SongWriter season 3 kicks off with Cheryl Strayed and Maia Sharp
Tift Merritt, George Saunders, Amanda Shires and Roxane Gay star in return of podcast series Songwriter.
Music and storytelling podcast by New York-based musician Ben Arthur Songwriter is back for a third season with Roxane Gay, Mary Gauthier, Joyce Carol Oates, George Saunders, Toshi Reagon and more.
During his career, Arthur released nine full albums, published two novels and wrote for The New York Times, Believer, Talkhouse and American songwriter.
Each episode of Songwriter combines an author who tells a story and a songwriter who performs a song written in response. The Season 3 premiere features a letter from the famous Dear Sugar advice column read by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed (whose memoir Wild was made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon) and a song by Maia Sharp. Sharp, who wrote songs for Cher, Trisha Yearwood and Bonnie Raitt, tells Arthur how important Strayed’s writing was to her during a difficult breakup, and performs the song “Always Good to See You.”
The third season debuted on May 4, and a preview of the series and the featured guest list is available on Arthur’s website. His next EP is called Transmission.
Listen to the S3 premiere here.