Kathryn Hoss 14


Ohio US   Mar 2009


Artist Bio

Influences:   Heart, Indigo Girls, John Denver, Sarah Bareilles, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, They Might Be Giants, whatever's currently on the radio, musicals

Hello, 2019. I'm dealing with a lot of anxiety this year, but I'm going to try to post some songs.

What are y'all up to? I'm currently working on writing some music for an audio drama podcast called Hit the Bricks, set in the land of Oz 100 years after Dorothy lands. Check out the Kickstarter below if interested!



I'm a multi-instrumentalist from northeast Ohio. My main songwriting instruments are my bevy of ukuleles (concert, baritone, electric, and banjo-), but I may bust out the accordion if I'm feeling up to it.

My FAWM songs are under a Creative Commons 3.0 license unless otherwise specified. That means you can share them far and wide, even remix them or use them in other creative projects, as long as you attribute them to me and do not use them for commercial purposes. (Also, let me know if you use them! I want the glory.) I would like that to stand for collaborations as well, unless we work something else out.


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  • @santadharma Mar 6

    Thanks so much for your comment! We will be catching up on listening (or at least trying) this week. Shitty romantic folklore just kind of rolled off the tongue. Don’t think we’ve heard it before either.

  • @crisp1  Mar 5

    Thanks for the nice comments on Singer in This Bar. Paul came up with great music for it.

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 4

    Thanks for visiting Drunk. I realized being retired meant every night was Friday night so the lyric was recognizing that bit with a smile. The overall feel of the lyric was more serious, but I do like to see humor where I can.

  • @barbara  Feb 27

    I appreciate your comment on β€˜Here on my own’ that got right at the nuances of the feelings. Bingo. Thank you!

  • @valeriecox  Feb 27

    Oh yeah, it's a real fiddle. Band in a Box has great country samples. Also, yes, still going for 28. I think I can make it happen. Two collabs in the works and two more for the win. Rar! 😝

    I can see how you'd hear real drum on Harvest. Like maybe some snare with brushes and some kick at least. But tambourine could add some nice texture. Oh and Vibraslap for that cool western vibe!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 27

    Ah thanks so much for the comments . Will get onto your tracks ASAP πŸ‘

  • @hummingbear Feb 23

    Thanks for commenting on Indigo Eyes, I'm really fond of that one, glad you liked it too.

  • @valeriecox  Feb 22

    Pandering to my love of indigo girls and didn't even know it. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • @mctown Feb 20

    cool stuff..

  • @kovbleu  Feb 15

    Thanks for listening to "Black Sweatshirt." Here's the link to the forum with @zecoop's free drum tracks! Look forward to seeing what you do!


  • @lain Feb 11

    WOW! Nie Fawms so far.. that something 😁 And you released a albu, or something? Or just did it for yourself?

  • @lain Feb 10

    Thanks for your words to "30 Seconds" and for your welcoming, πŸ˜€ this is my First FAWM. And yours?

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 10

    Thanks for commenting and listening to "Nothin' To Lose", appreciate it!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 10

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 7

    Bears...that's married life for ya! I learned early on my partner & wife (fem) was not at all a morning person and had sugar crashes. Survival action for both of us!

  • @tangle  Feb 6

    Sent you a message to your soundcloud. πŸ˜€

  • @tangle  Feb 6

    Okay, thank you for the Laura V recommendation. I think I'm going to fall down a beautiful rabbit hole with that one! Also, I'm absolutely loving your tracks, we share some similar influences and possibly similar experiences based on your "Time is Fake" liner notes, AND my youngest daughter is named Dorothy. Could we please collaborate on something?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    Something which might or might not assist. Between ages of 18 and 20 I had not one but three shake-hands-with-death incidents: snow, fire, lethal allergy. So I've always felt since then that my hourglass long ran out. Got rid of the fear. Later I realised we're all in that boat, it's just that it's hard to grasp if I hadn't had those multiple shocks. Grasp it and you'll free yourself. The local Ngarrindjeri had the ability to choose their time of going, another form of freedom. It's there, somewhere, look inside.

  • @tangle  Feb 4

    Thanks so much for your feedback! I haven't heard Laura Viers yet so will check her out. πŸ˜€ I I think I misspoke about "Open the Door". I hear the percussion in the back but I also think the way you layered your vocals is really percussive in places - maybe not truly "vocal percussion" but it all works together so well! I also think it's so cool how each track you've shared is so different from the others. I joined FAWM this year to get the creative juices flowing because I tend to write very slowly (maybe one song a year) so I'd like to try out some new things. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • @morti  Feb 4

    Thanks for your comment and for picking up on that line. You only have to look at how r/The_Donald on Reddit and other forums they use are so strictly moderated to realise it's the "alt right" who are the snowflakes. When they accuse others for doing the same or for stifling free speech it's rank hipocrasy. The only free speech with which they're concerned is their own.

  • @mikeb Feb 4

    Thanks for the comment on my week 1 challenge song!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 1

    Hey! Thanks for listening to my first one and leaving a comment. The stars/fireflies line was one of those little blips from my subconscious while I thought I was singing nonsense along to my strumming. That's my fav line too <3 Glad you liked it. Looking forward to hearing your first song!!!

  • @nuj4x Jan 30

  • @erinkelsey3 Jan 24

    Happy FAWM!

  • @valeriecox  Jan 22

    Hey! I'm glad you're here. Hopefully songwriting will not add anxiety but will actually help alleviate some of it. Happy FAWMing my friend.

  • @nancyrost  Jan 22

    I've been getting into Sara Bareilles lately too. Looking forward to hearing what you do this year.

  • @ryuu Jan 21

    Hello, thanks for your soundboard message! Yes, I'm back. And I hope I'll get around to more than last year.

  • @kovbleu  Jan 19

    Hey hey! Great to see you!

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 16

    Why, thank you. Welcome back to you too.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 15

    Great to see you on board!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 15

    Anxiety sisters unite! Let's channel that energy into some amazing music!!