johnstaples 0

@johnstaples 

Chicago US   Jan 2013

www.johnstaplesmusic.com  

Artist Bio

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


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2020 will be my 8th FAWM! I look forward to writing some songs and listening to those of all my favorite FAWMers!
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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!

Lay Her Down
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/3...

Rain Came Down
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/3...

The Lightning In Your Eyes
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/3...

Heartbreak Apropos
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/heart...

The Fire and The Rain
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/the-f...

Lost in Rain
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/lost-...

I Don't Know Where We Went Wrong
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/i-don...

In The House (We Set On Fire)
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/in-th...

Burn the Ground
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/burn-...

Paper Flowers
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/paper...

Taking Me Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmScG...

Just Passing Through
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/just-...

Burn it Down
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/burn-...

Holding On To Our Dreams (Coming Back)
https://soundcloud.com/johns-95/holdi...
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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!

https://youtu.be/sotkB5b3IgQ
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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.

🎀 🎧 🎼 🎹 πŸ₯ 🎷 🎺 🎸 🎻

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  • @klaus  18 hours

    Hi John. Warm greetings from cold Finland. Paper Flowers and Just Passing Through are some of my favorites on your future CD. May the Force of Fawm be with you! πŸ˜€

  • @sailingmagpie  1 day

    Good to see you back again and ready to go! Hope you have an amazing FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4  1 day

    Mr. Staples, I am ready to be amazed and astounded each time I visit your art!

  • @seemanski  2 days

    Hey man, have a great FAWM this year. Looking forward to hearing what you do.

  • @wurzelfrau 2 days

    JOHN! Yeah, I will be FAWMing this year. Only have half a month, tho, but I'm looking forward to it!

  • @sapient  2 days

    Here's wishing you a wonderful FAWM! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @headfirstonly  3 days

    Yo John! Looking forward to hearing new music from you this Leap FAWM!

  • @dragondreams  4 days

    Hi Mr Staples! πŸ˜€
    Could this be the year that you and I spank our planks together?

  • @zecoop  4 days

    Our favorite time of the year... You always inspire! πŸ˜€

  • @wobbiewobbit  5 days

    yay not long to go, have a good one!

  • @atam94 5 days

    hey thanks for the message!! I am excited for February 😁

  • @acousticmaddie  6 days

    Hello dear! I look forward to hear what you come up with this year

  • @marvsmooth 6 days

    Hi John. Have a great FAWM.

  • @writeandwrong  6 days

    G'evening, Mr. @johnstaples ! Me thinking this is our 8th year... hmmm, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020! Damn! Where has all the time gone? I have had the great pleasure of hearing your tunes over the past 8 years! Great talent and just a fun guy all around! I love the fact that you "almost" worked with me at Sierra On-Line and that you created some pretty cool coffee mugs, etc. You Sir John... ROCK! Now rock some tunes in February, will ya????! πŸ˜€ And p.s. MAKE THAT CD!!! And p.s.s Listening to Burn the Ground right now!

  • @lvgd09  1 week

    Hi John, looking forward to your songs! You always do great so it should be a very fun FAWM. I'm going to reach out further into the group this year by simply making a lot of detailed comments. See you there. In the meantime, a little chit chat in the forums until the challenge starts and I will remember my pledge to comment more and try to make good comments. I'm not qualified to critique but I can point out the good, and most songs I run across are good so I run across and spend like 5 minutes to analyze the lyrics and another 5 to listen and comment performance. Anyway, that's what I'll be doing a lot of this year. See you there John, and always good to see you.

  • @fuzzy  1 week

    Have a great FAWM, John!

  • @chandra83 1 week

    Allo! Happy FAWMing! πŸ˜€

  • @tsunamidaily  1 week

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @scottlake 1 week

    @johnstaples 17 hours
    @konemake I have recently become fascinated with this wild idea that we are actually "living" in a very large, very complex computer simulation! Now admittedly, I've not seen sufficient evidence to be able to believe such a thing. But honestly, it makes more sense than all the creation myths believed by so many! Wild!

  • @scottlake 1 week

    @johnstaples 17 hours
    @konemake I have recently become fascinated with this wild idea that we are actually "living" in a very large, very complex computer simulation! Now admittedly, I've not seen sufficient evidence to be able to believe such a thing. But honestly, it makes more sense than all the creation myths believed by so many! Wild!

  • @tcelliott  1 week

    You nailed it. I'm more proud of your version than my own. I think that someone liking a song I wrote so much to do their own version means a whole lot more than you might have thought. Thank you for that.

  • @tcelliott  1 week

    /me sings, "someda-ay never comes..."

  • @scottlake 1 week

    If you fail to see the relevance to the bomb you dropped in that thread then the discussion is over.

  • @scottlake 1 week

    You didn’t answer the question.

  • @judypie 1 week

    Word up! Clinging onto life πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I can’t wait to hear your new stuff πŸ˜€

  • @aesthetic72  1 week

    Hey, John! Yes! Can’t wait to start. February has become my favorite month of the year. πŸ˜€

  • @tcelliott  1 week

    Heya! Are you around this year? It's a good time to *cough* see *cough* what's going on. Get it? 2020! Right?

    *clears throat* Anywaaaaaaaay, I hope you're around and we have a great Fawm as per usual.

  • @cts  1 week

    Hey John. Good to see you once again in the community. So, I actually wrote a song last year for us to work on, but I thought it was a bit sketchy after I considered the lyrics. Can we at least try again for something this time?