Dan Vaillancourt 15


Michigan US   Feb 2008


Artist Bio

Influences:   Humorous anecdotes, wabi-sabi, trees, quirks, magic, honey bees, rain, effect knobs, light chasing, dreams, bicycles, hellhounds, turns of phrase, conversations, wanderlust and you.

2019 = my dozenth consecutive FAWM finish. Yay!

I ended up with a smorgasbord of singer-songwriter and folk, a smidgen of rock, a spot of alt-country, a bluegrass song and one experimental ambient instrumental.

A few of my songs are about me, most of my songs are about you, and the remainder of the songs seem like they are about you but are actually about me.

I try and play/record a new instrument each year for FAWM. Cajon is the new instrument this year!

Anything that sounds like keys, organ or synth this year is an effected guitar, lapsteel, ebow or vocal track. Effected with pedals and/or plugins.

Tried some different techniques and ideas on the recording side. Learned a lot. I would like to go back and remix most of them with fresh years but most of them sound pretty fun in headphones. πŸ˜€

"Words are... our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it." - Albus Dumbledore

"The sound doesn't matter, it's the sound of the sound that matters." - Del Newman


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  • @mikegtz  Mar 10

    Hi Dan, getting around now to hearing your stuff from this year. Sounds very nice.

  • @rickamorphis  Mar 5

    Hi Dan, thanks for weighing in on my Monkees song! And yes, i often spend the night before the cutoff mixing a song into the wee hours so I can have the rush of going from WAV to MP3 at about 6:52 AM EST...a hold-over habit from college days, I guess. I've been tardy listening this year but it's always good to hear your songs.

  • @hoppiern  Mar 3

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my songs!! Looking forward to listening to more of yours 😊

  • @dreamscuba  Mar 3

    Thank you for the comments on "Wanktastic"! Much appreciated.

  • @angelinapowersuit Mar 2

    Thanks so much Dan! Re: "Tidal Wave," confession to make - viola is my first instrument. It just wasn't available to me while I was recording this, my son's violin was a desperate measure, haha. I don't record much with it because it takes a lot out of me. But I used it for "Thought you Got a Good One" and "They Warned Me" too. But yeah, hopefully more next year. . .thanks again!

  • @frozenlonesome Mar 2

    Thanks Dan for your insightful comments on Brew Time. FYI, the dissonant lead is a groovy patch on my Bass Station 2. I especially appreciated the positive feedback on my keyboard playing. It’s been a long road, but lately feel like i’ve been making progress.

  • @sueawesome  Mar 2

    I will be catching up on your stuff soon πŸ™πŸ»

  • @resonut123 Mar 2

    Thanks Dan for the comment on Vertical Vision. I was stuck doing a little more instrumentals this time because my voice is crud.

    I always dig your Ambient Tunes, they are really cool and well done.

    Looks like I'll update some songs in MAWM or AAWM, hopefully if my regular singing voice comes back?

  • @standup  Mar 2

    Thanks for listening. Yeah, Edgar Meyer playing Bach cello suites on bass? That's the shit. For sure.

  • @cicpisces Feb 14

    Hi thanks for your good words on Silent Treatment.

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 13

    Dan, thanks for coming back to listen and for your thoughtful comments on Grounds of Bitterness. Much appreciated!

  • @emplate Feb 13

    Thanks for the comment on "Trickster Supreme", I really appreciate it!

  • @woolford  Feb 7

    Hi Dan, thank you for that complimentary message about "Reminds me of you". I'm grateful to you for taking the time and touching on the important bits that I'm proud of too. Lovely review πŸ˜€

  • @tan482  Feb 7

    Thanks for stopping by to listen and for your kind words!

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 6

    Thanks for listening and your thoughtful comments on Lot of Dough. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • @nuj4x Jan 25

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 25

    Glad you're back around this year, Dan! Always love some Vaillancourt classics!

  • @resonut123 Jan 2019

    Looking forward to more of your FAWMtastic songs this year.