Influences: I've been influenced by lots of great artists both famous and less so across a range of different genres but Americana and Roots Music have probably had the most affect on me.
I've been making music of one kind or another since my early teens including over 25 years in bands and many collaborations along the way. I've had most success with Country orientated material but like to venture beyond that when the opportunity arises.
This is my first year on FAWM but I have contributed before in various co-writes with other FAWMERS. I'm looking forward to the challenge and to hearing other people's new songs.
|#1||A Table For One||
|#2||Whichever Way The Wind Blows||
|#3||The City of Lost Souls||
|#4||Just play it @aneil||
|#5||Cool Rockin' On The Mainbrace||
|#6||Thank Goodness For The Goodness||
|#7||Pride Always Comes Before A Fall||
|#8||What Is It About You? @cindyrella||
|#9||Do Your Worst||
|#10||The Woodchuck Conundrum||
|#11||We Only Get One Spin @jibbidy34||
|#13||Green Celtic Eyes||
|#14||You Know of Whom I Speak @cuzinchuck||
|#15||Silver Linings and Bright Sides @jibbidy34||
|#16||It's All Been Said Before @cindyrella||
|#17||Treat Me Kindly||
|#18||I Got The Hots! @jibbidy34||
|#19||Up All Night Feelin' Down||
|#20||Wild Nights @russiasaturn||
|#21||Song From The Grave||
|#22||Through The Bottom of A Glass||
|#23||Food of Love @jibbidy34||
|#24||Untangle Me @jibbidy34||
|#25||Death Came For The Hangman @billwhite51||
The words are beautiful!
ThAnks for the nice words. Will I see you in London?
I am SO sorry I never got 'round to writing lyrics for Whichever Way The Wind Blows. I chickened out because I was afraid of messing up a pretty song. Not confident enough yet. Maybe next year.
Tim wrote most of his best songs on the first two albums, but his singing never stopped getting better. His voice was spectacular for the 1980 concert referenced in this song, but his between song patter and antics was horrifyingly out of control.
I finally recorded my own version of "You Know of Whom I Speak".... changed the lyrics a bit. Also had to transpose to G to fit my voice. Hope you like it.
i have to admit i was emulating van at the rave up on
the tail end of i wonder if i could love yo again. thanks for listening and for your perceptive comment.
Hi, thanks for your warm response to our collab. I felt such strong emotions with those words and I tried my best to complete the process musically.
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and give me feedback on You'll Never Make It Without Me. I am really glad you liked that song and truly appreciate your encouraging words!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and give me feedback on You'll Never Make It Without Me. I am really glad you liked that song and truly appreciate your kind words!!
Hi! You're free to play around with Wild Nights. Just email me once you're done (if you do end up doing anything) so I can listen! firstname.lastname@example.org 😀 have fun
Thanks for the listen and comment on A Different Universe.
hahaha top comment on duelling melodicas! well done and thank you !
I see your open to collaborations. Would love to collaborate with you.
Thank you so much for your feedback on Baby I'm Through! I love your comments - they both make my day and help me understand what I am doing that works and resonates with people. I appreciate you taking the time and sharing in detail what you like about the song!
Thank you for your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”!
Thank you for your comments on Alive - and I agree, there are not enough songs about first responders. It still blows my mind the risks people take daily as a part of their job and I am so grateful to them.
Thanks for your great comments!
thank you for all your encouragement and support. i really love all the music you create and it makes me feel good to know that you also like my work.
Thank so much for doing this! I love it
Thanks for your comment on our
You certainly can!
Love your re-work of "you know of whom I speak". The HIgh Noon reference is clever, and fits with your style. I think when I perform it, I'm going to do a quote Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" - a little more hopeful, and that fits with me Also, I think in live performance, I'd repeat the last line of the last verse just to underline it.
Send me the chords when you can. email@example.com. Thanks!
Hi. Thanks for the nice comment on I Would Have Let You Go.
I know I said I'd try some lyrics on your instrumental but I've been side tracked! I'll get on it soon, I promise.
Loved the Hank Williams vibe of the music you put my lyrics to. It's brilliant! My biggest problem is that you have to have some pause between the verses. They seem very piled up one after the other so a listener doesn't have time to digest/process the words
Reference Richard Thompson's "Hots for the Smarts" and how he performs it. (https://youtu.be/axa0_gh6NYk) Though it's a totally different topic, It's a "list" song even longer than ours. He breaks it up every other line, plus he has a chorus. We can't break up our song that much, but its hardly ever wrong to be influenced by Thompson 😀. Giving space between the verses gives a chance to let the humor, dark as it is, come thru, too. Whew, I've spoken a lot of words here. Short version - Love the Hank Williams vibe, just put a couple of bars of instrumental between the verses. Thanks
(And my name is Charlie McShane)
Sure, go ahead and write the music to "You Know of Whom I Speak".
Nothing is written in stone, so if you have to adjust or rearrange words to make the music fit, so be it.
I considered writing a chorus or at least a refrain. I might still do a refrain , (feel free to suggest one), but for now I'm thinking of this as a performance piece, and am thinking of musical cues between verses.... like a few bars of "Hail to the chief", "America the beautiful, "this land is your land" etc.
Thanks for the listens and comments!
Thank you so much!! Yayyy...first prod I've done since August. Lots of dusty gear 😁
Thanks Gwyn. I still miss her.
Thanks for the comment on "A Ticket a Casket". Glad to hear the chilling effect got to you, this song after all is best listened to an ice bath in a dark room in an abandoned old house.
Hi There ! the demo for girl with the voice is up
I’m probably biased, but yes, yes he was...
No problem my friend! Thank you for writing gorgeous songs to relate to our modern lives! ✊
Thank you Gwyn, for so much close listenng and encouraging comments. i particularly appreciated the things you had to say about For Peace.
Aw thank you for your lovely comment on ‘Night Feeding’! Means a lot to hear that. Wow, 9 tracks already - that’s amazing!
Thanks for all your listening and inspiring comments,
Thanks for doing my song!
Thanks for your comments and ah! I was right 😉
Thank you so much for your generous comments on my songs - I really appreciate them! 😊
Hi thanks for your kind comment on No Turning Back, I'll checkout your songs shortly
Thx for your encouraging comments on so many of my songs. I really appreciate it ! Welcome to the FAWMILY
Thanks for all the comments!
Yes, as you've noticed, I use music as a way of chronicling the everyday. (You might call it diary music?) I hope you're enjoying FAWM so far!
Hi, I am glad you liked them. I actually have a tune already, it's just not recorded yet. So if you could please remove that track I would appreciate it. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks.
Thanks for yout kind words, much apprechiated
Thanks for the comment on my first 2020 FAWM song. Definitely a warm-up song to get going this month!
Thanks for listening to “Time Alone” I appreciate it! I actually love those kind of shows!!
hey, thanks for listening to "autumn leaves"! It's also my first year participating in FAWM, as well.
You're very kind, Gwyn. Thank you. 😊
Welcome to FAWM Gwyn! Best of luck for your first year 😀
Welcome to the FAWMily! Looking forward to hearing your work!
Wahey! Nice to see you on here! There’s plenty of others you’ll know on FAWM. I hope it doesn’t disappoint 😀
nice to see you over this side of the web. have a great fawm!
So good to see you here. Let's do this FAWM thing!