Host: Jason Pyles

Jason Pyles originally hails from Wheeling, West Virginia, where he began teaching himself piano at age 14 and guitar at age 18. He started writing songs from the beginning and now has written more than 150 original tunes. Jason says his musical inspirations are Billy Joel, Glen Phillips (formerly of Toad the Wet Sprocket fame) and his best friend, Bill Barnes. Jason has formed a few bands and has performed everywhere from nursing homes to outdoor amphitheaters. In 2002 he produced his first CD, “Things to Come,” which garnered him a distribution deal with Excel Entertainment in Salt Lake City. The CD sold fairly well for about a year, and then sales tapered off. In 2006 Jason produced his second CD, “On Sacred Ground,” with his bass player friend, Eric Fichtner. In addition to hosting The Songwriting Podcast, Jason also hosts two other movie podcasts — the Considering the Sequels Podcast and The Best Picture Podcast. Jason now refers to himself as “a living room musician,” and he plays piano for the Dave Eaton Element. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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