Song Confessional

Song Confessional

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

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April 24, 2024 9 mins

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: Plus the Song Confessional Team will choose their favorite song and give the winner a day in […]

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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. Got a story you want to confess and maybe have it turned into […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 !

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In this episode Walker sits down with Pigeon John to discuss what he finds inspiring from last week’s confession. How he sampled a part of the confession in his song, his personal songwriting process and how he has grown as an solo artist over the years. Check out more from Pigeon John at his website […]

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Pigeon John brings his special blend of hip-hop, soul, and funk to this week's episode with his song "Dibs on Trevor". In part 1, you'll hear the confession of a one-night stand that turns into a multi-year awkward circumstance. Tune in next week for part 2, as Walker sits down with Pigeon John to discuss […]

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The Tender Things cooked up a classic song based on reckless decision gone wrong. In Part 1, you heard the confession and The Tender Things’ live recording of “One Like You”. In this episode, when Walker talks with Jessie about the confession, how it inspired the song, self care, and a whole host of other […]

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The Tender Things cooked up a classic song based on reckless decision gone wrong. In Part 1, you’ll hear the confession and The Tender Things’ live recording of “One Like You”. Tune in for the next edition, when Walker talks with Jessie about the confession, how it inspired the song, self care, and a whole host […]

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We’re back with the premiere of a new song that was submitted in response to our latest open confession call, in which a woman unknowingly drinks a container of…idk you’ll have to find out. This episode features the song “Wild at Heart” by Kelly Dugan. Walker and Zac break down the song and how it […]

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April 11, 2023 22 mins

We’re 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, and then write and record your own song based on it. All submissions will be included […]

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Matthew Logan Vasquez creates a song about a rich boy in west Texas who seems to get away with everything…including homicide. In Part 1, you heard the confession and the song. In this episode, Walker chats with Matthew about his work, the confession, and how it inspired his song “Untouchable”. Got a story you want […]

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Matthew Logan Vasquez creates a song about a rich boy in west Texas who seems to get away with everything…including homicide. In Part 1, you’ll hear the confession and the song. Tune in for Part 2 to hear an interview with Matthew. Got a story you want to confess and maybe have it turned into […]

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Ley Line – the multilingual folk band from Austin, Texas – creates a song based on a compelling and complex love story. In Part 1, you heard the confession and the song. In this part, Walker talks with Ley Line about the confession and how it inspired their song “The Call”. Got a story you […]

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Ley Line – the multilingual folk band from Austin, Texas – creates a song based on a compelling and complex love story. In Part 1, you’ll hear the confession and the song. Tune in for Part 2 to hear an interview with Ley Line. Got a story you want to confess and maybe have it […]

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The legendary Austin, Texas band The Bright Light Social Hour teams up with Walker Lukens to create a song based on a grandmother’s wish to extend her lineage. In Part 1, you’ll hear the confession and the song. In Part 2, Walker and BLSH discuss the confession and how it inspired the song. Got a story […]

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The legendary Austin, Texas band The Bright Light Social Hour teams up with Walker Lukens to create a song based on a grandmother’s wish to extend her lineage. In Part 1, you’ll hear the confession and the song. Tune in for Part 2 to hear an interview with BLSH. Got a story you want to […]

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