Monty 14


Severna Park USA   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   The Decemberists, Aimee Mann, Hoopshank, Nancy Rost, Jackson Browne, Bruce Cockburn, Irene Jackson, Parliament-Funkadelic, Dvoล™รกk, Genesis, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt

2017 will apparently be my tenth FAWM. Wow.

I play in two cover bands but for original stuff I'm mostly a basement musician (guitar with occasional bass/keys/drums), I use software tools (mostly RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box but occasionally straight up MIDI tricks) to try to hide/fix the defects and fill in the gaps.

I occasionally add accompaniment tracks to guitar/vocal and piano/vocal tracks created by other songwriters. Contact me if that's something you might like me to do for you and I'll send you a link to a couple of examples.

I have an inner critic named Edgar that I need to tie up and gag occasionally in order to get anything done. I was going to write a song about him but he told me it was a stupid idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  • @spinhead  Mar 10

    You should always grab a harmonica. I need to get more so I can put 'em on tracks like "Ten Feet Tall."

  • @paulharrison  Feb 25

    Thanks re: the retreat, Larry. I'm not sure where I'll go this year but am considering that one.

  • @paulharrison  Feb 24

    Hey topic of FAWM, do you know if Naked Blue is doing their camp this year?

  • @bhaile  Feb 15

    Hey Monty, it sounds beautiful. I will try to figure out how to get that into my GarageBand app and rerecord the song tonight ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you so much!

  • @bhaile  Feb 15

    If it's not too much trouble to record the accompaniment first, that sounds great. Let me know if it becomes more frustrating than fun ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @bhaile  Feb 15

    Hey Monty! Sure, accompaniment would be great! Should I rerecord it? The tempo isn't very consistent ๐Ÿ˜ฌMight make it difficult to work with...

  • @negasi  Feb 14

    Yes I loved it, thanks so much for taking my lyrics makes my day when people want to use them and you did awesome! Thanks again ๐Ÿ˜

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 13

    Thanks for the offer Monty, I think you have done a good job on it already and I like the NW Sympathy title. I'm no vocalist though if you don't get a better offer, I'll have a go at it, Unfortunately I'll be away from home, and my computer, until Friday.

  • @negasi  Feb 13

    I absolutely love it! Holy crap, this is seriously awesome! Like really like what you did with it! ๐Ÿ˜ I'm going to just post it as a new song so that it has a fair chance at comments (cause you rocked this!)

  • @gordon Feb 12

    Hello again Monty. Glad you approve of Truth/Sun god rising. It really is a beautiful piece of music and I enjoyed adding my tuppence worth to it.:)

  • @gordon Feb 12

    Hi Monty, I posted Truth as Sun god rising. I really hope you don't hate it, I thought it was just such a lovely piece of music. By the way, sending stems etc probably wouldn't help, I never seem to sing in the places people expect, I just sing where I think the words should go. Let me know what you think, and feel free to take it down if you don't like it.

  • @negasi  Feb 11

    Go to town on it, I don't hear music as well in my head as good as people who you know actually play music so by all means whatever you hear go for it! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @negasi  Feb 11

    Honestly in my head I heard it on either acoustic or piano or a mixture of both. Didn't get more of a feel for it than that because I wrote it like 4 days apart ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @negasi  Feb 11

    Feel free too add music! ๐Ÿ˜€ I forgot to add on my page that anything of mine is totally free to be collaborated on ๐Ÿ˜

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 8

    Fine for you to post! I work late tonight

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 8

    Fantastic! Do you want to post new with me as a collaborator or do you want me to post at original with you as a collaborator? I think more will hear it if you post new!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 8

    Monty! Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment! I would LOVE for you to put some music to alternative facts! Please let me know if you would like me to add you as a collaborator!


  • @devin  Feb 6

    Hi Monty!

    I shall return to hear what you are creating ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kristi  Feb 6

    I just saw on my board that someone else is also working on a version. There was a cross in communication...I forgot to take the music request out of the box. Everyone is so enthusiastic, tackling songs, I don't mind having two versions.

  • @kristi  Feb 6

    Hi Monty! Thanks for your offer to add music to "This is Not that Story." Sounds great! Let me have a think about a one has offered (yet). Email me if you have any suggestions too? My email is on my profile page.

  • @russiasaturn  Feb 4

    Ok cool! You can email me if you want, whenever you're up to doing it. It is only the 4th, I keep thinking it's later somehow lol, so we've got a whole month to work something out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @jinx  Feb 4

    Hi Monty! I just came over to say hi on your page and at that very moment remembered I'd promised to sing that song of yours that I STILL haven't gotten around to, from like a month ago. Ack, sorry! Maybe it can count as a half-song for my FAWM, haha ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @russiasaturn  Feb 4

    Hey there! I'd love to take you up on the offer of a possible collaboration? I've been listening to your Soundcloud and there's some really lovely stuff. Anniversary right off the bat was moving even without lyrics. Let me know! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @paulharrison  Feb 3

    Thanks regarding "Sleep," Larry. I suspect you could play it, but I appreciate the comment. 'Hope you crank 'em out this year.

  • @jcuempire  Feb 2

    Hey neighbor, hope to hear some tunes. Tell Edgar his services are no longer required!

  • @donna  Jan 31

    Hi Monty. ๐Ÿ˜€ Was thinking about you yesterday, hoping you'd materialise this year again. Wishing you a lovely 10th FAWM. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @johncrossman  Jan 31

    Hey monty, nice to see you back! 10th year for use class of '08ers, wow. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 30

    Hope you and ....Edgar....are doing FAWM?? Looking forward to hearing what you create!

  • @petra777  Jan 30