Michael Gutierrez-May 18

@mikegtz 

Massachusetts USA   Feb 2007

www.mgutierrezmay.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   At the moment Ed Sheeran, Wilder Adkins, Katey Laurel, Justin Roth, Sarah Jarosz and Stephen Martin.

Is it possible this is FAWM#10? Well, yes if you count the first year where I was totally inactive and stayed on the sidelines. But yes, it should count because I watched and saw it could be done and saw how it could be done through inspiration, collaboration and a little bit of perspiration.

I currently live in Uxbridge, Mass. I have watched as the communities around me on the South Shore, online here at FAWM and now Central Mass have grown and prospered through collaboration and mutual support. What works online works in the world at large also.

I've been active in music endeavors since the late 70's, into the early and mid 1980's where I was a coffeehouse manager for three years, slowing down after 1990 for about 15 or so years and then reviving myself and staying pretty active for the past 10 years. I am primarily an acoustic guitar-based songwriter who is trying to learn to sing a little better. Music is my primary means of self-expression.

I am about to release my first full-length album of 11 songs to be titled Firefly In a Jar of Emotion. About half of those songs were borne in FAWM and four others came from 50/90.So this is where I come to write, to be inspired and to listen, listen, listen.

Mass FAWM folks: This year's Bloc 11 FAWM over party will be this Sunday March 19th from 2-5pm. Bloc 11 is at 11 Bow Street in Somerville in Union Square. I will call in the next couple days to make a reservation for 8-10 persons. They will want to us to buy food so bring your appetites.

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  • @mitchmash  Mar 5

    Thanks for listening and your comments! Glad you liked Anti-Valentine. (gently angry - excellent comment!) 😀

  • @cloudboy  Feb 28

    Thanks for all you kind comments and encouragement, Mike. I'll be back to listen in March!

  • @thealphabettisystem  Feb 27

    Hi there, the challenge is to make the music as hard to listen to as possible. Thanks for sticking with it.
    Cheers.

  • @nancihobson1  Feb 27

    Thanks for listening. Yes, the Catbird was great, I don't get to go there often, my Saturdays are often busy with the kids. You could have heard most of these FAWM songs...I needed a cheat sheet, but I wanted to sing my new ones! Maybe I"ll catch up with you at some open mic. Thanks again for the listens 😀

  • @beat  Feb 26

    Thx for listening and the words.
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  • @johncrossman  Feb 26

    Hiya Mike, I finally got a demo up for my last skirmishy song if you have a chance to pop back in:
    http://fawm.org/songs/74718/

  • @chandra83  Feb 19

    Just listened to "Abyss" ... beautifully done. Thank-you! <3 😀

  • @andygetch  Feb 19

    Hi Mike, thanks for the comment on Regulars. There is a wide range, but listening to your songs here is the Replacements/Paul Westerberg song I named and borrowed the progression from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyz2z...

  • @ajna1960  Feb 19

    Hi Mike 😀 Amanda here. Yes, it's fine for you to sing Cat Enigma at an open mic 😀 I'll email you 😀

  • @chandra83  Feb 19

    Added!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 18

    Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving such a lovely comment!

  • @chandra83  Feb 18

    Hey Mike -- If you'd like to write some music for "The Abyss", you're welcome to! 😀

  • @audrey  Feb 18

    Thank you for listening to "Winding Path" and for your kind comment. Sibelius First is the cheaper pared-down version of Sibelius created by Avid. I don't know what the complete and far more expensive version could have extra, because I've never noticed anything missing. It comes with a good tutorial, and any further questions can usually be answered by YouTube videos made by various helpful people.

  • @johncrossman  Feb 18

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my last song. You may have something there. I'll let the song marinate and come back to it with those kinds of thoughts in mind . 😀 You're about to get your fawm-win(gs), go Mike!

  • @monty  Feb 17

    Thanks for taking the time to listen and provide nice feedback on my collab with @russiasaturn

  • @marthie Feb 13

    Thank you for your feedback on "Are you out there?"

  • @cloudboy  Feb 13

    Thanks for your lovely comments, Mike! The first couple of episodes are up. They were a beast to create. I doubt we'll get through 14 but we'll be happy with what we get!

  • @davefrank83 Feb 12

    Thanks Mike for your comment. You should do the classical guitar adaptation that would be cool. Look forward to hearing it.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 11

    Thank you, Michael, for your encouragement. I do plan on putting demos up, but it usually takes me so stinkin' long, and I'm lovin' these stretching exercises we call skirmishes. The brain expansion is good for all the rest of me as well. Plus, it's fun to listen to everyone else.

  • @ajna1960  Feb 10

    Hi Mike 😀 Thank you so so much for the lovely demo of 'Cats Enigma' - I love it 😀

  • @ajna1960  Feb 9

    Hi Mike 😀 Yes, you are very welcome to collab on 'Cat Enigma' 😀 Thank you so much for asking 😀
    I'll add you know to the song post 😀

  • @francessmith Feb 8

    Thanks for your comment on my song, it probably is more freeform poetry than anything. I do like narrative songs, but seem to write less and less.

  • @cloudboy  Feb 8

    I can't wait to get these audio dramas up. It's a bit more time consuming than I thought but their coming along. Thanks for listening, Mike.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 7

    Thanks for listening to my song "Nightmare of a Dream", I appreciate it!

  • @stuartbenbow  Feb 5

    Hi Mike, you're off to a great start. Happy Fawming!

  • @ianuarius  Feb 5

    Thanks for the comment!
    I guess I was browsing for my inspiration. 😁
    Oh, I haven't cut my hair. That's an old photo from... what 10 years ago?! Sheesh.

  • @dawn1 Feb 5

    Thank you for your kind comment on 'To dance with you!' I'm glad you enjoyed it, it's my first FAWM effort. I've just been listening to your tunage, nice work! Happy FAWM 😀

  • @robynmackenzie  Feb 4

    Hey, Mike! Happy FAWMing!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2

    Hey! Thanks for the kind words.... I wish you a lovely and prolific FAWM! 😀

  • @leslie  Feb 1

    G'mornin'! Let's get this thing started. FAWM it up!

  • @billysea  Feb 1

    Hi Mike, great seeing you as well 😀

  • @cloudboy  Feb 1

    Hi Mike! You too! Can't wait to hear your 2017 offerings.

  • @nancihobson1  Feb 1

    Hi Mike! I'm ready to start listening!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 1

    I await your musical creations! I always enjoy your art Michael!!

  • @evinwolverton Jan 31

    Good to see you'll be at it again! I'M WATCHING YOU.

  • @colgoo  Jan 31

    Thanks for stopping by my soundboard. Looking forward to hearing your songs!

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 31

    Why hello there. So nice to be back

  • @petra777  Jan 29

    *waves*

  • @debs  Jan 29

    Mike! Recently, I came across the loveliest note that you wrote me and sent along with your CD. It made me smile. Looking forward to hearing more of you, my friend.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 2017

    Hi, Mike - here we are again for another round.Cheers!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2017

    Wiselike!

  • @corinnecurcio  Jan 2017

    Hiya Mike!

  • @johncrossman  Jan 2017

    Hey Mike, good to see you and, shortly, hear you!

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 2017

    hi, good to see ya back as well!