francessmith 6


  Feb 2015

Artist Bio

Influences:   Not sure. I've listened a lot to music by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, but I tend to be more drawn to a song, rather than the performer, if I like a song I really don't mind who wrote it or performs it.

Live in UK. This is my fourth FAWM, the first year I joined but posted no songs.

This year I'll just write songs and see what happens.


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  • @ttg105  6 hours


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  • @captainillegible  2 days

    Hi Frances, we've survived the heat so far (Hottest day ever! Yay us!) I'm struggling to write songs because my wife is having network issues at work and has been working at home for the last week. They're saying it will be a couple more weeks before they're fixed. So, except for the odd occasion when she goes out, there's no songwriting allowed! I have a couple of songs to post, but unless they sort out the technical problems I'll just be writing lyrics for the rest of the month.

  • @zxcvbnm  3 days

    Thanks again Frances, you are glutton for punishment. ๐Ÿ˜€ But you are right I'm beginning to enjoy BiaB more.

  • @acousticmaddie  3 days

    Thank you for your kind comment. <3

  • @ttg105  4 days


  • @jwhanberry  5 days

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  • @tamsnumber4  5 days

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Vagrant Sea", I really appreciate it!!

  • @ttg105  6 days


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  • @owl  1 week

    Thank you so much for the kind comments on "Chinese New Year," Frances! Looking forward to coming back to see what you've been up to. I realized when I woke up to the flurry of comments about how abruptly the song ended that I accidentally cut off the outro (with time signature change!) when exporting. I have fixed it, along with the bass thing that was bothering me ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ttg105  1 week


  • @joefahey  1 week

    Hi Frances, thank you for the encouraging words on โ€œI Plead Wintergreenโ€, much appreciated!

  • @karlsburg25  1 week

    Thank you for the lovely comments frances and yes I actually know hundreds of tourists appreciate her and love her for what she is and how she works. Itโ€™s more a reflection as I know many people think , wow how lucky is she living and working in such a beautiful area . Very few see how much work it is , 7 days a week all hours of the day . I love the human spirit that keeps smiling and that is her gift to everyone ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  • @zxcvbnm  1 week

    Thanks Frances, I have listened to Gibraltar Hill, but need to hear it again before comment.

  • @misterd 1 week

    Thanks Frances- i really appreciate your kind & insightful words in listening to my banjo song ' I have travelled long and far '. Its so great to meet supportive people on this site like your good self . Thankyou kindly

  • @kenjku 1 week

    Thanks for listening to Window Seat. Ummmm, to be honest I just wrote and didnโ€™t think too much about it. Which is funny because always overthink songs. Glad it added a little mystery for you!

  • @jorh 1 week

    Thankyou for your kind comments on my lyrics, it is much appreciated

  • @zxcvbnm  1 week

    Thanks for listening Frances, my guitar and voice have been gatherin dust.

  • @ttg105  1 week


  • @zxcvbnm  1 week

    Thanks Frances, I need to learn to use more of the features of BiaB.

  • @misterd 1 week

    Thank you so much Frances for listening and the beautiful comments on my son ' Oh Train ' . You are so kind !

  • @hornesgiftshop  1 week

    Thanks for the comment Frances. Yes, thatโ€™s what I was going for. Or Booker T, hence the title. Just about to listen to yours.

  • @hornesgiftshop  1 week

    Thanks for the comment Frances. Yes, thatโ€™s what I was going for. Or Booker T, hence the title. Just about to listen to yours.

  • @tiedyehero 1 week

    Thanks! Hopefully I'll find the time to get started soon!

  • @risbon 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment and listen! Yes, love Buckner, i've been lucky to see him live a few times in DC/Virginia.

  • @aneil 2 weeks

    Thx for your comment on sarah's song She is happy but I must find the melody and chords Enjoy Fawm!

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Thank you Frances for your kind comment on Behind The Mask!

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    Iโ€™m following you..Have a great time

  • @ttg105  2 weeks

    I'll be here!

  • @dukemeyer  2 weeks

    Hey, what a joy to see you here. Happy FAWMing to you!

  • @lhcisco  2 weeks

    Hey! Hope all is well. Hope that something happens is some awesome music! Good luck.

  • @misterd 2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words Frances . I hope i can maybe write a few songs again this year . I'll see how it goes ! Thanks for your warm welcome and i wish you well ! Cheers / Mark

  • @moonshadow 2 weeks

    Thx for your kind message Frances, yes i'll hopefully be doing a few songs this month, i was busy during 60/90 so i unfortunately missed that last year.

  • @woolford  2 weeks

    Hi Frances, thanks for the message. Yes, I'm in again this year (somehow I'll find the time!) See you on the other side of the start line ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @andygetch  2 weeks

    Hello Frances. Thanks and looking forward to see where the muse goes this FAWM ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zxcvbnm  2 weeks

    Thanks Frances, good to hear from you again. I hope you have a VERY productive FAWM. More importantly ---ENJOY it.

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @billwhite51 3 weeks

    Hi Frances. Im looking forward to hearing your new songs as well.

  • @captainillegible  3 weeks

    Hi Frances, thanks for your message. Yes, I'm back for another FAWM. Looking forward to hearing what you write this year, John.

  • @marthie 3 weeks

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this yearโ€™s FAWM.
    Letโ€™s play, write and listen!๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @hornesgiftshop  4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome Frances. Hope you're ready to roll (cracks knuckles, trims fingernails). All the best to you.

  • @southcoasting  4 weeks

    Thanks for your message Frances. I have my rock hands mainly as thanks for last year's FAWM. I've recorded the songs I wrote now and am going to release the album this Sunday under a new band name 'The Family Grave' over here (and also have another FAWM-inspired album to record this year) so whether I have the energy to do FAWM again this year we'll see!

  • @klaus  4 weeks

    Yes, the placeholders got all demoed and even un-zonged. But it was hard, the pressure, knowing that the site could be reset at any time. But now it's done.

    So let's get back to this years Fawm. Thanks for the message. I wish you a merry February Album Writing Month. I look forward to hearing your new songs.

  • @klaus  4 weeks

    Thank you, Frances, for the comments on Broken Cookies. It was a crazy weekend for me but now it's done. I'm still planning on doing a Black Midi song sometimes because of Monochrome. Thank you again and I'll see you soon.