Songwriting & Songs – By Joe Patrina 

The book came about as many people asked me where all of my songs come from and what goes on in bringing them to life.  I realized that none of the songwriters that I admired had ever described the art and craft of songwriting is clear terms that are accessible to the general listener.  So I thought, “Let’s give it a try”.

The resulting book is very easy to read and covers my influences, my struggles to become a writer, how Janett Carter of the Carter Family “set me strait for sure” ‘bout where I was going wrong, and describes the actual mental/physical/spiritual phenomenon that I experience when I write.