Influences: Joni Mitchell, Loretta Lynn, Neko Case, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Sleater-Kinney, Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Power, The Mountain Goats, David Bowie
My name is Ashley Brewer. I write songs about heart-ache and regret and abuse of internal organs and sex and how being a woman is hard and other things probably, too -- all delivered by the voice of an angel who's been around the block one too many times.
This is my second FAWM year. I first did it two years ago and had an amazing experience. I took last year off, and I'm ready to dive deep into FAWM again -- I, like so many of us I'm sure, really, really need it this year.
I finally got a decent recording set up, so hopefully I'll get some decent quality audio recordings and arrangements (!!??) up this year, but there will probably be some quick and dirty video takes, too, depending on how my output and writing goes this year, and also because I HAVE the set up, but haven't had a chance to test it out too much yet....
So glad to be back, sweet FAWM fam!
|#1||Help me help you||
|#4||If You Don't Tell Me (New World Symphony)||
|#5||Trust That You'll Be Safe||
|#8||Both Smell Like the Ocean||
|#9||A Piece of this Feeling @siebass||
|#12||Lullaby for the End of the World||
|#14||Celebrities: They're Just Like Us!||
I'm so glad you are back on FAWM this year! I still have a few tracks to catch up on, but you are really one of my favorite musicians here, very glad you came back to make some lovely music again. 50/90 this summer? 😁
I really appreciate your very kind words about "Cailleach Beara"! 😀 Thank you!
Thanks for the cheery words & "Bird Watchin'" with me!
Thanks so much for your generous comment on "Second Nature", very glad you like it 😀
Inspiring people to want to underwear-dance by themselves in the kitchen is one of the things we live for, apparently!
Oh, my gosh, thanks for your AMAZING comment on "The Road Is So Long, Lord"!!
Thanks for the comments on my music. You said some really nice things, which reminded me of a big reason why I like writing songs.
Thank you for the heart-felt thoughts on I am thinking of you. I am glad you stopped by for a listen. It was a very tough but important song for me to finally get around to writing. I am hopeful that maybe it will help some people if they can find it or if I can get it to them. Thank you for the long and thoughtful note; I know that song can be a bit much, but I do think it turned into a simple, good song. I am glad you liked the line about that scarf and puffy winter coat, I put a lot of thought into that.
I gotta sleep, but I'm going to check out your stuff tomorrow and try to repay the level of thoughtfulness you gave to my song. Looking forward to making some music for the random collab!
Sounds like we're paired up for the random collab. Did you want to do the lyrics, the music, signing? I said I can do any part, so just let me know what you prefer to do. Looking forward to hearing what we can create!
Aaaah I can't even tell you how happy I am that you remember Morgan and Yew!!! I think I had quite a few of those Serendipity books too, but that was the one I remember the best.
Thanks for the thoughtful comments and encouragement, as always. 😀
Found you by random song shuttle. Listening to Impasse, impressed by your conviction. Glad to meet you this year.
@standup Thanks, and hey hi! Took last year off, but looking forward to being a part of this wonderful community again this year! *sort of* have a real recording set up now, so trying to do real recordings, rather than just videos, but it's slowed me down some. Will probably be blitzing FAWM next week when I finally record the things I've written this week! 😀
Looks like you're around--I enjoyed your songs before, and I'll be listening.
Welcome! I am sure that you will find that this is a great thing to be a part of. Best wishes to you!