kovbleu 18


Kalamazoo USA   Feb 2013


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 @anthill. 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.

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


Latest album "Stories Telling Themselves":

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:

2015, 2016, and the beginning of 2017 FAWM song output (sketches/demos) are located here:

Music websites:

Thanks for listening!

Songs (18)

#1 Nothing New Here 42
Feb 2018
#2 Static of a Stranger 40
Feb 2018
#3 Are You Listening? 36
Feb 2018
#4 Refulgent @anthill 27
Feb 2018
#5 Just Staring At Me 36
Feb 2018
#6 Travelers 26
Feb 2018
#7 From Here @anthill 13
Feb 2018
#8 Let Me Out 21
Feb 2018
#9 A Little While 12
Feb 19
#10 They Know Your Name 13
Feb 22
#11 You Will Be Fine 18
Feb 25
#12 What I Saw From Here @anthill 17
Feb 26
#13 Anything at All @slawbleu  12
Feb 28
#14 Point Of No Return @slawbleu  16
Feb 28
#15 Unravelling @anthill 8
Feb 28
#16 Out Of The Dark @guatecoop  11
Feb 28
#17 Shades and Shadows (band collab) @zecoop  34
Feb 28
#18 Not The Enemy ZONG
Mar 1


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  • @kaylagonzalez120 Apr 4

    Thank you for your comment on When It Rains! I hear it that way too with a full band, I hope it gets to be played that way one day!

  • @sunnymae  Mar 28

    Hi Kovbleu
    Thanks a million for all your great feedback on Just Another Daydream.
    Guess a few of us diehards are still listening and catching up. So much great stuff out there!!! Thanks again.

  • @tamsnumber4 Mar 22

    I am slowly making my way through, I'll try to get through them all 'cause I'm a fan!!

  • @ampersandman  Mar 22

    Thanks for listening to "Good Things" - great to get feedback in late March

  • @quork  Mar 22

    Thanks for your comments on my instrumental piece. I appreciate your encouragement. Hopefully its one of many.

  • @tcelliott  Mar 21

    re: Stuck on a Bridge
    That first stanza/verse is exactly what she put in her FB post. And yes, she did like it a lot. Well, she said she did. She's awful nice, so it's possible she lied to make me feel better.

    Thanks for all the comments. I greatly appreciate it.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 21

    Thanks for the listen and kind words on When It Rains! It was fun to get to do a late collab and Kayla was great to work with.

  • @wacha  Mar 12

    Thank you for your kind words on "Damaged", I love working with @Crisp1's lyrics.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 9

    Jen is such a talented singer and musician. I'm trying to convince her to do more stuff during FAWM! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for listening and your kind words on Habakkuk.

  • @mikkojuhani Mar 9

    Thank you as well!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Mar 9

    thanks for your really lovely comment πŸ˜€

  • @rainchaser  Mar 8

    Thank you for your comment, and listen on our song. we really appreciated!

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 7

    Thank you for your kind comment on my collaboration with Rachelle on One More Day, Although the vocals are not ready, the piano track is included, just saying as you were interested in how the music would sound.

  • @musicbyzac Mar 7

    Thanks for coming through and leaving feedback on "Last Ride" - I have a tempo in mind that I'd say is somewhere right there in the middle. Maybe around 75 bpm or so? - It was originally meant to be kinda like a Luke Bryan kinda vibe I guess, but I could also hear it slowed down and a female vocal haha. Maybe someone on here will/would have an idea to pull the whole thing together with music.

  • @sciren  Mar 6

    Your awesome feedback and kind words mean the world to me! More than anything, I strive to create the most catchy hooks I can, so I’m thrilled to hear it’s working! Thank you so much for following along every year. And it is SO not too late to contribute vocals to Sing Out! Check out this forum post! <3 http://fawm.org/forums/topic/8246/

  • @wacha  Mar 5

    Thank you for your kind words on "Follow Me", I struggled with that one a bit at first but once I got started writing it came out of me really fast. I was really happy with the rhythm I was playing the guitar but have found it's a little harder to keep that up the length of the song when I'm playing it live so I've given myself something to work on.

    I was going for more of a Mumford and Sons thing but have found it's very rare what I think I'm doing often doesn't translate how I think it will which always works out for the better. Going back and listening, I can hear the Indigo Girls comparison comes from.

  • @majordanby  Mar 5

    Thanks for commenting on our songs. Living like you don’t know how, chorus; I know what you mean, is it, was it? This is why I was drawn to your songs. Very impressive, especially composed on the ukulele. I will check out more over the next few days. (Karl).

  • @mmmmarcus  Mar 3

    Thank you so much for the comments on "SvΓ₯rt Att NΓ₯ Dig" as well as "Invincible"! And thank you kindly for the comparison to Bon Jovi, I am humbled. Was so fun singing in Swedish so I've been actually writing some in Swedish now.

  • @ryako  Mar 2

    Hey, congrats on finishing! I definitely will get around to listening to your work this year. Sorry, i've just been so behind (illness, life, in general, being soooooo slow). How's it going? How are you doing?

  • @wacha  Mar 2

    Thank you for your kind words on "Such A Sin". I did watch "True Blood", the first few seasons were great but it went down hill fast.

    There is some definite polishing needed on that song, I want to a lot more with the melody and might make the guitar a bit more sparse.

  • @cleanshoes Mar 2

    Thank you so much for the congratulations and comments on my songs! I'm a bit behind on listening but looking forward to hearing the rest of your stuff as well!

  • @sarahmonticue Mar 1

    Thank you so much for your comment on I Can Change. It's really helpful to have feedback on what is working, what's catchy, how people feel after hearing a song, and so I really appreciated you taking the time to listen and share some love πŸ˜€

    Also, is there a song or group of songs you would like me to listen to and share thoughts on? How can I help?

  • @carleybaer Mar 1

    Yes!! I'm so excited to listen to it. πŸ˜€ That's a trick I've employed a lot; take an unexciting topic and tweak it and make it sound like it's about a relationship or something much more dramatic and relatable than it actually is. Works like a charm! And thank you for all the love on "Break It Down," I'm really happy that resonated (and it's always nice to get a mention in the Rec thread). Anyway, I'm happy to meet you and I can't wait to listen to that song and all your others as well!

  • @sueawesome Mar 1

    you are so so sweet and kind!! I'm doing all my listening catch up this month so looking forward to yours!!

  • @itoarazi Mar 1

    Oh, my! I shall make that downloadable (I thought I had, already? Hmm...) Thank you so much!!

  • @itoarazi Mar 1

    And from what I've heard thus far, you're definitely a chameleon!

  • @itoarazi Mar 1

    Rock is my thing, but I consider myself to have eclectic tastes. I'll definitely check out more. πŸ˜€

  • @itoarazi Mar 1

    Thank you so much!! I guess I did end up evoking more artists through it! I shall peruse some of your music momentarily...;)

  • @tamsnumber4 Mar 1

    Congrats on your trophy girl...I was hoping to keep up with your songs, but life and all of that nonsense...but awesome you went on vaca and still got your songs done...

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  • @standup  Feb 28

    Sorry it took me all month to comment on one of your songs!

  • @piney  Feb 22

    No worries I'm in the same boat

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

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

  • @klaus  Feb 16

    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  Feb 2018

    Now fully rocked out... with vocals from Karl and lead guitar from my friend in Owosso. πŸ˜€

  • @corinnelucy  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @erbaer  Feb 2018

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

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

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

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

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

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 2018

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

  • @cleanshoes Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

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

  • @luke0zade Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for listening and for your comments!

  • @anthill Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

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

  • @lenigmusx1  Feb 2018

    Hey Stacy,

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

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

    Hey, thanks for the comment!

  • @mctown Feb 2018

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

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2018

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

  • @haim  Feb 2018

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

  • @leslie Feb 2018

    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 Feb 2018

    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  Feb 2018

    just love your brilliant work...

  • @owl  Jan 2018

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

  • @tan482  Jan 2018

    Looking forward to hearing your musical offerings!

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  • @guatecoop  Jan 2018

    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  Jan 2018

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

  • @ryako  Jan 2018

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

  • @slawbleu  Jan 2018

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

  • @lanasolyluna Jan 2018

    Welcome back, gorgeous. Looking forward to your tunes!

  • @w1n  Jan 2018

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

  • @piney  Jan 2018

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

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

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

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 2018

    Hey lovely. Hope you well. bring it on x

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    Looking forward to more of your great songs!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2018

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

  • @downburst  Jan 2018

    Welcome back Stacy! Happy fawming!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 2018

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

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2018

    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  Jan 2018

    Best wishes to you for FAWM 2018!

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2018

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

  • @zecoop  Jan 2018

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

  • @boyatheart  Jan 2018

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

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2018

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

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2018

    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  Jan 2018

    Happy Fawming!

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

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