Influences: Carole King, Carly Simon, Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Blackmore's Night, Natalie Merchant, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, Heart, Stevie Nicks, Johanna Warren, Dolly Parton
FAWM NUMBER 4!:
2/5/17 UPDATE!! My son gifted me with the disease that is going around his school! Please be patient while I convalesce!
Whoever the ANGEL BEING is that donated rock hands to me...you have no idea how you boosted my heart and spirits! THANK YOU!!
SAVE ME from this retched negative worldy energy! I am here as a refugee from the outside and hope to find peace and sanity in the arms of my loving FAWMily and our musical creations!
Since I last communed with you dear friends, I have performed two hours of guitar music (no vocal) for the Homeless Veteran's Stand Down and showed my art for the very first time. I was doing lots of open mics, but hit the wall of massive depression at the end of October and stopped doing music all together.
I am here to find my mojo, my muse and my drive. I feel my NEED to be here is as large as my LOVE to be here. Please help me FAWM...you are my only hope!!!
Please check out my WEBSITE tammyjann.com to catch up or to see my photos, poems and recent songs!
FAWM NUMBER 1 2014
When I was young, I loved to write and sing, but was discouraged by others, so I stopped. I stayed in choirs singing for 30 years, but felt invisible, so I stopped. My son died at the age of 7 from Leukemia and I changed and needed an outlet. I began to write songs and sing. I learned from the Muses Muse and JPF and collaborations, I have worked on 144 songs in five years and learned to play instruments in the past four years, guitar, autoharp, ukulele, mandolin, I have an electric guitar...still working on learning that......This year I added a BANJOLELE that I purchased from Wistah and a Djembe! I'm writing to stay sane and feed my heart and soul and I am enjoying the ride!
FAWM NUMBER 2 2015
My first time was so FAB, I am back for my second run. Open to collabs and so very happy that it is time for FAWM....
(thanks to my Guitar teacher for loaning me a Baritone Uke for the month of FEB...)
FAWM NUMBER 3 2016
Thanks to my FAB FAWM and 50/90 Family, I have the songs and courage to do open mics! In June I did my first open mic and then went to FAWMSTOCK!! So awesome and performed with the most amazing FAWM talents! I am thrilled to be back and am open to collabs as always!!
Hi there! Thanks so much for listening to "Mountain Blues," and for harmonizing along. I wish I could have heard you! Thanks for the kind comments. Cheers.
Thank you very much for your kind words on "Mandy Lane". It has occurred to me that the liner notes kind of spoil the movie for those who might be interest in it. I am glad the song does connect with people who aren't into the horror genre.
Thank you Tammy for your beautiful comments and support.
Thanks for your feedback on "Whispers" 😀
Eccentric, I must admit, is one of my favourite tracks from FAWM. It's just so ... me. Right down to the goofy pseudo-operatic vocals at the end. Thanks for your kind words!
Hey... thanks for the nice comment and for taking the time to listen. I was very happy I could write a song for Alex and thrilled with what he did with it. (as I am sure his wife was!!!) 😀
Hello there, dear one! Thank you for the comment and beautiful greeting within it. Hugs to you, too, for the storms as well as the inevitable joys -- and may there be many joys on their way!
Thanks so much for popping by to listen and for your lovely comments! I appreciate this a lot. Hope you're feeling much better than you did during February!
Hey there! Thanks for listening... Yes, Stacy is so wonderful and so talented. We are actually working on "Whatever" at band practice tonight for Treading Bleu, so I am excited! And... Awake 3am is (hopefully) getting a lyric/vocal by Holly @lanasolyluna who sang on another one of my songs. I'm excited for that too. I need to catch up on yours!! 😀
Thank you so much for your kind comments! I'm terribily late on commenting but just want you to know I just love all of your songs (that I've heard so far - but I have no doubt about the others 😀 ).
Yay! I love for your to do my songs!
Girl, you are so wrong about the download button thing...
If you'd only known all the times I wished it was there, but figured you were protecting your assets, rightfully, because you want to offer them on an album. Yes, you heard me right. I didn't want to be presumptuous to ask to "have" them. This is kind of like the Gift of the Magi, idnit? LOL! It's completely up to you, of course, but...
If all that is keeping you from allowing them to be downloadable is thinking no one wants them, I invite you to lift the gates. Please?
Thanks, Tammy, for the kind words about Slip Away and Trail of Tears! If you get a chance, listen to In the Quiet and All the Dark Distance (collabs). Cheers!
Good catch on the word "and" in Your Love is Like Chocolate. Something did feel off to me but couldn't put my finger on it. You nailed it. Thanks for your comments and we share yet another thing in common - a love of chocolate!
Thanks Tammy for your comment on I want you near. I was listening to an old Bossa Nova song on youtube and it had the extra two lines (although a totally different rhyme scheme) so I went with it. 😀
Tams! Hi. I'm desperately behind on commenting. Sorry you've been under the weather. Looks like you're almost half way though!
Thank you for your kind words 😀
Thanks git feedback on Top Secret 😀 neil
Tammy, thank you so much for your comments on Into the Night. Have a tear in my eye - happy tear! - and it warms my heart to receive such awesome feedback. You rawk!
Hey thanks so much for visiting and listening to my
Hook Line and Sinker...the collab
please also have a listen to the original version...
There's always next year or possibly even 50/90. Take care
Hi Tammy! I joined with the intention fo trying to keep up. But as you can see, I am just a lurker 😝 Next year I will do better. I am really impressed with all of the great writers and artists on here. It's an inspiration! Also, I've noticed that in a few cases, the quickly written stuff was better (in some ways) than the writer's normal stuff. I really liked your submissions. You are doing awesome Tammy!!
Thank you kindly Tammy!
Hi Tammy, I thought I’d just let you know that I will mostly be out of action Thursday through to Sunday. I’m in Paris until Saturday then at friends on Sunday and back to work Monday/Tuesday. So not much music time left (other than perhaps listening). Obviously I’d like to include your vocals if possible but time will be tight, so do you think you can let me know if you think it’s possible? If not, then that’s no problem. But it means I can finish it off and post it up before Thursday. Cheers
Thank you Tammy, I'm pleased you liked what you listened to 😀
Tammy! I am stunned and humbled beyond measure at the amount of time and energy you spent on my twiddlings! 😍
Thank you so much, my lovely friend. It makes it all worthwhile. 😊
Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment on New World Sympathy and Fake News Blues. I hope there's a FAWMstock this year and we get to connect again IRL.
Aww... that song brought tears to my eyes as well ---- so damn good in so many ways. Love Ya!
<3 margaret's lament ... thank you for the support, as always!
Good LORD you are racking up the comments on your songs! I think they need a century club for total comments!
<3 blinded by the moon - another sister spirit! Thanks, Tammy! and thank you for the kind comments.
Thanks for all the great comments! Happy Fawming!
Thanks for all your comments and on my songs-my writing is about out of hand! I did change two of the perfects-that is better (I think). Thanks
Thanks for your feedback! <3
Thanks for visiting, listening, and commenting! I hope you keep writing more here, so we can all enjoy your gifts!
Hi, Thanks for your kind comment on my song "Things I can lose".. it's lovely.
Hi, Tammy! Hope you are feeling better on all levels. Sorry to be so long in thanking you for your comment on "Lady of the Harbor" - I'm on the road with a busy schedule and glitchy hotel wifi. Hope to catch up on my listening in the next couple of days - look forward to hearing your songs soon!
Howdy tamsnumber4. Thank you for reviewing "As Long As Four Winds Blow". As long as we all keep writing, who knows where we'll go.
Thank you for that comment on 'In the Wild.' I've been trying to (un)learn some core stuff lately. You seemed to take that in fully and at face-value and reflect it back in a way that made me pause to go re-read my lyric. I'm still a work-in-progress, but that song is probably the idealized version of where I want to end up. Sweet sister friend, thank you for your faith in me.
<3 Love you/thank you so much for your comment!
Hi Tammy. Thanks so much for your thoughts on my lyric, Everything Connects. I'll have to take a closer look once FAWM is over. I appreciate your time in helping!
Thanks for you kind comments on my song. 😀
Oh! Sorry to hear you've been ill. 😞 Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for listening to 'Lie Down'. I'm glad it was successful in some way in your eyes, was terrified of being preachy and obnoxious.
Thank you for your feedback on "Dust Off Your Riveters".
Thank you for your feedback on "What is one kiss"
Thank you for listening to my song 😀
High compliment! Thank you my friend!
Thank you for your kind words on my Bowling Green tune! I appreciate it! 😀
Thank you so much for the kind feedback you gave on 'Choose Love' and 'Snow Moon". Very much appreciated!
Thanks for the the nice comments on my songs!
I would like to thank you very much for your fantastic comment!
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
Thanks for the kind words on my "Dance With You" skirmish song. It IS sad, but man, it wanted to be sad from the moment I put pen to paper. All I could think of was, "Sad Waltz," in the tradition of "The Tennessee Waltz."
haha - your so kind - thank you very much for your fine ears on my first born FAWM .
Thanks for the comment on You're In My Dreams. I agree on the volume, it was late, and I was anxious to get something out. I'll adjust that tonight and add in some reverb. Thanks again and I'm glad you liked it.
Thanks for your comment on save me. I am acutely aware of the fine line I am treading. My pieces are aimed at improving awareness and understanding in the general populace I but I am extremely sensitive to the fact that people with personal experience of the subject will hear them too. So it is an artistic right rope I am walking to bring the subject to public attention and doing sensitively without causing harm, which is obviously the last thing I would want. I hope I am managing to stay on that tightrope
Aww. Thanks again, Tammy. 😊
Hope you're on the mend?
Wow Tammy, you made my day wit your comment. Thank you so much. I'm in Europe right now because my Mom is dying so my songs and writing are getting kinda dark. But hey, go with the flow, right? So lovely of you to get in touch .. mind yourself, you're precious.
thank you 😀
Hey, thanks for the song feedback comment, it's much appreciated.
It's interesting, -- "for group sing"...
-- I hadn't thought about it, but, that helped contextualize it, which for some reason, helps, "me". 😀 Always speak your mind, for me, indeed! Thanks.
Hi Tammy. Good to see you. I saw that about the Texas FOP. Only 90 miles from my house. (Right up the road, in Texas miles.)
Thanks Tammy! I really appreciate your feedback and that you take the time to listen to my music! 😀
You are awesome! 😀
Thanks for your sweet comment on my Attraction song!
Thank you for your kind comments - glad you enjoyed my lyrics 😀
Thanks for the feedback, Tammy. It feels a little risky until you get confirmation from others that it works. I appreciate your comments.
Okay that's cool.
So sorry you caught the bug. Maybe your convalescence will bring you some kind of gift.
Feel better soon!!! 🌻
Hey, sorry to hear you're not well, what cursed luck to happen during FAWM!
if you want to forgo the harmony thing, I assure you it's absolutely no problem at all. I don't want to add to you burdens. get well soon
Hi Tammy! Thanks for all the inspiration. You're having a great FAWM so far!
so very very impressive...
who ever told you you can't sing is a massive dickhead ...
Hey Tammy. no problem, I'll send you a link to your email to listen.
If you feel you can do it, what I'll need is a dry (no fx) track of just your vocals so I can mix it in - I thought I better let you know this to check that your recording set up can do this.
Absolute no problem if you want to say no (I totally understand) but I'm sure your vocal talent is easily good enough.
Peeking back over to make sure you didn't post with me unawares. How's the mojo hunt? Come on in soon, the water's warm! <3
hey tams, nothing beat negativity like activity!! Let me know when you a post a tune. I know it will be super great.
Hope you bounce back and are out there again soon, Tammy. The world needs your talent and sincerity. Looking forward to the first song when it comes.
Hey, how do feel about doing some harmony vocals?
I can understand totally if you're too busy but if you think you can squeeze it in let me know
Hup hup Tammy! Write something. Anything! (Cliches are helping me right now!)
Hey Tammy! Happy FAWMing!
Hey Tammy! Thanks for the comment on 'Find It Well'. I'm excited to see what I can come up with between baby duties 😀 Excited to hear your work as well!
hello Tammy! Have an wonderful FAWM 😀
Hiya Tammy - bring it on indeed! I am around, honest. I'm just getting off to a slow start this year with work getting in the way. I will be checking in regularly, though!
Hi Tammy! Can't wait to hear your songs!
Hey Tammy. Looking forward to hearing your work. You've really come far with your music.
Hi Tammy! I hope you're already finding inspiration and getting started on some new tunes. 😀
Hi Tammy!! Welcome back... I'm so looking forward hearing your compositions again!
I found you first! LOL
I'm glad my song made you happy! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year too.
Thanks so much for your kind comment! 😀
Hi Tams, thanks for saying hello. It's nice to be remembered after all this time!
Happy 4th FAWMing Tams 😀 Thank you for the welcome on my soundboard too 😀
Thank you for your comment, Tammy! I'm really not sad, of course I miss my husband, but I dramatized things for the song 😉
I was disappointed to not see anything up from you yet. I'll be back!
Thank you ! But Marilyn's Magic was not the skirmish...I wrote that earlier before the skirmish that one is Addiction Overcome 😀
Hey!!! Thanks for your comments! Always mean so much coming from you!
Thanks my friend for your comment on my March song. You are a sweetie.