Chip Withrow 17


Florida USA   Jan 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   In somewhat chronological order since age 7 - Elton John, David Bowie, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, my singing daughter (from Adele to opera). Detours along the way include Sam Cooke, the Allman Brothers, Hank Williams.

Husband, dad, dog petter, yogi, troubadour, semi-accomplished multi-instrumentalist, beachcomber, gardener.
This is my 10th (!) FAWM. I've also done 8 50/90s.
Profile picture: Wife and I own a yoga studio and occasionally I play music there. Sanskrit translates as "May all beings everywhere be happy and free."


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  • @metalfoot  May 3

    Thanks for the listen and comment to "Haughty"!

  • @quork  Apr 19

    Hey Chip, thanks for listening and commenting on Seasonal Affective Disorder. Now that the sun's back I'll put that song away till next winter. Glad you made the move to Florida!

  • @billwhite51 Apr 12

    Hi Chip. Thanks for listening to and leaving such encouraging comments on Lovers Stand Alone. Glad, not only tht you liked the song, but that you got what i was trying to put across.

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 29

    Thanks for the visit Chip and for the well-wishes. Just two more days with a set alarm clock! Glad I'll see you at 50/90!

  • @sph  Mar 27

    Thanks for commenting on my E-Bow tune. Will listen to your songs in the next days.

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 25

    Thank you Chip for your beautiful comment on Snow is Falling. I love Danny's lyric and Dawn's vocals.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 22

    Nice one Chip! ("Creative Obsession"). You're the first/only to realise it's voices in the head!

  • @wacha Mar 22

    Thank you very much for your comment on "Swimming Up River", I really struggled with that song but feel like ultimately I ended up with a track I was pretty happy with that people seem to like.

  • @jamkar  Mar 22

    Thanks Chip! I would welcome you to any future corpses. That would be fun.

  • @leepat  Mar 22

    Thanks for your comments on Morning song Chip - the truth of it is I was playing some of that stuff for the first time - whence the catching of breath 😀 Glad you liked it!

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 22

    Thanks for listening to " I Want To Dance With You". I put a lot of work into pulling that one out of my head. Good lyrics from @kahlo2013 for starters. Glad you liked it.

  • @audrey  Mar 21

    Thanks for listening and for the kind words on my piece "Winding Path". I appreciate it.

  • @snoozin  Mar 21

    Hi Chip! Thanks for listening to Fate and Karma and offering feedback. I appreciate your kind words. I'll be back later this week to listen to more of your work. 😀

  • @spinhead  Mar 19

    Ah, glad all that came through in Purple Sky.

  • @tiller2  Mar 19

    Hi Chip, thanks for listening to "Gone Solo" and for your great comments. I appreciate them.

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 19

    Thanks for listening to "Sea Cue". Glad you liked it. Yes, surf music was highly influenced by Flamenco and Mexican sounds. We were, for the most part, in Southern California so the Pachuko Soul from Pismo Beach leaked into a lot of it. BTW the '64 Jaguar on this track is the same one I played in my surf band in high school long, long ago.

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 17

    Hi! Thank you for your encouragement. I need more confidence on the piano, though. How is it that I've been playing for years and still feel like I'm a bumbling fool when I play? 😀

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 16

    Thank you so much Chip for your amazing comment on my attempt to do the challenge 2. I had fun creating my take on this beautiful piece which I love since my childhood. I took coursera jazz course which was truly amazing. I often improvise in light jazz style and some of my music is influenced by jazz elements but they are just elements really, not like a real jazz musician would play. I absolutely adore the way Oscar Peterson used to play. Thank you again for your amazing comment and support. I love your music and it is always wonderful to listen to your singing and playing. Enjoyed so much Swallowed by and Orb.
    Wishing you a very happy and productive Spring.

  • @crisp1  Mar 16

    Thanks for your comments on Dive. I probably worked harder on that than on any lyric during all of FAWM but in the end I still didn't feel like it was where I really wanted it to be. But I'm glad you liked it. I'll probably revisit it many times in the coming months.

  • @snoozin  Mar 15

    Hi Chip~ Thanks for your feedback on "Metamorphosis". I'd love to hear your ideas for music. The idea for blues/soul never entered my mind but when I read the lyrics with that in mind, I can totally dig it! Thanks so much. Yes, easing out of the folksinger chair needs a push sometimes 😀

  • @ustaknow Mar 15

    Hey thanks for the review, in this late date! 😀 It is much appreciated.

    The more transparent I "feel", that better that one tends to come out.

    I've been "hemming and hawing" over that one a while. Fortunately?, the more apocalyptic themed seems OK to do recently. -- I don't know why it all feels like a "wrecking" train sometimes. One commenter looked it up... and just love it... -- "a train that clears train wrecks!" Reviews are really awesome, sometimes.

    Again, thanks much!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 14

    Thanks for visiting my page and listening! Really appreciate you taking the time.

  • @davewermers  Mar 12

    Thanks for you nice comments on my songs. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.

  • @karlsburg25  Mar 12

    Wow thanks so mich for your comments on "govinda Rhoda " song interesting to hear you are both yoga teachers. I sometimes work as a karma yogi at my friends yoga retreat in Crete where we have guitars so we regularly play there and it was my friend helen who runs the place, who sang me the initial chant . Fortunately I met them in Thailand so could get her to sing . I think that was my fav to do but also can't wait to get it back to my studio . Cheers again . Will be droppping in on you soon .

  • @ihelen  Mar 10

    Thanks for commenting on my Takeover song! Hope you have a great weekend! 😀

  • @julesbf  Mar 9

    Thank you for your comment on just an ordinary face. my work is based on research I have conducted and data I received using an online questionnaire. I am very fortunate that I do not have any personal experience to draw on in this area 😀

  • @rainchaser  Mar 8

    Thanks for your kind words on "A Missing Harmony"! That really made me happy that you liked the chord progressions as well as my guitar playing!!

  • @ryako  Mar 7

    Thanks for your comment! Sorry I didn't say anything until now, but I crashed pretty hard after FAWM was finished and I didn't even touch my computer again until today!

  • @wacha Mar 7

    Thank you very much for your comment on "Love Is", I think when I record the "real" version of the song I will most likely keep the arrangement very simple to let the lyrics and the vocals be the star.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Mar 7

    Hi, Chip - Thanks for the comment on "Gum on a Glass Sidewalk." If you think it would be helpful to use in a yoga class situation, you have my blessing to snag a copy for that purpose. It would be an honor to help people find some peace, relaxation and balance in this hectic world.

  • @spinhead  Mar 6

    Thanks for the thoughts on my "Last Sad Song." Don't wait till next year to get out that mando!

  • @jamkar  Mar 6

    Thanks Chip! Well, maybe not so experimental, since I had practiced it a time or two. I do plan to develop it further, drop the Cm and probably go to Cm6. I am trying to be more comfortable with II,V,I chord sequencing, and some true improvisation.

  • @sunnymae  Mar 5

    hey Chip I'm glad you enjoyed "wood for the fire" thank you for your lovely comments.
    I'm using a three string partial Capo on the second fret of a standard tuning. It gives you the illusion of a DADGAD tuning. Check out using one it'll give you some really interesting choices and some great voicings.

  • @johnstaples  Mar 4

    Hiya Chip, today I was listening to one of my songs and it started cutting out just like you reported! So I moved all my songs to a different server. Thanks for the heads-up on that (wonder how many folks might have tried to listen and couldn't? Argh!)

  • @pfoo  Mar 4

    I'll bet the kids loved playing the harmonium. That's awesome 😀

  • @johnstaples  Mar 3

    Hey Chip! Thanks for the heads up but everything seems ok with the songs. It is just plain hosting so there shouldn't be any issues.

  • @quork  Mar 3

    Hey Chip, thanks for the comment! The rhythm instrument is actually a mandolin with guitar amp modelling software.

  • @mungus  Mar 2

    Hey! Thank you for giving me a listen and your comments, I really appreciate it,

    I suppose It's just through my own lens that 'dark' felt apt, so I suppose you are right, the instrumental came out of trying to climb out of a the feeling of being in a rut

    looking forward to listening through all of yours tracks across March now Fawm is finished.

  • @headfirstonly  Mar 2

    Chip, thanks for your very kind words. I realise I haven't done much listening or commenting so far but I will be getting round to listening to your stuff, that's a promise!

  • @ladyred Mar 1

    Thanks for your comments on "Own" 😀

  • @chandra83  Mar 1

    Thanks for your feedback on "Eternal Paradise" 😀

  • @siebass  Mar 1

    Thanks for your comment on Time is a Map. That is exactly what my dream was like. I checked out the Van Morrison song you referenced, I had never heard it, but it does sound like the same progression; crazy. Much more uptempo, but I definitely hear the similarity. The theme of the song is very similar too, I read through the lyrics. Maybe I was channeling Van Morrison that day? Thanks for sharing that with me.

  • @seanbrennan  Feb 28

    Thanks for the comment on "In the Confession Booth!" The mixed chill-with-intense you mention is a particular specialty of @deadhead I've found.

  • @vegansongs Feb 26

    Thank you for commenting on my skirmish song "the Wild Ones" .
    I wish I played guitar like that!- my demos are being created on an Korg arranger. I dialed the sound in and played the chords on the keys! The rest is the band in the box!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 26

    Thanks for visiting my song "Reflection"!

  • @popmythology  Feb 26

    Hey, Chip, thanks so much for your very kind comment! Just curious, which song of yours were you referring to?

  • @vegansongs Feb 25

    Sorry to be late in thanking you for stopping by and commenting on Pillow Planet. I am so glad you enjoyed the silliness! One for the kid in all of us!

  • @dragondreams  Feb 22

    Thank you so much for the visit and the listen, Chip. 😊
    It was @ajna1960 who introduced me to the tag. She practices chair yoga and asked me to write some pieces for her last year. It started with a piece I called "Cha Iry Oga". So now when I post any tracks that she can use, that's how I tag them. 😊

  • @jamkar  Feb 21

    Oh man, hey thanks for the listen, and knowledgeable comments Chip! Now I am off to hear your latest creation.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 20

    Hi Chip, thanks for stopping by my songs and commenting on My Ballentine. I believe Ballentine is a wiskey/whiskey/whisky. I am not a Ballentine drinker, I just thought I was pretty clever thinking this up. 😉
    I'm easily pleased.
    With myself.

  • @fuzzy  Feb 20

    Hey, thanx for the comment on Gongfemor. Yes, I improvised two Melodica tracks and then put one in each ear.

  • @embersofautumn Feb 19

    Thank you for your comment on my song!

  • @rainchaser  Feb 17

    Thanks for the nice comment on "And So I Joined". The "rise and fall" melody wasn't intentional, but it was what I went with because of limitations. I want my songs for the most part to be easy to sing, and I failed with this one because of the "rise and fall" effect. I'm not saying is a bad song by any means, but the melody makes the song difficult to sing. And I really want to fix that, but I just don't know how.

    Yeah I want to experiment on a lot of things for FAWM that I either approached or never approached in my past songs. For the ones that I have approached, I want to improve the effect. For the ones that I never approached, I want to learn how to use them correctly.

  • @yam655  Feb 16

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀

  • @johnhudome  Feb 16

    Hey Chip, thank you for your kind comments on Rockin' Chair Blues. I will stop back and give a listen to some of your songs when I have more time.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 15

    Thanks so much for your kind comment, Chip!

  • @siebass  Feb 13

    Thanks for coming by to listen to In our Home. Hopefully it will be one of many lullabyes, but it definitely is cool to have FAWM to help nudge me to create things I'll be happy to have years from now.

  • @dawn1 Feb 12

    Thanks Chip for your comment on 'To the Lighthouse'. I am lucky to be surrounded by fascinating characters to inspire me 😀

  • @majordanby  Feb 12

    Thanks for listening and playing along. I would love to hear what you added. We tried to leave space on the guitars, stones-like.

  • @aprilm Feb 12

    Thanks for checking out Where the Wind Blows - funny I am working on jazz sounds today and Billie Holliday was top of mind! Should be interesting what emerges from spending a snowy day indoors playing around with jazz on guitar and maybe even piano

  • @sjbatavia Feb 12

    Throw you lyrics over my experimental and post! Also open to some banjo my other song, Dreams Come and Go.

  • @jyllian Feb 12

    Hi Chip - thanks for your words! JH teaching for 15 years now. Keeps me young I think - though I am seeing grey hairs now. Your yoga studio is probably a lot more relaxing.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 10

    Thanks for the great comment on my song! I really appreciate it. 😀

  • @spinhead  Feb 9

    Thanks for mentioning the concrete images in "Marmalade Coast." It's a big push for me this year and I'm glad it seems to be working.

  • @gerrybhoy  Feb 8

    Hi Chip thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • @scubed  Feb 8

    Hi, Chip! Thanks very much for your kind words on my collab with @kahlo2013 - much appreciated!

  • @scubed  Feb 8

    Hi, Chip! Thanks very much for your kind words on my collab with @kahlo2013 - much appreciated!

  • @jessica14  Feb 7

    Hey Chip! Good to see you over here at FAWM 😀 Hope you are having fun 😀

  • @dawn1 Feb 7

    I recorded a quick version of 'To the Lighthouse', as you liked the words here it is

  • @dawn1 Feb 7

    Thank you Chip for your kind comments on 'To Dance With You' and the 'To the Lighthouse' lyrics. I'm afraid I have a tendency towards sad songs, even if the subject is happy, something I'm hoping to cure through FAWM!

  • @krayzie003  Feb 7

    Thanks for listening and commenting. You rock.

  • @ustaknow Feb 7

    Hey! 😀, thanks for that song feedback comment. I was hoping for a more personal take from a listener perspecitive, if afftected any. I've spent a long, life, time of aggrevation in the Places of these/those things. I just don't get it/that, "affect", and occassoinally "pop-off" in a song :~) ...

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 6

    Thanks for the kind comments on my "Roots" skirmish song. "Near biblical" is something I've never before heard in connection with my tunes. 😱

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 5

    Thank you for comments on Roots. My poor little palm tree is stuggling, but I had it analyzed and hope the fertilizer works.
    If you have any musical ideas for it, have at it!

  • @snoozin  Feb 4

    Thanks for your feedback on 'Roots', Chip. I like the idea of reggae. I need to learn how to do that! 😀

  • @donna  Feb 4

    Thanks so much, Chip, for your very nice comment on 'Clawing At My Roots'. 😀

  • @jamkar  Feb 4

    Hey thanks Chip for the listen on Give Us This Night!

  • @ustaknow Feb 4

    Hello!, thank you for the song feedback and comment; it's much appreciated.

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2

    Thanks loads, Chip! 😀
    Yeah, I kinda went rogue with my influences on that one. But I had the biggest grin when I played it. And an even bigger one when I listened back and didn't count too many mistakes. 😀

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2

    Hey Chip! I hope you are doing fine... Great to see you back!

  • @seanbrennan  Feb 1


    Thanks for giving my viola intro piece a listen! I didn't have a specific influence or image in mind when I wrote it, but I'm glad that you were able to produce one while listening. Hope your February 1 has you starting from a good place.

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 1

    welcome back!

  • @jamkar  Feb 1

    Greetings Chip! Happy FAWMing! 😀

  • @scubed  Feb 1

    Hi, Chip. Hope you have a great FAWM.

  • @deadhead  Feb 1

    Hiya Chip. Happy FAWMing!

  • @andygetch  Jan 31

    Hi neighbor!

  • @krayzie003  Jan 30

    Hello fellow Floridian. Happy FAWMing

  • @tawny249  Jan 29

    Heya! Yup, not too far at all. Also, *blushing* at your comments. Thank you. I try my best. And yeah, I love Celtic-influenced music, it shows up in a lot of my melodies. Have a great FAWM!

  • @ustaknow Jan 28

    Hello. Look forward to this year!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 28

    Hey! Have a great FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your tunes.