Influences: Donald & Walter, Nick Lowe, Marvin Gaye, David Scott & The Pearlfishers, Pops Staples & The Staples Singers, Jimmy Webb, folk and old-style country, Brian Wilson (in my dreams).
2020 is my seventh FAWM. I got Wins in 2018 and 2019, which means I didn't win the first four years. It took time to figure it out. Skirmishes and collabs, that’s the secret. Keeping a notebook where everything goes, and nothing is too lame to write down.
Every February is a blank slate and I always think: This is the year the slate will stay blank and everyone will realise I've been faking it. But what's happened is that a little wisp of a song will insinuate itself and say, "Here I am and this is what I want to become. Can you help me?" Like what novelists say happens when they create a character and then the character tells them what it wants to do in the story. So I let the wisp of a song take the lead and I just help it along, and sometimes it becomes a fully grown song. And then I take all the credit.
I’d love to write songs year round, but 28/365ths of the musical pie is still tasty and nutritious. And 29/366ths is 0.2% better.
Some of my family are here too, and they're good.
@joeblomberg my long-time brother-in-law and longer time songwriting partner.
@vaticanvamps14 aka Nat Lort-Nelson, my son.
@hazzard , my niece.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Would be a pleasure to appear on one of your tracks again Jon
Let’s have fun then...
Hi Jon, good to see you back. Hope you have a great one too.
I hope a "wisp of a song" will move your heart along, on a journey to find the music in your soul and mind.........Good to see you...
Here we go. Wheeee!
Welcome back, Jon. A couple of your songs were highlights of my FAWM last year!
29/365 this year! woo-hoo! see ya in the trenches 😝
Greets from up north Jon. Have a jolly month.