Art of the Song 10-25

This week our guest is Katie Anne Mitchell. From anthropology graduate student to actor to singer/songwriter and storyteller, Katie has settled on the term “creative universalist” to describe herself. She was a member of the Art of the Song team from  2013 to 2018. When she started working with us, she had never written a song, nor picked up a guitar. Then, her primary job was trascribing the interviews we had done with songwriters like Ellis Paul, Sam Baker, Judy Collins, Mary Gauthier, Smokey Robinson and Rosanne Cash. 

The combination of transcribing the interviews along with learning of the folk music community through attendance with us at festivals and folk music conferences had an effect. In 2018 Katie released her first CD, The Many Lives of Mockingbird. We spoke with Katie about her 2020 EP, Alice’s Land.

In the second half of the show for the Creativity Corner, author, songwriter and business coach, Cliff Goldmacher offers an essay on “Lateral Thinking and Metaphor.”

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