Kevin Heider

is creating Song & Story (a podcast)

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About Kevin Heider

Thank you for supporting this project! Patrons of this podcast (at varying levels) will get bonus episodes + advance access to my own music and videos before they're officially released.

Every song has a story. I want to dive into songs that have piqued my interest over the years and learn more about them by discussing them with the artists who brought them to life.

Introduction  //  Every episode will begin with a brief introduction.
Song  //  The featured song will be played in full, with a lead-in by the artist.
Discussion  //  I'll ask the artist about the story/stories behind the song. I'll poke and prod and ask about specific lines, phrases, themes, metaphors, production decisions, etc. I fully anticipate each conversation veering off onto backroads and tangents — an inevitable result of our subjective experiences with art — though it will always come back around.
Song (again)  //  Having digested and discussed the song, we'll close each show by listening to it again with fresh ears and a new perspective.

I'm a songwriter. As such, I'm a storyteller. I know how much time, energy, and thought goes into crafting a song. Some come out quickly, in minutes. Some take days, weeks, months, even years to be fully revealed and refined. I know what each of my songs means. I know the stories behind them. Sometimes I share those stories when I'm performing, though I never quite reveal every detail; I never really tell the whole story.

I've been traveling with my music for almost a decade. In that time, I've had the privilege of meeting and collaborating with some incredible songwriters. The opportunity to meet an artist I admire and talk with them about their work is something I cherish. Contemplating a song and discussing it — the thought and intent behind it, the stories around and contained within it — is essential to valuing music as art. What a song can reveal about the human condition in all its glory, tragedy, comedy, error, absurdity, and mystery: that's what I want to explore.
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A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Moss = debt in this instance. Once we really get up and rolling here, our most basic monthly costs will be covered and we'll have a little left over to use on promotion, advertising, etc.
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