abudabard 14


Chicago, US   Jan 2015

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bela Fleck, Django Reinhardt, Bill Withers, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Wurtz, Rebecca Sugar, Sondheim, Randy Newman, Natalie Boulanger, Carla Bruni, Jacques Brel, lots n lots

FAWM year 7!

Abud: A Bard
My name is Abud
I am a Bard.

Music Educator/Performer Located in Chicago.
Always down for collabs or weird conversations with strangers. What's your favorite dinosaur?

"Whatever Makes You Happy, You Put In Your World" - Bob Ross

My amazing band and our 2019 release
"Join The Family"


IG @abud_a_band
FB /abudabard /abudaband
YT https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBKXiiVvRzsRjlvxFKyWlqg



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  • @trolls2 Feb 24

    no worries, I changed it to Abud. I am A Bard on soundcloud and here. sorry! I was just using the moniker i saw here on FAWM. we'll see if the lyrics have a future incarnation!! thanks again.

  • @trolls2 Feb 23

    so I gave it a try and tried to incorporate some of your ideas about the song...my vocals are a bit hesitant and could be stronger with more takes but I was so happy to get the timing right that i just kept this. https://fawm.org/songs/121430/

  • @trolls2 Feb 23

    thank you for your kind comments on "The Red Cloak" interesting observations-anything i do on the keyboard is pure improvisational whim as I had a few piano lessons 25 years ago in NYC and not much more so i don't really have a sense theory wise of what i am doing. I think the lines 'hanging' over the bar chord could be a sondheim influence as I cut my teeth as a young performer learning his songs-this is kind of an homage to 'into the woods'. thanks again for listening.

  • @oaksnprairie  Feb 23

    So you liked the applecake! I was truly pleased with myself over that one. After ignoring the idea in my notebook for a week, I decided it was a folk song, and wrote it in under an hour--even incorporated the weekly challenge. (Took more time to record, as my cat was hungry and kept yowling)

  • @trolls2 Feb 23

    you're welcome. Breughal was a dutch painter who was known for his scenes of peasants in the 16th century!! Great i will give it a try with Castle Song.

  • @hbusse  Feb 19

    Thanks for the comment on โ€œBoth Sickโ€! And yes, โ€œFAWMingโ€ a song is just kind of getting it out of your system and moving on. ๐Ÿ˜Š I think theyโ€™ve actually got it in the glossary on this part of the FAQs:

  • @feb21sundari Feb 18

    Thanks for your lovely comments, you asked: What was your feeling or noticing in your life that inspired this melody?The truth is: My instrument is pentatonic and to have more options I change one or more strings. This tuning was for a lovesong written by my collegue and I just played arround to see what else I can find with this strange tuning.

  • @tawny249  Feb 17

    Hey! Thanks for checking out Fly to the Sun. Seeing as I'm a dabbler in mythological stuff rather than an expert, I just looked up info on Google Books. I've never read the actual text of the Ramayana, though I probably should at some point. Primary sources are usually more rich than secondary ones (says me as the librarian). ๐Ÿ˜

  • @berni1954  Feb 11

    Glad you liked my "Hunting the Cachalot Down". I used to be a semi-pro folksinger, known for my sea songs. They are in my blood. My dad was a mariner and my grandfather a "master mariner" (an Admiral in the merchant fleet).

  • @zecoop  Feb 11

    Haha, funn - I capo'd at some random fret before I wrote it last night and then figured out it was in Ab/G#. I had that second part and it absolutely took me a bit to figure out to fit it in and get to it. It is a little bit of a big change up but I liked it. Sorry about the neck....... I had nothing to do with it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @zecoop  Feb 9

    Haha, thanks bub! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    We tend to use bub with kids but I had a completely different โ€˜bubโ€™ in mind when I wrote this song. Enough said. Much appreciated and glad you enjoyed it!

  • @charliecheney  Feb 8

    So, umm, this came upon my Google News feed after I listened to your big dream song... ๐Ÿ™€


  • @b4rkst4les Feb 8

    But dream for life, yeah.

  • @oaksnprairie  Feb 3

    Give me some Vitamin D! Seriously, where's your song?

  • @fiddlerblick80  Jan 23

    Love and miss your face/soul, and let's cause some trouble up in here.