Part 1 of 2)

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
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Caption: Radney Foster
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Radney Foster. (Part 2 of 2)

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Radney Foster
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville singer/songwriter Radney Foster. (Part 1 of 2)

  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Billy Strings
Host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso Billy Strings.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Whiskey Shivers
Host Rich Reardin talks with members of the Austin, Texas band Whiskey Shivers.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jesse MacLeod
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles, California based singer/songwriter Jesse MacLeod.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Keith Johnson
Host Rich Reardin talks with legendary audio recording innovator, recording and mastering engineer Keith Johnson.

  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Eunan McIntyre
Host Rich Reardin talks with Irish singer/songwriter Eunan McIntyre from Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, Ireland.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Gregg Allman
Host Rich Reardin discusses the life and music of the late, great, Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band. This is the final (Part 2) of a two pa...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
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Caption: Dick Connette
Host Rich Reardin talks with New York City composer, musician, and songwriter Dick Connette. This is the final part 3 of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dick Connette
Host Rich Reardin talks with New York City composer, musician, and songwriter Dick Connette. This is part 2 of a series of interviews.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Dick Connette
Host Rich Reardin talks with New York City composer, musician, and songwriter Dick Connette. This is part 1 of a series of interviews.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Andy Hall
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville dobro/steel guitarist Andy Hall. This is the final (part 2) of a series of interviews.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
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Caption: Andy Hall
Host Rich Reardin talks with Nashville dobro/steel guitarist Andy Hall.

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
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Caption: Doug MacLeod
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter/guitarist bluesman extraordinairé Doug MacLeod.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Doug MacLeod
Host Rich Reardin talks with Los Angeles singer/songwriter/guitarist bluesman extraordinairé Doug MacLeod.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Amanda Ann Platt
Host Rich Reardin talks with Asheville, North Carolina singer/songwriter Amanda Platt.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jared Tyler
Host Rich Reardin talks with Tulsa, Oklahoma singer/songwriter Jared Tyler. This is the final episode of a two part series.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jared Tyler
Host Rich Reardin talks with Tulsa, Oklahoma singer/songwriter Jared Tyler.

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00