JW Hanberry 42


Kentucky USA   Jul 2009


Artist Bio

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

Happy New FAWM! It's about time don't ya think.

I'm excited to get going on this. More listening, more commenting, more collabs. In general more community involvement this time around. I might even try a skirmish or two.

I have a few ideas for approaches to songs. Should they bear fruit, they will be revealed below in the fullness of time.

Let's all have some fun.


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

Songs (42)

#1 Jimmy's Back In Town @arthurrossi 8
Feb 4
#2 Choose Love @kahlo2013  6
Feb 4
#3 Doggone Lonely Blues @kingwoodkowboy  6
Feb 5
#4 Blow That Horn Mr Engineer @kingwoodkowboy  4
Feb 11
#5 Sweat and Blood (New Demo) 7
Feb 12
#6 Ain't Got Time 8
Feb 14
#7 I Want To Dance With You @kahlo2013  14
Feb 15
#8 Truth @pwl1  8
Feb 17
#9 Not What I Meant 9
Feb 18
#10 Turn The Page (new demo) 16
Feb 18
#11 Forbidden Blade 7
Feb 18
#12 Dialogue 5
Feb 19
#13 Ice 11
Feb 19
#14 Fate 5
Feb 19
#15 Road Trip (updated demo) 10
Feb 19
#16 Middle of Nowhere 6
Feb 19
#17 Flyin' By 10
Feb 20
#18 Surf Sailor 14
Feb 20
#19 Storm Winds On The Horizon 12
Feb 22
#20 Geek Alert 9
8 weeks
#21 Strawberry Jam 6
8 weeks
#22 Almost Home 5
8 weeks
#23 Why Won't You Listen To Me 10
8 weeks
#24 Turnaround 6
8 weeks
#25 Palindrome 6
8 weeks
#26 Leave Me Alone 7
8 weeks
#27 My Friend George (updated demo) 6
8 weeks
#28 You Are My Butterfly 8
8 weeks
#29 Horns of A Dilemma (new demo) 10
8 weeks
#30 Gramma Alabama 6
8 weeks
#31 Conversation 6
8 weeks
#32 Sleepless 10
8 weeks
#33 Need Some 6
8 weeks
#34 Fast Lane Hero (new demo) 13
8 weeks
#35 Robotnor Hours 7
8 weeks
#36 Breakaway 9
8 weeks
#37 Read Your Book 6
7 weeks
#38 Island Reel 4
7 weeks
#39 Sea Cue 6
7 weeks
#40 Kitty Dinner 9
7 weeks
#41 Until 6
7 weeks
#42 4-4-7 4
7 weeks


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  • @kc5 4 weeks

    Thank you so much for checking out the updated
    version of Lavender Sea. Your comments are very kind. Thank you! Celtic is the feel we were going for!

  • @billwhite51 4 weeks

    in a black fallen angel, the distortion is all in my voice. i was looking for a sound and style that would suggest the former glory of the angel, and then slaughter it with layers of blood and phlem to suggest its dissipation through pride and vanity

  • @squeakmouse73 4 weeks

    Hahahahaha, That makes me smile big. It's amazing the songs that can come out of our recording frustrations.

  • @squeakmouse73 4 weeks

    Thank you, my friend, for your encouragement. This first FAWM was most definitely a change from the vein I usually write in, and while my heart is still there, the stretching that's still going on because of this experience has been good for me. Now, I have a lot of songs that I have no idea what to do with, but I think it's doing a lot more than merely helping me improve my writing.

  • @sci 5 weeks

    ah, thanks for your comments!
    in retrospect, this past fawm was a very technical one for me. lots of programming and working with esoteric hardware.
    whoops lol

  • @crisp1  5 weeks

    I went to Venice High School and am embarrassed to say I never rode a surf board. But I dig that old surf music sound.

  • @crisp1  5 weeks

    Thanks for the nice comments on All the Dark Distance. I'm still blown away that I had anything to do with that song. Jacob worked wonders and I listen to it often.

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    Sir, I'd be honored. Please do keep in touch. I'll be around in 50/90 and i'm over in the Slack chat any time between. Thanks for the great music and the awesome feedback. πŸ˜€

  • @audrey  5 weeks

    Thank you so much for all your kind words about my music. I appreciate your taking the time to listen.

  • @cindyrella  5 weeks

    Thanks for listening to our Silver Anniversary song!

  • @fearlessflight2014  6 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Lie Down. I really appreciate your time and support considering we are half way through March. πŸ˜€

  • @wacha 6 weeks

    Thank you very much for your kind words on "Mandy Lane"!

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words on Northern Lights. I'm very fond of that song.

  • @radicalmguy  6 weeks

    Comment is much appreciated, thanks for taking the time to give feedback!

  • @kathym  6 weeks

    πŸ˜€ on Starbird. Truly appreciated and I'll pop a line back if I get a demo up.

  • @kathym  6 weeks

    πŸ˜€ on the Caterpillar Round. I agree with changing up the voicings to make the parts easier to identify. I think setting it to four parts made it a bit tricky so if I share it, I might only ask people to try it in two parts. Thank you for your feedback!

  • @mungus  7 weeks

    Thanks for listening to 'look back on it fondly' man, really appreciated your comment, I'm happy you enjoyed it πŸ˜€

  • @paulhenry  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on my skirmish song. We should compile a list of the tritest song lines and write a song with them. . . .

  • @squeakmouse73 7 weeks

    Kitten condition. LOL. I like that. Thanks for your encouragement.

  • @dawn1 7 weeks

    Hi, we were skirmishing and you kindly commented that you were anxious to hear the music to a lyric 'The Play', so here 'tis, how it goes in my brain anyway! Thanks for your encouragement! πŸ˜€ http://fawm.org/songs/72138/

  • @tiller2  7 weeks

    Thanks JW for your comment about the slow tempo, which confirms my feeling. March business.... UPDATE: I re-recorded at 76 bpm and dropped the first chorus. Much better and over a minute shorter. Thanks!!

  • @tiller2  7 weeks

    Hi JW, you asked to know when I had a demo for my One Day You'll Understand lyric. It's posted and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks. http://fawm.org/songs/74222/

  • @klaus  7 weeks

    Did I say "next week". Uh, I meant this week. πŸ˜€ Thanks for comments on I Worry, I'm Not Happy and also Sweet Jazz Music. I appreciate the feedback. πŸ˜€

  • @yam655  8 weeks

    I'm not sure that modern AI is being designed with Asimov's laws.

    The laws make plenty of sense, but they can't help anyone if they were never installed.

    What would the world be like if we could install Asimov's laws in to humans? An obedient workforce that could never rise up against you.

  • @tiller2  8 weeks

    I loved your comment about "the illusion of need." Eye-opening. cheers.

  • @brrrse  8 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my life in the fast lane skirmish lyrics. I'd recon at least 99 percent of my songs are auto-biographical πŸ˜‰

  • @aprilm 8 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comments on All Night Long!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  8 weeks

    Oops, good catch! Yep, definitely her number, not his πŸ˜€. Thanks!

  • @vegansongs 8 weeks

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my skirmish song Why? Why? Why?
    The keyboard arranger does the backing- I'm a rhythm guitar player with limited abilities! I am having fun getting to know the keyboard. It was fun song to try. Bluegrass!

  • @tcelliott  8 weeks

    Impressive bio. Thanks for the comment on the last skirmish song "undecided" Technically the melody doubled the bass and the bass doubled the guitar line that you couldn't hear because of all that doggone distortion.. But I agree with your evaluation. Thanks again.

  • @vegansongs 8 weeks

    Hi, Thank you for your comment on my skirmish song " The Wild Ones"
    I an going to try a few more skirmishes today/tonight. Super skirmish, that fired me up! Cheers.

  • @famouspatrick  8 weeks

    Thanks for the nice comment on "Caterpillar." Love doing kid's songs.

  • @kathym  8 weeks

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my skirmish song. And well done on almost doubling the race this year!

  • @scubed  8 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comment on my skirmish song! I hope to recycle the "asphalt river" line sometime soon.

  • @sheilerk  8 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my version of the skirmish song Almost Home. Probably not enough visual furniture for a good country song, but that's the kind of melody it should have for sure. Appreciate the feedback πŸ˜€

  • @scubed  8 weeks

    I appreciate your kind and perceptive words about my dark "Strawberry Jam." Yes, there is truth of a sort in that song. I could easily have been the friend.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 23

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my skirmish instrumental.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 22

    That was very helpful! I EQ'd my vox and I think I have a mix that's at least good enough for now. Thanks again.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 22

    Thanks for the feedback on the mix for "Pay It Forward". Once my collaborator has listened, I may remix to make the instruments more prominent. They were too loud before and I guess I overcorrected.

  • @andygetch  Feb 21

    Its all good fun πŸ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 21

    Thank you for your kind note, I did have a go at different tracks and used similar idea on orchestration before fawm. Sometimes I feel more confident, sometimes I lose it. It's a long learning curve and I think it's never ending learning but this doesn't frighten me, what puts me off is seeing how far behind I am compare to what I hear in my head with what I hear in my demos. Even so, this FAWM has been wonderful and I thank You for all your support making my fawm time so happy. It is so important to know that someone cares about my music, collaborations, is here to listen to and to share his great advice. Thank you.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 21

    Thanks for all your support of this FAWM, especially on my jazz songs!
    I see we joined the same year, but don't know if we connected before. The magic of FAWM!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 21

    You are very welcome, your songs are awesome!

  • @aerlyn Feb 21

    They are beautiful ramblings πŸ˜€ Your skirmish output gave me some of my favorite FAWM songs this year!

    Thank you for your kind comments and helpful advice on my skirmish songs. Hope you have a great week too!

  • @spunky4455 Feb 20

    Thanks for the compliments on my Ice song. Hope you have a fun and productive rest of the month!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 20

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my skirmish composition. I'm in very early stages with fl studio so I doubt I'll be able to create the orchestration you so kindly described. Thank you for your great support.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 19

    Yes, sir. I actually did a rare thing and recorded a demo almost an hour after writing.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 19

    Thanks for your feedback on "Broken Boy" - I definitely agree with shortening that first (second) intro part or adding more lead there. I was expecting he would but that wasn't the case with the file I got and I was anxious to get it up at that point, so it is kind of long feeling there right now!! Thanks for the listen!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 19

    Thanks for nice comments on my Jazz Track, It Wasn't Me

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 18

    Yes, so true...

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 18

    Thank you so much for your warm review of my skirmish lyric, yes the answer is to use different recording way but this wouldn't capture all the instrumentation I had in mind. I still can't understand what happened as it was working fine the day before. Mystery.

  • @sjbatavia Feb 18

    I meant anti blues in a good way. The sound is definitely blues, but the lyrics are uplifting.

  • @hanley  Feb 13

    I know what you mean, I've written music/recorded a song from one of @kingwoodkowboy's lyrics a few years back, and I recall how effortlessly it came through. He paints a picture really well!

  • @klaus  Feb 12

    Hi JW. Thanks for listening Read My Hips. I'm a bit behind in my comments but I'll fix the situation next week. And it will be a pleasure for sure. πŸ˜€

  • @yam655  Feb 12

    It's important to know that I know virtually nothing about music and don't actually play any instrument. I practice, though, and I learn and slowly I get better. I can understand not immediately understanding the musical nature of my Blood Sweat song. I'm kind of fumbling in the dark at times. I invented the "crapcapella" genre tag to describe lo-fi a-capella recorded on the instrument on-hand. (Such as a phone.) What ever sort of music my son was, it had a concept of chords (even if they may have been odd), and it was a step beyond the crapcapella. πŸ˜€

  • @yam655  Feb 12

    You did a great job for your first skirmish! I hope you liked it. Some titles/topics are easier to work with than others, but you rocked that one. At this point, I like skirmishes enough that I do most of my songs through them.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 11

    Howdy John. Thanks for recording "Blow That Horn Mister Engineer". Good singing and your bass Telecaster has a great beat, like that boxcar rolling toward Nashville.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 9

    Wow that was awesome!!!! So wonderful!!! Thanks!!! Love your sound! I look forward to your other work.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 6

    Thanks so much for the kind words...

  • @igg  Feb 6

    Thanks for the listen and kind comment on "Days Of Borrowed Time"

  • @ballyhoot  Feb 6

    Thank you for your comments on my song, "Don't Go." Yes, there's a bass track in there somewhere! Probably not very good, but it's there... πŸ˜€ I actually tinkered with the mix to give the song more energy, plus a friend of mine added a couple of new guitar tracks, so I hope it sounds better. If you were interested in checking out the new mix, it's been uploaded to replace the previous version: http://fawm.org/songs/67011/

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 5

    Hey JW, you're the first recording artist for my 2017 run. I did some easy finger-snappin' throughout the song, "Doggone Lonely Blues". I especially like the music and rhythm. And your arranging the bridge was good too. Thanks pard...........Larry

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 5

    Absolutely that would be fine - you can just post it new with me as a collaborator! I look forward to hearing it! Thanks for checking! I will also let Val know. She and I have done a lot of collaborations I know she will be fine with that too.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 4

    Thanks!! I would love it!!! Really appreciate your work on this! That will be lovely!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 4

    Hey! I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful song that you made of "JimmyΒ΄s back in town"! Such a great, amazing tune and performance! Atmospherically, for some reason, it made me think of a movie of Quentin TarantinoΒ΄s... Thank you so much, I absolutely love it!

  • @meriamber  Feb 4

    Thank you for listening to my track!! 😁 I thought I'd try something different with the EP I planned for this year πŸ˜€ But I may end up going back to happier pop afterwards! Or at least a mix!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2

    Thanks so much for listening to "It's Not Me" - I so appreciate your comments. πŸ˜€ That drumming was tough after the fact. Lesson learned - use a click track even for one-takes. haha I hope that 2017 looks up for you as well!

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2

    Hey J Dub. πŸ˜€ Thanks for checking out my song. I very much appreciate your kind words.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Roll! Roll! I appreciate comments, sure (Cliche Blues) but it's always interesting to listen to the output of the commenters too! Ping me when you've got something up pls.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2

    Hey! I am very happy to see you here again! I hope you are doing well... Thanks so much for the kind welcome as well as for giving "JimmyΒ΄s back in town" a try! Looking very forward to it. Please, feel free to alter the lyrics as you like and let me know if you like me to add you as collaborator or if you prefer to re-post the eventual song. Many greetings!

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 1

    JW, first one's up!

  • @russiasaturn  Jan 30

    Hey! been listening to your soundcloud, sure would love to collaborate on something sort of country/bluegrass, if you ever want! πŸ˜€ Moth Wing is awesome.

  • @mosley  Jan 30


  • @klaus  Jan 5

    Hi JW. Thanks for the comments. I sometimes browse the site in January before the reset. I'm checking Fawmers and their songs. There is no time to do that in February! Sometimes I find a song I like and comment. Well, why not! I checked your Guitar Slinger site too. Good stuff, great guitar playing.

    I've fully recovered from surgery and ready to rock! I hope you have "absolutely magical" Fawm again. πŸ˜€