S2E57 – Dr. Randall Bell, Richard Thompson, Ken Burns, and Brandon Alan

In this episode, we visit with Dr. Randall Bell, guitarist Richard Thompson, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and country artist Brandon Alan.

Dr. Randall Bell about his new book “Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience”. Dr. Bell talks about how his research and writing began well before the pandemic, but blended hand-in-hand with his line of writing. 

Songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson visits about his memoir “BEESWING: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975”. He shares the differences in putting memories down in book form as opposed to the songwriting process. He also talks about the difficulties in every aspect of the creative process.

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tells his creative inspiration behind “Hemingway” – which is available to stream for free on PBS.org. Ken also shares about the importance of voice and music in the documentary process. Voice credits in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “Hemingway” include Jeff Daniels, Meryl Streep, Mary Louise Parker, Keri Russell, and Patricia Clarkson.

Singer, songwriter, guitar picker extraordinaire, and all-around good guy Brandon Alan calls in to talk about his latest music news. We share about his new instrumental rendition of the Willie Nelson classic “On The Road Again” – available soon. Brandon also talks about his latest musical inspiration, and how taking on the producer role in his current project has been a blessing. Find more about his music, tour dates, social handles and more at brandonalanmusic.net. You can also check out his previous visit here.

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