Song Confessional

Song Confessional

Every song has a story, but not every story has a song.

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December 6, 2022 25 min

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 epis...

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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!

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November 3, 2022 21 min

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.

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October 20, 2022 60 min

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 Walk...

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October 13, 2022 47 min

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 d...

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September 29, 2022 43 min

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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June 16, 2022 40 min

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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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.

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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.

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This week wraps up our mini-season featuring stories collected in our permanent confessional booth at Hotel Magdalena! Our final confession comes from a couple that had just finished an X-rated tryst here in the heart of our city.

San Francisco-based Hot Flash Heat Wave writes us a dreamy pop track to underscore your next entanglement.

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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 leaves you longing for the best times.

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May 5, 2022 40 min

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 Confessional every Thursday at KUTX.org and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

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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 brief departure from their rock anthem roots, they wrote a dreamy synth-pop singalong e...
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April 21, 2022 38 min

This week marks the start of our new mini-season featuring stories collected in our permanent confessional booth at Hotel Magdalena! And let me tell ya…the walls have spoken!

Our confessor shares how she got caught with 2 boyfriends at her own surprise birthday party.

The New Orleans-based self-proclaimed rap-cabaret performance artist, appropriately named Boyfriend, shows us why she’s the authority on all things Boyfriend related.

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We’re back with our latest season “Late Checkout; Stories from the Hotel Magdalena”!

Over the next 5 weeks you’ll hear episodes inspired by our Song Confessional booth installation at Hotel Magdalena as well as songs from Boyfriend, Fat Tony, Rhonda Cashandra (aka Andrew Cashen and Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit), Carrie Rodriguez and Hot Flash Heatwave.

If you have a confession to tell stop by the lobby at Hotel Mag...

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This week season 2 comes to a close and we’ve got a special episode for you. Walker and Zac recap some of our favorite moments from the season and you get to hear the first 2 releases from our new side project YUP….which you’ve actually been listening to all season!

Listen to Song Confessional every Thursday at KUTX.org and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

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This week we wrap up the final part of our first 3 part episode! We’ve heard the confession. We’ve heard killer tracks from Madisen Ward and the Momma Bear & Night Moves. Now we get to hear what they think of each other’s interpretation!

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March 10, 2022 33 min

This week we hear part 2 of our first 3 part episode! Same confession, new song!

Minneapolis indie rockers, Night Moves, take their turn transforming this fun story into a dreamy reflection on modern dating.

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This week’s we hear part 1 of our first 3 part episode! A widow describes the complexities of online dating in rural Texas over the age of 60.

Mother Son duo Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear hailing from Independence, Missouri; write an instant folk classic begging you to singalong.

Listen to Song Confessional every Thursday at KUTX.org and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

 

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February 24, 2022 50 min

In this week’s episode, a woman shares how the pandemic motivated her to move completely across the country and start anew.

Singer, songwriter, and North Carolina native Libby Rodenbough of Mipso takes us on an emotionally reflective journey connecting the heaviness of the past with the hope of the future.

Listen to Song Confessional every Thursday at KUTX.org and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

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