JW Hanberry 30


Kentucky US   Jul 2009


Artist Bio

Influences:   Rock, Blues, bluegrass, jazz, metal, folk, funk, fusion, country, Bach, electronica, Musique concrète, TV Themes

FAWM 2019. FAWM 5 for me. I should have the hang of it by now. 😉
Haven't put out a CD in a while but I did collect a few of my favs from the last two years.
2018: http://www.guitarslinger.com/songs/20...
2017: http://www.guitarslinger.com/songs/20...

Hoping for the best as usual. Whatever happens it's good to reconnect with old friends and co-conspirators. I'm open to learning so critiques are always welcome.

Have fun Everyone.


For my actual resumé go to http://www.GuitarSlinger.com and click on "Bio".

I'm a he/him

Songs (30)

#1 Opposites Attract 8
Feb 2019
#2 Calm Before The Storm 11
Feb 2019
#3 Nonplussed 10
Feb 2019
#4 By Any Means 10
Feb 2019
#5 Somewhere To Go 5
Feb 2019
#6 Junk 13
Feb 2019
#7 Spectre Of The Cedars 17
Feb 2019
#8 No More Money 9
Feb 2019
#9 My Lesser Self 9
Feb 2019
#10 Liar, Liar 12
Feb 2019
#11 Baby Steps 7
Feb 2019
#12 A Lifetime To Forget @kingwoodkowboy  12
Feb 15
#13 Kickin' and Screamin' 19
Feb 17
#14 Secret To Success 16
Feb 18
#15 That Beats All 3
Feb 22
#16 Diatonic Pivots 7
Feb 23
#17 Roll It Under 5
Feb 23
#18 Wrong Track 8
Feb 23
#19 Inanimate 5
Feb 23
#20 Wanderer 10
Feb 23
#21 Waitin' For Somethin' Better 8
Feb 23
#22 Race Against Time 8
Feb 23
#23 Tables 9
Feb 24
#24 Being There 9
Feb 24
#25 The Old Soft Shoe @kingwoodkowboy  3
Feb 24
#26 Good Things 13
Feb 26
#27 Just A minor Blues 7
Feb 27
#28 Bathin' In The River @cindyrella  12
Feb 28
#29 Behind The Curve 5
Feb 28
#30 Shootout At Knob Creek 10
Mar 1


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  • @quork  Mar 8

    Thanks for updating me he comments thread and for your comments about Raining Underwear. I’ll take a look at the length of the chorus.

  • @cherok40  Mar 8

    Thanks for listening and your kind comments! Much appreciated!

  • @cindyrella  Mar 7

    That sounds great! I just love our song. Makes ms smile.

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 7

    A little late responding, but thank you for your wonderful comments on my Meta FAWM song Club Midnight!

  • @sunnymae  Mar 6

    Holy Guacamole!!!! 500????? Do you have little secretary elves hanging around while you sleep?? 😀
    You are something. Add to that your impressive output of wonderful new material this year. Huge congrats JW!

  • @johnstaples  Mar 3

  • @ductapeguy Mar 3

    Thanks. Can you maintain the century club from here? I have set the Google spreadsheet to world editable, so you're welcome to use it if it helps. I was glad to help out. The century club is a great motivator for me, and a great way to discover new active Fawmers.

  • @rainchaser  Mar 3

    Thank you for your kind comments on "I Will Eat Anything". I really appreciate the feedback! Thanks also for replying back to my question in the comments section of "Just A Minor Blues"!!

  • @dreamscuba  Mar 3

    Thank you for the comments on "My Black Beauty"....much appreciated. Last year, I wasn't looking for a Gretsch. I was looking to swap a Gibson for a different Gibson....and ended up with a Gretsch. I love it and, as you may guess, it is black...
    Congratulations on 400 comments!! That is a lot of giving!! A lot of listening and you posted 30 songs! Fantastic.

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 1

  • @davewermers Mar 1

    Thanks for listening and commenting on "The Man in the Next Room".

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 1

    Thank you for all the support.

  • @crisp1  Mar 1

    Regarding Snow on the Rooftops of Prague -- Paul Henry already wrote a waltz for that lyric. The other musician has asked to do her own music but that won't come until April. Congratulations on so many songs and thanks for keeping tracking of the commenters who break 100 and beyond!

  • @emplate Mar 1

    Thanks for the comment on "Letters Written to the Sky"! Yeah, I tend to lean towards dark themes with my lyrical output : )

  • @cindyrella  Feb 28

    Sure! Guitar will be good too!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 28

    Thank you for your continous support and kind words on Bone Chimes

  • @oneslowtyper  Feb 27

    Hi John, the first thing on your song that reminded me of Randy Newman is the similarity in vocals, but after going back and having another listen, even before the vocal kick in, the music reminds me of that "happy" sound that Randy likes to use... not sure how else to describe it, but it works fantastically.

  • @ohwell123 Feb 26

    I greatly appreciate your comment on my song Balsamic Moon. I greatly appreciate your suggestions! I will look into them once I start revising the song.

  • @auditasum Feb 25

    Thank you for your comment on "Journeyman." I did just listen to Laurie Anderson's Homeland the other day, so that was definitely an influence.

  • @hummingbear Feb 25

    Thanks for my 200 banner!

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 25

    JW, "The Old Soft Shoe" is way beyond my expectations and as usual, you put it there. Thanks. email me the final rendition so I can post it on my Reverb page. lwj001@hotmail.com You have almost a whole album now.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 24

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my sad movie tune. Your comment made me smile 😀

  • @ductapeguy Feb 24

    I can't believe in 400+ comments I haven't listened to any of your fawm yet. Gimmee an hour. Even in my neglect, I still think you rock.

  • @roddy  Feb 24

    Thanks for your second message on my soundboard. I really appreciate what you said. I really think that FAWM is a way for us all to to connect with and learn from each other.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 23

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 23

    Thx for your skirmish comments. Im travelling around australia and then elsewhere until early June. So apart from a couple i pre recorded in early feb no.music for few months.

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 23

    Thanks for the century club shout out! It is the first FAWM where I have posted so many comments on songs.

  • @keithcuts Feb 21

    Thanks for the century club shout out!

  • @emplate Feb 19

    Thanks for the comment and precise observations on "Hearts Ablaze"!

  • @krayzie003  Feb 19

    Hey there, I wanted to pop in and let you know that I got a demo up for my song Ghosted that you had commented on. Let me know what you think. https://fawm.org/songs/90470/ Thanks.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 18

    Thanks, that made me feel special!

  • @jorh Feb 18

    Thanks for your kind comments on my lyrics, have a great FAWM

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 17

  • @leomozi  Feb 16

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions on “Who Let the Dogs Out.” I like your ideas for the last verse!

  • @fuzzy  Feb 16

    Hey, thanx for the giant pink 200 on my Soundboard.
    It has brightened up my day!

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 16

    John, many thank you's for recording A Lifetime To Forget.

  • @candle  Feb 2019

    Thank you for your kindness on Cosmic Osmosis. And thank you for the 100 & 200 comment award posters! I've only ever gotten to 100 in years past. Seems I'm ready to smash my record this year. Thanks for the support!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2019

    Kind words *

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2019

    Oh thank you for the kö d words on what's up with the choir

  • @ballyhoot Feb 2019

    Hi, thanks for your comments on my song, It is Wot it Is. For what it's worth, I finally added my vocals:


  • @saulius Feb 2019

    Thanks for your kind words about my car-girl song. Funny where the muse leads us sometime. It's a simple little song but I really enjoy it.

  • @hummingbear Feb 2019

    Thanks for my badge of honor at 100. Going for 200 now - you'll be keeping busy keeping up with us all!

  • @quork  Feb 2019

    Thanks for tracking us and the celebratory graphic!

  • @haim  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the nice 100 comments image! And thanks for the century post managing again.. Have a happy fawm!

  • @rustyp Feb 2019

    Thanks JW! 😀 Yes, exactly what i was trying to say.
    Thanks! 😀

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 2019

    ha! you may be right about a certain person being a horrible at telling a lie! 😀 thanks for listening!

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 2019

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2019

    I loaded them onto my teaching website as you can only embed links to display the images. This is the link to the page where they are all at. You need to copy and paste the weblink of each image whenever you need it. http://www.kent-music-tuition.com/blog/

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2019

    Thank you. And you've been busy writing! Just setting off to the office but I'll be back later to have some listens. 😊😎

  • @haim  Feb 2019

    Hi there, have a happy fawm. Thanks for starting the century club thread on the forum.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 2019

    John, thanks for working on some of my lyrics. You always do a fine job.

  • @rustyp Feb 2019

    Hey JW,
    Thanks for your comments on Don't Go Far."
    I can see how the hanging verse goes in a different direction. What I wanted to convey was how different people in our past, good people or bad people may have influenced us. So the hanging was meant to be someone who made bad choices but may not have regretted them.
    I'll give it a rethink later on. 😀


  • @treble  Feb 2019

    Thank you for your comments on Too Much Junk. Seems to be a common problem. LOL

  • @treble  Feb 2019

    Thank you so much for your comments on my skirmish song, Storm Warnings. I'm working hard to learn how to create metaphors so especially appreciated your positive comment about that!

  • @tezzbass  Feb 2019

    Thank you for your comments, and want to say your stuff is so cool. Amazing output, and so groovy!

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 2019

    Hey, my friend! Lots of new equipment, and new experiences, so I'm hoping to do a lot more this year. Hoping that I will be more active than I was last year. Thanks for saying hi!

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2019

    You too!
    Happy FAWMing

  • @corinnecurcio Jan 2019

    Have fun FAWMing!

  • @odilongreen  Jan 2019

    Thank you for the welcome, and it’s great to see you back as well. Here’s to a successful (and fun) FAWM!

  • @snoozin  Jan 2019

    Thanks for the greeting. Looking forward to enjoying some of your work again! Happy FAWM!

  • @srcoops Jan 2019

    Perhaps we can work up an old duffers song together. Combined age of 153. Lots of living has taken place. Should be able to come up with something.

  • @cindyrella  Jan 2019

    Let's have a good one!

  • @corinnecurcio Jan 2019

    Happy FAWMing to you!

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2019

    Heya JDub... Let's have another great FAWM

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @barbara  Jan 2019

    Happy FAWMing! See you on the skirmish boards, I hope! 🙂

  • @timfatchen  Jan 2019

    Hi JW. It's definitely going to be a "whatever happens". As I'm snarled in old sewing machines right now, how about a Singerslinger song?

  • @klaus  Jan 2019

    Hi JW. Thank you for the warm welcome. I hope you have a Fulfilling and Frisky Fawm 2019, you Guitar Slinger you. 😀

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 2019

    Hi back to you! Influences all over the place like me, I see - I dig that!

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 2019

    Thx mate have a great one!

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 2019

    Hello!!! Looking forward to hearing your music and hoping you might be interested in some lyrics! Have an awesome FAWM!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2019

    Yes sir this will be a skirmish kinda FAWM for me 😀

  • @pearlmanhattan  Jan 2019

    You too!!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2019

    Looking forward to the madness!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2019

    So good to see you here again this year. It's great having this group to make music with and to celebrate the love of song.

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2019

    OH JW I am so happy to see you here. Happy FAWM