“John and Viv, wow, I cannot express how thankful I am… You captured everything about that conversation we had. Thank you so much. I am grateful that you let people see me for who I am. Peace, Kemp”

– Art of the Song guest, Kemp Harris

Founded in 2003 by husband-wife team, John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt, ART OF THE SONG is a weekly syndicated radio program exploring creativity through the lens of songwriting and music performance. The music and interview show is heard on over 100 public and community stations across North America. 

Each episode features a long-form interview with a successful musician or group highlighted by their music. Most episodes have a segment called The Creativity Corner which is a 3 to 4 minute audio essay on any subject relating to creativity in general.

The overall mission is to inspire listeners to find and express their creative voices.

Click on these links to listen to selected episodes from the archive (some are FREE, some require membership):

Amy Helm, Paula Cole, Jackson Emmer, Katie Anne Mitchell, Reggie Harris, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Crys Matthews, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Joan Osborne, Glenn Frey (Eagles), Buffy Sainte-Marie, Paul Winter, John Lilly, Jesse Winchester, Kemp Harris, Richard Thompson, Daniel Lanois, Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears, Noel Paul Stookey, FlipSyde, Bruce Molsky, Roger Daltrey (clip), Danny O’Keefe, Diana Krall, Guy Clark, Tekla Waterfield & Jeff Fielder, Smokey Robinson, Chad & Jeremy, Don McLean

ART OF THE SONG is a labor of love. Our affiliate stations receive the show free of charge. We’re primarily self-supported and by a growing number of contributions from visitors and  listeners like you. Please visit our Patreon page to listen to recent shows for FREE and learn more about supporting Art of the Song and our creative work!

“We all have a song to sing… whether it be music, writing, painting or simply living life as a work of art. The world needs your creative voice!”

– John & Viv

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