JW Hanberry 43


Kentucky USA   Jul 2009


Artist Bio

Influences:   Rock, Blues, bluegrass, jazz, metal, folk, funk, fusion, country, Bach, electronica, Musique concrète, TV Themes

Wow, time flies. FAWM 2018 is here! After a very unsettled 2016, 2017 was a banner year for my songwriting. Between FAWM, 50/90 and SongSkirmish.com I outdid any previous year, make that decade. Hoping that 2018 will be anywhere near as good. Whatever happens it's good to reconnect with old friends and co-conspirators. Have fun Everyone.


For my actual resumé go to http://www.GuitarSlinger.com and click on "Bio".

Songs (43)

#1 Full Moon on New Year's Eve @sherrycanary  40
Feb 2018
#2 I Never Saw You Comin' 16
Feb 2018
#3 It Was On Fire 9
Feb 2018
#4 Curious 9
Feb 2018
#5 Blockbuster 10
Feb 2018
#6 Next Time 5
Feb 2018
#7 When I Face The Music 12
Feb 2018
#8 Where The Rubber Meets The Road 9
Feb 2018
#9 Throw The Flag 12
Feb 2018
#10 Have You Lost Your Boyfriend Yet? 18
Feb 2018
#11 Force Of Nature 10
Feb 2018
#12 Harriet's Chariot 11
Feb 2018
#13 White Tail Friends 9
Feb 2018
#14 My Voice 13
Feb 2018
#15 Take The Bait 12
Feb 2018
#16 The "Art" of socialism 6
Feb 2018
#17 Wicked River 23
Feb 2018
#18 Gonna Take Time 8
Feb 16
#19 Around The Horn 15
Feb 16
#20 What're We Gonna Do? 15
Feb 17
#21 I Know Nothing 9
Feb 17
#22 Got To Slow Down 6
Feb 17
#23 A Beat 8
Feb 17
#24 Addiction 9
Feb 17
#25 Have Another 13
Feb 17
#26 Face The Silence 17
Feb 18
#27 Before The Sun Goes Down 8
Feb 21
#28 Healing 10
Feb 23
#29 Holding Together 9
Feb 24
#30 On The Sideline 7
Feb 24
#31 That Time When 8
Feb 24
#32 Black and Blue 8
Feb 24
#33 You Were There For Me 8
Feb 24
#34 No Wonder 12
Feb 24
#35 Gettin' Older, Gettin' Bolder 6
Feb 24
#36 The Secret Of My Success 5
Feb 24
#37 Please Don't Kill My Bees 11
Feb 25
#38 Cruel Day 10
Feb 25
#39 Empty Train 7
Feb 25
#40 Headache Or A Heartache 10
Feb 25
#41 I'll Put You In A Song 17
Feb 25
#42 Can I Drive? 2
Feb 28
#43 Issues 5
Mar 1


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  • @edwardsmusic Oct 7

    Hey, thanks for commenting on my track "Waiting for an Answer (Left in the Dark".

  • @zoom  Mar 20

    Thanx for listening and taking time to make a comment on 'flip side'
    😀 made me smile

  • @audrey  Mar 18

    Thank you for your kind comment of "Blueberry Island". Appreciate it.

  • @nancyrost  Mar 12

    Thanks for your comments on "Invisible Ink" too! That one's obviously special to me, and it sounds like you and I share some affinity for odd-time stuff.
    Yes, that's an Ashbory bass, and actually the only bass I own. I really like the ultra-short scale and easy action. My main issue with it was that the G string kept breaking, but since I replaced it with a Aquila Thunderguts I haven't had issues.

  • @rainchaser  Mar 11

    See you in 50/90 as well! Next time I will come up with more songs than I did for FAWM this year! I would probably never reach 50 like I did on my first attempt. But I will get to 45, if all things go well!

  • @rainchaser  Mar 11

    Thanks for your comment and encouragement on our song. Really appreciated it! Never thought the la las sounded 50s to me but cool to know! I liked the lyrics for its sound though but I can see the meaning going deeper than it was revealed in the lyrics!! Never heard of Ozzie and Harriet so I had to looked that one up!

    This was the first time I set my music to lyrics, as I've always worked the other way around beforehand. I based the tempo off an MP3 that contained Tom demonstrating the rhythm for his lyrics. And so I used a bpm calculator to get the pacing of the rhythm, BAD IDEA! Lol I should've used the bpm calculator but not based on the pacing of the voice mp3 lyrics. But rather the pacing that would be suitable to fit all the words in one meter. It would've been easier to sing and play simultaneously as well! I've learned my mistakes already based from this demo. So, on my next collab, things would be much easier! I think I've always used an metronome when writing songs.

    See you

  • @tamsnumber4 Mar 4

    I am a skirmish failure, I never make it on time to them, I usually look at them after the fact and if I like the prompt, do it in my own time....loser...LOL i only did one this time around, took me more than an hour....sigh....LOL!

  • @tamsnumber4 Mar 4

    Wow....43 songs?? Congrats to you, that is awesome!!

  • @famouspatrick  Mar 1

    Thanks for the kind words on my "Sidelines" skirmish song.

  • @famouspatrick  Mar 1

    Thanks for the comment on my "Holding Together" skrimish song.

  • @treble  Feb 28

    Thanks so much for your comments on my skirmish song, Famous in Jail. This is my first year in FAWM and I thank you sincerely for all of you comments on my songs!

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 28

    i just realised you asked to see this when the music appeared. Marthie did it for me on request and here it is http://fawm.org/songs/86746/

  • @barbara  Feb 28

    Hey! Thanks for your kinds words of camaraderie on my "Bites at the Codas" skirmish. I'm glad you were a part of the gang of regulars, too. You do some really impressive writing and playing, and always have something nice to offer. See you in 50/90?

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 27

    Thanks mate. You have an awesome output there to. Congrats on the win and thank you for being an awesome FAWMily member

  • @treble  Feb 27

    Thank you so much for your comments on my skirmish song, NoExcuse. Appreciate your specific feedback about the song being sung by a group and strong rhythm. Love skirmishes and know this song needs more work. Too many words and disjointed. Thanks again!!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 27

    EPIC achievement Quintessential Hero!! You are the unsung hero of FAWM and we LOVE YOU. You took the time to write 500 comments (500!!!!!!) and listen to all those songs (how are your ears btw?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 500 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 27

    Home PLATE!!!! Yes, that is what it is called! Thanks!

  • @krayzie003  Feb 27

    Thanks for comenting on "Down To The Ocean?"

  • @izaakalexander Feb 26

    Funny you asked about my guitar mic for the 'Adios' skirmish because it simply the built in mics on my MacBook pro. I am using logic and the effects go a long way toward giving the sound a sense of space, but it would be way better with a pair of good matched condensers and an interface.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 26

    WHA…? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doin’ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @mom23gals  Feb 26

    Thanks for your supportive comments on my skirmish song, Lover’s Last Word. I’m humbled by all the kind comments on that one, as I didn’t think it lived up to my own expectations. Rethinking my own self criticism.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 26

    Thanks! I enjoyed skirmishing with you too! I’m starting to look forward to March now so I can just soak up some more listening. I’m just trying to get a couple more demos up before the bell.

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 25

    On songskirmish.com now thx for telling me about it. already signed up for 50 in 90. Thx

  • @janeg  Feb 25

    The story Zathras comes from is a science fiction TV series called Babylon 5 - one of the tags. Ran five seasons. Considered by me and many others the best TV series ever. Zathras is the weirdest character.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 25

    I got some music up for my skirmish lyric. 😀

  • @brrrse  Feb 25

    Yeah - Playing Jazzbones is a dream of mine - maybe in a few decades, if I get the cyborg retrofit I'm hoping for 😀 thanks for the kind words 😀

  • @barbara  Feb 24

    you've got a little typo, kept me from finding yours
    i don't want you to get left out!
    now back over to listen to you....

  • @treble  Feb 24

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my skirmish song, "You Were There for Me." Glad you liked the image of a Dodge Ram Truck beneath my wings. I like the song, "You are the Wind Beneath My Wings," but personally thought I would need something with a lot more tonnage to inspire and support me. 😀

  • @sheilerk  Feb 24

    Thanks for your comment on No Wonder. Cyber love's not my cuppa either, but this just happened to a friend of mine, so it keeps popping up in my songs this year. The empath in me, I guess.

  • @spingo  Feb 24

    Maybe I should have a coffee and go until I drop! Tomorrow, see 6 songs I don't remember. Just progressively weirder, the last a series of grunts and hammer noises.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • @kingwoodkowboy Feb 23

    Howdy JW. Congratulations on your Double R-Bar 14 spread. (I rounded off 27 to 28)

  • @johnstaples  Feb 22

    THANK YOU for hosting a skirmish or two and helping us with this FAWM Mega Super Skirmish weekend!!

    Below is what you have signed up for,

    Super Skirmish #4 - Feb 23/24
    SKIRMISH #: SS2324-B
    HOST: jwhanberry
    EST: Friday, February 23, 2018 7pm EST
    CST: Friday, February 23, 2018 6pm CST
    PST: Friday, February 23, 2018 4pm PST
    GMT: Saturday, February 24, 2018 12am GMT

    Super Skirmish #5 - Feb 24/25
    SKIRMISH #: SS2425-B
    HOST: jwhanberry
    EST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 7pm EST
    CST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 6pm CST
    PST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 4pm PST
    GMT: Sunday, February 25, 2018 12am GMT

  • @tunecat  Feb 22


  • @tunecat  Feb 22

    Hi, thanks for your comments on last weeks skirmish" I'll have another" I've posted the track now (took me ages). May not be to your taste, but if you fancied revisiting, would definitely appreciate it.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 21

    Wow...you had a banner year.
    Nice connecting with you this FAWM.
    I did get a demo out of my autobiographical story....if you want to check it out

  • @wacha  Feb 21

    Thank you for listening to to "Damaged", glad you like the song.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 20

    Wow JW...thank you for your "outstanding" vote on my tribute song "Among the Roses." I am still reeling off of this one. You know those moments when magic happens and you can feel it on your skin? We are a privileged bunch, aren't we? Cheers and thanks again 😮)

  • @scubed  Feb 19

    Thanks for your kind words on "Better Angels"!

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 19

    In Silence has music - minimalistic music! http://fawm.org/songs/84103/

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 18

    Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @fonte  Feb 17

    Thanks so much for your comment on my skirmish song! Glad you liked it I'm definitely envious of your skirmish production skills! Think I need to plan ahead next time....

  • @scubed  Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my skirmish song!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2018

    next time i will just take my guitar in and sing this song 😉

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2018

    My voice is back so My Voice has a demo!

  • @splittybooms  Feb 2018

    thanks for checking it out! It was quite fun having the pressure of the timer staring me in the face.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Thank you!! I will try that! Appreciate your insight and expertise!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Thank you!! I will try that! Appreciate your insight and expertise!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2018

    Hey JW...thanks for dropping by to hear River in Winter. It's so cold and dreary here up in NY, they were the perfect prompt words to work with. Glad you enjoyed the instrumentation.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments on our winter river song. I may yet write more about her. It was fast being a skirmish, but I too want to know more. 😉

  • @unpronounceable  Feb 2018

    It is indeed a songwriting meetup!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    Haha your comment on my song "no title yet" (lol) made me laugh loud (really i was laughing loudly). thanks dear.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2018

    Um, maybe? Insofar as a middle aged guy can be a snotty little kid. I have snotty little kids coughing all over me today so that might be part of it... LOL - thanks for the comment. You made me smile.

  • @klaus  Feb 2018

    Thank you very much for your kind comments on my gloomy rock song "Body and Ghost". And big congratulations on your win!

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the nice comment on my skirmish song, "The Face."

  • @vegansongs  Feb 2018

    Thank you for he comment on Your Chariot Awaits. I love being Yaya to my Grandbabies.

  • @russiasaturn Feb 2018

    Thanks for the input on A Man and His Guitar! Steve and I hadn't figured out that bridge yet but FAWM carries on so we had to leave it for now, I'm open to any thoughts you might have yourself. Before Steve's help I didn't even have a bridge haha!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018


  • @rosieposy8 Feb 2018

    thanks for listening and commenting 😁 Actually my musical isn't about teaching haha but one of the characters is a teacher, so maybe I can steal it!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks JW. You are soon there to. <3

  • @unkept Feb 2018

    Glad you enjoyed my goofy song "Cutting Through". 😀

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    Great advice on my song "Can't Remember..." about ending on that accapella part. I had just enough time to jump behind the drum kit and cut and paste like a mad man to get it done. I'm for SURE revisiting and remixing and arranging this song better...I like the idea and just need to clean up a few parts. I'm going to put a note to consider that accapella ending.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2018

    I got overwhelmed and ran out of time today but I will be back to check out your 0203-D skirmish song!!

  • @aprilm  Feb 2018

    Thanks for checking out Spies and Lies. I am not quite as fatalistic as the song would imply, but it is a rather scary world these days!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2018

    If you want to do solo I can send you the track.
    Let me know how to get it to you.
    My email is sscanary@gmail.com

  • @snoozin  Feb 2018

    I appreciate your feedback and suggestions on Never Saw It Coming. Much appreciated! 😉

  • @ajna1960  Feb 2018

    Hey there ! Have a wonderful 2018 n happy FAWMing !

  • @donna  Feb 2018

    Good to see you back. 😀 Have a wonderful FAWM. 😉

  • @arthurrossi Jan 2018

    Hey! I am happy you are among us again! Have a wonderful FAWM! 😀

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Howdy! Good luck on FAWM2018! Really enjoyed your stuff last year.

  • @aerlyn Jan 2018

    Definitely looking forward to it! Hopefully I can write a song with lyrics and music in the hour time limit. I'm still a beginner in guitar, but the skirmish should be fun regardless 😀

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    Nice to hear from you! See you in February. 😀

  • @aerlyn Jan 2018

    Hey, skirmishing with you and the others was fun last year, and I still have "Surf Sailor" and "Flyin' By" downloaded on my phone. I can't wait to see what else you come up with this FAWM

  • @klaus  Jan 2018

    Hi JW. Good to see you too.

  • @brrrse  Jan 2018

    Hello there friend. Good to see you! Have a great FAWM!

  • @klaus  Jan 2018

    I just wanted to listen to some of your songs. So I did. And oh boy, it was a good idea. Hope you see this and hope you can do this year's FAWM.