John Crossman 4


53717 US   Jan 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   Trip Shakespeare, David Wilcox, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Housemartins, Lyle Lovett, Kurt Vonnegut, BNL, Shawn Colvin, M. Ward, Anne Lamott, Jackson Browne, Rev. Al Green, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Shawn Kirchner, Martin Sexton, Elmore Leonard, XTC, Jonatha Brooke, Greg Brown, Don Chaffer, Iron & Wine, Bob Schneider, Wilco, Dr.Dog, punctuation, TC Elliott, Das Binky, SWG, Nancy Rost, cowex, Dethklok, hoopshank and you!

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life..." -Anne Lamott
"Do. Or do not. There is no try." -Yoda

I'll be here in 2019, losing sleep and numbing my ears and fingertips. Not sure about collabs yet, so I'll take a tentative approach until we get into it.

I appreciate you.

Things to remember:
#Auntie-Sin challenge:
SYN of @spikedirection
and @seemanski

#morph challenge:


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  • @spinhead 4 days

    Thanks muchly for the goofy comment on my goofy song.

  • @mmmmarcus 5 days

    Thank you so much for the comment on Carry Me Home! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • @mrpilotman 1 week

    I need you to write another song about me 😉

  • @spinhead 1 week

    Guten tag, mein Herr. Wie gehts? Glückliche Schreiben.

  • @ballyhoot 1 week

    Thanks for song comments!!!

  • @seemanski  1 week

    Thanks for heads up, no worries about it taking time. I've been ill from day 2 of fawm so taking your time worked out well for me.

  • @sunnymae  2 weeks

    Hey John! Wish we were morphing together this year. We're on different lists, but have fun, and I'm looking forward to hearing your tunes when they come around. 😮)

  • @corinnelucy  2 weeks

    Hi John! Thanks for finding me and commenting - looking forward to FAWMing with everyone!!

  • @mmmmarcus 2 weeks

    Hey, thanks a lot! Won't have as much time this year but hopefully I'll get a least a few songs done. Wishing you a great FAWM!

  • @andrewjtaylor  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for your support these past two years, @johncrossman. In reading the many posts you have on your wall thus far, clearly I’m not the only recipient of your kind encouragement!

  • @sueawesome  2 weeks

    some, hopefully some : )

    t e n y e a r s

    hi john

  • @fiftydegrees  2 weeks

    Nice to see you another year! Happy FAWMing!

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @unpronounceable 3 weeks

    You're an awesome human. Thanks for always being so damn supportive 😀

  • @sapient  3 weeks

    I know, right? It feels a bit like going to the dark side.
    Mind you, I still just play it with downstrokes in E Phyrigian, so maybe not that much of a difference...
    Nice to see you here again 😁

  • @theresaj 3 weeks

    Oh, is it that time of year already? I’ll be around. Not feeling very into it right now but we’ll see what happens 😀.

  • @max  3 weeks

  • @marthie 3 weeks

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this year’s FAWM.
    Let’s play, write and listen!🎶🎶🎶🎶
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @andygetch  3 weeks

    Hi John!

  • @toms  3 weeks

    Could be lack of oxygen! 😁

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Hello John!

  • @helenseviltwin  4 weeks


  • @bradbrubaker  4 weeks

    Please do an #alterego song as Bird Bro & The Crew Gets Weird.

    Always a pleasure to see you here!

  • @tcelliott  4 weeks

    re: Firm Grape - Is that our new band name? Or maybe just a song title? Or possible nothing other than a conversation starter that *hopefully* leads to a collab? I'll take it.

  • @standup  4 weeks

    Happy New FAWM. As a Spanish woman once said to me “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    FAWM. Madison. Perfect February, don’t you think?

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Ahh, Crossman - so good to see you're back for more FAWMtastic action!

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Happy FAWM 2019 to ya

  • @devin  4 weeks

    Your presence at FAWM is one of the few rock solid things that can be depended on.

    I bask in your consistency... lead us!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 weeks

    JOHNNNNNNNN!!!!!! I want to just have a FAWMSTOCK...with YOU!!
    Let's have a JOHNSTOCK!

    Or, Gee & Johnstock?

  • @autoclamp  4 weeks

    I also like, punctuation.

  • @cowex  4 weeks

    So much work. So little shmork. Numb ears are a definite FAWM symptom for me too. I hear mixing at low volume is a great thing since it forces you to really exercise compressors and eq... That's advice I'm terrible at following.

  • @tcelliott  4 weeks

    Heya, JX. I'm down with tentative approaches.

  • @nancyrost  5 weeks

    Excited to FAWM and post-FAWM (gig) with you!