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Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro

June 19, 2024

Artist Interview: Judy Blank and Dylan Earl – “Mee-Maw”

HEAR YE HEAR YE part two of our episode featuring Judy Blank, Dylan Earl, and their bayou bop “Mee-Maw” is out now!! In this interview, you’ll learn how they discovered electricity, took the Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Born on the Bayou” too seriously, and wrote “Mee-Maw.” We highly recommend listening to part one first before […]

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June 5, 2024

Confession & Song: Judy Blank and Dylan Earl – “MeeMaw”

HOLY TOLEDO a NeW sOnG and confession! CLAP HANDS! Judy Blank & Dylan Earl turn someone’s Cajun grandma’s life into a new zydeco-tinged bop called “MeeMaw.” It features fiddle and squeeze from Grammy winners Lost Bayou Ramblers. Big thanks to Red River Revel for having us out last year, where we collected this confession. Got […]

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May 15, 2024

Confession Response #3

GOOD GOLLY! we asked and we received TWENTY FIVE SONG SUBMISSIONS!! In this episode, you’ll hear new songs by Chris Robeson, Con Davison, We Sell Shirts, Brittany Banowsky, and Bu Gee, as well as clips from several more. You can hear all 25 songs on a playlist we made for you to listen to all […]

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April 24, 2024

Confession Call #3

Do you write songs? If you do, we want you to write a song based on the confession in this episode!! If we love it, it may become the KUTX Song of the Day. Here’s how it works: Plus the Song Confessional Team will choose their favorite song and give the winner a day in […]

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April 17, 2024

Artist Interview: Pigeon John – “Time to Move Out”

HOLY MOLY! WE’RE RE-AIRING OUR INTERVIEW WITH PiGeOn JoHn from last year. We highly recommend checking out our previous episode featuring PJ’s song “Time To Move Out” as well as last year’s episode about “Dibs On Trevor” before diving into this interview. Got a story you want to confess and maybe have it turned into […]

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April 3, 2024

Confession & Song: Pigeon John – “Time to Move Out”

GREAT SCOTT! Pigeon John hath blessed part one of our 3RD EPISODE with a nouveau song called “it’s time to move out”! inspired by one woman’s desire to kick her grown son out of her house, Pigeon John uses ragtime piano, dreamy strings, and percussion loops to turn mama’s infaticidal (ok maybe that’s a stretch) […]

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March 20, 2024

Artist Interview: Buffalo Hunt – “Anonymous Pleasure”

FEAST YOUR EYE EARS ON PART TWO of our episode featuring Texan songbird actor director person, Buffalo Hunt. We highly recommend listening to the confession and song in PART ONE before Stephanie Hunts recounts how she transformed this raunchy boomer memory into such a sultry modern bop in our interview. Big thanks to Visit Austin and […]

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March 6, 2024

Confession & Song: Buffalo Hunt – “Anonymous Pleasure”

GOODNESS GRACIOUS THE SECOND SONG OF OUR 3rd PODCAST SZN IS HERE!! “Anonymous Pleasure” was written by Texan songstress, actress, person, and place, Buffalo Hunt AKA Stephanie Hunt, and inspired by the true real life confession of an older Australian woman. Get your bath salts & licorice sticks warmed for this one, y’all. It’s steamy. […]

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About

On Song Confessional, bands and songwriters turn anonymous stories into new original songs. Each episode features the “confession” that inspires the original song, the song premiere, and an interview with the songwriter. Lukens and Catanzaro capture these candid recordings in their traveling public confession booth / recording studio, which has made appearances at SXSW, Luck Reunion, and Newport Folk Festival as well as a fixture at the Hotel Magdalena in Austin. The show’s first season included songs from artists like Odessa, Wild Child and The Band of Heathens, and is availableto stream now.

Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro

Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro are hosts of the Song Confessional Podcast. Catanzaro describes the genesis of the show’s concept: “Walker and I have spent several years and thousands of miles on the road together listening to music playing music and recording music. After one particular show a woman came up to Walker and described how one of his records really got her through her mother’s death. It got us thinking about the way people relate to specific songs which popped the question, “What if we could actually write a personalized song?” As a former Catholic, somewhere along the way the idea of confession came into the mix. Adding the anonymity and the confessional vibe really allows people a space to open up without feeling judged. I think the beauty of this kind of storytelling is that it’s timeless. The themes are anything from the general human experience… there’s no right or wrong.”

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