from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See songwriter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A writer of songs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A song maker; a poet.
By his early 20s, the skinny lad with long brown hair became a worldwide sensation --- the master songsmith behind a little British band known as The Beatles.
Memory Tapes is the province of Dayve Hawk, a 30-year-old songsmith who bubbled up from rural New Jersey a couple years ago with a sound that mixes melodies for the ages with intimations of murky weirdness.
Think about The Beach Boys and their crazed father Murry Wilson, that manic drive of his and the trauma he inflicted particularly on his most talented son, pop songsmith extraordinaire Brian Wilson.
Recorded between 1962 and 1964, they offer a portrait of the young Dylan as prolific songsmith, spraying out numbers that changed pop history such as "The Times They Are a-Changin '", alongside passing cold war satires such as "Talkin 'John Birch Paranoid Blues", all delivered in Bob's biting, mid-Western burr.
If you missed Ted Leo's show in Baltimore last night, Midnight Sun has a good interview with the punk rock songsmith.
Rich Cronin, the bleach-tipped "Summer Girls" songsmith from the late 1990s boy band "LFO," has died.
Quincy Jones took interest in the young songsmith and published some of his titles.
We're not sure if Mehran is, like Rosenberg/Pink, a Zappa fan, but there is a sense of a playful, even transgressive, mind at work behind the heavenly hooks and catchy choruses, as though Genesis P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle had a sideline as a Brill Building songsmith it also reminds you that Lou Reed briefly worked at Pickwick.
Having forged an almost instant intimacy with the 43-year-old songsmith, Staples was ready to get to work.
Singer/songsmith Cass McCombs was born in 1977 in California.
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