Songs from Scratch: What's this all about?

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Kim and Quillan Roe of the Roe Family Singers are participating in Minnesota Public Radio's Songs from Scratch songwriting project. (Courtesy of the Roe Family Singers)

Minnesota Public Radio has a new project that explores the creative process, and you have a chance to participate.

We want to find out what happens when you ask a bunch of people to each compose a song using the same lyrics. We're calling it "Songs from Scratch."

We asked poet Stephen Burt to provide the lyrics. Then, we asked some professional musicians to write a song based on those lyrics. The Owls, Matt Wilson, and the Roe Family Singers are all contributing a song.

We'd also like to hear your songs. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with two of the project producers, Larissa Anderson and Sanden Totten, about how it will work.

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