The Songwriting School of Los Angeles was pleased to welcome Darryl Purpose, one of the most beloved songwriting-singing stars on the Americana/Contemporary Folk scene, as special guest for Episode 12 of Songwriters on Songwriting, LIVE: Interviews by Paul Zollo. His most recent album is the critically-acclaimed Still The Birds, 11 songs written with Paul Zollo, which has been at the top of Folk DJ playlists since its release. His previous album Next Time Around was #1 on the Roots Music Report folk chart in 2013.
He's also one of the world's greatest blackjack champions, so great that he's been banned from all casinos on six continents for years. He's performed around the world, having shared the stage with Santana and Bonnie Raitt in the former Soviet Union, to a recent sold-out show at L.A's McCabes with Paul Zollo.
Darryl also started the beloved Camp Ned, a songwriting retreat every summer in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of his current home-town, Nederland, Colorado.
Since Zollo and Purpose have been writing songs together for years, and recently intensified that collaboration to write a whole new album, they discussed the process of song collaboration from the inside out, and played some of the songs that came from that collaboration.
Songwriters on Songwriting, LIVE with special guest Darryl Purpose, recorded Saturday, July 9, 2016 at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles.