Song Confessional On the Song Confessional Podcast, today's top bands and songwriters turn anonymous stories into new original songs. Each episode features the "confession" that inspires the original song, the song premiere, and an interview with the songwriter. Song Confessional is hosted by Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro and is a collaboration with KUTX radio in Austin, Texas.
Song Confessional

Song Confessional

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On the Song Confessional Podcast, today's top bands and songwriters turn anonymous stories into new original songs. Each episode features the "confession" that inspires the original song, the song premiere, and an interview with the songwriter. Song Confessional is hosted by Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro and is a collaboration with KUTX radio in Austin, Texas.

Most Recent Episodes

72 Hours In Newport – Houndmouth "Some Paradise"

Our final episode of "72 Hours in Newport" features alternative blues band, Houndmouth! This week our confessor shares a story of his death-defying sailing trip from Hawaii to California, ultimately pushing him to propose to his then-girlfriend. Later, Walker sits down with Matt Myers of Houndmouth to discuss how the music industry can adapt post-Covid, Houndmouth's secret band member, and how Matt is unintentionally romantic. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Wild Child "Going In"

Episode 4 of "72 Hours in Newport" features Austin-based indie pop band, Wild Child! In this episode our confessor tells us about meeting her long lost half-brother at a party in high school. (Oh, she had no idea he even existed beforehand.) Later, Zac and Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child discuss how boring the 'end of the world' is, finding her voice in multiple musical projects, and building community around her. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Jake Lloyd "My-Polar"

Episode 3 of "72 Hours in Newport" features Austin-based alternative R&B crooner, Jake Lloyd! In this episode, our confessor shares an intimate story of discovering her bi-polar diagnosis while traveling through China and opens up about how she's dealt with it since. Later; Walker hashes it out with Jake about some of the ways they manage their own mental health, mutual love of Nate Dogg, Bootsy Collins, and if the Austin music scene is rising up to be actively more inclusive for black artists. For another episode dealing with mental health, revisit our Husky Loops episode here. Also check out Genomind, the experts starting point for your mental health. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Band of Heathens – Black Cat

Episode 2 of 72 Hours in Newport features Austin-based Americana troubadours, Band of Heathens! In this episode our confessor recounts some of his grandfather's best stories – from coming to America in a barrel to wrestling a panther – Are they true? Are they false? Does it matter? Walker and Gordy Quist (of BOH) discuss the power of family origin stories and the making of "Black Cat." For a deeper dive into Americans' origin history, check out this episode of Code Switch on how projects are using DNA tests to talk about race in America. Listen Here. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

72 Hours In Newport – Kat Edmonson "Where I Am"

Episode 1 of the "72 Hours In Newport" mini-season features vintage pop singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson and her endearing track, "Where I Am." Kat's song was inspired by a confessor that shares her story of falling in love and managing her significant others' mental health. This episode deals with intense topics related to mental health. If that might be triggering for you, we suggest not listening to this episode and checking back in next week. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line – text TALK to 741741 Veterans Crisis Line – text 838255 AFPS.org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love In Quarantine – BONUS

Episode 6 of "Love In Quarantine" is our first ever bonus episode. Join us as Walker and Zac check in with some of our confessors to see where their love lives have gone and reflect on the past four months. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love in Quarantine – Royal Teeth "Things That Make Me Happy"

Episode 5 of the "Love In Quarantine" mini-season features indie-pop outfit Royal Teeth and their bitter sweet song, "Things That Make Me Happy." You'll hear the confession that inspired the song as well as Zac's interview with lead singer and head songwriter Gary Larsen. Later, Zac and Walker reflect on what we've learned about romance throughout our mini-season, Love In Quarantine. Support NIVA to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promotes throughout the United States. Support here. #SAVEOURSTAGES Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love In Quarantine – Esme Patterson "Let's Grow"

Episode 4 of the "Love In Quarantine" mini-season features Denver-based indie folk singer-songwriter Esme Patterson and her rejuvenating tune, "Lets Grow." You'll hear the anonymous confession that inspired the song and an interview of her explaining the benefits of companion planting, Kung fu, and subliminal messages. Click here to sign the Black Live Music Fund. Click here to learn more about the Black History Bike Ride. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love In Quarantine – GGOOLLDD "Long Distance Pandemic"

Episode 3 of the "Love In Quarantine" mini-season features Milkwaukee/Baton Rouge-based dance pop trio GGOOLLDD and their new summer bop, "Long Distance Pandemic." You'll hear the confession that inspired it—a budding romance suddenly turned long distance because of Covid-19 as well as how Nick and Margaret (from GGOOLLDD) navigated the early stages of their own long distance relationship. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

Love In Quarantine – Kam Franklin "I Can't Wait"

Love In Quarantine Episode 2 features Kam Franklin, lead singer of Gulf Coast Soul band The Suffers who you might recognize from performances on Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah or basically every major music festival in North America. Throughout her career, Kam has been a vocal opponent of sexism and racism in the music industry. Walker and Kam discuss this at length as well the French-themed confession that inspired "I Can't Wait" in the interview. Now available wherever you stream and download music. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe

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