kathy moran 6


Shelton USA   Jan 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   Harry Chapin, John Denver, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, many contemporary folk/acoustic singer/songwriters. There are plenty, I guess. I get inspired by a lot of my friends, too - some of whom you'll find FAWMing. The more we get together and talk about songwriting, the more inspired I get.

FAWMUS INTERRUPTUS ... Feb 12th ... I'm still in the fawm but have to take a little time to care for a family member.

I should update this information for fawm 2018, but some of the basics are still the same, so I'll leave those here for now.

Between a full time/overtime day job and being in the sandwich generation always bouncing between houses, I don't have as much time to write as I used to, but fawm always helps me get a few new things written.

I've written ballads, story songs, blues, rap, reggae, a capella, sweet, sassy and silly. I've co-written with maybe ten or so people, usually with decent results.

I've performed at coffee houses, house concerts, open mic events and a few shows sharing the stage with friends and as part of the trio Three of Hearts, mostly in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area. I've provided vocal support to a few friends on their CD's and after years of encouragement, am in the process of working on my own CD.

My strongest skill is probably lyric writing, followed by singing (or maybe swap those two) and in third place, playing acoustic guitar. I have a djembe that I noodle around with as well as an Eede Beede mini dulcimer that I take out on rare occasions.

Thanks in advance for your feedback and support.

P.S. Don't forget to make a donation to the cause here. There isn't anywhere that you can have this much fun, interact with songwriters from all over the world, get tips on everything from which mic to use to what to cook for dinner. Have fun!!!

Songs (6)

#1 That's My Cat 12
2 weeks
#2 She Walks By the Water 14
2 weeks
#3 Behind Their Faces 13
2 weeks
#4 Half Way to the Sky 6
1 week
#5 Whisper My Name 9
1 week
#6 I Have a Chariot 14
1 week


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  • @famouspatrick  1 week

    Thanks for the nice comment on my skirmish song, "Dopey Hacienda."

  • @mantra  1 week

    *purrrrrrrrrrmrrrrprrrrrrr* Meow meeh mew! 🐾🐾
    [Greetings to Buddrick!]

  • @mantra  1 week

    Maeow meew eew *purrrrr* 🐾
    [My big brother @mojo loved you, so I love you.]

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    Fair warning: Chapter 3 is a little loud. There's a reason for that, which you'll discover if you listen in sequence!

  • @tamsnumber4 1 week

    Great minds think alike and maybe we were both missing each other....

  • @tamsnumber4 1 week

    GUILTY GIRL...I am a ONCE fanatic...maybe that helps, but I say, misery loves company, why should they be so happy, let them suffer like the rest of us LOL!!!!

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    Thanks for stopping by and listening to I Like My Men lol Fun song to put together, for sure.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  2 weeks

    My secret for these skirmishes (and heck, all of FAWM) is that I have templates premade in my DAW - so, lots of settings and eqs and plugins are already saved when I start a new song, so, things come out sounding like I spent a lot a lot of time on it.

  • @devin  2 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on my 12 string skirmish song... and I totally agree with you on the required sensitivity about the use/context of the word “noose”. It didn’t feel 100% acceptable when I sang it, and it continues to drift away from my intent... thank you for voicing that!

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    Thanks a lot for your comment, and you are right, I just put NSFW...

  • @jendistad  2 weeks

    Happy 10th Fawmiversary! (= Congrats!

  • @johnstaples  3 weeks

    Hey SuperSkirmish (Feb 2/3) host! I just posted my skirmish notice so if you want to use it feel free to,

    1) copy/paste its title into your new post and change all pertinent info in the title
    2) copy/paste its body into your new post and change all pertinent info in the body


  • @driftwood1  3 weeks

    Thanks Kathy. We did indeed submit an entry. Happy FAWMing. Only a day away(ish)!

  • @petra777  3 weeks


  • @tcelliott  3 weeks

    Hi, Kathy. You mentioned you might be interested in a physical CD when it was ready. Don't feel obligated but it's on bandcamp as a $10.00 purchase plus shipping.

    But if you're seriously considering purchasing the disc you can head over to kunaki at the following link and get it a bit cheaper. It's where I order my physical discs and I've never had an issue with them.


  • @aerlyn 3 weeks

    I know! I'm excited for this year because I finally have an instrument I can use 😁

  • @aerlyn 3 weeks

    Hi Kathy, thanks for the compliment on Superheroine last FAWM! I really appreciate it 😀 Welcome back

  • @nuj4x 4 weeks

    I giggled and was delighted with your warm welcome on my thread!

    “Fawmily” is absolutely a term I can get behind! Clever and awesome 👍🏻

  • @tcelliott  5 weeks

    Heya, Kathy! Great to see you here.

  • @nancyrost  5 weeks

    Thanks for the note, and welcome back to us both!

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    Hi, Kathy! I hope it's a great FAWM for you and your inspiration gets struck like a gong!

  • @johnstaples  5 weeks

    Hiya Kathy! Happy FAWM 2018!!

  • @snoozin  5 weeks

    Hi Kathy!

  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    Hi Kathy, looking forward to hearing your music!

  • @stuartbenbow  5 weeks

    Hi Kathy, welcome back!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Hey, Kathy! Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Always look forward to hearing your work during FAWM!

  • @tiller2  6 weeks

    Btw, I think the fawm fairies are about to wipe all of our songs/comments to get ready for Feb., so you need to "archive" last year's stuff, possibly today, as per http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7532/

  • @tiller2  6 weeks

    Hi kathy, dang that was a pretty good comment I left way back when, haha :^D I think I was taken by your writing. And now we get to do it all again! Good luck this Feb.