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The Co-Write

"The Co-write" is hosted by Bobby Duncan and Donovan Dodd. It is a music centered podcast, but not restricted to only music topics. The pair will cover many different areas of interest, as well as welcome guests to join them for special episodes.
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Dec 1, 2017

A special episode of The Co-Write comes at you today!  The boys discuss their recent excursion to NYC, for Springsteen on Broadway.  Afterwards, they give a quick hit to the Grammy nominations that came out earlier this week. 

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Nov 8, 2017

Susan Gibson is, and has, one of the strongest voices in our music scene.  Having penned one of the most widely known songs in music, Wide Open Spaces, cut by The Dixie Chicks, at age 21, her career could have peaked at an early age.  However, through her diligent work ethic, and a determination to produce meaningful songs, Susan has continually crafted her work with a uniqueness and determination many songwriters envy.  In this episode, listen as Susan gives the back story on where so many her post popular songs came from. 

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Oct 11, 2017

Radney Foster has long been heralded as one of Texas' finest songwriters.  Growing up in Del Rio, TX, Radney's love of music began at family bar-b-ques where guitars were passed from hand to hand and songs of all genres were shared to all who would listen.  Radney tended that early flame and began his expansive career while attending college about ninety minutes from Nashville.  Radney has had many national chart hits for major artists from Keith Urban to Sara Evans, but you might be surprised how many songs from the Texas music scene Radney has penned or had a hand in penning.  Radney sits down with The Co-Write to discuss those early days, his entry into the new-age Texas music genre & his newest project, "For You to See the Stars", which is a combination record and book of short stories.  

 

Prior to the Radney interview, the fellas discuss an unlikely friend of Donovan's who has a shot to become a world champion.  They also discuss the untimely passing of Tom Petty, and BRUCE TALK! 

 

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Sep 27, 2017

Drew Kennedy had established himself as one of the most gifted songwriters in our region.  His albums, "Fresh Water in the Salton Sea" & "Wide Listener", were heralded for their depth and sonic beauty around the Americana world.  Drew's newest effort, "At Home in the Big Lonesome" is available for pre-sale September 30th and set for release November 3rd.  Drew hops on with The Co-Write to discuss his childhood in Pennsylvania, a record setting college baseball career in Virginia and how it all lead to his discovery of the Americana singer/songwriters that helped mold him into the artist he is today.  Hear Drew tell of what the early days of music were like, and how he continues to exceed the high bars he sets for himself and his music. 

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Sep 6, 2017

Wade Bowen has been a dominate force on the Texas music scene since it caught fire in the early 2000's.  Beginning his journey in Lubbock, TX, Wade used the momentum carried from building a large following in a college town to make what would become his first hit record, The Blue Light Live.  Although the road is never easy, Bowen continue to push towards his goal of being a career musician, and after a few years of searching while scraping every dollar together he could, Bowen began an incredible streak of successful projects.  Beginning with Lost Hotel, Bowen's streak of albums, including If We Ever Make It Home, The Given, Wade Bowen & a soon to be released, Keith Gattis produced album, could arguably be one of the most solid runs of releases this genre has ever seen.  Listen to Bowen take a turn with The Co-Write to discuss his career from the early days to the present, and how he desires to continue to push the boundaries even further.

 

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Aug 23, 2017

Josh Abbott has had one of the fastest rises to the A-list in Texas music history.  Since the beginning of his meteoric rise, Josh has been somewhat of a polarizing force for fans and musicians alike.  However you feel, Josh is firmly fixated at the top of the Texas music pecking order, and has no plans of ceding that position.  This week on The Co-Write, Josh sits down with the boys to discuss everything from where his musical journey began, to what launched his rise and how he continually tests the limits of his music both sonically and lyrically.  Josh's latest release, "Until My Voice Goes Out", debuted at #1 on the iTunes music chart, establishing him as a growing force nationally, and one of Texas' biggest acts. 

Aug 3, 2017

Part 2 of our River Jam extravaganza gives us a great interview with Josh Weathers.  Josh shares with us the his story of meeting the President, as well as how much detail goes into having access to a POTUS.  Then at (28:00) our old friend K. Phillips sits down to discuss what is was like to go on tour with the Counting Crows and Rob Thomas, as well as getting to play Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.  K. also discuss what is was like to meet Kelsey Grammar and some of the pitfalls of popularity.  

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Aug 2, 2017

The Co-Write is on the road!  This past weekend we headed southward for New Braunfels and River Road Ice House to talk with the artists playing Galleywinter's first River Jam.  Recently rebranded, River Jam is in it's 16th year as the marquee event of the year for the Gallywinter website, and managing editor of Galleywinter, Brad Beheler, gives us a brief history of this event right off the bat.  At (33:00), we had the pleasure of talking with Haley Cole.  This extremely talented singer/songwriter shares her story of moving to Nashville, and back to Texas, as well as what the future might hold.  Then at (53:30) Matt Boggs from Prophets & Outlaws takes a seat with the boys and fills us in on what is happening with them. 

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Jul 26, 2017

This week the fellas introduce something new to the Co-Write listeners.  A movie review, "short", podcast.  Aside from music news and interviews, Bobby and Donovan have a deep passion for the cinema and the art that is produced in that area.  The guys hope to bring you entertaining reviews of movies they are excited about in the coming months.  It all starts on the shaky foundation that is their review of Dunkirk. 

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Jul 12, 2017

Steve Helms is a music lifer.  The son of legendary D/FW musician, Leon Helms, Steve walked in his father's boot steps from an early age.  Playing in house bands at an early age, Steve honed his craft, and used those early lessons throughout a career that has spanned nearly 4 decades, and he's only 50.  This week on The Co-Write Steve Helms tells us of those early days in the D/FW house band circuit, his departure from the local music scene, his return, a brief stint in Brett Michaels' band, and his burgeoning solo career that leads to a new album to be released in early 2018.  

 

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Jun 26, 2017

The Co-Write is back this week with Episode 27.  The boys discuss two recent concerts they attended as well as the differences with both venues.  A recent Fort Worth Weekly article was released and it is causing quite the storm.  The boys discuss the article and it's relevance.  Taylor Swift released her entire catalogue back on streaming services, and the timing is rather suspicious. Bruce Springsteen announced he is all set to host an 8 week residency on Broadway, and the boys discuss whether they could attend a show without losing their respective significant others. 

 

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Topics Mentioned 

Dalton Domino
Ryan Adams
Red Rocks
Billy Bob's Texas
Fort Worth Weekly
Jerry Jeff Walker
Robert Earl Keen
Pat Green
Saving Country Music
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Bruce Springsteen
Spotify
Jason Isbell
John Baumann

May 24, 2017

As co-host of the nationally recognized Dunham and Miller Morning Show on Sports Radio 1310 and 96.7 FM The Ticket, George Dunham is one of the most recognized voices in the country.  Aside from his hugely successful career in radio, George holds a deep passion for Texas music.  His band The Bird Dogs are on the cusp of releasing their third studio album, "This Could Be It", later this summer.  George was sits down with the guys inside The Co-Write World Headquarters to talk about his early childhood and beginnings in music, deciding on his broadcasting career path & being part of a sports radio renaissance that became the most streamed radio station in the world.  

 

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May 11, 2017

Your fearless leaders are back this week, and flying solo, for the 25th episode of The Co-Write.  Hot takes this week on Sam Riggs and Larry Joe Taylor.  Donovan discusses the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  And, the pod rounds out with some thoughts on a few new records to come out since the last, non-guest episode. 

 

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Apr 26, 2017

There are few torch bearers of modern Texas music who can say they've been around since the dawn of the scene.  Even fewer can claim to have made as large of an impact as Justin Frazell.  From his early days as the morning traffic reporter on KPLX 99.5 The Wolf, to the spawning of his own Texas music centric "Front Porch Show", Justin became a 100,000 watt vocal force for many then upstart, but fast growing acts.  Since those early days, Justin continues to be one of Texas music's greatest champions.  Whether it's hosting his nationally syndicated Texas Red Dirt Roads show every Sunday, being the program director for the very successful KFWR 95.9 The Ranch, or hosting his annual Pickin' for Preemies charity bash, Justin's overwhelming influence on this scene continues to be felt.

 

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Apr 12, 2017

The Co-Write is back!!  This week Bobby and Donovan talk with Brad Beheler from galleywinter.com.  One of the longtime stalwarts of the "Texas music scene", Brad's was a conversation the boys couldn't wait to get started.  Time was no concern in this conversation as it is the longest Co-Write podcast to date.  This episode covers the history of Galleywinter and Pat Green's influence on it.  They discuss the scene over the last 2 decades, and how it's changed for better or worse. Brad reveals his most listened to albums of his life, as well as what up & comers he thinks might gain a footing in our scene.  Throughout this marathon pod you are not shorted on opions, ideas & hopes for the future, when it comes to Texas music. 

 

 

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Mar 15, 2017

*NOTE* - We recorded this week using a new software, and it seems to have glitches out on us around the 4:00 mark.  It is prevalent for about a minute and a half, but then clears up the rest of the way.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE AND HAVE DESTROYED SAID AUDIO RECORDING DEVICE FOR IT'S LACK OF COOPERATION.        ENJOY ... 

 

Hey kids!  The Co-write is back this week touching all of your favorite pop culture & Texas music areas ... at (13:00) Bobby and Donovan do a  quick review of the Academy Awards.  Then at (19:00) they talk Dirk Nowitzki reaching the 30k point mark, which turns into a sports Mt. Rushmore discussion.  The pod closes out with a discussion on the recent social media meltdown regarding 95.9 The Ranch, which begins at (28:15).  

 

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Mar 1, 2017

*WARNING* THE FOLLOWING PODCAST WAS RECORDED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12:15 AND 1 AM.

This week on the podcast, Bobby and Donovan meet up at Donovan's new digs in Grapevine, TX to bring you their hottest opinions on the Grammy Awards ceremony.  The guys talk all of the big names.  Adele, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Sturgill Simpson, Alicia Keys & others all get The Co-Write treatment.  The guys review their Grammy predictions as well as give their hot opinions on a tribute to The Bee-Gees that left Donovan wanting, to say the least.  Post Grammy talk, the boys review Ryan Adam's new record, "Prisoner".  Enough said. 

 

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Feb 15, 2017

This week Bobby and Donovan get the chance to talk to master songwriter, producer & friend, Walt Wilkins.  Recorded live from the Live Oak Music Hall green room in Fort Worth, the guys touch on many topics with Walt including:  his musical beginnings, influences, the move to Nashville and then back to Texas, nightmare songwriting stories from Nashville, his favorite concert, the birth of The Mystiqueros, how he feels about being referred to as the "Godfather" of Texas songwriters, his new record "Streetlight" & the time he hung out with Michael Jackson. 

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Feb 8, 2017

It's Grammy season!  The Co-Write takes a look at the upcoming Grammy Awards which airs this Sunday, February 12th.  At (20:20) the boys talk a bit about Kanye West recently going crazy as well as how his much deserved Grammy "snub" will affect his mental state.  At 22:15 the fellas talk again, but really for the first time, about Sturgill Simpson's surprising Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year.  Reckless Kelly is nominated again, and the boys dissect that news at (29:30).  Prior predictions, involving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, is revisited at (35:00) And at (38:00), the show wraps up with the predictions you've all been waiting for ... WHO WILL WIN A GRAMMY ... 

 

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Jan 29, 2017

 

CONSIDER THIS FAIR WARNING:  THE FOLLOWING EPISODE CONTAINS THE LIBERAL USE OF SOME CHOICE WORDS THAT MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN < OUR MOTHERS < AND OUR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS. 



Well the boys are back at it with a hot off the presses episode!  Bobby & Donovan have possibly not so popular opinions on a few smoldering debates going on right now.  First they tackle the recent FW Weekly article regarding recent CW guest, Josh Weathers, playing an inaugural ball in Washington D.C.  At (18:30) the two discuss John Mayer's new EP as well as new music from Ryan Adams at (26:30).  At (43:00), Donovan talks about a new music podcast called "Song Exploder".  Then, at (45:50 & 52:00) there are some hot opinions on Steamboat Springs Musicfest as well as Sturgill Simpson's recent performance on SNL.  

 

Saddle up for this one boys and girls ... 

 

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Jan 18, 2017

On this week's The Co-Write, Bobby and Donovan air a conversation they recorded with the great Josh Weathers prior to a Sunday Supper Club performance by Josh and Bobby back in December.  The trio discuss Josh's musical beginnings, his heavy touring days, his decision to take a step back, the viral video phenomenon, and his many charitable works throughout the world.  Josh is truly a unique and fascinating individual, and you can see why on this episode!  

Jan 4, 2017

Bobby and Donovan bring you a look back at the first season of The Co-Write.  The boys lay out their plan for the podcast moving forward, as well as share some of their favorite moments from the past year.  After a year where so many meaningful artists passed away, the two review their very first topic, five artists you want to see before they die.  Next, they rehash their most downloaded topic which involved a now notorious comment from Granger Smith.  Lastly, a look back at their most memorable trip to see Bruce Springsteen in New Jersey.  Thank you for the first year of The Co-Write!  We hope you enjoy all we bring you in 2017!

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