The Second Season

James Coberly Smith speaks with local Boise Songwriters about how they write their songs.

Episode 1 – October 5th, 2012

Rosalie Sorrels

Rosalie Sorrels

Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong came to Boise all the time…as a kid, I got to hang out with those guys.”

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Episode 2 – October 12th, 2012

Rosalie Sorrels

Rosalie Sorrels

You have to love the process and it has to be spontaneous.”

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Episode 3 – October 19th, 2012

Rosalie Sorrels

Rosalie Sorrels

I really appreciated that people recognized me for being a storyteller.”

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Episode 4 – October 26th, 2012

Marcus Eaton

Marcus Eaton

I’m…going to continue to learn no matter what, and that’s the fun part.”

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Episode 5 – November 2nd, 2012

Gayle Chapman

Gayle Chapman

Descriptive words..then rewrite it..simplicity is key.”

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Episode 6 – November 9th, 2012

Thomas Paul

Thomas Paul

Songwriters like myself can write three songs in a day, then not write one for a month.”

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Episode 7 – November 16th, 2012

LeAnne Town

LeAnne Town

The lyrics – if they’re personal they’re going to stick more.”

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Episode 9 – November 30th, 2012

Rod Dyer

Rod Dyer

I’ll agonize over a song for days because I like my words to be good and I like them to flow.”

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Episode 10 – December 7th, 2012

Patricia Folkner

Patricia Folkner

I feel more like a technician than an artist.”

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7 responses to “The Second Season

  • Dan Costello

    James!!! This looks fabulous! I’m so happy to see this wonderful body of work you’ve put together is now available for the whole world to see. Congratulations on a fine effort and a fantastic program. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of it. Can’t wait to see the next season!!

    Cheers,
    Dan

  • Rob Wilson

    Thanks for the tip James. It’s about time Boise area songwriters have a web site at their disposal to “think tank” and offer some pointers on song writing. Thanks, RW

  • Spud Moore

    Very cool James! What a great innovation & outlet for us local writers…see you @ the Songwriter’s Showcase soon!
    Spud

  • Brock (host of TV Cycle on TVCTV)

    Will there be some new 2011 shows? If so, I suggest getting Brother Bob Crist on the show.

    Thanks for putting all this together.

  • Rico

    Nice work James. I just found this program a couple of weeks ago and watched the Bernie Reilly/Ryan Wissinger and the Travis Ward episodes (they are some of my favorite people and great songwriters. I write and sing in the band Old Death Whisper, and it’s always cool to hear stpories from other songwriters. Especially bad asses like Travis Ward. Cheers and keep up the great work. Hope to meet ya sometime.

  • brenda brueggemann

    I enjoy your shows. I enjoy them alot. And also learn from them.

  • Karen G

    James, Thanks so much for your support of The Wrecking Crew film in Boise! We really appreciated it!! Hoping all is well with you, it was such a pleasure to meet in person! I hope we get the opportunity again sometime!
    CHEERS!
    Karen G – Asst to Director Denny Tedesco