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Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro

June 16, 2022

Full Fat Tony Interview Unedited

This is our last offering in our unedited interview series from the Hotel Magdalena season. It features Fat Tony chopping it up with Walker about all things Houston and how beautiful it is to fall in love. If you like our show, please rate and review us down below!


June 9, 2022

Cashandra (aka Sabrina Ellis & Andrew Cashen) Interview Unedited

We had a number of great interviews from our latest Hotel Magdalena season. This week, we’re revisiting Cashandra (Sabrina Ellis & Andrew Cashen of Sweet Spirit & A Giant Dog) where they discuss how their time at the hotel brought them back to their roots of songwriting, growing up playing shows in Houston and hearing […]


June 3, 2022

Full Boyfriend Interview (Unedited)

We had a number of great interviews from our latest Hotel Magdalena season that we wanted to release the full interviews to check out! We’re revisiting Boyfriend’s interview from earlier this year where she discusses her songwriting process, her father’s songwriting prowess, and a little incident with cupcakes at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Check out Boyfriend’s […]



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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