hamiltonpoolhall 14


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 #8. 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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  • @leepat  Mar 6

    no rush, didn't mean to stalk like this, thought I'd leave some for later but in the end the temptation was too great 😀

  • @bethdesombre  Mar 5

    Congrats on making it to 14! And I'm excited to see that there are some I haven't heard yet -- I have those to look forward to.

  • @ceilidh  Mar 4

    Thank you for your comment on Remembering Lorax!

  • @leepat  Feb 28

    It was a pleasure and an honour for me! As an admirer of both your guitar AND lyrical chops, I always assumed texts did land in your lap that way 😀 Anyway, looking forward to checking out the rest of your tunes too (and secretly wishing to find the time for that Trollhunters show).

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 28

    Re. that collab: I just managed to sneak it in, did the vocal in twenty minutes just before hitting the road for the first gig of the tour, then did a quick mix and post today while our fiddle player drove the next leg. Very last minute but I still hope you like it as an idea. You’re only one song away I hope to see that magic trophy next to your name soon! Was such a pleasure to make some music with you this FAWM , hope we do it again sometime!

  • @leepat  Feb 27

    yeah, I replied not long ago - go ahead and post it, can't wait

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 26

    I reckon I’ve got something for this guitar piece. Today I’m gonna pack for touring do some promo, learn this lovely guys songs for the tour and whatever time I have left I’m gonna try to get it posted tonight. Do you want to vet it before I post it?

  • @leepat  Feb 23

    Great! You've got free rein with the details (and the bridge is optional). Thanks!

  • @leepat  Feb 23

    Hi, I tried sending you a mail thru Bandcamp, hope it gets through

  • @wistah  Feb 20

    Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am humbled.

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 19

    . . .I actually meant "traditionalish," but autocorrect must have intervened . . .

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 15

    I just sent you a link to those files and a chart if you want to have a play or at least pull together a mix. Tempo is 90bpm and the project is set at 48/24. That was a real honour- thank you!!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 15

    Hey there, I finally got a chance to get back into the studio today and I emailed you a demo of my idea for that lyric- let me know what you think. 😀

  • @leepat  Feb 12

    Hey, thanks for listening and for the kind words - means much coming from you!
    You even gave me the idea for a title, so I guess I'll have to write another one now 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 9

    Sure- though I can’t imagine coming up with anything as good what you are capable of!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 8

    Give me a prompt too, but don’t tell me the song that influenced the guitar part.

  • @mattblick  Feb 8

    Hey Hammy - looking forward to you dusting mine and everybody else's butts with your guitar ninjaing...

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    Oh that can be any mode of A major or minor.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    Ok, parameters... Key A and influenced by a particular song that you really love the guitar in. Does that kind of thing work?

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    Thanks for visiting “My Dad” I appreciate your warmth and support. Want to collaborate on something with me? Maybe send me some of that gorgeous fingerpicking and I can pull out some singing and some bass?

  • @dutch1967 Feb 6

    Thanks so much for stopping by to listen to Lost. I'm probably rewriting one or two verses in the post FAWM period, just get a more balanced and better defined structure in the song, making sure not to lose the fun feel.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 6

    I decided my mission for next few weeks is to listen whenever I have WiFi which is lovely .
    Finding recording spaces a little harder but hey I love a challenge

  • @dutch1967 Feb 5

    i see you listed Mose Allison as an influence. I love his song Going To The City so much...

  • @ductapeguy Feb 4

    Thanks so much for the song recommendation for I'm So Glad That You're Here. It made my morning.

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 4

    great to have ya back here! 😀

  • @moonshadow Jan 30

    great to see you back here, I look foward to hearing some songs from you, Have a great FAWM,

  • @tan482  Jan 28

    Welcome back! Loved your songs last year and hope to hear more!

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  • @resonut123 Jan 16

    Looking forward to more of your unique goodness this year!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 15

    Hope you are joining in again this year- I love your writing!