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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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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At 15, Melanie Clarance's world was turned upside down.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 03:54
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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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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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Colin Bartlett takes us to East Germany before the wall came down.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:20
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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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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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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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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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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