Influences: Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Punch Brothers, Radiohead, Glen Hansard, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Lawson, Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Edgar Meyer, James Taylor, Billie Holiday, Iron & Wine, Lake Street Dive, Ani DiFranco, Carole King, Ami Winehouse, Alison Krauss, Chris Thile, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, Kate Bush, Doc Watson, Clare Bowditch, Neil Finn, John Hartford, Tuck & Patti, Jobim, Melody Gardot, Don Mac Glashan, Harry Connick Jnr, Dougie Maclean, Fionn Regan, John Martyn, Jonathan Coulton, Vince Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Bjork, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, Lucie Thorne, P J Wolf, Nat King Cole, Sting, The Police, John Cleary, Parliament, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Chet Baker, Paul Kelly, Queen, Carl Pannuzzo, Anáis Mitchell, Scott Cook...
This is FAWM number SIX for me but I’m not hopeful for a very prolific one. I haven’t given up but a combination of competing interests and general burnout may steal the day away from what is usually my favourite month of the year.
My good news is that I finally made a proper album which contains 8 songs on it written during FAWM including two collaborations. One with @mattblick written during FAWM 2015 I think, and one one with @timfatchen written during FAWM 2019. It’s called ‘Love and Other Crimes’ and you can get a digital copy at Bandcamp, or a physical copy at my website. www.lizfrencham.com
I'm a singer/double bassist who only writes songs during FAWM it seems. I live in a small falling down house in a cute little rural town in Central Victoria Australia with my patient and talented husband. I make a living from music and if you like it enough to encourage me not to give up and get a day job then I invite you to show your support at https://lizfrencham.bandcamp.com .
PHILOSOPHY ON COLLABORATING
1. I’m a hopeless collaborator. Ask @zecoop! I have all the enthusiasm and intention but even if it’s my idea I may not get around to it in my limited time and I won’t pursue anything into March for my own mental health’s sake. So don’t get attached to me finishing something and say ‘no’ if I approach you, if it means you may get offended at my inability to complete.
2. I may drop out of contact due to touring weekend availability and internet access. Sorry!
3. Please don’t take things I’ve posted and use them in your art without consulting me. This happened with a lyric of mine last year and it shut me down me from finishing it myself and kinda upset me a little. If I don’t have a plan for something I’ll usually make that clear in my description. Yeah, I’m a bit precious. But this is my stuff and it takes vulnerability and trust to even share it with you before it’s finished.
4. If we do something together let’s keep talking. I’m open to everything that is polite and respectful. Any co-writes we may want to take further than February we can talk percentages and registration with performance and mechanical rights organisations when that becomes a thing.
FAWM JOURNAL 2020
No FAWM this year. No time no energy no mojo.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Sorry you’re too busy for FAWM this year...hope to hear your work next time!
hi! no worries if you do or don't (fawm that is) but good to see ya back here, regardless 😀 hope all is good your end of the planet!
Welcome back! No pressure! Breathe...the music will do what the music does.
Hi Liz! Can't wait to hear your new songs 😀.
Hi Liz, cant wait to hear what you come up with this year.
Hey Liz - Looking forward to your lovely voice and sweet bass. I hope you find more time for FAWM than you anticipated.
Yeah! Let's do this thing. 😀
May your brave husband stay safe. A song for his safety is totally in order. A song a day keeps the worry at bay?? Wishing you well this FAWM.
yay good to see you here again, have a great fawm 😀
My ears are ready to listen to your creations!!
Thank you so much... I appreciate our friendship as distant as it is and your words mean a lot. Music has been and will continue to be a great healer for me. I am certainly hoping to write something you can work with. 😊
Looking forward to FAWM and your songs!
Hey Liz! Hope all is well with you in the world! And I hope you have a great FAWM!!!
Hey Liz! Hope you're back around this season, I always look forward to your songs! Happy Fawming!
Hope all is well..
Looking forward to 2020
Hey Liz! I look forward to hearing your music again. Who knows, maybe another fab collab with you. We shall see. Always the best to you.
Hi Liz! Are you back for more FAWM awesomeness? I'll definitely be around and I'm wishing you all the best!
Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year!
Yayyyyyyyyyyy FAWM! Hi Liz - I hope that you will be gracing us again here. I still love your new album and want more new music. Hopefully I can be a part of some. 😀
May you stay safe from wildfires and have a happy and productive FAWM!
have the best FAWM this year!
Hi Liz! Hope your 2020 FAWM is a wonderfully creative time!
Hi Liz! I'm hoping you can play with us this FAWM and wish you all the best.