Influences: Laura Marling, Iron & Wine, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sufjan Stevens, The Blow, Jeff Mangum, Bob Dylan, Wilco
Hello from Chicago!
FAWM 2019 and I'm just now updating my profile with only a few minutes before Feb 1. I've had so many emotions each February since FAWM came into my life-- excitement, anxiety, pride, frustration-- but what's always a constant is the joy I feel in connecting with my current and (hopefully new) FAWM friends! I mean, how cool is it that we're all from different parts of the world, all have different life stories, and all have varied musical tastes but we all come together as one sharing a piece of ourselves and supporting one another. So there's that...
Oh yeah, about my music: I released my second EP, "Let's Talk Awhile," last summer. Many of the tunes are from past FAWMs and really I'm proud to put them out in the world. https://open.spotify.com/album/3xJkYL... My 16-year-old son played my release show (he plays keys on the last song, "Slow Down") and it was an experience I am incredibly grateful for. (He recently produced a rap record for his friend and classmate: https://open.spotify.com/album/4ggc38...)
I play solo most often but also have a band called "Things That Fly." I can tell you another time how we came up with our name but my friend Karen and I co-founded the band many years ago. We've got a great group of musicians who play with us and we're starting to develop this band a little more lately, so we'll see where that takes us.
I'm also part of a new and homegrown record label. The brainchild of a couple of wonderful songwriting friends here in Chicago, Hey Man! Records is an Artist Collective label created to support local musicians and have a lot of fun along the way. We're just in our infancy but you can check out our artists here--> https://heymanrecords.com/ --> and please do Like our Facebook page when you have time --> https://www.facebook.com/HeyManRecords/ or follow us on Instagram --> https://www.instagram.com/heymanrecords/
I started working full-time last fall and don't expect to be able to spend much time in GarageBand at all this month. I'll be happy if I'm just able to write a few acoustic tunes and get them down in a voice memo. Or perhaps even a few partial songs to work on later... But that's okay, right? It's just great to be a part of something so fun.
Ready, set, FAWM!
Yeah, slow for me too. Other stuff to do. Still fun to give it a try and do something different, listen to familiar faces, and discover some new ones.
That's an iPhone recording?? Wow....It actually sounds really warm like an analog recording.
Heidi, listening to Please Don't Go and it's really nice. Haven't seen you before but nice to meet you here this year.
Thanks for the kind comments about my two tunes, Heidi!
Hey lovely ,
Hope you wrapped up warm Over there in Windy City . I am on Thailand lacking much abilities to record but will have a go . Very much looking forward to hearing your output and congrats on the EP 👍🎶
Hiiii Heidi! I am down for hearing acoustic voice memo tunes 😀 Totally going to steal the T-shirt from Ad if you send it 😝 Have a great Feb!
Hi Heidi! Hope your'e gonna have a fun month, see you around. Let's get it!
Hey Heidi! 👋🏻
(that wasn't me asking for a freebie, by the way!)
Heidi! I hope you have time amongst your many gigs and record label creation (I want a t-shirt!) to provide us with some tunes 😀 x