Kevin Emmrich 15


Crozet USA   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Americana, Country, Rock, Blues

My first FAWM was in 2008 and now here it is 2016 already.

acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, electric guitar, bass and percussion .. and maybe some BIAB, too.

I did buy powerdirector 14 on sale this december, so maybe I will make a few multishot videos this year, too. Probably will take a lot of time to learn and get it right I guess. Well no time like the present to get learning!

Will I get to 14? I never think I will, but I have every time I have tried so far. In any case FAWM is always a lot of fun.


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  • @audrey  Mar 14

    Thank you Kevin for listening to my two songs and for your kind comments. I appreciate it.

  • @trolls2 Mar 11

    LOL well you certainly fooled in a box will have to check it out.

  • @trolls2 Mar 11

    thanks for listening to "Fork in the Road"...that college reunion did generate some creative sparks. Actually I think this song came out of going to a potluck where a blueberry pie was served earlier in the week. I'm glad you like it. I used to write spontaneous poetry in public spaces for passersby so I think that may have leant itself to me writing songs quickly or maybe not...i'm coming out of a long fallow period. FAWM has been such an inspiration.

  • @trolls2 Mar 9

    thank you for your sweet feedback on "Fearless". It was fun to write.

  • @brrrse  Mar 9

    Thanks for your kind words on Momma's going on a tear! It's from personal experience, just ask my kids LOL

  • @metalfoot  Mar 8

    To be honest, I never really puzzled out why the loved one isn't out there skiing, other than that she doesn't have skis, perhaps? And cross-country skiing is a fairly quiet activity. Thanks for listening!

  • @kc5 Mar 7

    Thanks Kevin for listening to Wyatt's, Yon Mountain Stream. It was a beautifully written song Wyatt did. When I saw it and listened to the brief sound clip he provided and saw in the linear notes of what he wanted, it didn't take long for the melody to develop based on his ideas. I had to try it out!

  • @optik23  Mar 6

    I guess I did tune in to the brainwaves! Same here, hoped to do more but many dynamics at play in Feb. this year. Will definitely add some light percussives to expand the texture a bit in the future - Thanks KV, and we will do a collab, I promise!

  • @chandra83  Mar 6

    Thanks for your comments on "Draw out the Red".

  • @shortdan  Mar 6

    Hey Kevin, thanks for your lovely comment on Balloon Boy. The back story's all here:

    Was a fairly crazy story - I remembering following it live on the news at the time!

  • @kristi  Mar 5

    Thanks for your nice comments on my collab with John, Looking for Truth! John really brought the lyric to life beautifully. Yeah, collabs can bring "new life" to the mode I set myself in during FAWM and 50/90! Fun stuff!

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 4

    Thanks for comment on run from you. Tammy did a great job bringing my lyrics to life!

  • @tiller2  Mar 4

    I can't believe this is my first footprint on your soundboard. Well, I always knew you would be here. Sorry to take advantage; I look forward to hearing your work.

  • @jamkar  Mar 4

    Hey thanks Kevin for dropping by on 'Difficulties of Love', and commenting. Now I am off to hear your works!

  • @metalfoot  Mar 4

    Thanks for your kind words on @stephenwordsmith's lovely song that he kindly let me add music to!

  • @zecoop  Mar 4

    By the way, I have tried to listen to your songs a number of times, but dropbox is blocked here at work, where I do most of my listening and the songs won't play. I will make a point to get to some this weekend from home.

  • @zecoop  Mar 4

    Thanks for listening Kevin... Appreciated it... Yea Wobbie was awesome, and came up with such an amazing concept to go perfectly with my music. Very fun to work with her.

  • @mikkojuhani  Mar 2

    Thank you very much! Glad you stopped by.

  • @jcooper  Mar 2

    ha ha! Try it Kevin, it is an awesome experience. I think for me it has been an eye opener just how easy the collabs have been on FAWM. It may be because everyone here is prolific and everyone knows that there is nothing to be precious about because there is plenty more where that one came from (I have had a bit of bad experience in the past on two collabs...not with PG folk ..which have always been good...with some other "arbitraries").

  • @johnhudome  Mar 1

    Hey Kevin, thanks for your kind comments about my lyrics that Joanne and Stephanie put to music. I've never written lyrics only before but I decided to challenge myself to do so this year. Last year I put someone else lyrics to music and it was fun. One of those made it onto my 2015 album. I'll think of a challenge for myself for 2017. I hope to find the time to listen to more of your songs over the next month.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 29

    Hey Kevin thanks so much for your nice comments on my song fork in the road for the song skirmish. I know were all so busy scrambling to finish. its hard to take the time so I appreciate it. I just finished number 14 and now I can relax a little and catch up on a lot of listening including yours. Congrats!!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 29

    Hey Kevin thanks so much for your nice comments on my song fork in the road for the song skirmish. I know were all so busy scrambling to finish. its hard to take the time so I appreciate it. I just finished number 14 and now I can relax a little and catch up on a lot of listening including yours. Congrats!!

  • @kenficara  Feb 28

    Thanks for commenting on "One True Path" -- it's hard to say how many tracks of harmonica there are. The Kaoss Pad had four brief samples of distorted harmonica, which I manipulated and layered into the EHX looper, and also triggered manually. So the answer is ... lots.

  • @kathym  Feb 27

    Thx for commenting on She Sees Ghosts. I truly appreciate your time and feedback on it. I did see The Sixth Sense and thought it was an interesting movie. One never knows ...

  • @kathym  Feb 27

    Thank you for the comments on Bobbi and Nick. I didn't know the full back story until I found the article. I always appreciate your time and will be popping in to do more listening to your songs.

  • @andygetch  Feb 24

    Hey Kevin thanks for the kind words on my musication of @snoozin "Ghost" lyrics

  • @snoozin  Feb 23

    Hi Kevin, @andygetch has added a really cool musical interpretation of my song 'Ghost'. Drop by for a listen if you care to. /61245/

  • @arthurrossi Feb 22

    Kevin! Thanks a lot for your lovely and funny comment!

  • @jcooper  Feb 21

    Okay! Checked it out! I will hopefully be home this afternoon (busy watching my daughter do a horse jumping show this morning)

  • @jcooper  Feb 21

    They all seem to be in the middle of the night!

  • @brrrse  Feb 21

    Thank you so much for your very kind words about Ghost Band in a Box is my secret and I guess I got a lot to sing about, so it's all coming out tonight LOL

  • @valeriecox  Feb 16

    It occurred to me that I hadn't heard any of your songs this year, and that will never do!

  • @jcooper  Feb 15

    Forgot to say. Six harmonies all together. Three low harmonies, three high. Low panned more closer to the center (one each side and the other one slightly to the left) and the high a little out (also one on each side and the other to the right)

  • @jcooper  Feb 15

    Ha ha Kevin. Not up to 11 unfortunately. Only 9! Two of the songs are "doubled up" because they were a collab with Arthur Rossi. So him putting me as a collaboration on the lyrics and me putting him as collaborator on the song entered it twice in my song count! Thanks for the comments on the harmonies. Everyone is commenting on them! I am so pleased. Thank you!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 15

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Summer Rain and mixing in general Kevin! I sometimes feel I have come too far too fast! I have bought mixing tools like Nectar and Ozone and a whole bunch of VSTis, loops, etc. Then I start throwing them all together and realize I dunno what I'm doing and start using presets. Somnetimes it comes out great and sometimes, especially when I don't give it much time, not so great!

    I also am beginning to understand that if you ask 10 people about your mix you'll get 10 different and often conflicting responses! I think I need to dive a little deeper into the mixing art/science after FAWM. I promise to compare my mixes to references I like and test them on multiple systems. But at the end of the day, if I like it I guess that will do! I'm not likely to be getting a gold record any time soon and I sure as hell am not likely to pay someone who knows what they are doing to help me (cause I am really cheap)!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 15

    Welcome new Centurion! Thanks for commenting on so many songs! You Rock!

  • @andygetch  Feb 14

    Songwriting Scene is an excellent blog and resource for songwriters, I am happy to share it here

  • @acromie  Feb 12

    Thanks for your comment. I do actually play a little ukelele, but not as my main instrument.

  • @hummingbear Feb 12

    Thanks for your comment on Balcony Falconry! Maybe bad neighbors make good songs?

  • @lazyafro Feb 11

    Thanks for the listen! Welcome back

  • @arthurrossi Feb 11

    Kevin! I would like to thank you very, very much for your fantastic and that profound comment on "Goodbye is a silent word"! You are too kind... Karlos really created wonderful music...

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 11

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments matey. I will get me ass around to listening to more of your stuff ASAP. in writing binge mode at the mo

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 11

    Unless I miss my guess, that Stick player will be Greg Howard. He's one of the best. Does a lot of work in the Stick community in the US and Europe, too.

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 11

    lol yeahh... gahhhh... accidentally posted twice... hoping the 2nd one can be deleted <sigh> lol Thanks for stopping by and commenting tho, Kevin! Appreciate your kind words on "I'm Only Being Me". Looks like your FAWM 2016 is off to a great start as well! Slowly making my rounds lol

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2016

    Thanks for your feedback! Those drums will be nice someday when I refurbish them. I bought them for $50 and they even have rusting rims/hoops. It is kinda pitiful that I didn't even change the heads....Maybe FAWM 2017?

  • @ajna1960  Feb 2016

    I have put the demo for 'Separation' up now. Thank you so much for your interest and comments

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2016

    Hey Kevin, thanks for the listen and kind words on "Headphones"-- much appreciated!

  • @snoozin  Feb 2016

    Hi Kevin, Just wanted to let you know that I have posted a rough demo for my song "Wishing".

  • @atitlan  Feb 2016

    This is a belated thank you for your welcome note to this year's FAWM. I'm now back at home and should have a first song on the board in the next day or two. In the meantime, it looks as if I've got some listening to catch up on!

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 2016

    Thanks for the comment on "Callused Hands." I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think I misinterpreted the instructions; I think I'm the only one who didn't try to use all the words. I should probably take the "skirmish" tag off of it.

  • @brrrse  Feb 2016

    Demo for Diesel Driving Warrior is up now if you want to hear it

  • @jonmeta  Feb 2016

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment. The sound of the words is what i was going for, because the concept of Teleology of Rhymes is pretty obscure even for me.

  • @brrrse  Feb 2016

    Thank you so much for your kind words!

  • @samsorrow Feb 2016

    cats can be picky about the music they like, at least mine are, but I am glad your wife liked my skirmish and I appreciate the comment.

  • @tiller2  Feb 2016

    Hi, my friend, who got me into this FAWM mess! Great to see you back here. And thank you for your kind comment on my Wishing for War & Peace song; I've read the Tolstoy novel and a history of those times, and have been watching the recent BBC miniseries, so images and ideas were just waiting for a skirmish to squeeze them out! (Btw, our favorite guitar discussion site is holding an all-day jam in DC on March 6, and I'm the organizer, so hit me up if you're interested.)

  • @dannyk1  Feb 2016

    Hi Kevin, thanks for stopping by and pushing play on November Rain. I appreciate your time and thoughts. John's interpretation of the lyrics is wonderful. I am very proud of how it turned out.

  • @scottlake Feb 2016

    Kevin, what I like about the simple arrangement is that it allows focus on your vocals and lyrics, whereas each new instrument that might be introduced with more tracks is an opportunity to be distracted from the words and the essence of the song. UNLESS, those tracks are cohesive and serve the grander purpose. That is not something that can really be done with BIAB tracks in general because of the way that the tracks are recorded.

  • @wickedmessenger1  Feb 2016

    Thanks for your comments on my song "Weary From Scenes of Entrapment." I'm glad PopMythology put you in contact (again).

  • @haim Feb 2016

    Thanks for the feedback and the suggestion on "Another Waste of Time". it's not a uke, it's a classic guitar. I'll try to do as you said on the next recording. though on my second song I did that already and it sounds much better.

  • @js6 Feb 2016

    Hey Kevin! Thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it!
    I hope you already brought your guitar back in

  • @theresaj Feb 2016

    Hi Kevin! The dust may settle quite a bit this month. We're moving next week so not sure if I'll get anything up this month.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 2016

    Thanks for the nice comments on "Go Our Own Way", appreciate the visit!

  • @jcooper  Feb 2016

    Thanks again Kevin. Looking forward to your next one!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2016

    Ah, I see there's a SONG. In a minnit. Re the guitars on Steel Rail and your queries: The Strat sounds vaguely acoustic because I'm finger playing it, not pick, using mid-pickup setup; the banjo sound is the CBG also being fingered, not picked. And the bass is finger not pick too. I don't work well with picks (surprise!)

  • @juoppis  Feb 2016

    Hey, thanks for your kind words on Let's Call It Off I really appreciate it.

  • @jcooper  Feb 2016 was always a mando. ha ha

  • @jcooper  Feb 2016

    Thanks Kevin. Already loving it. Quick question. Does one reply to the comments on the songs (as we do at PG music) and if so how do we do that?
    Looking forward to it very much!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 2016

    The universe will eventually let me I'm sure. My website was hacked right before FAWM started, and it is a time consuming and emotionally draining process. My kids and husband all are sick and yesterday I had two hours of dental work...sigh..but I believe in fate and when that swings my way, I will be on board...LOL, it's all good, you and I will be okay!! thanks for checking in!

  • @bnrmx  Feb 2016

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my song, I appreciate it.

  • @kathym  Feb 2016

    Looking forward to it, Kevin, and just about ready to get started here.

  • @arthurrossi Jan 2016

    Hi Kevin! I wish you a great FAWMing! Looking forward to your new songs...

  • @majordanby  Jan 2016

    Thanks man, what a lovely thing to say!
    Don't worry, my offerings this year will be stripped back and rushed just like everyone else
    Looking forward to hearing your 2016 tunes.
    You gotta love February

  • @lhcisco Jan 2016

    Hey man! Yeah, I've learned to get some decent sounds out of a mic that's considered "entree level". I love it to be honest with you. I don't draw as much these days. That album cover came from my Photoshop skills. That's what I'm more into now.

  • @tinam Jan 2016

    thats very nice of you to say such lovely things kevin!
    & FAWM wouldnt be such a fantastic place without people like you saying such lovely things to other people (that smiley should be a grin)
    I hope you have a great month!

  • @dragondreams  Jan 2016

    Hi Kevin. ☺
    You're very kind, thank you.
    Almost fifty years on the bass, but only nine years on the guitar so I still call myself a bass player.

  • @klaus  Jan 2016

    Hey Kevin. I actually listened your album week ago or so. I liked it a lot. Very good as a whole, lots of memorable songs. And I think I Found Love still sounds sweet. Have a nice Fawm, Kevin.

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 2016

    Hey there matey. Welcome back. Looking forward to browsing what will surely be a stunning selection from yourself.

  • @vikkiflawith  Jan 2016

    whoot! happy 2016 leap FAWM!

  • @zecoop  Jan 2016

    Thanks Kevin... I never quite know what style is coming out next. I love trying to be adventurous in song. 'She Don't Know' is beautiful all-through. Lovely guitar and perfect vocals. Looking forward to your FAWMing!

  • @benjo  Jan 2016


    thanks for your kind words in showcase yourself
    the song you put on there is a beauty my friend
    and typical of your talent
    looking forward to hearing more from you bud


  • @majordanby  Jan 2016

    Lovely song you posted for forum thread. Great little country song with an unexpected instrumental twist at the end. Great stuff

  • @oddbod  Jan 2016

    Real sweet sound on She Don't Know dude. There's a bit of a Van Morrison feel going there.
    Have a good FAWM

  • @bachelorb  Jan 2016

    Thank you..... Same to you!!

  • @billysea  Jan 2016

    Hi Kevin, just listened to "She Don't Know". Has a nice familiar feel to it so guessing I heard it during FAWM too. Although your voice and songs almost always have a warm and familiar feel to them even on first listen. Looking forward to hearing what 2016 brings.

  • @brownium Jan 2016

    You dive right in with some really nice guitar work on She Don't Know. Nicely constructed sound. Nice comfortable feel throughout.

  • @marvsmooth  Jan 2016

    Hi Kevin

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @the3queens  Jan 2016

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @johncrossman  Jan 2016

    Good to see you back, Kevin, I enjoy your fawm-presence!

  • @joshlevitre  Jan 2016

    Welcome back! I look forward to your music and your comments this year!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2016

    Welcome back!!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2016

    Hiya Kevin, looking forward to hearing more americagrasstriana music from you

  • @dannyk1  Jan 2016

    Hey Kevin, welcome back. I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year.

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2016

    Howdy Kevin, glad to see you are back for more!!

  • @vikkiflawith  Jan 2016

    Operatically: 'KEEEVVVVIIIIIIN'!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2016

    Hey Kevin! Here we go again! Looking forward to hearing your new stuff!

  • @kathym  Jan 2016

    Thanks for the information on the small batch CD ordering. I am going to keep that for future reference.

  • @lazyafro Jan 2016

    Thanks for the listen, and welcome back!! Happy FAWMing!

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 2016

    Happy new year! After seeing you in the forum, went back and listened to your Bear Picture Song. So fun!