kathy moran 14


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 RESUMUS ... just in time during the final week so I can cross the finish line (I hope!).

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 (14)

#1 That's My Cat 12
Feb 3
#2 She Walks By the Water 14
Feb 3
#3 Behind Their Faces 13
Feb 3
#4 Half Way to the Sky 7
Feb 9
#5 Whisper My Name 11
Feb 10
#6 I Have a Chariot 15
Feb 10
#7 Holding Together 7
Feb 24
#8 Always On the Sidelines 9
Feb 24
#9 Dream Big 1
Feb 25
#10 Calico 2
Feb 25
#11 Take Good Care 2
Feb 25
#12 Bloodline (A Round) 6
Feb 26
#13 Looking Up at the Sky 7
Feb 27
#14 And in Fawmclusion ... 3
Feb 27


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  • @bethdesombre  Feb 28

    Oh -- and Crazy in Alabama is by Kate Campbell (another one of those talented Kates in songwriting).

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 28

    Hi Kathy -- yes, Crazy in Alabama is a masterpiece song. (Part of the reason she does such a good job with that -- and that I struggled with mine -- is she was able to be within her story.) Thanks for your comment, and congrats on your win!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 26

    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!!

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 24

    Thanks for the nice comment on my "Sidelines" song.

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 24

    Thanks, for the kind words on my "Holding Together" skirmish song.

  • @spingo  Feb 24

    Between you and me, I don't know what a lot of my songs mean, either. I just let the gibberish flow.

    Thanks for all the feedback!

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 10

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

  • @mantra  Feb 9

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

  • @mantra  Feb 9

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

  • @metalfoot  Feb 9

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

  • @tamsnumber4 Feb 9

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

  • @tamsnumber4 Feb 9

    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  Feb 4

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

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 3

    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  Feb 3

    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 Feb 3

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

  • @jendistad  Feb 3

    Happy 10th Fawmiversary! (= Congrats!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 31

    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  Jan 31

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

  • @petra777  Jan 30


  • @tcelliott  Jan 28

    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 Jan 26

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

  • @aerlyn Jan 26

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

  • @nuj4x Jan 25

    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  Jan 2018

    Heya, Kathy! Great to see you here.

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

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

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

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

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    Hiya Kathy! Happy FAWM 2018!!

  • @snoozin  Jan 2018

    Hi Kathy!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2018

    Hi Kathy, looking forward to hearing your music!

  • @stuartbenbow  Jan 2018

    Hi Kathy, welcome back!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

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

  • @tiller2  Jan 2018

    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  Jan 2018

    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.