Influences: Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Fleetwood Mac, S.J. Tucker, Heather Alexander, Alan Parsons Project
I have played music since before I could reach the foot pedals on my family's Lowrey organ. Mainly a guitarist and also a drummer, I play with Random Fractions and Toyboat mostly at sci-fi cons but also at bars, houses, and outdoor fests. I've collaborated with other musicians for live performances and recordings. Focusing on a theme seems to be my key to finishing a whole album's worth of songs during FAWM (worked last year!) so I'll be doing that again this year - I'll be working with Arthurian legends, stories, people, and places. I just acquired new (though fairly simple) music notation software and am having a blast learning to navigate it; I suspect my creations will be largely - but not entirely - instrumental this year, which will be a new thing for me.
Thanks for commenting on my song Shut Up and Listen! I like the narrative layout of your tunes for this year! Looking forward to the rest 💖
Thanks so much for your kind words about “Red-winged Blackbird!” I am really digging the instrumentals this year - very cool!
Thanks for the "Walt Kelly" comment. Pogo included a lot of general political satire. I think the only obscure bit I threw into the song was "Malarkey", which was the name of a character he used to represent Joseph McCarthy. But, as it's a synonym for "nonsense", the McCarthy connection probably doesn't matter.
Welcome back Cathy! Great to see you here! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with this year!
Yay! More Cathy! Good luck this year. 😁