Influences: Americana, Folk, Folk-Rock (including Wilco; Neil Young; Rhiannon Giddens; Paul Simon...) not to mention sunshine, tall trees, and blue skies
I think this will mainly be lo-fi folk-pop Americana with electric and acoustic mountain dulcimers, acoustic guitar, and maybe even some synth if I get around to it.
I've been playing the dulcimer and singing folk-rock songs for a while now, but still learning guitar. Lo-fi since the recording studio is currently in repair and I just don't want to do much editing either.
My second FAWM, and I'm looking forward to writing and listening to some great new songs, and getting/giving any feedback I can! Thanks y'all!
|#2||Fear of Life||
|#3||Tongue Tied and Blameless||
|#6||Grew Up Blue (In a Big Red State)||
|#7||Algernon goes to Oslo||
|#8||Anna Goes to Glasgow||
|#9||Do It All Again||
|#10||Turn It Around||
|#14||Jeff, He Don't Work Here Anymore||
Thank you for listening and commenting on February Tired. One more than last year and we had fun so there's that. Looking forward to listening.
thanks for the listens and comments! the 'panning thing on the iphone' was done by importing my music memos file to iphone garageband, which has some settings where you can take each track and do some basic eq, pan, add compression and/or reverb, etc. kind of down and dirty but gets the job done...
I actually just moved from Seattle not all that long ago myself. Berlin's a great city too, but there is a lot about Seattle I miss.
Thanks for listening and for your kind words on No One Knows Their Names. You make such a good point. A lot of their legacies are in the music. At least from our more recent ancestors.
It was very convincing 😀
You said "thanks for the comment on 'Multitudes'! I don't actually have a drum machine, it's just me whacking the dulcimer and looping the thuds. very low-tech over here."
Now thats a goal- trying to imitate the machines
Thanks very much, Eric. People are stubborn, highly resistant to change. If it takes this to finally deal with two decades+ of vocal issues, it'll be worth it. 😀
Hi. Thanks for your comments on Blackberries and Greek Yogurt". Nice to know there's another dulcimer player here. I'm a bit of a hack at it, as you can undoubtedly tell, and I have an inexpensive "art fair" dulcimer, but it's sure fun to play!
Thanks for the comment on Carefree Company
Glad you liked my take on "Michael Row"
I used to be a semi-pro folksinger, so that style is engraved within me.
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song! 😀
thanks for your kind comments on "I wonder" i'm in new mexico and we see snow but it doesn't stay on the ground very long!!
Thanks, @dulcimeric. I looked up the tuning. It'd been so long since I'd used it last (on this song - love the dueling balalaikas: https://soundcloud.com/andrewtaylormus/pick-a-fight) that it'd fallen out of tune pretty well. I had it at EEG for this but the traditional tuning is EEA.
Yes, - I'll find it in my pile 😀 hahhh! I'll have to figure something to frame around using it.
Hello! Happy FAWM2021!
Thanks for your comment and watchlisting me 😀
Thank you for the kind and encouraging words. 😊
Just 1 week till FAWM! With all the political turmoil since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it. "Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual. But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers and every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in our contribution to culture. Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.