Podcast 395: Lincoln Barr

January 2023

On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to singer-songwriter Lincoln Barr, who recently released a gorgeous new album, Forfeit the Prize. Lincoln was a fixture of Seattle’s music scene for years but currently resides in Lexington, South Carolina. That hasn’t stopped him from assembling an all-star group of musicians – scattered around the country – for his latest project.


During our interview, we talk about his influences (including Burt Bacharach), how he assembled the lineup found on his record, his songwriting process, and more.

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