Richard Provan 8


Whitehorse Canada   Jan 2017

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits Steve Earle, David Bowie, Counting Crows, Fred Eaglesmith

Back for my second FAWM, because last year was so much fun and inspiring. I play guitar, mandolin, mouth harp and plink away on the keyboard.

For the past year I've been playing with a couple of amateur bands - Adios Bandidos and the Semi-Automatics. We've got on stage a few times and even had a paying gig (No I can't quit my day job, my wife says).

I love the story telling aspect of songwriting, and look forward to stretching out from my default folk and blues.

On the road for the first half of FAWM. My mobile rig is a Yamaha kids acoustic, a bag of mouthharps and a Korg Nanokey 2 controller. Recording through Apogee One’s condenser mic into Auria Pro on my iPad. I like it!

P.S. I’m happy to receive constructive criticism on my songs.


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  • @matthew62  18 hours

    Thanks for your kind comments on "They Say." Truly appreciated.

  • @mmmmarcus  2 days

    Thank you very much for the comment on "Svårt Att Nå Dig"! Glad you liked the track! Maybe I should for real sing some more in Swedish 😀

  • @misterd 2 days

    Thanks for listening & your kind & generous words on my tune- 11 kinds of blue .

  • @phoenixash 2 days

    Thanks for your comment on my track. There's a saying I heard that cats were gods, and they have not forgotten. Having had some I can honestly say they do consider themselves gods, but they are benevolent ones kkk

  • @misterd 2 days

    Thankyou so ever so much for listening and your very kind comments on my songs 'Living silence' and '11 kinds of blue '.

  • @dani312 2 days

    THanks for your comment and on Once Again! 😀 Oh, how I wish I had a front porch...

  • @jibbidy34  4 days

    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!!

  • @tan482  5 days

    Thanks for listening to our conversation, glad you liked it!

  • @gemhughs 5 days

    Thanks for the listen & the kind comments on "Me Too".

  • @tseaver  1 week

    Thanks for your comment on my song, "Invisible Means of Support." I just put up the demo.

  • @tan482  1 week

    Thanks for listening to my tune and for your kind words! 😀

  • @billwhite51 1 week

    thank you for your comment on pornography of democract. im glad that you felt the humor didnnt detract from, or cheapen, the sad reality of the situation

  • @eli666 1 week

    Thanks for your comment. There were no synths in this song, but I am happy that you like it.

  • @oldlostjohn  1 week

    Well if you think D minor, it's really only the Eb I'd have to watch out for with the Bb harp. And that is one hell of a spooky note, so if I didn't use it this time I'll make sure to try it in another song!

  • @oldlostjohn  1 week

    Thanks for your comments on both my songs. I tried a Bb and a G harmonica for Cold Winter Blues and I'm actually not quite sure which one I ended up using on the recording - maybe both! The guitar is in a modal D tuning (DGDGAD) so that would make the G second position cross harp, which after all is quite logical for a blues (if indeed it is a blues). The song seems to have a strong minor flavour though, as I pick the minor 3rd quite frequently, so I'd still have to be careful. I'm more used to straight folk harp than blues harp to be honest, and in that case I would normally use an F harp for D minor.

  • @visiblydistorted 1 week

    Thanks, I appreciate your comment on "I'll Never Morph This Way Again". The guitar was actually yoinked from the previous song in the morph chain, but I loved it, so I kept it. If you get a chance to check out the other tracks in the chain, you might get a good giggle at how it transformed from the seed song.

  • @splittybooms  1 week

    thank you! was just having some fun after finding those vocals.

  • @spinhead  1 week

    Helpful comment on "Yesterday's Moon." It started out a coming home song, all hopeful and happy, as if I was really gonna write THAT.

    My wife is patient even when I'm confusing.

  • @julesbf 1 week

    THanks for your comment on city of two tales, still finding my way with the whole singing thing so I appreciate your ideas, will give it a go.

  • @tseaver  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on "Don't you Wanna." I've just uploaded the demo.

  • @tan482  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening and your lovely comment 😊

  • @lowhum 3 weeks

    Hi! Happy plinking! We also had a paying gig at a festival last summer - my wife stands on a very similar ground, but here I can busk during lunch break when weather allows:))

  • @bradbrubaker  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for your words on "If I Missed Your Funeral."

  • @gemhughs 4 weeks

    I'm listening to "Reach Up Reach out" as I write this, and if this song is any indication I imagine you will have another successful FAWM.

  • @tseaver  4 weeks

    Dig those influences: TVZ is one of my all-time favorites. I'm looking forward to hearing your tunes!

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Your welcome, and thank you. Hope the book/website list is helpful to you! Best wishes to you on a successful FAWM 2018!