For the Sake of the Song

Sundays from 7-8 p.m.
  • Hosted by Greg Johnson

For the Sake of the Song: The Blue Door Music Show is dedicated to the craft of songwriting, featuring contemporary folk and Americana artists as well as great roots rock and pop bands. We rock and we get quiet.

Artists heard on the show: Jimmy Webb, John Fullbright, Greg Jacobs, Harry Nilsson, The Rascals & more

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Vicki Farmer

WNYC's Soundcheck featured Oklahoma musician John Fullbright on their show yesterday. Host John Schaefer interviews John and has him play some music from his new album, Songs.

"I don't have any idea what I'm doing. I don't have any vision or goal, I just write what I write and then I throw it all at the wall and see what sticks." - John Fullbright

WBUR's Here & Now featured Oklahoma musician John Fullbright on their show today.

Host Robin Young interviews John and has him play some music from his new album, Songs.

John Fullbright's Songs is the most interestingly uneven album I've heard in a while. The work of a smart young man, it's also the work of a self-conscious young man who's prone to mistaking articulate melancholy for wisdom. Fullbright's debut album contained bold melodies and told stories about daydreamers and offbeat people. On Songs, Fullbright opts for pure mood-setting, sounding morose in an attempt to signal subtle passion, but that's not really how it plays out.



Singer-songwriter John Fullbright's debut album catapulted him from obscurity to a Grammy nomination for best Americana artist. That was in 2012. Now Meredith Ochs has this review of his follow up album titled simply "Songs".


JOHN FULLBRIGHT: Susie was a pearl of a woman. and Jack was a golden man. She told him she loved him forever. And he gave her a wedding band.

Woody Guthrie's relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours. But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period. His reputation there is now closer to a full restoration as Oklahoma opens his archives.