Collaborators is a video podcast that explores the art of writing and creativity, and aims to inspire artists to get dirty. Now is not the time to withhold what you have to share with the world.Below are the latest episodes of Collaborators.
Episode 2 - Travis Howard
In this episode, I sit down with Los Angeles - based songwriter Travis Howard. Travis has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry and collaborates regularly with artists like Miranda Lambert. His impressive discography and experience in the songwriting world has left him with valuable insight into what it takes to be a career songwriter. Travis shares the stories behind some of his favorite original songs and how he’s learned to share those stories from the stage. It was a huge honor to talk with Travis and learn from his experience. You can find out more about his music at travishoward.com. Click on the credits tab of his website to see the extensive list of artists and projects to which he has contributed and in which he's been featured.
Disclaimer: this video contains explicit language.
Episode 3 - Anthony Quails
Anthony Quails was one of the first new people I met on my first US tour in 2014. He is the Executive Director of the Chattanooga Songwriter's Association, which was gracious enough to allow us to use the Chattanooga Heritage House for this interview. In this episode we discuss the dynamics of externalizing songs and writing from a third person perspective. Anthony offers a new perspective to the songwriting process. You can find Anthony Quails’ latest album, “Before The Bright Lights,” on iTunes and bandcamp.com.
Episode 4 - Chasing Lovely
In this episode, I sit down with Taylor and Chloe Turner of the musical duo Chasing Lovely. We discuss social justice in songwriting, their recent tour, and the tension between the writer's message and the listener's interpretation. Their latest project, "Things We Don't Talk About," is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and their website chasinglovely.com.