Influences: Jugbands, outlaw country, Piedmont blues, rockabilly, jazz of all eras.
I've been playing for what seems forever, and writing more seriously for ten years. Acoustic guitar is my primary instrument, but I play frailing banjo, mandolin/mandola, and bass as well. I wish I retained more of the piano I took as a kid.
I'm not really looking to collaborate this year.
|#2||Before the Coffee Kicks In||
|#3||Raindrops In My Coffee||
|#4||Invisible Means of Support||
|#5||Don't You Wanna||
|#6||Caucho y Paraguas||
|#7||Schlock and Awwwwww||
|#8||Thar She Blows!||
|#9||End of the Line||
|#10||Brambles and Briars||
|#11||New Attack @mleverette||
|#12||Pitfalls and Perils||
|#15||Down on the Levee||
|#16||All Modern Cons||
Thank you for your kind words on "Start Again", I have been toying with going a little harder on the delivery of the chorus.
Thanks for your comments on "Issues". Glad you liked it.
Thanks so much for all your kind comments. I'm nearly ready to start listening to all my watchlisted fawm folk's songs and share my thoughts and feelings.
Thanks for listening and commenting on "Issues". Much appreciated.
Thanks for your comment on "Afterwards Under the Stairs". My first and hopefully not last attempt at film score music.
Yeah, you are right. After checking with the guitar group I belong to, that is considered a bad idea. But, in the interest of new equipment, that means I shop for a new steel string!
Thank you for commenting on my song One Sweet Day!
Thank you very much for your kind words on "Quilter Heart". It's always nice to know something so personal to me is able to touch others.
"Citification". I'm using that!!! Hope you had a great FAWM. I'll be around in March to do more listening.
Thank you for your kind comment on "Blueberry Island". I appreciate it.
Thanks! Great idea recommending that I tag "Meet Me" as a conversation weekly challenge 😀
Thank you for taking the time to comment on a couple of my songs. You were one of the first people to comment on my songs, and that just means so much, as it was a little scary to share my songs on here, since it was my first year. Thanks for helping me feel encouraged and welcomed!
Congrats on crossing the finish line! Thanks again for all your kind comments on my songs this year, it has been very much appreciated. I've been pushing myself hard this year in my writing, so sadly I've put off a lot of my own listening for March. Think I'll slow down a bit next year....anyway, good work! 😀
Thank you so much for all of the kind comments! I'm trying to play catch up on listening and getting back with everyone! I really appreciate you taking time to listen to my songs!!! 😀
Thanks for listening to and commenting on "Pick a Fight." Had a lot of fun with that one. Regarding the iron curtain lyric, it initially was just curtains, but I realized the parallel was too good to pass up. I liked the flow of curtains better, but the intellectual in me chose the iron. 😀
A cavaquinho is similar in size to a ukulele. If I get it right it's the predecessor of a uke but with a different tuning.
thankyou for the listen of How to.. may you cross that finish line if you so desire
Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment on BOTH "My Shadow" AND "All the Things We Said." Really appreciate it! My wife was throwing in improv fills on the My Shadow concept, but they were unusable since it was basically Coldplay's "Paradise" (Para Para Paradise - Shadow Shadow Sha-a-dow). 😀
Thanks for taking the time to listen to “They Say Love.” I appreciate that you think the performance fits the lyric and setting. Good ear on it being 12/8 and not just 6/8. On listening back I agree with you. My first 12/8 piece (as far as I recall)!
Thanks for your kind words on One Eye Open.
Thanks for the comment on "Snake Jones." Funny you mention Eden (glad you caught that), I played around with various ideas for including Adam and Eve and also Cain and Abel but none seemed to fit. It's still in my notes to look at later. Glad those original sins came across though.
Hi. This is just to let you know that I posted the track to go with last week's skirmish (about FAWM/celebrating music)... if you fancy revisiting. Thanks
Thanks very much for your encouragement on "You Would Have All of Me." I really needed it.
Thanks for commenting on Put It On Repeat. These exercises are a lot of fun. When rhyming for rhyming's sake, my students will invariably search for a story in the lines and immediately run into trouble findeing 'the right rhyme'. That's what the exercise is for, let go of that story for once. I can't blame them though, when last month the exercise was to gather up as many rhyming words (phonic, perfect, b-rhymes, whatever) and distill a story from those. The fun part was the story bit I didn't tell them to do until they had a list they were satisfied had plenty words on it. It never does.
Thanks for all of your comments. Very much appreciated!
Thanks for listening to and commenting on Mrs. Franklin. Much appreciated.
haha Thanks! I had decided not to resolve that last chorus and hadn't in all my practice runs, and at the last minute on that take I changed my mind.
As always, I immensely appreciate your focused listening and thoughtful feedback.
Thanks for listening! That song is 100% solo free, actually, and I'm very happy to even be able to play vanilla rhythm parts on the organ, since I suuucccckkkk at keyboards, lol. I can't solo on anything, including guitar. I might add some vanilla trombone though (once again, no solos because I can hardly remember how to play it). 😀
Thanks for your comments on Recycled Heart. I love the idea of getting rid of the serial numbers. Sometimes, I have changed a few notes in a melody, when I needed to do that.
WHA…? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doin’ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for the comment on Til Death and the hint for week three. I was told to mark it and I just plain forgot.
Thanks for the keen note. I had to look up scansion and I'm glad to know there is a word for that. Will be listening to your works.
Thanks for taking the time to listen to and comment on 'Uke it Out. I appreciate it!
Ah, thanks for the link for setBfree, I'm installing it right now! 😀
Tres thanks for the reminder that a song doesn't have to be complete just because I "finished" it. 😀 It's very important -- also I think you're probably right about needing something about the harvest. That'll help me go back and clean it up later. I really do appreciate the perspective since it's hard sometimes to "witness" my own songs from an outside point of view.
Hi! I just want to tell you that "The Cusp is updated"
Thank you so much for your amazingly kind words on 'Fire Pig' 😁
Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for your thoughts on "Must Be Dreaming." I feel like I was channeling Paul Simon. 😀
Thank you for your encouragement on the song about yesterday’s shooting. It seems like shouting doesn’t change anything, so I thought maybe the sound of silence would be the most eloquent. We can each fill it with what we feel. You got that. Thanks.
The finger style is my feeble attempt to imitate Doc Watson.
Thank you for your comments on Rain. I am so grateful for Liz - she writes very powerful lyrics and we work so well together, it is truly
Thanks for your comments on my songs this year! Sorry I've fallen behind on my own commenting up to this point, trying to catch up now. 😀
Thanks for the feedback on Stick. yeah, I hoped it would be clear what that meant. Guess following the previous line it is.
Thank you so much for your encouragement on my songs. It means more than you know!
Funny you say there's no distortion because I experimented with vocal distortion on "Song of the Sirens" Thank you for listening!
Thanks for your nice comments on "He found his light".
Thank you for your comments on my song! Funny how jazz and its clever lyric writing is so timeless! I hope to explore this genre for a nice long time!
Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment on the collab “Count on Lonely”. You pointed out my penchant for writing upbeat music to downbeat lyrics and I appreciate you picking up on that.
Thank you so much for your continued support. I really really appreciate that. 200 comments after only about a week! Plus five songs on your account. That's quite an achievement.
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Most welcome. I'll come bug you whenever.
updated my comment now that I've heard your demo! 😁
Thanks Tres for your always intentional, committed reviews. Like everyone else here, I greatly appreciate you for actually taking the time to read and listen and evaluate and tell us what you see/hear. I promise I'll return the favor!
It's that thing where you know your collab partner is really good but then they pull out all the stops and release the pro-level demo. 😀 Thanks for listening to "My Friend"
Thank you for the comment on "Help Yourself"! Glad it was a pleasant surprise! 😀
The demo for Tiger is up! Thus side A of my 2018 FAWM album titled Follow Through is concluded.
Can you send me an mp3 of the file with maybe a click track too? email@example.com Click track not strictly necessary. 😀
Hey, man, thanks for commenting.
Thanks for listening to my "Context change" - the sitar like effect comes from the tuning of the high strings that stay open most of the time.
Thx for your suggestion re harmony vocals - you were totally right. I originally had them way low and raised them. Sounded fine in my headphones but in my car they were way too loud. Thx.
Thank you Tres, for your repeatedly friendly comments on my songs and songboard.
Hey thanks for the positive feedback and the thoughtful words.
Thanks for your comment on Starman. I was thinling the same thing about putting some of the audio from the launch at tje begining. I just didnt lnow where to find it or have the time last night. Great idea though.
FAWM needs more banjo! Finish that song 😀
Thanks for your kind comments! And for the suggestion of trying a gang vocal, much appreciated. 😀
Thanks for the welcome, tseaver!
Thank you for your nice comment on my song "Of animals and so". I'm glad to have amused you 😀
Thanks so much for taking a listen and commenting on my songs. I really appreciate it.
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for your kind words on Knocking and Grown Up. Means a lot.
You asked to be 'pinged' when the Don't Come Knocking was published. *pinggggg*
Thanks for listening/commenting! Much appreciated!
Thanks for your answer on the location. I figured it out later, but didn't know the site truncates the name.
Thank you for commenting on Perspective Blues.
Thanks for your comments on In the Forest. I really appreciate you listening. Are you located in the Frederick that is in Maryland? (I don't suppose there are others?)
Thanks for your comment on my Song,
Have a good Fawm!
Many thanks for your comment!
Thanks for stopping by my three chord song.
Thanks for listening to my two songs! And for catching the "posters" and "post-its" connection. (I was hoping someone would). Happy FAWMing!
Thanks for listening to my bleach song!
Appreciate your kind comment!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my song Seasons and commenting
Oh my goodness, I'm glad that you guys know programming. Your post on the forum about SSL (I thought it was about recording, hehe) could have been in Arabic for all I know....aside from the alphabet. I'm glad you guys know that stuff.
Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to hearing your songs. Let me know if you want some lyrics or vocals. I just wrote my first rockabilly song a couple of weeks ago. I dig that sound. It's in my bones. See you around!
I deleted my FAWM 2017 playlist from Soundcloud...mostly because I consider them unfinished demos and don't keep that stuff up too long.
Thanks for the heads up about my Soundcloud. Happy FAWMing!
Hi dude and welcome. I'm dying to hear some Fawm music, high-point of my year... rock and roll forever...😎🎸💪🏼👀
Hey hey! Thanks for your message! And welcome to FAWM! Gonna have some fun.. 😀
Thanks for your welcome note. Lovely music you make. Happy fawming to you.
Hi there... welcome to FAWM! Thanks for saying hi and also noticing the broken link. I fixed it (I think!)
Hey there! Welcome welcome welcome! Priority Numero Uno: HAVE FUN! 😀
" site bug which doesn't respect the scheme of my URLs (seriously, this is 2018 -- who does that?)"
Ha! -- I guess FAWM does! It is all volunteer, so we excuse any minor annoyances here and there. The team will look to fix it, though if they are made aware of it. In any case, looking forward to hearing your February offerings.
Ah thanks for the tip about SoundCloud! Have fixed it up.
Welcome to the FAWM! 14 songs in 28 days!!
Well said! Your training in the force is greater than I... the banjo has bested me every time we square (or, ah, "roll") off...