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A “Talk” With Jon Pousette-Dart in Pollstar

Jon Pousette-Dart had a lot on his mind when he recently spoke with Pollstar. The singer/songwriter/guitarist chatted about the art of songwriting, his new album, “Talk,” and how he believes artists are getting screwed by music streamers.

Married to actress Dawn Young, Jon Pousette-Dart splits his time between New York and Nashville. Speaking from his New York home, Pousette-Dart pulled back the curtain on making music and offered a few thoughts about his own creative process. “The best things happen when you’re just the vehicle,” he said. “You’re just open enough that it passes through you and you’re lucky to be there at the time it happens.”

Talk, which was released in July, features song Pousette-Dart wrote with John Oates, Gary Nicholson, Fred Knobloch, Angela Kaset, Sally Barris and Kostas. The disc boasts a dream team of musicians, including many instrumentalists Pousette-Dart has admired for years, including Reggie Young, Clayton Ivey, and Glenn Worf. Plus, Pousette-Dart cut duets with Jonnell Mosser, Bekka Bramlett and Rhonda Vincent.

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