Influences: Americana, Country, Folk, Rock (John Prine, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, Gillian Welch)
2018 will be my 6th FAWM! I am more excited than ever to write some songs and listen to those of all my favorite FAWMers!
Every year I say this is the one where I'll release my first CD but still I do not seem to have the time to actually do it. Maybe this year will be the one! And actually, it will likely be a couple of albums because I have some country stuff and some rock stuff that don't play well together! Here are several songs that will be on the CDs!
The Fire and The Rain
Lost in Rain
I Don't Know Where We Went Wrong
In The House (We Set On Fire)
Hold On (With Every Thing You've Got)
Burn the Ground
Taking Me Down
Just Passing Through
Burn it Down
Holding On To Our Dreams (Coming Back)
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
I live in the Chicago area, previously from the San Francisco Bay area and originally from western Kentucky! I love John Prine and Led Zeppelin, Hank Williams and Sia and Lorde and Eminem, Gillian Welch and Pink Floyd and Foo Fighters, New Grass Revival and Yes, Neil Young and Jethro Tull, Dolly and Taylor and Gaga and Amy and Madonna and Tammy, Willie and Waylon and Hank and Johnny and Merle and George, Elvis and Pearl Jam, the Jackson 5 and Michael, Prince and Jimi, the early Beatles and the later Beatles! There is very little music I don't like!
I use Reaper on Windows for my DAW. I record mostly with a Zoom H4n handheld digital recorder using its multi-track mode so I can easily record multiple tracks.
I play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, tenor guitar, baritone guitar, resonator guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.
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No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Soon I will enjoy your FAWMtastic music again! Looking forward to it!
Hey John, have a great FAWM! 😀
nice to see ya back!
Another year, another FAWM -- what's a person to do? Write songs I guess! Have a great year and looking forward to your creations.
Good to see you're back again, John.
Hello John! Great to see you here x
Welcome back!! I'm sure you'll be having a amazing FAWM, and I can't wait to hear it. 😀
John! Almost time ...
hey! best of luck in the coming month.
Great to see you back......I'm a great fan!
Hi John, welcome back for another round of write that tune. 😀
Happy FAWMing. I have a feeling 2018 is going to be a great year!
Hi John! I don't know if it's something on my end, but the web page www.johnstaplesmusic.com doesn't seem to work?
Hey, there...something special about the number six! Oh, wait, this is our SIXTH year!!! That's what it is! Best of luck to you! FAWM 2018, here we come!
Mr. Staples, I am prepared to be blown away...please proceed.
Thanks so much for listening to my tracks, John. BTM was mostly me (Chris did some tidying and added the guitar lick) so I hope that the muse will be kind to me again this year.
Oh you better believe it, man. FAWM is one of the events I look forward to every year! I really dig this community; so welcoming and generous from day one!