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 1 - Eddie Owen, Emmy Law
In this premiere episode of Collaborators, I ask iconic Eddie Owen and singer-songwriter Emmy Law about writing, authenticity, and the blood, sweat, and tears that go into making a great song. Both Eddie and Emmy are local to the Atlanta music scene.
Eddie is the founder of Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA and currently works in Dacula, GA at The Red Clay Music Foundry. His passion and career have provided the platform on which many artists that we love and admire today began their journeys (the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, and John Mayer just to name a few). You can check out all the great things that Eddie and his team are doing at The Red Clay Music Foundry by visiting eddieowenpresents.com.
Emmy Law is a talented songwriter I've had the pleasure of performing with and learning from over the past couple years. Her desire for writing honest music is refreshing, and her insight into creativity is inspiring. You can find out more about her and her music at emmylawmusic.com.
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.