Influences: American old-timey, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz........ and artists like: Liz Frencham, Nickel Creek, Brittany Haas, Hanneke Cassel, The Wailin' Jennys, Trouble in the Kitchen, Lau, Sarah Jarosz, Abigail Washburn, Clare Bowditch, Crooked Still, Joni Mitchell, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, The East Pointers
I'm a fiddle player (who sometimes also plays the violin!) and I love to sing as well as play piano and piano accordion. I've written some instrumentals and have written one song with lyrics.
This will be my SECOND FAWM and I'm excited to be inspired and motivated to make some music. Would love to collaborate!
|#1||Waltz in A||
|#2||Break glass (with demo!) @chezwizboy||
|#4||9000 Miles @dani312||
|#5||Waves (with demo!) @dani312||
|#7||Sitar Meets Fiddle @benschiem||
|#8||Cellos and Their Minor Chords @majordanby||
|#9||Procrastination Station with backing @tjeff||
|#10||Sitar Gets to Know the Fiddle @benschiem||
|#11||Once Again @dani312||
|#12||Sing Me Off To Sleep (Procrastination Station) @majordanby||
|#13||Reasonable Man @haim||
|#14||The Snatching Time Jig @mkd||
|#15||Procrastination Station Reincarnated with Banjo @whispermouse||
|#16||Home On Earth @dani312||
I regret missing you on the last two FAWMs; 2018 I didn't have time and 2017 I was off the boil. Will look forward in future.
Re: productivity in FAWM.
1) I work very quickly
2) I have forsworn sleep
Aw, just realised our collab was your song 14! A real honour 😀 Congrats on a super FAWM, it's been so lovely to *meet* you and share the experience with you!
Just emailed you my banjo on "Procrastination Station"
There was a loud click at the start of your segment I wasn't sure what to do with so I dampened it a little and faded in on it to reduce its 'clickiness'. Thanks for being part of the corpse-collab! 😁
Congrats on the win!!! Finally hitting the first of your songs, and I'm remembering how much I love what you do. Looking forward to march so i can catch up! 😀
Woo hoo for the win!!!
I have family in Austria. They’re always asked, where the kangaroos are? No, no kangaroos in Austria 😝
I found you by the collab link with mkd.
What a great title! Thanks again for inviting me to be part of it, loved it!
no one is more suprised than i am - i was wondering where 14 would come from!!!!
Hi tan, I'm sending you a mail now.
Definitely up for trying adding harp to your tune! Have messaged you via fb 😀
I would love to collaborate. Please send me an email, link in my bio and we can discuss off line.
Ah yeah, you totally busted my zong 😜
Thanks again for the violin work on the last track, I just listened again in my headphones and it’s great
Wowser, what a talented family you guys are!!! That is one lucky kid to have you both for parents! Random question for you, but you don't know the McTrusty family do you? My nephew is in Australia right now (I know, it's a big place!) but when I looked him up he's only an hour from you, up Springfield way! Would be so funny if you knew the family he's with!
Thanks for enjoying my tune! So glad you liked it, can't wait to give yours a listen!
Thank you so much for your comments! 😀) and very pleasing to hear that the violin thing wasn't such a bad idea! I'll try to make a third one as well with the violin, since it was so much fun!
I wish I did! I know 2 people with tablas but not sure they quite know how to play them....;-)
thx for your comments. I loved the lyrics as soon as they hit the paper. And was delighted when tjeff brought them to life- and didnt he bring them to life!
Aw, thanks for your comment on Sleep Song! I LOVE that it put your son to sleep, and in your morning too! (It’s 10pm here right now, ha ha!) 10/10 for the spot at the the end 😃
Oh wow, that would be amazing! Not quite sure how it all works, but yes, certainly up for it! Eek!
Hi there! Take a look at :Ghosts of Nashville and let me know if you would like to collab with some fiddle and vocals....
Thanks for your comments on my latest two! A time-capsule indeed... They love them currently, though I can envisage some cringing as they get older. The coffee one is probably more accurate to my life with the kids than the calm, collected mum-image I've been conveying in the other songs, ha ha!!
Thanks very much for your kind comments on "'Uke it Out!"
Hey Tan, I posted a Sitar Song, and I would be happy if you give it a try 😀
Great 😀 Maybe just mail them to me?
I really enjoyed listening to your tune 'waltz in A' this morning -the music is timeless & soothing .
oh yes I would love to, shall I give it a try or do you have something in mind?
Thanks so much for the comment you left on Lost at Sea! 😁
no, prompt would not be cheating, we can do anything as long as we make the song together 😉 Not sure about a prompt though, but you're living at the opposite side of the world (I'm in Germany)? Does that inspire you?
British Columbia originally! A few localities 😊 Thanks for the lovely feedback
Hi 😀 Yes, just throw some lyrics at me and I try to put them to music.
Heyyy back! Yay Australians in FAWM 😀 I'm a cheater Aussie though... only been here 10 years. Still a Canuck 😉 LOVE Liz Frencham too!! You've got some awesome influences... stoked to listen through your tracks!
You are not paired with anyone yet in the random collab. I usually wAit until I have a few folks to pair up before I do so. I’ll post on the thread with the results and it will show in your feed. I’m off today but my father is getting out of the hospital today so I will look at how many people have expressed interest later today. I’m at the hospital now.
Thanks again for kind words on the tracks! Glad you like em!
Thanks for the kind words on my song Sunday 😀 Children certainly are an inexhaustable source of inspiration, I just put up another song about my daughter!
Oh my gosh! I'm totally into that idea 😀 I will make them downloadable a little later today. Let's collab!
Thank you for your comments and more being a Dad of 4 boys has certainly been an inspiration for my life love and music. If you send an email to me on email@example.com I can send u a track or check out my sound cloud or reverberation acc Enjoy Fawm & enjoy every moment with the kids!
Thanks for your comment!
Aw, thanks for your Homework Sucks comment - grinning from ear to ear now!
Thanks a lot for the comments on my tracks! Im glad you liked them!
Thanks for your comment! Harmonica is definitely my best instrument.
Aw, thank you! 😊
Definitely! I’m useless at being creative without a goal in mind these days! Motivating myself to do, without something to aim for is practically nonexistent for me now. I’ve not written a song in years. That’s why I’m so delighted to have FAWM - 3 songs done in 5 days means I’m already a winner!
Thanks for your comment on Peekaboo! Re fitting in music around children, we just made the conscious decision to not let our own lives stop when they came along, so our eldest came along to all sorts of gigs, rehearsals etc when he was younger. He was very flexible, and still will go to sleep wherever we tell him is his bed! I haven't done that so much since having two, but I'm very blessed to have such a supportive other half to still get out to rehearsals and gigs regularly. It helps that music is my living too, so it can all count as professional development!
I am! Thanks for connecting. Looking forward to lots of song ideas and possibly a collaboration or two this month.
Great, thanks, I will be in touch with you as soon as I have something on my mind... Looking forward for this! and for your other songs.
I should have something for you today or tomorrow.....:>)
Hi tan482. I would really love to collaborate with you..... Would you like to play the violin in one of my songs? I'll write a song and I'll have parts for you to make violin solo or something like that...
Thanks for your wonderful comments on "So Far Along Your Way"....I'm glad you enjoyed the song....Let's plan our collab.....?
Thanks for your comment on Mother Song! Although recorded separately, the “Mum!” interjections felt very natural as I’ve heard it so many times when I’ve been practising! Hope you’re having a good time of new-motherhood!
Thanks so much for the review! 😀 I think you're right - I think the shock works, I think I just felt like I'd said it a *lot* of times when I was recording, haha... Happy FAWMing!!
Thanks for reading my lyrics Tan. ❤️I’m a bit frustrated to be without any tenor guitar, piano or acoustic bass but I’m just gonna keep sketching out songs until I get back home to make some demos.
Thanks for listening to The Puzzle and for your kind words. Wishing you a wonderful FAWM, and looking forward to your violin work. We violinists/fiddlers have to stick together!
Let the FAWMing begin!
And happy FAWM!
Thanks for the welcome & encouragement! I'm nervous but it's gonna be awesome.
Hi hi!! I’m all in this year, I can’t wait to hear your music!!
Hello, hello! Have an awesome FAWM! I look forward to hearing your songs. 😀
Hi Tan, I'm a little late to the table (well actually we'll still ahead time wise, yeah southern hemishphere!) but yes back on board at this point! Happy fawming, looking forward to hearing your tunes 😀
Thanks! Looking forward to hearing yours as well.
Cheers to a great FAWM! Yeah, I credit Liz with giving me the confidence to step out with my music when she randomly offered to add double bass and harmony parts to a song I wrote a couple years back.
Happy FAWM! Fiddle and accordion seem like a good mix!
I wince and my just-avoided-amputation ring finger winces too at any mention of fiddles. I am soooooo out of practice. Looking forward to fiddle and voice! Write lyrics too. Do you know of Tommy Armstrong?
Nobody but classical players and obscure bluegrassers play them. I just want to transfer my tenor guitar skills to a double-coursed instrument.
Here's a few videos: Chris Thile is a lot of fun.
The Gold Tone, the only economical model mass produced:
And Mike Marshall who is as funny as he is talented:
Bluegrasser Sierra Hull plays octave mandolin a lot, but the lowest note on that is G, higher than a guitar's low string, and the mandocello goes down to the C below a guitar's E which would give me a big fat bass (since, y'know, I'm really a bass player who's faking it anywhere else.)
Hi! Thanks for the note, its my second FAWM too!
Hi back! 😎😊
I'm looking forward to hearing what you come out with!
Hello there! Welcome back for more FAWM!
Thanks for the welcome!
Welcome, and right back at ya. Love me some fiddle!
Hey there! Can't wait to hear you fiddling on some new songs!!
I'm glad that you're back! I hope that your FAWM is a good one!
Hurray! So excited to collaborate again with you! It’s going to be a great FAWM year!
Hello Tan, I am looking forward to hearing your music!
Hey Tan.... we’re gonna collab again this year, right??
Greetings!!! Welcome back!!!!!!