johnstaples 0

Artist Bio

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

2019 will be my 7th FAWM! I am more excited than ever to write some songs and listen to those of all my favorite FAWMers!
Every year I say this is the one where I'll release my first CD but still I do not seem to have the time to actually do it. Maybe this year will be the one! And actually, it will likely be a couple of albums because I have some country stuff and some rock stuff that don't play well together! Here are several songs that will be on the CDs!

Heartbreak Apropos

The Fire and The Rain

Lost in Rain

I Don't Know Where We Went Wrong

In The House (We Set On Fire)

Hold On (With Every Thing You've Got)

Burn the Ground

Paper Flowers

Taking Me Down

Just Passing Through

Burn it Down

Holding On To Our Dreams (Coming Back)

All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
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.

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  • @katey 22 hours

    Thank You and Happy FAWM to you!

  • @coolparadiso  1 day

    Fawm felicitations! Johns rule!

  • @kovbleu  1 day

    Hello!!! Happy FAWMing!!

  • @jibbidy34  2 days

    John! John! John! You musical genius you. Hello 😀

  • @crisp1  3 days

    Just saying hi, John, and wishing you a great FAWM!

  • @mikeb 3 days

    Hi John, thanks for the welcome.

  • @chandra83  3 days

    Allo! 😀

  • @klaus  3 days

    Hi John. Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope a lot you have a very great Fawm and write very lots of great songs. 😀

  • @lhcisco  3 days

    Mr. Staples!! What's up dude.

  • @sbs2018 4 days

    Hey, thanks, for the good wishes - you, too. I know what you mean about hoping to finally do the album - hoping this is my year, too, but I have so much more to learn. What a great place to try some new stuff.

  • @cleanshoes 4 days

    Thank you, and happy FAWM yourself!

  • @kahlo2013  4 days

    Got FAWM? Yeah, I think you do! Can hardly wait!

  • @elesimo  4 days

    Hi there, John! Wishing you a fantastic FAWM! 😀

  • @oneslowtyper  4 days

    Hello again to my favorite artist named John, and that's even when I include myself in the mix. LOL
    Looking forward to another 28 day jam session. Can't wait to hear your newest creations, John!

  • @cts 4 days

    Behold! I am at your door knocking! I very much am looking forward to a collaboration with you, man!

  • @tootoobee  5 days

    Have a great FAWM, John! 😀

  • @dragondreams  5 days

    Hallo, Mr Staples. 😀

  • @tcelliott  5 days

    Glad to hear you're being here this year.

  • @mosley  5 days

    Hi John! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year!! 😀

  • @writeandwrong  5 days

    I'll certainly see what I can do. I'll try to contain myself... I said TRY! lol 😁

  • @leah0k 5 days

    Hey hey! It's going to be a fun time! I hope everyone can keep from getting colds this year despite the inevitable lack off sleep - haha! See you 'round 😁

  • @deannasweidel 6 days

    Hey John!

  • @acousticmaddie  6 days

    Hi ! Nice to see you on again!

  • @zecoop  6 days

    Always wonderful to see you back! I know you are just as excited as me... Let's do this!!!!

  • @tamsnumber4  6 days

    Mr. Staples, I am oh so happy to see you here...

  • @chariotbaldwin  6 days

    Hey dude - hard to believe that songs are STILL coming out of us after the terror of surviving our first FAWM back in 2013.

    I wish you well for the 2019 challenge. Can't wait to hear your magic again.

  • @writeandwrong  6 days

    Mr. John Staples...this is our 7th year together on FAWM and it's been nothing short of AMAZING!!! I wanna hear you rock it out this year like never before! And damn it... I owe you a John song this February! I don't know what I've got in me right now, but I'll pull it out of somewhere! You know it! I love your stuff! Keep on keepin' on with what you do, FAWMer John!