johnstaples 0


Chicago US   Jan 2013  

Artist Bio

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

2022 will be my 10th FAWM!

I look forward to writing some songs and listening to those of all my favorite FAWMers!
Pronouns - he / him
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.

Pronouns - he / him

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  • @elainedimasi  2 hours

    Thanks for validating a deep dive done the "freedom" way :-) I hope to go exploring. This weekend or in March, right!

  • @zeekle1998  13 hours

    Happy FAWMing. I’m always impressed by your guitar playing so looking forward to what February brings.

  • @elainedimasi  1 day

    So I'm a very poor videogame player in all respects (lore, dexterity, stubbornness) but I bought Subnautica because it is lovely and cool. Hint requested. Is it reasonable to discover how to make fresh water before dying of thirst? Should I play on an easy level (re-spawning from many deaths) until I figure it out? Got the component from the shell things (coral tubes? haven't played in a while) but not the other one. Hellllp!!

  • @robynmackenzie  2 days

    I’m looking forward to your new stuff as well! Happy FAWMing!

  • @brownium  3 days

    Merry Fawming!

  • @opossum  3 days

    Howdy Mr. Staples! They tell me you play a little banjo around here! Well I betcha mine is littler (cause I have tiny hands!) Happy FAWM to you!

  • @bitshred  3 days

    Have a great FAWM John!

  • @judypie 4 days

    Why, hellooooooo

  • @nuj4x  4 days

    Thanks for swinging through my profile and saying hey! Always happy to see your name on the FAWM site every year! Happy FAWM 2022!

  • @gm7  4 days

    Welcome back..really looking forward to your take on Americana music.

  • @quork  4 days

    Happy FAWMing, John.

  • @mikeb  4 days

    Happy FAWM 2022 John!

  • @musicsongwriter 4 days

    Hi John, happy Winter!

  • @stephenwordsmith  4 days

    Congratulations on your first decade! You've become a real staple of the challenge.

  • @ajna1960  4 days

    Good morning Mr Staples :)
    Really looking forward to your songs this year :)

  • @dragondreams  4 days

    Hey, John!

    Oddly enough, a banjo tune *may* be on the cards this year! ;-)

  • @hummingbear 4 days

    I'm taking odds on whether you will be the first one to post a song this year. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets!

  • @writeandwrong  4 days

    Happy Anniversary!! WooHOoOoOooOOoOoO! I am super excited!! I hope to hear you rockin' every song this year! 10 years... how has it come to be??? It's a magical number, isn't it? I think so!! This year is going to be AMAZING!! And thank you so much for all the mining you've been doing!! A++ work!

  • @elainedimasi  4 days

    Heyyyyy John! Ready to rock no doubt :-)

  • @fearlessflight2014  5 days

    Good to see you again this year!

  • @tcelliott  5 days

    Hello! Glad to see you around.

  • @gm7  5 days

    Great to see you Back here John!