Influences: 1. Filkers en masse, but specifically Cat Faber, and 2. A lot of other wonderful musicians: Joni Mitchell, Joan Shelley, Anaïs Mitchell, Laura Marling, Moddi, The Weather Station, Joanna Newsom, Samantha Whates, Yes, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Rush, Pink Martini, Damien Rice, Daughter, Sufjan Stevens, Julien Baker, The Civil Wars, Hem, First Aid Kit, The Staves, Lianne La Havas, The Oh Hellos, James Taylor, Queen, and Regina Spektor.
FAWM, round three! I still don't really know what I'm doing, but that's okay! I never actually do.
I'm planning to start working on my first album once I graduate in May, so I'm more inspired than ever to knock it out of the park this time around! That being said, I *am* a full-time student with two jobs and extracurricular leadership positions, and I do like seeing my friends sometimes, so I'm not sure just how much time I'll have to write and record. But, unlike Han Solo, I have a good feeling about this.
Third time's the charm. 🙃
Thanks for the lovely comments, Lauren. I really enjoyed both your songs this year - hope to see you back next time with a bigger armful! (Re music page, I have a (poorly updated and woefully incomplete) website at http://michaeldebenham.net/music, but hope to get an album out this year.)
Thanks for what you said about my piece! Made me blush, big time. Looking forward to hearing your stuff!
Thank you for your lovely comment on Omelas, and your appreciation for Ursula. If you were to compose music for it, we could do it together at FKO! Doesn't have to be the same tune.
I'm glad to see you too.
Now if I could only find more inspiration than two lines with bluegrass twang, "all ye pokecritters, come hither when I call, 'cause it's warm and there's berries in my poke-ball"
So glad to see you back!
Hi Lauren..It's great to see you here! Only a couple more days until the starting line........
*waves* Hi Lauren! I hope you have a fantastic FAWM! If you find yourself with time, energy, and inclination (I know - tall order!) would you like to collab on something? 😀 (No worries, if not! 😀 )
Go forth and make music!
Tiny foxtato believes you can do the thing, and so do I. <3 Happy FAWM!