New Expansive, Intimate Interview with Carole King on The Great Song Adventure podcast, premieres February 8, 2019
The Great Song Adventure has made an impact in a short time, as listeners have enjoyed the intimacy of the interviews, as well as the deep knowledge and love of the history, and getting the record straight. As songwriters themselves, Louise Goffin and Paul Zollo speak the language of musicians, and their talks are always informed, in-depth and warmly intimate.
When Carole was in Los Angeles to visit Louise and her kids, she took the time to do an interview with Louise and Paul. But first she went to Louise’s piano, and started sounding out a standard by Rodgers & Hammerstein - “Hello Young Lovers,” from The King and I. Though she didn’t know it, Louise recorded the song, which opens the first episode.
After that she launched into a tremendously vivid, inspirational and intimate interview, in which she discussed all facets of her remarkable life and career. One of the first songwriters to become a singer-songwriter, she started as a hit songwriter at 1650 Broadway, up the street from the Brill Building, with her husband, Louise’s father, Gerry Goffin. She and Louise discussed, with much fondness and humor, both Gerry’s genius and his madness, which went hand in hand.
Louise and Paul have each conducted songwriting workshops and masterclasses for years, and decided to team up to combine their talents and mutual love for songwriting to create this podcast, which celebrates and preserves the wisdom and history of great songwriters and music makers. Their first year featured shows with Van Dyke Parks, Mike Stoller (of Leiber & Stoller), Lou Adler, The Motels, Chris Difford and more, as well as archival interviews with Leonard Cohen, Chrissie Hynde and Tom Petty.
The first of five parts with Carole King debuted on February 8, 2019 at http://www.thegreatsongadventure.com/ and are also available at iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn.
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