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Song Stories

Series produced by Will Heron

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A Song Story is a mini-history of a time, a place, an individual and a song.

A Song Story is a mini-history of a time, a place, an individual and a song where people use music to reflect on significant moments in their lives. It's a personal experience that rises from memory every time we hear a certain song. We all have them. The can be happy, sad, or somewhere in between. But they are always welcome when they appear.


29 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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NOTE: The :48 intro CAN be removed without prior permission. Eddie Ramirez remembers a cruising in the newest car he'd ever owned, black, all pow...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2016
  • Length: 05:34
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A Song Story is a mini-history of a time, a place, an individual and a song. It's a personal experience, rising from memory every time we hear a ce...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2016
  • Length: 06:50
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Coincidence, Karma or Divine Comedy? It's hard to tell in Kelly Candaele's Song Story about the first time he left home and an amazing experience ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:02
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Angus Bossenberry's Song Story takes us on a colorful and funny road trip as he hitchhikes up the Pacific Coast Highway in California.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:43
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A Song Story is a mini-history of a time, a place, an individual and a song. It's a personal experience, rising from memory every time we hear a ce...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2015
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Kristopher Ohlendorf is a Media Studies grad student and ponderer of big questions. Like, why is that bicycle horn honking in the Beach Boys “You ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:08
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Grant Hawkins is a Masters student in Music and a lover of sounds. His Song Story is about love and winter and his song, “Myth” by Beach House, is...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:41
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Conor McSweeny is a graduate student studying music and popular culture and a lifelong guitar nerd. Naturally, his Song Story fits nicely into his...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
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Law student and former go-go dancer, Armando Torres' Song Story recalls a time when he was a god above all, transmitting his energy from a box in t...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2015
  • Length: 06:15
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My daughter, Anna, turned 20 last month. She's become a wonderful, beautiful, talented, stubborn, artsy, funny, a little crazy and very independent...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
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Joe Donia's Song Story is a memory piece taking him from the music that filled his childhood to his son Natty's performance of Clocks in a rarely h...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:56
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Rick Peate's Song Story will touch a nerve with anyone who's ever had the kind of day where all you want to do when you get home is bash something.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:06
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Mix a dry martini, put a platter on the turntable and sit back as Mike Heron takes us back to the smooth sounds of the sixties with Herb Alpert and...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 03:42
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Pat Zakaib's bitter-sweet memory of friendship lost and found spans decades as she shares a frustrating tale of her travels from Paris to Athens.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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In his Song Story, Rod Clarance reminds everyone born in Montreal something we all intuitively know. You can leave Montreal, but Montreal will neve...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:06
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Artist and medical technician Deb Mueller Peate take us to her youth and back in a Song Story that covers four decades of memory.

  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:42
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“I'll always have this wonderful memory of my father who loved to dance with his daughter, and still does to this day.”

  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
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Here's a Song Story guaranteed to make you smile, if not tear up.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:41
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It can be surprising meeting one of your musical heroes at a liquor store on the rough streets of West Chicago

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Filmmaker Kerry Candaele’s epiphany on California’s Pacific Coast Highway still resonates with him today.

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 05:43
  • Purchases: 2