kovbleu 10

@kovbleu 

Kalamazoo USA   Feb 2013

www.treadingbleu.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   love, pain, sadness, hope............................................................................................. some bands / musicians that have influenced my life over the years: pearl jam, regina spektor, ani difranco, tori amos, tool, nine inch nails, fiona apple, smashing pumpkins, metric, rilo kiley, the shins, jesca hoop, thao nguyen, mirah, willie nelson, mazzy star, suzanne vega, nirvana, janis ian, ingrid michaelson, rachael yamagata, sia, ryan adams, brandi carlile, the sundays

Hello everyone. This is my 5th year participating in FAWM!

I'm a singer/songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I currently play guitar (acoustic and electric) and sing in my band, Treading Bleu, with a great group of guys (who are all also participating in FAWM). I also play bass, drums, and will be taking a stab at some keyboard/synth stuff, and random other instruments this February.

My new instrument for FAWM 2018 is my first Ukulele. I'm going to be traveling during part of February, so I'll be taking that with me so that I can hopefully still write while on vacation. I'm going to Jamaica....so, I mean it's cool. It's not like it's a work trip or something. We'll see how many I can get cranked out this year though!

My style varies - I don't like to be tied down to a specific genre. What I love about FAWM is that it's given me a place to experiment and try things I wouldn't normally do. It has worked out well the last couple of years and I came away with several songs I really love. My plan this year is to do the same - a variety of acoustic-based songs, mixed with more experimental songs because I am enjoying getting into the programming/mixing/more electronica side of things and stretching out of the comfort zone of my songwriting to grow as an artist. (Let's be real, I'm going to play, strum, beat, bang, sing, shout, whatever it takes to make 14.)

My bandmates who are also FAWMing:
@ZeCoop - bass player (8th year FAWMer)
@guatecoop - drummer (4th year FAWMer)
@slawbleu - electric guitar/keys (3rd year FAWMer)

Lat year I started a side project with my friend and old lead guitarist from a previous band I had when I lived back in Richmond, VA. We'd always talked about doing a long-distance project to continue writing together, but it never happened (until last FAWM - 10 years later!) We wrote 4 solid songs last year and released 3 of those on Bandcamp in 2017. I think he's going to be back this year and am looking forward to collaborating on some more tunes.

@anthill is where you can find him- if you like our collabs, please comment on his page too!

I'm really looking forward to hearing what everyone comes up with this year!!

**I think I've got a few new friends convinced to sign up and give this a go! Yay for the Fawmlings!

@sahlgren - a coworker of mine who's trying FAWM for the first time

@sydwaits - a friend from VA who did FAWM a few years ago and is going to try and get some done this year!

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Latest album "Stories Telling Themselves":
https://treadingbleu.bandcamp.com/alb...

My side project "The Homesick" 2017 releases - https://thehomesick1.bandcamp.com/

2017 I had to start a new Soundcloud account half way through, so the second half of FAWM 2017 tracks are here:
https://soundcloud.com/user-489651726

2015, 2016, and the beginning of 2017 FAWM song output (sketches/demos) are located here:
https://soundcloud.com/koviak-davison

Music websites:
http://www.treadingbleu.com/
http://www.stacykoviak.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TreadingBleu/
https://www.facebook.com/stacykoviakm...
https://treadingbleu.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/treading-bleu
https://www.reverbnation.com/stacykoviak

Thanks for listening!
xoxo
Stacy

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  • @piney  1 day

    No worries I'm in the same boat

  • @repsurepa 2 days

    Thank you so much for your feedback on Unknown! : ) and thanks for listening, too!

  • @klaus 6 days

    Hi Stacy. Thanks for you nice kind words on Body and Ghost. I could use your voice for a duet. Lyrics by Pam Bowen: http://fawm.org/songs/80886/ Interested? More powerpop than country.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Now fully rocked out... with vocals from Karl and lead guitar from my friend in Owosso. πŸ˜€
    http://fawm.org/songs/78062/

  • @corinnelucy  1 week

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on Strange Days! I bloody love the Sundays - listened to them a lot when I was 11-12 and learning how to sing, I like that Harriet Wheeler might have rubbed off on me. πŸ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  1 week


    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!!

  • @karlsburg25  1 week

    oooo i can't thank you enough for your amazing comment on Daffodils on death row. I started it yesterday and kept changing it actually. At one stage I had a whole song of hush hush's but i couldnt work the lyrics around it. You are a superstar Miss and am loving your stuff and Isn't it nice to be in February πŸ˜‰

  • @ebw 1 week

    Thanks for your comment on "In My Heart of Hearts" - I spent way too long re-recording that chorus to try to make the "I" sound okay, so it's nice to hear that I did an alright job. 😁

  • @dani312 1 week

    Hey,thank you for taking the time to comment and listen to my song wakeful night. I am SLIGHTLY more caught up on sleep!

  • @abudabard12514  1 week

    Thank you for your very thoughtful comments on my tunes, I'm a big Jonathan Coulton fan, so I take that as high praise.

  • @tan482  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your comment on my waltz. Glad you enjoyed it so much!

  • @erbaer  2 weeks

    Thanks for the thoughtful words and insights on "Daughter Of Swords".

  • @oblivionratula  2 weeks

    Thanks for the feedback on "Mother of Swords." I've tried to record that very guitar a number of times, and this time happened to work out the best. I've taken note of the setup, for sure. Thanks again. Those #tarot songs sure are interesting, aren't they?

  • @oddbod  2 weeks

    I’ve been meaning to get hold of a snare drum to do that myself. Yours sounds good though, is that a cheap snare or something expensive?

  • @lieke 2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your comment on Nobody won! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for listening to Clouds In Your Eyes! Much appreciated.

  • @moonraccoon  2 weeks

    Hey Stacy, thank you for your kind words regarding Tell Me You're Mine All Mine πŸ˜€

  • @cleanshoes 2 weeks

    Thanks for the warm welcome! I've already been blown away by the support of this community. And so far I've finished two more songs than I probably would have otherwise, so regardless of what happens, the month has already been a success!

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Yea... I had to google Refulgent, lol.

  • @luke0zade 2 weeks

    Yes I am here... finally! I'm glad you're here too! Looking forward to listening when i get a chance. Seems like you're off to a great start!

  • @heidiserwer  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for listening and for your comments!

  • @anthill 2 weeks

    Stacy, looking forward to another go at this! I will begin in earnest today to set up some gear and see what comes out!

  • @lanasolyluna 2 weeks

    Thanks so much dear, looking forward to your songs. <3

  • @lenigmusx1  2 weeks

    Hey Stacy,

    You are off to a quick start! Can't wait to listen. Happy FAWM!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  2 weeks

    Ah, the real world. She's a crazy one, ain't she? Haha. Thanks though, it seems it's been well received which is a good feeling! Always appreciate your support. πŸ˜€

  • @darklava 3 weeks

    Hey, thanks for the comment!

  • @mctown 3 weeks

    Anyway, back for another go... I do lyrics. Maybe sometime...d

  • @heidiserwer  3 weeks

    Hi and Happy FAWM! Can't wait to listen to your tunes this February!

  • @haim  3 weeks

    Hi there! I saw your picture on facebook, pretty inspiring studio you built up for yourself. Waiting for your songs. Enjoy!

  • @leslie 3 weeks

    Oh hello, wondrous one! I am not rested, no. I keep travelling around and forgetting to. February will not involve rest either, but it will at least involve staying in one place. Have a productive FAWM!

  • @sydwaits 3 weeks

    We'll see if I've got any tricks up my sleeve. I'm taking some time off in February, but I'll have the boy full time, so its going to be about 10 minutes here and there. I'm probably going to focus more on "writing" than recording, but I'll try to get something up here. More than anything, can't wait to hear YOUR stuff. If you get a minute, let me know who else I need to keep my ear out for. I'll at least have some time to enjoy some folks (I hope!). Love ya Stace!

  • @cynthiawolff  3 weeks

    just love your brilliant work...

  • @owl  3 weeks

    Have a wonderful FAWM! Very excited to hear your new songs!

  • @tan482  3 weeks

    Looking forward to hearing your musical offerings!

  • @petra777  3 weeks

    *waves*

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    Well, I'm in my usual emotional state at this time....waivering between this will be great....and...I'm sure I won't write anything good...torture as usual.
    You and interfaces just aren't friends. Maybe go reel to reel.

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    Hey! Best wishes to you, of course! Did you ever figure out your mic/interface/daw problem?

  • @ryako  3 weeks

    Hey, what's up, girl! I'm really happy to see you are back this year, and with continuously awesome mermaid hair!

  • @slawbleu  3 weeks

    Here we go again...getting excited!! πŸ˜€

  • @lanasolyluna 3 weeks

    Welcome back, gorgeous. Looking forward to your tunes!

  • @w1n  4 weeks

    Hi Stacy, happy fawming. Looking forward to hearing som fresh tunes from you. The Homesick songs are really nice btw.

  • @piney  4 weeks

    Hello! HAve a great FAWM. Looking forward to hearing your work! πŸ˜€

  • @ampersandman  4 weeks

    Here's to a good FAWM - hope to hear you sing again soon!

  • @karlsburg25  4 weeks

    Hey lovely. Hope you well. bring it on x

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    Looking forward to more of your great songs!

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    So happy to be here and ready to hear more of your beautiful voice! Maybe we could do our first collab this year?

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    Welcome back Stacy! Happy fawming!

  • @wobbiewobbit  4 weeks

    thank you - and you! have a great FAWM πŸ˜€

  • @jacobeverettwallace  4 weeks

    Yes, I'd love to! I actually was just today inspired by something that I think you'd dig. But it's gotta marinate in my ideas folder for awhile longer. Gah, is it Feb yet!?!?

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Best wishes to you for FAWM 2018!

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Cool! I look forward to hear what you will create,

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Here it comes!!! Get yourself healthy for FAWM and vacation! πŸ˜€

  • @boyatheart  5 weeks

    Great to see you're back here for Feb. Best of luck and looking forward to listening. πŸ˜€

  • @jacobeverettwallace  5 weeks

    Stacy! Ditto to you as well. Jamaica! That sounds like an interesting inspiration. I fully expect some reggae. Haha.

  • @mdavisto  5 weeks

    Blooooooo! From Kalamazooooooo!

    .... and now I'm stuck with a mental image of you as Blue from Madame Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

    FAWM on!

  • @stuartbenbow  5 weeks

    Happy Fawming!

  • @tamsnumber4 5 weeks

    I can't wait to hear your voice again, you are such an inspiration to me!!