Song Stories

Series produced by Will Heron

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A Song Story is a mini-history of a time, a place, an individual and a song.

A Song Story is a mini-history of a time, a place, an individual and a song where people use music to reflect on significant moments in their lives. It's a personal experience that rises from memory every time we hear a certain song. We all have them. The can be happy, sad, or somewhere in between. But they are always welcome when they appear.


30 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Join in a pub singalong as Brigitte Stamp remembers her Dad, her ear pressed to his chest to hear the resonance of his voice, as he sang one of his...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:13
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Wandering Sheila Velazco is at home in Mexico, Peru or Ireland as she is in the US.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:46
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Patrick Dorey sends us his Song Story about a time in his life when, with the loss of his Mom, he began to question who he was.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
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Steve Barkan's Song Story reminds us that music has the power to awaken sleeping giants and move mountains.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 04:47
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Jonathan Vallis remembers the first time he heard Billy Bragg.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 03:43
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Colin Bartlett takes us to East Germany before the wall came down.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:20
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Sandy Senyk remembers his bad drinking days and hearing, for the first time, "some girl called Bonnie Raitt ..."  It's "one of the best when night'...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 03:51
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Here's a Song Story from the Maritimes (Canada's easternmost provinces) and it features Charlotte Britten and Great Big Sea.   

  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 03:09
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At 15, Melanie Clarance's world was turned upside down.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 03:54
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Filmmaker Kerry Candaele’s epiphany on California’s Pacific Coast Highway still resonates with him today.

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 05:43
  • Purchases: 2
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It can be surprising meeting one of your musical heroes at a liquor store on the rough streets of West Chicago

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Here's a Song Story guaranteed to make you smile, if not tear up.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:41
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“I'll always have this wonderful memory of my father who loved to dance with his daughter, and still does to this day.”

  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
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Artist and medical technician Deb Mueller Peate take us to her youth and back in a Song Story that covers four decades of memory.

  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:42
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In his Song Story, Rod Clarance reminds everyone born in Montreal something we all intuitively know. You can leave Montreal, but Montreal will neve...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:06
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Pat Zakaib's bitter-sweet memory of friendship lost and found spans decades as she shares a frustrating tale of her travels from Paris to Athens.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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Mix a dry martini, put a platter on the turntable and sit back as Mike Heron takes us back to the smooth sounds of the sixties with Herb Alpert and...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 03:42
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Rick Peate's Song Story will touch a nerve with anyone who's ever had the kind of day where all you want to do when you get home is bash something.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:06
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Joe Donia's Song Story is a memory piece taking him from the music that filled his childhood to his son Natty's performance of Clocks in a rarely h...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:56
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My daughter, Anna, turned 20 last month. She's become a wonderful, beautiful, talented, stubborn, artsy, funny, a little crazy and very independent...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:27