Garrison Starr and Sean McConnell have both had long, twisting careers as individual singer-songwriters. But, after attending a songwriting retreat where they were randomly paired to write a song together, they developed a collaboration that has led them toward some of the finest songwriting of their careers.
My Sister, My Brother is the resulting duo, and on this episode of the Why We Write podcast, they talk about writing alone and together, about writing for a character, and how collaboration has influenced their solo songwriting. They discuss the inspiration that comes from stepping outside of songwriting, into things like golf and their relationship with religion. And, of course, what they have learned from writing together.