Eric Distad 16


Andover USA   Feb 2004  

Artist Bio

Influences:   A lot of you wonderful Fawmers!

Eric Distad is a singer/songwriter from Minnesota. By day, he is a mild-mannered IT Professional, but by night he is a not-quite-as-mild-mannered musician...

This is his FIFTEENTH FAWM...

Again this year, we are publishing our Geeky tracks as collabs with our band account @thefaithfulsidekicks.

Looking for the Geeky combined talents of Eric and Jen - Head over to @thefaithfulsidekicks page. πŸ˜€

BTW - The Faithful Sidekicks have a BRAND NEW CD - our second - called Achievement Unlocked!


I'm not sure what this year will bring... that's why it's fun! πŸ˜€


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  • @acousticmaddie  14 hours

    Thank you Eric for your kind words on Dude stole my darkness

  • @wacha  21 hours

    Thank you for your kind words on "I'm Okay With That".

  • @infilktion 1 day

    Thank you for the comments on "Queen Evangeline". Knowing that you want to find the books feels like an achievement earned.

  • @meetstargazer 3 days

    Thank you for your sweet words for my song "Waste" I'm really glad you liked it!

  • @mmmmarcus  3 days

    Yeah the grit from distorting that acoustic worked out great! Nice trick!

    And hey thank you so much for the comment on "Help Yourself"! Glad you liked it! Was a super fun collab.

  • @andread 3 days

    Hey thanks for your comments on Justice + Fire, I appreciate it! The tuning is standard with the B tuned down to A. Needless to say the chording is a bit nonstandard to make it work. If you're curious I can send you an existing PDF with the charts per chord.

  • @monty  4 days

    Thanks for the feedback on β€œGuns”. Appreciate it and all you and Jen do for the FAWM community

  • @infilktion 4 days

    Thank you for the happy comment on "Zombie's Been Lied To". I look forward to trying it out in circle!

    Thanks for the welcome to FAWM!

  • @andrewjtaylor  5 days

    Thanks very much for taking the time to listen to and comment on 'Uke it Out! Your comments are always so detailed and encouraging. I really appreciate it, Eric.

  • @dasbinky 1 week

    Bass is all the POD... In fact, I usually pump my bass tracks through an Ampeg plug-in, but I skipped it here. Tone is just straight with a little compression. The new PODs sound MUCH better than the old generations.

  • @robinh  1 week

    Collab would be great! πŸ˜€

  • @devin  1 week

    Yes, I'm thinking you and I should do a Seuss EP at least. We have 1 song in the can!

  • @blackrose1313 1 week

    Thanks for the great feedback!

  • @jmadison  1 week

    Thanks for the comments on Day Job Blues. πŸ˜€

    I was wondering if you would be the first one to comment on the pun....

  • @mattpierce  2 weeks

    Thought I'd ask the programing wizard himself this question!
    Would it be possible to add an emoji next to a comment you like?
    So that the commenter could see someone liked their respective comment? Just a question, don't go crashing the stock market about it anyway!!

  • @cathymc  2 weeks

    For Aurochs, the first chord is Em and the second is F but capo 2 (so F#m and G). The slapping works best around the octave (12th fret, though this is capo 2 and I found the 13th fret rings better than the 14th - when I hit it right). Thanks for all your supportive feedback!

  • @mattpierce  2 weeks

    Eric! Your the "BEAST"
    Thanks for doing this again!

  • @pambowen1 2 weeks

    Thanks, Eric, for taking time to comment on "Let Me Pour for You". I appreciate it very much.

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Sweet! Let's get to it! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @janeg  2 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my Discovery song. Do you get any sleep in February?

  • @janeg  2 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my Discovery song. Do you get any sleep in February?

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Collaboration! How? When? Who does what? So many questions there are...

  • @readerwriterpoet  2 weeks

    Hi, Eric! Thank you for the delightful little welcome on my soundboard, and heck yeah, I'd LOVE to do a collab! Let's plan on it. 😎

  • @mikedebenham  2 weeks

    Eric! Always great to see you here.

  • @treble  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for the welcome! 15 years?!!! This is my 1st and I'm so excited and nervous to be here!

  • @eringoblog 3 weeks

    Thanks Eric! πŸ˜€

  • @johnstaples  3 weeks

    Hiya Eric! Hope you have a great FAWM!

    Sorry to bug you right away but I am having trouble getting the song player to work with Firefox. I have the latest version, cleared cache, etc. but it won't play my song or the songs of other FAWMers. And a couple of folks have already mentioned they could not play my first song. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help!

  • @gslab  3 weeks

    Hi E, Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to hearing your songs, and really looking forward to getting together at some point.

  • @gloverm  3 weeks

    Let's kill it this year!

  • @darcistrutt  3 weeks

    Hope you also have a great February! It's good to hang out in the FAWM playground together.

  • @famouspatrick  3 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome, @ericdistad! I'm always grateful for the work you put in to keep the FAWM Zoo open and running smoothly. I'm looking forward to hearing your stuff, also.

  • @travelswithcharlie 3 weeks

    Eric thanks for all you do! Happy FAWMing! MN represent!

  • @fireball  3 weeks

    hello hello. currently zipping through eastern slovakia and hungary, northern romania, and maybe ukraine. but will shortly be back home in czechia to start recording... extremely sloppily... i just revisited last year's tracks... and realized that i never added my whatever to the instrumental track you sent. i really did mean to complete that, and my intentions lasted at least to the end of march... the intentions were somewhat complicated... and if i find my notes, there's the tiniest of chances that i'll complete it this year. if not... new sloppy things!


  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Hi Eric!

  • @ductapeguy  3 weeks

    Yes @ericdistad Big Steve Taylor fan in the 80s. I've casually listened to his recent stuff. I need to dive in.

  • @sapient  3 weeks

    Always a pleasure to check in with you. Hope you and Jen are doing fine. Will we have any more Faithful Sidekicks songs this year?
    Also... Collab this year maybe? πŸ˜‰

  • @ductapeguy  3 weeks

    Good to see you here again this year, gracious host. Are you coming to FilkOntario this year?

  • @sacraficialglam  4 weeks

    Back for Rock am I. You?

  • @tspoon  4 weeks

    I am on the road for work for half of Feb this year. so production will be limited. but I will be writing lyrics... maybe pass some to you along the way?

  • @autoclamp  4 weeks

    Collaboration for sure! If nothing else, we've got to get that train back in the harbor!

    I mean... you know what I mean.

  • @natrin 4 weeks

    Thanks for all you do. Congrats on the new CD! Looking forward to this year πŸ˜€

  • @airbagtester  4 weeks

    Hi Eric! I'm gonna try my best this year to hit 14... last couple of years I bailed. Yes, I am all for an Eric trio - I think that's a great idea!

  • @tawny249 4 weeks

    Hi! Good luck this year! Maybe you'll get more material for a third CD! πŸ˜‰

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Any note from you always makes me happy, Eric. Thank you so much!! BTW, I found about your the new Faithful Sidekicks album and tweeted it today for #MusicMonday, for what that's worth!!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 weeks

    Also, congrats on the new album!

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  • @tspoon  4 weeks

    hey ho...lets go...

  • @nancyrost  5 weeks

    Ready times 13! Looking forward to fawming with you!

  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    Hi Eric, I hope you have time to write some this year!

  • @johncrossman  5 weeks

    For your 14th fawm, I challenge you to write FOURTEEN songs, all in the short month of... um... well. yeah. Good vibes this Feb to you, sir!

  • @stuartbenbow  5 weeks

    Welcome back!

  • @devin  5 weeks

    Collab! Collab me!

    (I asked first, I shall not be denied)

    Thanks for all the Serenity-Level hard work on this... you rock πŸ˜€