Influences: The Beatles, CSN, Motown, Peter Gabriel, Norman Blake, Frank Solivan, Steely Dan, Hot Rize, The Tubes, Kansas, Dropkick Murphys, Nanci Griffith, Saga, Styx, Afro-Celt Sound System, Chris Thile, The Beach Boys, Dixie Chicks, Fleetwood Mac, The Steel Wheels, Jimmy Webb, The Pogues, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon
2nd year as a FAWMer. Last year FAWM started slow but once I got going it was an amazing experience. Mostly solo writes, but also had some very fun and productive collaborations.
Totally open to collaborations so please feel free to ask!
Struggled with writer’s block and fear for years, FAWM has helped me so much to break free from that. Classically trained musician, but much prefer bluegrass, rock, Americana.
Everything for this FAWM will be recorded using Cubasis on my Ipad with the Apogee One interface. Instruments I'll be using are Pava A5 mandolin, 1976 Mossman Tennessee Flat Top acoustic guitar, Roland FP-30 piano, and Fender Squire P-bass. Microphones are Audio-Technica AT2010 & Sennheiser e845 si.
|#1||Our Sad Goodbye||
|#2||Buck Creek Bridge||
|#4||Come Home to Molly Malone @acousticmaddie||
|#5||Alone in the Wire||
|#6||Jah, Pass On Your Smile @lowhum||
|#7||Do You Want to Hold Me||
|#8||Between Heaven and Heartache @bithprod||
|#9||Unopened Letter @coolparadiso||
|#10||Procrastination Station with backing @tan482||
|#11||The Great Round Up @coolparadiso||
|#12||Hooray What A Plan!||
|#13||Old Red Couch||
|#14||Don’t Tell Me Why||
|#15||Empty As The Summer Wind @ajna1960||
Thanks for your kind comment on my lyrics! You can now listen to the "You Can Survive" demo now on my page.
Thanks for listening to "Tell Me Where My Money Went". That is indeed me playing the pedal steel!
Thanks for the compliments about After Innocence So Falls. But I have some thinking to do about it. A friend of mine, who's from Texas originally, called me ignorant in probably the most kind way: "It's a very Canadian way to describe gun nuts as 'cowboys'. Cowboys are hardworking and honourable." The song is promising, but it definitely needs work.
Thanks for listening and commenting on several of my songs! Much appreciated 😁
Thanks for listening to 'have to be a fool' - the title comes from that wounded/hurt ego soul feel and I'm hoping to force the song and melody out over the next few days!
Thx for the great round up! I only just saw it. Nice n rocky.
Thanks for listening to my crazy uke song!! I really appreciate your thoughtful comment. 😀
We have been paired for collaboration! How do you wanna do this. Can i send lyrics - or do you want to do music first.? If the former how do you want to get the lyrics.
Of course!!! I would love that! I love your music and I know your talents and skills allow you to sound great in any genre - do you have a preference and I could direct you to lyrics or write some - a few I like that do not yet have collaborators are Chase The Sun and Waiting For The Train and others are open to - just let me know what you might like or what you are looking for. Thanks!
Would love to hear what you come up with for Procrastination Station 😊
Any thoughts on that unopened letter or is it staying that way. Ha ha
Great - love to hear your play unopened letter. Hope you can get to it. Been pretty hectic. Cheers
Cool. Got an email address I can send something to?
Hi Thomas! I'm really looking forward to out random collab! Do you prefer to work from existing lyrics, or from a melody or hook idea?
mate if you get time have a look i have a few songs i posted today crying out for a nice little bit of music (maybe unopened letter) ( i am not able to do music at the moment)- i like your stuff particularly alone in the wire. see what you think!
Thanks, Jeff! Great job with the collab - I really enjoyed the shifty rhythm ukuleles? plus the back vocals on the chorus - the music reminds me a bit of Talking Heads - I'm glad and proud my lyrics made you do something like this! 😀)
Thanks for visiting ‘Secret Passage’ 😀
I would love if you do Molly I added you . Thank you
Dude thanks for checking out Mighty Mississippi, digging the tunes. Ill keep an eye out for more you post!
Thanks for commenting on I can't get to you.
Thanks so much for your comments and for taking the time to listen to my tune. I would absolutely love to do some collaborating and add some violin to one of your tunes. Let me know what you’d like to add violin to and I’ll make it happen 😁
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!
Thanks for your comments on In the Forest- and the meter change, too.