kovbleu 22


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 4th 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 this FAWM = DRUMSET. So, I hope to be inspired to write songs starting with my own drum parts and building from there. It will be a new approach for me and I'm excited about it.

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 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 (7th year FAWMer)
@guatecoop - drummer (3rd year FAWMer)
@slawbleu - electric guitar/keys (2nd year FAWMer)

I'm also in the early stages of a side project with my friend and old lead guitarist from a previous band I had when I lived back in Richmond, VA for several years. We've always talked about doing a long-distance project to continue writing together, but it's never happened (until now - 10 years later!) I've talked him into trying out FAWM this year and am looking forward to collaborating on some tunes. You can find him at @anthill - if you like our collabs, please comment on his page too (he's a fawmling).

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


Latest album "Stories Telling Themselves":

2015 & 2016 FAWM song output (sketches/demos) are located here:

2017 I had to start a new Soundcloud account half way through, so some are here:

Music websites:

Thanks for listening!

Songs (22)

#1 It's Not Me 33
Feb 2017
#2 Why Are You Lonely? @anthill 38
Feb 2017
#3 Extraction 23
Feb 2017
#4 Tattoo 23
Feb 2017
#5 Sever @slawbleu  24
Feb 2017
#6 I Will 34
Feb 2017
#7 It's Complicated @anthill 19
Feb 2017
#8 This Isn't Home 23
Feb 2017
#9 The Ride @anthill 15
Feb 2017
#10 Faceless Games 9
Feb 17
#11 Broken Boy @slawbleu  15
Feb 18
#12 Fade Into Light @guatecoop  11
Feb 23
#13 House @jacobeverettwallace  20
Feb 23
#14 Blurring The Lines 9
Feb 24
#15 Haunted 5
Feb 26
#16 Other Side of the Sky @slawbleu  12
Feb 26
#17 Final Hours 9
Feb 26
#18 Ending or Beginning @anthill 13
Feb 28
#19 Infinite Game (with zecoop, too) @guatecoop  13
Feb 28
#20 So...Whatever @zecoop  20
Feb 28
#21 Just Keep On 4
Feb 28
#22 Let The Rain Come 1
Feb 28


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  • @ryako  Mar 7

    Hey, thanks for all the comments! Hope you're recovering from FAWM okay!

  • @bethdesombre  Mar 3

    I'm so glad you heard in This is a Time (which I might rename "A Way to Hope") what I was intending it to mean! Thanks for listening and commenting.

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 3

    Thanks so much for the nice comments both on Black Fallen angel and the part with his mistress.

  • @piney  Mar 2

    Thanks so much. Good to hear your beautiful voice 😀

  • @ryako  Mar 1

    Girl, you did 22 songs! I should be congratulating you! Thanks for the nice words on Awaken. I wasn't sure at first about deviating from standard musical stuff, but I feel like FAWM allows us the freedom (and encourages it, really) to just follow gut instincts. I promise I'll get to listening to all the people on my watchlist (this includes you), but I seriously need a break because I feel like my ears are trashed. Do you ever feel like that after FAWM?

  • @wen  Mar 1

    Thanks so much for the kind words on Long Way Gone! Means a lot coming from you 😀

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 28

    Thank you so much, dear!!! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm about to listen to some of your tracks. It's been a crazy couple weeks 😀

  • @metalfoot  Feb 27

    My wife did like Northern Lights. Thanks for listening 😀

  • @ryako  Feb 26

    Hey, thanks for that nice comment! It made my day! God, I wish I could score stuff for a living. That would be amazing. I've always loved instrumentals and movie/TV scoring, but I hardly ever made them until this year, during FAWM, so it still feels strangely new and slightly unfamiliar. Thanks for making me feel like I'm not sucking! 😀

  • @metalfootlings Feb 25

    Pitch shift was totally F#2's idea. He wanted it to sound like a squirrel and he thought that would do the trick!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 24

    Haha sorry, I think that I got into this Sinful Town theme just made me not able to think of anything else than the charachters and how they sound right now.

  • @russiasaturn  Feb 24

    Thank you for the kind words on Honeysuckle, I appreciate in-depth comments! Maybe next year you'd be up for a collab! 😀

  • @majordanby  Feb 24

    Comments completely deserved. 14 songs congratulations, I need to sit down and catch up.

  • @eli666 Feb 24

    Thanks for your comments "cause of the bleeding". I added the lyrics 😀

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 24

    Thanks for your appreciative comments on "Geek Alert". It was totally experimental for me pulling out ideas I heard in school many years ago. I was afraid it would sound awful but I'm happy with the way it came out. Thanks for listening and congrats on your trophy!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 22

    Thanks for the congratulations and powering through on those vocal stems! They sound great. I'm actually excited to try my hand at mixing female vocals, haven't done much of that... hope I do it justice! 😁

  • @russiasaturn  Feb 21

    I'm so glad I stumbled across you! I love everything you're doing! You can be sure that when March rolls around I'll be listening and commenting to everything. 😀

  • @debs  Feb 20

    Thank you so much for commenting on the Unicorn Onesie song! 🦄Oh my gosh - if you're thinking of getting one do it. Seriously. They're amazing. I love mine so much!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2017

    Thanks! I have some new ones cooking right now....keeping my theme of diversity and variation....I think that is my theme.

  • @yam655  Feb 2017

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀

  • @colgoo  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the feedback on "Silence". It helped me discover your music. I love your voice!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 2017

    Thank you so much for the feedback on The Vision, much appreciated!

  • @rbmarty000 Feb 2017

    Understand ... you are doing some great stuff.. cheers

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2017

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by and for your thoughtful comments on my songs. I look forward to hearing more of your great music this month!

  • @rbmarty000 Feb 2017

    I've got a pop/bubble gum kinda of tune where the girl is struggling to keep her virginity under pressure.. if you know what I mean..
    Got some chorus lines.. and the chords.. but hearing your style I think it would work.
    I want it to be for love.. I want it to be for life...
    anyway.. if you want to collaborate.. buz me back.. cheers..

  • @davewermers  Feb 2017

    Thank you for the great comments on my songs! I appreciate the feedback.

  • @footprintsonthemoon Feb 2017

    Wow. Thank you for your beautiful comments on "Examination" Nice that you find it inspirational. So did really your comments for me too.

  • @rbmarty000 Feb 2017

    Question.. love your voice.. I have a spoken word song If I sent you the script could you record it and send it back.. ? If you wanted to change the words fine.
    I could use some advice on the chorus too..

    see girl's lines


  • @jesstherockstar Feb 2017

    Thanks so much for the comments! Not making as much headway as I'd like so far so the positive feedback is super helpful. 😀

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2017

    I like your collaboration! That is nice to have that again, I'm sure.

  • @zackdavid  Feb 2017

    Hey, so it's you and @zecoop in a band, right? Anyone else from FAWM-land? You guys ever play shows in southern California? 😀

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2017

    Thanks for listening to "Negative One". (cuz I'm e to the i pi!)
    Hope the chorus gets as stuck in your head as it is in mine. No, wait, I don't wish that on others. That's not nice. 😉

    Have a great rest of FAWM!

  • @spinhead  Feb 2017

    "The Note" was hard for me to get through so I'm glad it's finding listeners. Thank you for the second listen 😀

  • @boyatheart  Feb 2017

    Thanks for you wonderful comments. I'm glad you liked what you heard. You rock too, so it means a lot to me when you make comments like that!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 2017

    Thanks for listening to my song "Underneath The Tree", I appreciate it.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2017

    Yes, I did get mine set up. 2 years later!!! It was a gift, so it was like I got the gift all over again! I've used it on 2 songs so far, but have plans to use the Moog plugin...that will be FUN!

  • @rebeccajasso Feb 2017

    thanks for your kind comments on my tunes! looking forward to checking out your stuff when I get off work tonight!

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 2017

    Thank you so much for listening to IV of News and Break Out. Your comments are always so kind and encouraging. Looking forward to hearing your songs!

  • @zecoop  Feb 2017

    It does indeed... 😀

  • @zecoop  Feb 2017

    If the snakes 🐍 one gives you any ideas... feel free. And the name can be tossed. But you know that. ğŸŽ¶

  • @ryako  Feb 2017

    Thanks for your awesome comment on Far Away. That was so nice!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2017

    Think I might have something interesting, and perhaps disconcertingly dark, which needs a strong male/female duet vocal to properly illustrate. Send me an email and I'll send you what I've got. If you don't like it or aren't feeling it, I've got other ideas too. 😀

  • @julesbf  Feb 2017

    Thanks for your comments on 'On the inside', it is quite draining writing about the subject but it needs saying!

  • @jessica14  Feb 2017

    Thanks on your lovely comment for "Breaking no more bread". You're a star 😀

  • @jessica14  Feb 2017

    Thanks on your lovely comment for "Breaking no more bread". You're a star 😀

  • @mishykatz  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the feedback on my song! I had so much fun with it, I will take a listen to yours soon, am mid-recording frenzy today, had to take a bit of a break cuz it's noisy and time for vocals soon 😀

  • @jenfoss  Feb 2017

    I'm so so glad you like what I have up so fair and it always feels good to know your voice is appreciated because it's one of those that feels pretty personal, ya know? 😀 Thanks for the follow and excited to hear and be inspired by another michigan songwriter!

  • @mdavisto Feb 2017

    I appreciated it too. It felt like a really personal song, and it felt like it spoke to a lot of my own demons, so, thank you for that.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2017

    Wow thank you so much for your amazing comments on "weeping angels". I am often full of self doubt whenever it comes to my music but more especially when it is just me and my indian guitar. I was imagining this as a piano epic laden with strings so was very nervous about putting it out there like this but you totally made me feel positive about it. Big thank you once again

  • @zecoop  Feb 2017

    Not going to de-zong it, but that was awesome. You really turned that into a cool song!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2017

    If I'm open to it, she says? Ha! Of course, I'd be honored! Let me see what I can come up with. I was going sequentially by the ideas in my pre-FAWM notes, but that seems to be shuttin' down fast. Plus a little standard Day 5 funk. Some collaborations might just be the trick. If you've got any particular ideas, let me know!

  • @tcelliott  Feb 2017

    I really like your song "Why are your lonely" and would like to play it on the FAWMcast. If you would allow me permission could you send a mp3 (or wav) to pigfarmerjr *at* gmail DOT com. If not, then that's quite all right as well. I still loved listening to it.

  • @meriamber  Feb 2017

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting such nice things on my song! Haha, yes, best if you don't sing "saved by murder" out loud 😝

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2017

    Thanks so much for your lovely and that kind comment on "We are not we"!

  • @degausser  Feb 2017

    Yep, banjo and e-bow. 10/10 for observation!

  • @hbusse Feb 2017

    Hey, thanks for the kind comment on The Battle! Glad you enjoyed it. Fun to see a fellow Midwestern woman around here. 👍🏼

  • @w1n Feb 2017

    Thank you for your nice comments. Really liked " It's Not Me", looking forward to checking out more of your songs.

  • @ryako  Feb 2017

    Dude, I would totally color my hair like that RIGHT NOW(cuz I luuuuuv it), but I'm trying to keep it virgin-style so that I can donate it.

    (How the hell do you have two songs already? I'm so slow.)

  • @audrey  Feb 2017

    Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by to listen.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2017

    I desperately trying to listen to your stuff but Indian wifi refusing!! Don't worry am moving out to better wifi place tomorrow all in the name of FAWM .

  • @sailingtowardsthesun Feb 2017

    Thanks for your kind comment on "Driving". 😀
    I'm happy to be back for my 2nd FAWM.
    May the muse be with you. 😉

  • @lenigmusx1 Feb 2017

    Thanks for saying hello! I haven't had time to start yet but maybe tomorrow.

  • @slawbleu  Feb 2017

    Thanks! I'm not cooking up much yet, I'm afraid...but I AM feeling better!

  • @declanremus  Feb 2017

    Thank you for listening to my song! Best of luck with your writing!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2017

    Thanks lovely for your wonderful comments. They will give me confidence to strive on

  • @samsorrow Feb 2017

    thanks for listening and commenting on my song. looking forward to your stuff.

  • @websheldon Feb 2017

    Thanks for feedback - really appreciate it! I certainly feel what the lyrics are saying as well hahaha Looking forward to hearing your stuff!

  • @steffan  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the hollar! Looking forward to hearing what you do this year!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2017

    Thanks for lovely note! I'll take the soul-punching, that's what I aim to do to myself when writing, so it it does it for others that's an added bonus. 😀 Awaiting your first tune!

  • @brownium  Feb 2017

    Hey, looking forward to collaborating with you on 14lbs! I need an email address for you. You can email the address to me if you don't want to add it to your profile.

  • @scottlake Feb 2017

    Glad to see you back - hope to hear some great collabs with @zecoop again.

  • @ryako  Jan 2017

    Nice to see you back here! Love the mermaid hair, gurrrrl. 😀

  • @boyatheart  Jan 2017

    Have a super FAWM!

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 2017

    Hey lovely. Yes i am back although not physically as am out of the country for the whole of FAWM. This is going to be a real test. Can't wait to hear you stuff. Hope you well x

  • @dannyk1  Jan 2017

    Hello back your way. Looking forward to hearing your wonderful music again. Have a great FAWM!

  • @bhaile  Jan 2017

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2017

    Have a great FAWM! Looking forward to your output!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2017

    Ahhh, my fab and talented friend, I look forward to have you amaze me yet again!!

  • @meriamber  Jan 2017

    Yayy! I'm excited to FAWM too 😁 You're in a band with @ZeCoop! Super Cool 😁 Keen to hear what you're going to create 😁

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  • @helene  Jan 2017

    Hello! Have a great FAWM!

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2017

    You!!!! Super talented amazing lady!!!!
    Have a fab fawm

  • @skittycat  Jan 2017

    Hello back 😁
    Yes I am. The small human I created is much bigger and more demanding now so not as hopeful of consistent attendance but aiming at the 14 😀
    good to see you back too xxx

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2017

    Hey Stacy!! Thanks! Being in studio has been an absolute blast. Hoping to release by the end of summer. I'm looking forward to hearing what you create this year, saw that drum set. That whole space looks creative! I'm sequestered in a small corner of my apartment bedroom but it works. This is gonna be a good year, I can feel it, but most importantly, I'm set on just makin' it happen.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 2017

    thanks 😀 you too, have a great FAWM

  • @mdavisto Jan 2017

    Oh hey it's yoooooouuu! Here we go again, eh?

  • @haim  Jan 2017

    hi. liked your music last year, anticipating for more this year.

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 2017

    Yea imma ready got some things happening that may consume my time but we see what happens not going to not do it

  • @downburst  Jan 2017

    Hey Stacy!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2017

    Hey! I'm thinking that this year we should do a band collab. Maybe I will come up your way, or just do it from where we are. I know you've got some good stuff in there for this year. I look forward to hearing it.

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 2017