Influences: Alison Krauss, Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile
This is my second year with FAWM and I am excited to be back. I originally thought I was going to focus on music for kids, but the muse just doesn't seem to have that in mind for me this time around.
So, look forward to a mix of acoustic folk, ukulele songs (both happy and sad), and hopefully a couple of songs for kids, and maybe even one with my kids!
Open to collabs!
Running into a bear indeed can be scary or tragic -- it's that scariness I'm using it for -- but I think it adds a nice, if subtle, bit of an edge to your song as well. Kids' imaginations can indeed run towards the dark and scary sometimes; I don't think there's anything wrong with obliquely acknowledging that in your track.
But of course, it's plainly a fully valid decision to focus solely on joy on happiness in Bright Sunny Day if that's your goal for this song, and, if so, you may indeed want to reconsider the bear a bit, as I think it does add a hint of darkness.
Just listened to (and commented on) Bright Sunny Day, and I couldn't help but grin at the bear line in particular, in part because, by pure coincidence, it happens to anticipate the next development in my own ongoing FAWM kids' narrative concept album. I guess bears and wandering kids is a time-honored staple. 😀
A kids' singalong - I love it!
Hey, I saw your post about kids songs. Although I have stopped doing this as a full time gig. I did do this exclusively for 15 years. Did 29 CDs for children. Search Mr. Billy on CD Baby if you have any questions let me know. Also you might want to join CMNonline.org it's a children's music network. Pretty cool, kinda super liberal (if that matters or not to you). Good luck!
You're welcome. But I'm blaming him if it sticks with me all day at work tomorrow! 😂
Thank you for your comment. You raise a good point with regard to 'perfume'. As ever, I will wait to see how the scene evolves in the mind's eye of the future collaborateur.
I don't THINK I use google drive... but you can email me direct to work on the song - email@example.com
Hi Alison, if you can wait a few days, I could continue with the lyrics. Work has me busy at the moment.
Hello Alison! Looking forward to hearing your songs!
Welcome back fellow Minnesotan! Have a great FAWM!
Nice to 'meet' you - have a wonderful FAWM!
Thanks for the watch! Happy FAWM! 😀
Hey! Happy FAWMing 😀
Hi! Welcome back!