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Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro

May 19, 2022

Carrie Rodriguez and Suzanna Choffel – Barcelona

We’re back with a new episode of our mini-season featuring stories collected in our permanent confessional booth at Hotel Magdalena! This week’s confessor shares his perfectly romantic escapade through Spain and the unexpected decision he made to keep it that way. Inspired Austin sirens Carrie Rodriguez and Suzanna Choffel effortlessly collaborate, writing a song that […]

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May 5, 2022

Fat Tony – Sugar Daddy

We’re halfway through our mini season featuring stories collected in our permanent confessional booth at Hotel Magdalena! This week our confessor shares the unexpected way she finally found the love she deserved. Houston Rapper Fat Tony immortalizes her story with a new track that captures the beautiful mania of falling in love. Listen to Song […]

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April 28, 2022

Cashandra (Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen) – Father Lonely

Week 2 of our new mini-season featuring stories collected in our permanent confessional booth at Hotel Magdalena is here! Our confessor tells us a spicy tale of a romantic escapade with a priest… in Rome, no less. Inspired by our confessor, prolific Austin-based collaborators Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen debut their new project, Cashandra. A […]

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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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