James Coberly Smith speaks with local Boise Songwriters about how they write their songs.
The New Season
Meet your local songwriters up close, personal and unedited.
Featuring Rosalie Sorrels, Marcus Eaton, Gayle Chapman, Thomas Paul, LeAnne Town, Catherine and Sam Merrick, Rod Dyer, and Patricia Folkner.
Rosalie Sorrels in a special three-part series of conversations with James Coberly Smith.
“Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong came to Boise all the time…as a kid, I got to hang out with those guys.”
“You have to love the process and it has to be spontaneous.”
“I really appreciated that people recognized me for being a storyteller.”
“I’m…going to continue to learn no matter what, and that’s the fun part.”
“Descriptive words..then rewrite it..simplicity is key.”
“Songwriters like myself can write three songs in a day, then not write one for a month.”
“The lyrics – if they’re personal they’re going to stick more.”
“You can only write like yourself.”
“I’ll agonize over a song for days because I like my words to be good and I like them to flow.”