Caption: Willy Vlautin
Willy Vlautin 

In Search of a Song: Willy Vlautin (Part 1)

From: ISOAS Media
Series: In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
Length: 01:00:00

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Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin.

Vlautin_prx_240x240_small WILLY VLAUTIN: BROADCAST 11 / 24 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB AIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO ,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM

Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/novelist  Willy Vlautin. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s Too Much Water So Close to Home that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published three novels, THE MOTEL LIFE (2007) and NORTHLINE (2008) and LEAN ON PETE (2010).

Vlautin founded the band Richmond Fontaine in 1994. The band has produced nine studio albums to date, plus a handful of live recordings and EP’s. Driven by Vlautin’s dark, story-like songwriting, the band has achieved critical acclaim at home and across Europe.

Vlautin currently resides in Scappoose, Oregon . An avid fan of horseracing, Vlautin can often be found writing behind a closed circuit monitor at Portland Meadows racetrack.

Topics Include: Early memories of music, growing up in a conservative home, liking Willie Nelson when he was a kid, coming in to his own interests with Country Punk like Rank and File, starting to write songs with early bands in Reno, Nevada, writing fictional short stories and eventually bringing his storywriting style into his songwriting, how his band Richmond Fontaine works with his lryrics and songwriting, how he brings his song in and he lets it 'sink or swim' all by itself, allowing the musicians to create around his foundations, the difference between novel writing and songwriting, being more interested in performing with a band than performing solo, more about creating songs with his band, talking about the song I Fell Into Painting Houses In Pheonix, Arizona as an example bringing short stories into his songwriting style, writing his song 'Two Alone', writing 'Eagles Lodge', again two examples of short storys becoming songs.

Musical selections include: The Chainsaw Sea, Northline, Postcard Postmarked Pheonix, AZ, The Kid From Belmont, El Tiradito, Postcard From California, I Fell Into Painting Houses In Pheonix, Arizona,  Two Alone,  The Eagles Lodge

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Piece Description

WILLY VLAUTIN: BROADCAST 11 / 24 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB AIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO ,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM

Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/novelist  Willy Vlautin. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s Too Much Water So Close to Home that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published three novels, THE MOTEL LIFE (2007) and NORTHLINE (2008) and LEAN ON PETE (2010).

Vlautin founded the band Richmond Fontaine in 1994. The band has produced nine studio albums to date, plus a handful of live recordings and EP’s. Driven by Vlautin’s dark, story-like songwriting, the band has achieved critical acclaim at home and across Europe.

Vlautin currently resides in Scappoose, Oregon . An avid fan of horseracing, Vlautin can often be found writing behind a closed circuit monitor at Portland Meadows racetrack.

Topics Include: Early memories of music, growing up in a conservative home, liking Willie Nelson when he was a kid, coming in to his own interests with Country Punk like Rank and File, starting to write songs with early bands in Reno, Nevada, writing fictional short stories and eventually bringing his storywriting style into his songwriting, how his band Richmond Fontaine works with his lryrics and songwriting, how he brings his song in and he lets it 'sink or swim' all by itself, allowing the musicians to create around his foundations, the difference between novel writing and songwriting, being more interested in performing with a band than performing solo, more about creating songs with his band, talking about the song I Fell Into Painting Houses In Pheonix, Arizona as an example bringing short stories into his songwriting style, writing his song 'Two Alone', writing 'Eagles Lodge', again two examples of short storys becoming songs.

Musical selections include: The Chainsaw Sea, Northline, Postcard Postmarked Pheonix, AZ, The Kid From Belmont, El Tiradito, Postcard From California, I Fell Into Painting Houses In Pheonix, Arizona,  Two Alone,  The Eagles Lodge

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Broadcast History

WFHB - Bloomington, Indiana
WNKU - Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area
WHEE - Martinsville, Virginia
NIPR - Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Timing and Cues

Intro Billboard 00:00 - 00:59 / News Break (or guest intro with song) 00:59 - 05:59 / Music Bed0 5:59 : 06:29 / Segment A 06:29 - 18:59 / Music Bed 18:59 - 19:59 / Segment B 19:59 -38:59 / Music Bed 38:59 : 39:59 / Segment C 39:59 - 58:59 / Music Bed 58:59 - 59:59

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Chainsaw Sea Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin The High Country . El Cortez Records 2011 04:23
Northline Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin Winnemucca. El Cortez Records 2009 06:11
Postcard Postmarked Pheonix, AZ Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin Post To Wire. Union 2005 :57
The Kid From Belmont Street Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin Thirteen Cities. Union 2007 03:44
El Tiradito Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin Thirteen Cities. Union 2007 03:49
Postcard From California Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin Post To Wire. Union 2007 :48
I Fell Into Painting Houses In Pheonix, Arizona Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin Thirteen Cities. Union 2007 03:27
Two Alone Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin We Used to think the Freeway Sounded Like A River. Arena Rock 2009 05:59
The Eagles Lodge Richmond Fontaine / Willy Vlautin The High Country. El Cortez Records 2009 03:14
Indian Summer (Break Music) Jason Wilber Behind The Midway. Flat Earth 2000 :29
Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisburg Tennessee (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
You Don't Know What You're Getting Into (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Your Destiny (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59

Additional Credits

Executive Producer - Rich Reardin
Host - Jason Wilber
visitbloomington.com
The Bluebird Nightclub
Airtime Recording Studios

Related Website

http://www.insearchofasong.com