johnstaples 0


Chicago US   Jan 2013  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Americana, Country, Folk, Rock (John Prine, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, Gillian Welch)

2021 will be my 9th FAWM! I look forward to writing some songs and listening to those of all my favorite FAWMers!
I had a good year writing songs in 2020! I got 20 written at 50/90 and 18 at last FAWM.

I wrote a love song to all the knuckleheads who refuse to wear a mask for COVID protection called "Wear The F#cking Mask You F#cking Baby"

And I wrote a tribute to John Prine who we tragically lost to COVID-19 called "The Night We Lost John Prine"

I explored my rock side and still managed to crank a few country/bluegrass/Americana tunes.

Cobwebs and Rust


Love Song Fade Away

Real Love Remains
A few years ago I had a modicum of success producing and selling royalty free instrumental tracks. I stopped due to a lack of time but I have recently started up again. Below is a short video I created featuring 10 of my top tracks!
I live in the Chicago area, previously from the San Francisco Bay area and originally from western Kentucky! I love John Prine and Led Zeppelin, Hank Williams and Sia and Lorde and Eminem, Gillian Welch and Pink Floyd and Foo Fighters, New Grass Revival and Yes, Neil Young and Jethro Tull, Dolly and Taylor and Gaga and Amy and Madonna and Tammy, Willie and Waylon and Hank and Johnny and Merle and George, Elvis and Pearl Jam, the Jackson 5 and Michael, Prince and Jimi, the early Beatles and the later Beatles! There is very little music I don't like!

I use Reaper on Windows for my DAW. I record mostly with a Zoom H4n handheld digital recorder using its multi-track mode so I can easily record multiple tracks.

I play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, tenor guitar, baritone guitar, resonator guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.

๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽน ๐Ÿฅ ๐ŸŽท ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽธ ๐ŸŽป

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  • @gm7  2 hours

    Have a good FAWM John. Looking forward to some rockin tunes!

  • @tiller2  1 day

    Hi John! Wishing you a productive and deeply satisfying fawm 2021.

  • @karlsburg25  1 day

    Is there anyway you can work your magic and provide us with an adult prime minister?????

  • @judypie  1 day

    Haha I didnโ€™t watch it for ages either cos I was like errrr chess, no thanks ๐Ÿ˜‚ She is soooo beaut in it ๐Ÿ˜

  • @karlsburg25  1 day

    John my all time FAWM superhero. No need to welcome you back as you never left ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am sure you're happy starting FAWM with a new Presi in da house, although i'm sure i'll hear your thoughts on that in some of your tunes. Woohoo

  • @cleanshoes  3 days

    Thanks, John! Looking forward to your music as well. Have a great FAWM!

  • @crisp1  3 days

    Wishing you a great FAWM, John!

  • @heid 3 days

    Thanks for the welcome, I hope you have an awesome FAWM!

  • @spikedirection  3 days

    Happy New Fawm senor.

  • @cynthiawolff 4 days

    Hiya John..
    Canโ€™t wAit to hear you again

  • @dragondreams  4 days

    Hey, John! ๐Ÿ˜€
    You are far too kind. I will, of course, be dedicating a bass solo to you in return. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    How come we've never done the collaby thing? Banjo and bass duet?

  • @robynmackenzie  4 days

    Happy FAWM!!! Looking forward to hearing your stuff too!

  • @tamsnumber4  5 days

    Mr. Staples, always excited to know you are only one listen away. Happy FAWMing friend!!!

  • @aesthetic72  5 days

    Hey John! Canโ€™t wait to hear youโ€™re new creations! Youโ€™re such an inspiration for me every year. Happy FAWM!

  • @cleansupafterburn 5 days

    Don't take any ideas for granted, unless you double up on the creative. โ™ฅ

  • @cts 5 days

    *knock, knock*
    Hey there, good sir! Glad to see you back in the community for some more sonic goodness!

  • @oneslowtyper  6 days

    Hi John! Good to see you "back in the neighborhood". Let's hope we all have some "good things" to write about this year. Looking forward to your set list!

  • @fuzzy  1 week

    "Jesus Cures A Ham"?!?
    Have a great FAWM!!!

  • @aesthetic72  1 week

    Iโ€™ve already been fiddling with them and they are incredible ๐Ÿ˜€ I also learned how to use Flex Pitch in Logic this eve. Subtle, but nice! Still trying to find a good vocoder plug in - the feature that I wanted in OVox is not available in Logic. Glad I found that out before I bought it. Iโ€™m thinking maybe Iโ€™ll wait another year to go full cyborg.

  • @sw1n3flu  2 weeks

    Happy fawming John - see ya for some skirmishing.... whenever that begins!

  • @sunnymae  2 weeks

    Brother John!
    Man.. let's get rolling on this bad boy. I for one will be so glad to see all of you in just a few. I'm tired and weary and ready to enter through the veil into the music universe.

  • @judypie  2 weeks

    Hi hi hi

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Sir John, that is one hell of a freaky gnome you have there! haha! Hmm, what does that mean for FAWM 2021?? ๐Ÿคฃ I always love your rockin' tunes and can't wait to see what you dredge up from that deep mine of yours ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @tcelliott  2 weeks

    It still says 2020 but I think I saw you in the forums. Hopefully you're around this year. It wouldn't be the same without you.

  • @coolparadiso 2 weeks

    Good fawming! Looking forward to some more JS classic.

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    All the best for a wonderful FAWM!

  • @wrenarcher  2 weeks

    Hi John,
    Thanks for the well wishes on hopes for a good FAWM. Iโ€™m having a good time already just watching in the wings. Of course I imagine there is a flurry of activity that happens once the gun goes off.

    Thanks again for the welcome aboard. Take care and stay safe.