hamiltonpoolhall 15


78702 US   Jan 2012

Artist Bio

Influences:   The Beatles, Mose Allison, James Booker, Ry Cooder, Guy Van Duser, B.B. King, Mark Knopfler, John Hurt, Dylan...oy, lists like this make my head hurt. And it's all dudes. Well - record by record, here are some other favorites: Suzanne Vega (Suzanne Vega & Solitude Standing), Joan Armatrading (To The Limit), k.d. lang (Absolute Torch and Twang), Shawn Colvin (A Few Small Repairs), Carla Bley (Heavy Heart).

FAWM #9 As usual, I have no idea how I'll find time this February but somehow I figure out how to ignore or let slide enough other things that it happens somehow. Because I love FAWM. So. Much. As usual, hoping to do more listening to my fellow FAWMers this year than last.

Geek Notes: I've gotten questions about my recording setup over the past several FAWMs which, as a latecomer to that side of things, I find flattering in the extreme. It's pretty nerdy, but here goes: I'm using a Lauten FC-387 large-diaphragm microphone, into a Shadow Hills Mono GAMA preamp, through an Apogee Symphony interface, into a trashcan Mac with Digital Performer. From there, I use (as plugins) a little EQ (cutting the lows around 200 and boosting the highs around 3750), a little compression (a hunt-and-peck process, to be sure) a little room-sounding reverb and a little hall-sounding reverb. I place the microphone about six inches from my face and a couple inches below my mouth so it picks up the vocals and guitar as evenly as possible, and the guitar is a 1956 Martin 00-18 that I feel incredibly lucky to play every time I pick it up.


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  • @jmadison  Mar 8

    Hey, I wish I would have discovered your music earlier. But, late is better than never. I downloaded a few for my regular listening. I'm hoping some of that fingerstyle rubs off on me. 😀

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 27

    thanks for the note! by the way, listening to your slow deliberate phrasing in 'sacred cows' possibly inspired me (not in subject tho) with this new song I just posted about corona... https://fawm.org/songs/109175/

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 27

    And thank you for such a detailed comment. Massively appreciated

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 27

    Absolutely no worries and i am way behind with my listening. This is why i love getting to 14 then i can plough through.

  • @pcob1993  Feb 27

    Yayyy dude, so happy you're here. Thanks so much for your comment. I was welding two weeks ago and burned my fingers, hence no guitar, but I'm on the mend. I'll post the songs on Soundcloud during March and l'll listen to all your songs. Peace bro.

  • @songsarefun123 Feb 18

    So happy to come across your songs man! Keep writing cause I want to hear more. 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 8

    I don’t think I can do it this year- I’m exhausted. Every time I try to put some words together I freeze lest I break. I hope I can control my disappointment with myself enough to come here and enjoy what the rest of you are doing though. Have an awesome FAWM.

  • @leepat  Feb 4

    instrumentals aside, if you *hear* lyrics, you know you'd be welcome to add them! (and welcome back)

  • @midwayfair  Feb 3

    Thanks for the heads-up about the links not working properly. I've put the raw URL in, but I'm not sure what else I can do.

    Glad to see you're off to a flying start!

  • @oddbod  Feb 3

    Hi there. Strange.... it came up on my feed you’d posted a song but there ain’t one here

  • @dutch1967 Feb 1

    Looking forward to your creations! I join Jacob in saying I dig your tunes.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 29

    Hope you’re around! Always dig your tunes. Happy Fawming!