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Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro

January 20, 2022

Alesia Lani – Fool For You

This week we hear a woman’s nationally newsworthy proposal gone just a bit awry. Austin based R&B powerhouse Alesia Lani turns this romantic mishap into a soulful pop anthem reminding us what it feels like to fall in love. You’ll hear Walker and Alesia talk about their love lives and how she mixed in her […]

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January 13, 2022

!!! – All I Wanted Was a Photograph

Welcome back to Song Confessional, the only podcast where today’s top songwriters turn your anonymous stories into original songs. This week, we learn why you don’t send pictures of a gun to your friend in prison and New York-based dance/punk outfit !!! (Chk Chk Chk) turn this cautionary tale into a raucous new groove. Hear […]

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January 6, 2022

Song Confessional Season 2 Announcement

Season 2 starts January 13! New song premieres from !!!, Alesia Lani, Sea Moya, Jane Ellen Bryant & Terra Lightfoot, David Ramirez & Kalu James, Madisen Ward & The Momma Bear, Night Moves. New original score for every episode! Even more exciting news, we now have a permanent interactive confession booth in partnership with Hotel […]

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December 8, 2020

Song Confessional x Pause/Play

Song Confessional co-host Walker Lukens sits down with Pause/Play to discuss live music during the pandemic.

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September 25, 2020

72 Hours In Newport – Houndmouth “Some Paradise”

How sailing through a hurricane from Hawaii to LA turns into a proposal in Venice.

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September 18, 2020

72 Hours In Newport – Wild Child “Going In”

The end of the world is boring.

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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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