Louise Goffin Launches Current and Compelling Podcast Titled Song Chronicles

Updated July 2022

Song Chronicles is a current, compelling oral history podcast told through songwriter, artist and producer Louise Goffin's conversations with her fellow writers, musicians, producers and artists who create the music we know and love.

The first episode January 24, 2020, features Sam Hollander, a once academically-challenged teenager who became a songwriter and producer of multiple #1 hit songs. Sam's story will inspire parents of children—and the kids themselves—who are mischaracterized as "failing" in school when their gifts are not measured by standardized tests. 

Episode 2, February 21, 2020, features Grammy-Winning Producer, Recording Artist and Songwriter,  Desmond Child.   From Aerosmith to Zedd, his songs have been recorded and performed by a wide variety of both entertainers and collaborators, defying genre limits, with superstars as diverse as Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks and Kermit the Frog just to name a few. 

Episode 3, April 3, 2020, features Grammy-nominated J.D. Souther who was also Inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame.  Souther has penned countless hits for The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Rou Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood and Brooks and Dunn, also found success as a solo artist. J.D.'s latest album Tenderness, produced by Larry Klein, connects "LA's golden age with the Great American Songtbook," writes Uncut, with songs that sound "like standards themselves." 

Episode 4, May 18, 2020, proudly presents a conversation with American musician, songwriter and author, Kathy Valentine. Kathy was a member of the first, and to date, only all-female band that wrote their own songs and played their own instruments, topping Billboard charts at #1 and having one of the most successful debuts of all time.  Kathy's inspiring and honestly told memoir, "All I Ever Wanted" was released March 31, 2020.  

Episode 5, July 10, 2020 features exceptional conversation with singer-songwriter, bass player extraordinaire, Gail Ann Dorsey.  Louise first met Gail in the early 90's in London, performing together and thus began a long and cherished friendship.  Gail shared, "I think...since I was a little kid...I wanted to get out of Philadelphia. I wanted to see the world". 

Episode 6 - Part 1, August 14, 2020 and Episode 7 - Part 2, August 21, 2020, proudly presents a two part interview with Peter Case, whose career stretches over half a century and is still going strong. Through the experiences that he has had,  the different band line-ups, the travels, the epiphanies, the inspiring companions, he pours vibrancy into each musical chapter. Part 2 with Peter Case.

Episode 8 - Part 1, August 28, 2020 - is priviledged to present the first of a two-part interview with Al Schmitt, the very definition of a living legend.  During his uparalleded career, the 90-year-old engineer/producer has worked with an incredible list of musical giants: Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Sam Cooke, Barbra Streisand, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Celine Dion, Queen Latifah to name of few. 

Episode 9 - Part 2, September 4, 2020 - in a testament to his generosity and work ethic, Al Schmitt took the time to follow up with additional stories and memories he wanted to share, making this an even more special interview following the great first interview.  

Episode 10 - Part 1, September 18, 2020 - is proud to present part one of a two-part conversation with the amazing Gloria Estefan. Gloria spoke on a wide range of topics, from her start in the music business to the art of songwriting and music that has influenced her. 

Episode 11 - Part 2, September 25, 2020 - continuing the incredible conversation with the extraordinary Gloria Estefan.

Episode 12 - October 9, 2020 - features the incredibly talented McBroom Sisters, who are on the shortlist when some band needs a powerhouse guest vocalist and they each boast star-studded resumes that any musician would envy.

Season 2: Episode 1 - January 22, 2021 - Linda Edell Howard is an attorney in Nashville who has been an advocate for songwriters over the last 30 years.  Her expertise and the focus of our interview, in in the often-complicated areas of copyright, publishing and royalties. 

Season 2: Episosde 2 - January 29, 2021 - Robin Danar's shares with us his four-decade-plus career experience provided him a unique perspective and tremendous knowledge in every step of the way through a artist's career. He has operated behind the scenes making performers sound great whether he is manning the board in a studio or handling the front-of-house sound in venues large and small around the world. 

Season 2: Episode 3 - February 4, 2021 - Jeff Trott , songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist has appeared on hundred of albums since he started out playing guitar with the San Francisco-based alt-rock band, Wire Train in the mid-80's.  Jeff says, "when you make a record, it's like a snapshot of your life at that time."

Season 2: Episode 4, Part 1 - February 25, 2021 - Song Chronicles presents the first of a two-art interview with reknown producer, Bob Ezrin. Since the 1970's,  Bob has produced some of the biggest albums in rock history.  Here are some of those albums from his fist decade: KISS's record Destroyer, Lou Reed's Berlin, Peter Gabriel's solo debut, Pink Floyd's landmark album The Wall, and seven hit albums with Alice Cooper.  

Season 2: Episode 5, Part 2 - March 19, 2021 - in addition to his amazing producing and studio talents, Bob Ezrin is involved in many significant multi-media endeavors and non-profits whose work involves providing children the opportunity to make music. Enjoy this illuminating conversation.  

Season 2: Episode 6, April 16, 2021 - this interview features a freewheeling conversation with multi-talented and delightful Nicole Atkins, a singer-songwriter  NPR music hailed as "one of those people who is so inventive in everything she does."

Season 2: Episode 7, June 4, 2021 - Aaron Lee Tasjan has led a fascinating life.  He has lived in many different corners of the country, and has worked with the New York Dolls,  Lucinda Williams, Jack White and Tony Visconti.  In this conversation, Aaron shares insights he learned from the artists he has connected with along the way.  

Season 2: Episode 8, July 23, 2021 - In this conversation recorded in March 2021, Suzie Brown shares her insight for tapping into inspiration amidst an impossibly, busy schedule, wrestling with perfectionism, and how going to med school prepared her for adjusting to the "new normal" of living during a pandemic. Enjoy this coversation about living a full and fulfilling life.  

Season 2: Episode 9, August 20, 2021 - Jon Platt took a quite unusual path to becoming on the most powerful and influential (music) publishers of the past 25 years.  He is the CEO of Sony Music Publishing - a man Jay-Z proclaimed as "the Obama of the music industry."  Enjoy this compelling conversation with Jon.  

Season 2: Episode 10, December 9, 2021 - Songwriter Hall of Fame member Billy Steinberg, who with collaborator Tom Kelly wrote many Number 1 hits including "Like a Virgin" by Madonna, "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper,  "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston, "Alone" by Heart, and "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles shares his creative insight and experience in this enlightening conversation.  

Season 2: Episode 11, March 3, 2022 - Our special guest today is Thomas Walsh, an Ivor Novello-nominated songwriter who is the front person and songwriter behind the Irish pop-rock project Pugwash.  Thomas is an incredible writer of melodies.  We talk about the songwriting process, how he often dreads the process but loves the result, and how he usually writes from his own experience. 

Season 2: Episode 12, July 7, 2022 - Today, our special guests include the bewitching jazz vocalist Marley Munroe, better known as Lady Blackbird, and the award-winning producer, writer and musician Chris Seefried.  Together, the two created the incredible Lady Blackbird debut album Black Acid Soul, which they describe as a genre all its own they almost invented. 


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