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Beyond a Song

Series produced by ISOAS Media

Caption: Beyond a Song, Credit: Rich Reardin
Image by: Rich Reardin 
Beyond a Song 

Beyond a Song with host Rich Reardin. Rich hosts this extraordinary weekly radio series that features discussions with World Class musicians about their lives and making music. Beyond a Song started 12 years ago with the original series "In Search of a Song" with host Jason Wilber (John Prine's longtime lead guitarist).

Specifically this show highlights the guest artist's early musical experiences and influences, their creative process, and the stories behind some of their songs.

Most pieces in the series are "Evergreen" and can be played any time.

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, and exclusive live performances, Beyond a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists, and those behind the making of that music. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host, executive producer Rich Reardin. Reardin’s experiences as a professional producer, musician, and recording engineer, as well as his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician, technician, and songwriter.

This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture into areas of the soul and psyche not often explored on other musical interview programs. At its best, Beyond a Song gives the listener the feeling of eavesdropping on an artist as they reflect on their inspirations, the secrets of their craft, and what makes their favorite music tick. Rounding out the program are exclusive live performances by the featured guest, recorded in the studio or in live concert performance. Genre's are typically singer/songwriter, rock, country, Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk. Each show is a unique experience highlighting vastly different styles of songwriting, songs and artists, as well as fascinating discussions with the people behind the scenes, such as producers, engineers, venues, etc.. We hope to bring something new about each artist, and really find out what it takes to write a song, whether from music history, or something brand new. We have also integrated our website with more in depth media applications to support and show more about the subject of a typical show. Hide full description

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, and exclusive live performances, Beyond a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists, and those behind the making of that music. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host, executive producer Rich Reardin. Reardin’s experiences as a professional producer, musician, and recording engineer, as well as his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician, technician, and songwriter.This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture into areas of... Show full description


13 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Bob Delevante
Guest host Jason Wilber speaks with singer/songwriter Bob Delevante about his life and music. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim Carbone
Host Rich Reardin talks with songwriter, musician, violinist, and producer Tim Carbone from the band Railroad Earth and The Contribution. This is p...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Tim Carbone
Host Rich Reardin talks with songwriter, musician, violinist, and producer Tim Carbone from the band Railroad Earth. This is part 1 of a 3 part int...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Butch Trucks
Host Rich Reardin talks with former Allman Brothers bassist David Goldflies about his years with the band, and relationship with drummer extraordin...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Butch Trucks
Host Rich Reardin talks with former Allman Brothers bassist David Goldflies about his years with the band, and relationship with drummer extraordin...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Stephen Belans
Host Jason Wilber talks with drummer, percussionist and producer Stephen Belans about his life and music. This is final episode of a 3 part interview.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Stephen Belans
Host Jason Wilber talks with drummer, percussionist and producer Stephen Belans about his life and music.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Jon Stickley Trio
Host executive producer Rich Reardin talks with flat-picking guitarist extraordinairé, Jon Stickley about his life and music. Also the music of his...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Jon Stickly Trio
Host executive producer Rich Reardin talks with flat-picking guitarist extraordinairé, Jon Stickley about his life and music. Also the music of his...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Band of Heathens
This is the final part 3 of a series of interviews with Gordy Quist and Ed Jurdi from the 'Band of Heathens'. Host executive producer Rich Reardin ...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Band of Heathens
This is part two of a series of interviews with Gordy Quist and Ed Jurdi from the 'Band of Heathens'. Host executive producer Rich Reardin discusse...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Gordy Quist
This is part one of a series of interviews with Gordy Quist and Ed Jurdi from the 'Band of Heathens'. Part one features clips from our original int...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Rich Reardin
Host Rich Reardin talks about some of the musicians that passed away in 2016 in this special new years 2017 show.

  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00