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Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro

December 6, 2022

Confession Call #1: HS Queer Baiter

We’re trying something new here at Song Confessional and are calling on YOU to help us out. If you’ve been following along and thinking to yourself, “I could have totally written a song for this confession!”, well now’s your chance! We’re asking you to listen to this confession (taken at Red River Revel), write and […]

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November 10, 2022

Capyac – EarthMemory part 2

In this weeks’ episode of the Song Confessional, Walker sits down with Eric of Capyac to discuss last week’s crooked doctor’s confession. They also discuss Capyac’s history and evolution as a band, how they manage song writing when living across the world from one another and how they booked their first national tour. Check it […]

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November 3, 2022

Capyac – EarthMemory part 1

This week’s episode, features Capyac and the debut of their new song “EarthMemory”. “EarthMemory” was inspired by a crooked doctor who gives out prescription drugs to his patients that are addicts as well as sleeps with them. And keep your eyes to your podcast feed for next week when Walker sits down with Capyac to […]

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October 20, 2022

Pom Pom Squad – River part 2

This week Walker sat down with the brainchild of Pom Pom Squad, Mia Barren. They discuss how crazy Pom Pom Squad’s 2022 has been including, touring across the globe, how Mia is taking care of herself amidst the chaos of touring, how she and her band have grown, and what parts of last week’s confession […]

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October 13, 2022

Pom Pom Squad – River part 1

This week’s episode features the confession that inspired Pom Pom Squad’s latest tune “River”. In this episode, you’ll hear our confessor talk about how his father’s death led to his divorce. You’ll also hear Walker and Zac discuss this confession in-depth and share how they relate to our confessor. And you’ll hear “River” by Pom […]

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September 29, 2022

Superfónicos – Tu Voz

This week launches the first episode in our new season! For the first time, we’re pulling an unreleased track from the vault inspired by the 2018 midterms. Austin-based, Columbian fusion outfit, Superfónicos, wrote and live recorded a groovy track encouraging us all to get out and vote.  

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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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