hamiltonpoolhall 5


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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  • @fearlessflight2014  2 days

    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  3 days

    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  6 days

    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  1 week

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

  • @fearlessflight2014  1 week

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

  • @mattblick  1 week

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

  • @fearlessflight2014  1 week

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

  • @fearlessflight2014  1 week

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

  • @fearlessflight2014  1 week

    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 1 week

    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  1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @ductapeguy 2 weeks

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

  • @mikeskliar  2 weeks

    great to have ya back here! 😀

  • @moonshadow 2 weeks

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

  • @tan482  2 weeks

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

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @resonut123 4 weeks

    Looking forward to more of your unique goodness this year!

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

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