Take Me To The Bridge
By Ben Wakeman
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Take Me To The Bridge is all about the song. Songwriter/Web Developer extraordinaire, Ben Wakeman shares his passion for music and songwriting in every episode. At the heart of each podcast is an in depth interview with an amazing songwriter. Ben has an uncanny ability to draw these artists out and get candid responses from them about their lives as working songwriters. As expected, there is a healthy dose of live performance and jamming throughout as well as interesting insights, exercises and musings on the craft of songwriting. A gifted singer/songwriter, Ben Wakeman has released four independent albums to date and has performed, recorded and/or collaborated with a number of artists including: John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Gillian Welch, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.
||Highs and Lows with Shawn Mullins||Shawn Mullins wants to light you up. In this interview he talks about his early influences and his writing process.||10/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Three Songs from the Inside Out||Ben Wakeman, host of Take Me to the Bridge puts three of his new songs under the microscope.||11/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Colin Hay: Not a Hero, Just a Working Man||Colin Hay, at 56 is older, wiser and a hell of a lot funnier.||10/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Katie Herzig Sings Devil Music with the Voice of an Angel||Katie Herzig delivers her own special brand of quirky folk-pop.||10/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Matthew Perryman Jones Finds his Stride||Listen to one of the brightest stars on the horizon of the songwriter scene.||1/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Gretchen Peters Makes it Look Easy||Her story, her songs and the happy accidents that most songwriters would kill for.||6/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Many Ways Can the Same Song Be Sung?||How much variation can there really be with one lyric, one singer and one guitar? In this episode we find out.||9/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Wilcox Feels His Way||David Wilcox shares his sacred truths about life, music and the point of the song.||8/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Caroline Herring Surprises Us with Something Sweet||Caroline Herring, like her music strikes the perfect balance between salty and sweet.||8/12/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Poet and a Gentleman: Pierce Pettis||When Pierce Pettis settles into a song with his yearning baritone and percussive guitar, there is no place else you would rather be.||6/9/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Vienna Teng Makes a Name for Herself||At eleven years old, a girl gave herself the moniker: Vienna Teng in hopes that she would one day lead a life worthy of such a name.||5/5/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Shindell Knows a Good Song||Richard Shindell talks about the songs that shaped his career and why he doesn't journal.||4/23/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Craig Cardiff Finds Meaning in This Business||Craig Cardiff finds meaning in this business.||4/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Matthew Kahler Wants to Hear||Matthew Kahler talks about the inner game behind the big voice.||3/30/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Gorka's Writing in the Margins||John Gorka talks about his early years and music as his bridge to the outside world.||3/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Glen Phillips Makes Lemonade||Former lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket talks about what to do with lemons.||2/23/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Big as Texas: Eric Taylor Talks||Eric Taylor is the songwriter your mother warned you about and he has tales to tell.||2/1/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Pat Walsh is an Egghead||Pat Walsh talks about his strange and beautiful lyrics, addictive melodies and how he cracked his Egghead.||1/5/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kristian Bush Has Attitude||Kristian Bush talks about his sweet success with Sugarland, the all-powerful tagline and why attitude matters.||12/15/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the podcast
Great concept and great artists. I had a chance to hear Ben and Pat both play on Saturday night and was blown away!! Definitely people that know the craft of songwriting. Thanks for being willing to share your talent and ideas!
Fantastic concept and musical conversations
Terrific in-depth creative conversation between songwriter and songwriter. I heard the first four and look forward to more. Ben himself is a craftsman and has been able to offer a wonderful picture into the art of songwriting through these great interviews.
Podcasting at its best!
You should never complain that it's hard to find out about good music. Subscribe to this podcast and you'll be treated to a number of great interviews with great artists. Ben asks great questions and mixes the conversations with snippets of the songs that are being discussed. This is podcasting at its best.