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Founded 26 years ago and headquartered in Nashville, American Songwriter magazine is a bi-monthly publication dedicated to the craft of music. Delve deep into the mind-matter of today's celebrated songsmiths with intimate artist interviews and features. Recent rendezvous sessions include chats with Jamey Johnson, Joanna Newsom, Brandon Flowers, and more. Keep track of the latest album releases vis-à-vis a detailed reviews section, which offers in-depth album analyses full of so much insight that you'll find yourself spurred on to further reading, such as unauthorized histories of the glockenspiel. Use the colorful, insightful pages to help write an inspired rhapsody, or gift a harried klezmer musician with uncomplicated coffee-table reading.
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