Zac Catanzaro

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.

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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 in one spot.

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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:

  1. Listen to the latest episode of the Song Confessional podcast. You’ll hear an anonymous confession that we collected back in March at the KUTX Live at Scholz Garten series.
  2. Write a song inspired by that confession and record it. Anything from an iPhone memo to a full-on bedroom production, whatever puts you in the zone.
  3. Submit it to kutx.org/confession by Sunday, May 12th
  4. Some of the songs will be featured on the May 15th episode of the Song Confessional podcast

Plus the Song Confessional Team will choose their favorite song and give the winner a day in the studio with Walker Lukens to professionally record your song! That song will be featured on the KUTX Song of the Day.

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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.

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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) desire into pure pop delight! This confession was taken at the Artsplosure Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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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 Brand USA for sending us down to the festival.

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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. THIS IS PART ONE OF A TWO PART EPISODE. Clap HANDS!!

Big thanks to Visit Austin and Brand USA for sending us down to the festival.

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Artist Interview: Wood Belly – “Late Bloomer”

BEHOLD PART TWO of our episode featuring  Colorado “new grass” experts, Wood Belly!! We highly recommend listening to the confession and song in PART ONE before Wood Belly singer Brennan Mackey tells us all about his life got flipped, turned upside down and, if you’d like to take a minute to just sit right there, tell you how he became the prince of a band called Wood Belly.

Check out more Wood Belly here: https://www.woodbellymusic.com/

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Confession & Song: Wood Belly – “Late Bloomer”

Colorado “new grass” aficionados, Wood Belly, turn our confessor’s low key embarrassing first romantic encounter into high key folk pop delight in OUR FIRST EPISODE OF OUR THIRD FULL SEASON. HuZzAH!!! In this here part 1, you’ll hear the song and confession, and Zac talk about meeting his wife. In part 2, you’ll hear Wood Belly member Brennan tell you about the band’s history and what exactly it sounds like when doves cry.

Check out more Wood Belly here: https://www.woodbellymusic.com/

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The new season of Song Confessional starts Feb 7th!

The new season of the Song Confessional podcast arrives on Feb 7th! Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro travel around the world collecting anonymous confessions from everyday people and then give them to songwriters and bands who turn them into new original songs. This season features new songs from artists like Golden Dawn Arkestra, Woodbelly, Buffalo Hunt, Pigeon John, and more !

Confession Response #1: HS Queer Baiter

We’re ending 2022 with the premiere of 4 new songs that were submitted after our previous episode.

Songs from Caelin, Roman Kuebler, Steel Gemini, and M. Walker were inspired by last week’s episode about a queer baiter. Walker and Zac break down each song and how everyone had a different take on the confession itself.

After you give this a listen, give us a rating and review, and look for these artists wherever you listen to music.

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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 record an original song inspired by it, and send it to us. If we like it, we’ll feature our favorites on the next episode of the show!

Your song doesn’t have to be studio quality. Record it on your phone, and produce it on an MPC, whatever your method is will work for us. Just make sure you follow the information and submission requirements in the google doc here. Submit your song no later than December 13th. 

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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 out and if you like what you hear, give us 5 stars and a review!

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 hear how they channeled this confession into their latest tune.

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 inspired her to write “River”.

If you haven’t heard part 1 before this, go back and listen to the confession as well as Zac and Walker’s thoughts on last week’s confession.

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 Pom Squad.

Be on the lookout for part 2 of our episode next week when Walker chats with Pom Pom Squad directly.

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.

 

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.

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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 real outtakes from their songwriting process.

Give this a listen wherever you get your podcasts and be sure to rate and review the Song Confessional as well!

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 full interview with Walker wherever you get your podcasts.