Songs Analyzed

Colter Wall Sings Ian Tyson’s “Bob Fudge”

Ian Tyson is one of the best cowboy song writers around. Maybe songwriters.  His song "Bob Fudge" is an exceptional example of how to write from someone else's perspective, cover 71 years, and make...

Travis Meadows “Pontiac”

If you want to start with something that's true, one of the best songwriting mentors you can look to is Travis Meadows. He has a way of writing about his experiences that brings others in and not...

Lucinda Williams “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road”

Lucinda Williams is a songwriting super-shero. Yes, most successful women who have to deal with a male-dominated industry often are. But, she was one of the first women, no - songwriters, to raise...

Jason Isbell “Cumberland Gap”

Having worked in the Cumberland Gap area back in the day, I'd drive up 25E through Tazewell TN, past the Mustang Lounge, and wind my way through the gap toward Middlesboro Kentucky. Why do I...