sjbatavia 4


Batavia USA   Feb 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bluegrass, acoustic blues, acoustic rock, country rock, old timey. I like a lot of the new Americana stuff. Haggard, Avett Bros, Jason Isbell, Beatles, etc.

I play acoustic music. I'm in a bluegrass/Americana band. My main instrument is mandolin, but I seem to mostly write with a ukulele.


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  • @highmountain Feb 27

    Thanks for your comment! No electronics used. Just static from my computer and reverb by putting two copies of the same recording in different ears with a slight delay. You have some work ahead, I can see! Ten songs left... Could be done, though! 😀

  • @joefahey  Feb 21

    Hi, thank you for the compliment on "Reections On a Rainy Day", hey, now that you mention it I guess I do sound a little bit like Cat Stevens, thanks!

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 20

    Thank you! 👍

  • @kovbleu  Feb 19

    Thanks for listening to a couple of my songs and leaving such nice comments! I really appreciate it! 😀

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 18

    Thanks for your comment and for listening to Loser Lover. It was a fun skirmish wasn't it? I had to push myself really hard to get in the bass and harmonies too.

  • @ajna1960  Feb 18

    You did nothing wrong really 😀 Just that the link you put in the skirmish went straight to Soundcloud, rather than to your FAWM page 😀
    It is sorted now 😀
    Great song by the way 😀

  • @yam655  Feb 18

    Thanks for the comment about my "Vile" song. The instrumentation came from LMMS, which is a free cross-platform music application.

    It's not quite a DAW, but like a modern Tracker, with a lot of great virtual instruments available. I use it for a lot of my instrumentation.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 18


  • @jwhanberry  Feb 18

    I took your meaning as you intended. I was being facetious in my reply. Thanks againf for listening. Have a great rest of FAWM.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 17

    Thanks for listening and commenting on "Truth". I don't think @pwl1 meant it as a blues. That's just the way I heard it as I read the lyric. Heavens, I would never want to be accused of being anti-blues. 😉

  • @neilconnor Feb 14

    Hi thanks for you +be comments on Top Secret. I'd love to hear a bluegrass version 😀
    I love the mandolin but have chubby fingers so need lots of fretboard. I love playing 12 string though. 😀 neil

  • @yam655  Feb 13

    Experimenting is fun because you don't need to have any clue how it will turn out when you start. 😀 "This one seemed a bit short." Work on a new one. "This one seems a bit long." Work on a new one, "This one is just as long as that short one, but _this_ one seems a bit long!"

    Still, though, every experiment leads to new learning, and much of that new learning can be fed back in to your more structured writes.

    Almost all of my music is a result of experimentation. Sometimes it is near-structured, though, as practice has allowed me to have a clear picture of what I want and the skills to mostly make it happen.

    You should try a song skirmish sometime. A bunch of people write songs with a common title/theme, but are limited to just an hour to write/record. It's a good way to practice the balance of structure versus experiment along with planning versus improvising. 😀

  • @ihelen  Feb 13

    Thanks for commenting on my Addiction song. Yes, it was my first time playing the uke... Although I have to admit that, in the past, I've dabbled in stringed instruments, and I certainly did a few takes before recording it. 😀

  • @rosedeschamps  Feb 12

    Hi there! We've been paired for a random collab! My email address is on my profile if you'd like to drop me a line 😀

  • @jessica14  Feb 12

    You're welcome 😀 Don't worry about multiple posts, has happened to me beofre 😀 Happy FAWMing!

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 12

    I will!!! I'll write another verse to it sometime...
    What Batavia are you from?

  • @ihelen  Feb 12

    Thanks for commenting on my one chord song. I'd say inversions are fine, so you should have no problem at all. 😉 I read in your bio that you play mandolin and ukulele. Well I commented about the guitar in your Dreams song... It sounded like a guitar to me, but now I'm not so sure. Yes, I still think it is, but hmm... Could it really be a ukulele? Because my ukulele doesn't sound like that. 😀

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 12

    Thanks so much for your visit and comment on grandma' cellar skirmish song..

    .hey!! Now I wanna use your line" old coal bin and occasional snake skin...omg perfect!! May I?

  • @lazykat  Feb 12

    Thanks for listening to one of my songs.
    Happy fawming 😀

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 11

    Thanks for commenting on "here we go" looking forward to listening 🙏