JW Hanberry 22


Kentucky US   Jul 2009


Artist Bio

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

Running behind is my theme for my 7th FAWM. I've been needing to upgrade my music computer for some time. It was the latest stuff when I built it 15 years ago and it's always worked great. Unfortunately it grew obsolete. It couldn't get past Win 😝 so no way to update software. I spent a month figuring out a new system but the processor I wanted (AMD Rizen 5 5600) was out of stock everywhere. I finally got one the week before FAWM and put it all together. I've updated software and loaded a bunch of new plugins. A few things to get used to but it put me behind. Here it is almost the end of week 2 and I'm just getting to update my bio!

This year is about unusual time signatures with mostly an electronic setting. I'm having fun so far and am on schedule to make 14. That's a lot less than normal but this music takes more time (accidental pun).

If you have time to listen, I hope you enjoy.

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

I'm a he/him

I'm always open to constructive criticism so don't hold back.

Have some fun,

Songs (22)

#1 Late Again 10
Feb 5
#2 Aspiration 11
Feb 6
#3 For A Friend 11
Feb 6
#4 Everyday Miracle 11
Feb 7
#5 It's Cold Outside 15
Feb 7
#6 Eleventh House 14
Feb 11
#7 Nine Times Valentine 23
8 weeks
#8 As The West Wind Blows 8
8 weeks
#9 Mr. Fortune 5
8 weeks
#10 Not Ready For Steady 14
7 weeks
#11 Ice Breaker 10
7 weeks
#12 Musing 9
7 weeks
#13 Empty City 6
7 weeks
#14 At The Club, Jack 14
7 weeks
#15 Meet Your Demons 5
6 weeks
#16 Realize It 10
6 weeks
#17 Escape Together 10
6 weeks
#18 Dissolution 6
6 weeks
#19 Something Is Missing 10
6 weeks
#20 Bourbon In Seven 4
6 weeks
#21 NightGlow 3
6 weeks
#22 First Yet Last 5
6 weeks


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  • @nadine 5 days

    I think I get why you thought if Spooky Tooth. That voice and the 70s feeling. They make great music. What a pity I'm too young to know 60s and 70s rock.

  • @nadine 1 week

    I'm glad you enjoyed "Fight for you"! First time I've written something more to classic rock and hard rock. I'm happy what my collaborators did out if that sketch!
    My influences are mostly from the 2000s but I grew up with 90s grunge and like 80s synth pop. I know quite nothing before that xD So I never heard "Spooky Tooth" but I might take a listen.

  • @shelleroo1  1 week

    Thanks so much for your comments on Sweet Dreams of You! I'm glad you found me - I'm having fun checking out your stuff. 😀

  • @nadine 2 weeks

    Thanks a lot for your kind words on "All Hallow's Eve". I think I know what you mean by "coherent variety". It was really hard for me to cut that song down to 3 minutes. Maybe a good choice 😀

  • @caseewilson  3 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on Synthesthaesia 😀

  • @zecoop  3 weeks

    I am very much a presets kind of guy with VST effects and instruments - All the knobs are so mysterious. Maybe I'll figure some out eventually. 😀

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Oh wow, thank you so much! What I would do to hear some recordings of your bands... Super exciting times back then and I love keeping that kind of music alive. I'll be digging into yours here. Thanks for the listen! 😀

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    I'm still catching up on sending thank you notes for your having stopped by my song "When it Snows". I am so touched by the support and comments this song has gotten. I played this at a zoom open mic even though it's not quite polished and it was well received. I will be back in touch if I get the demo up in case anyone is around to listen. Your time and support mean so much to me and I really appreciate your having taken time for me. We get a fair share here in Connecticut most years. We had well over two feet total, not entirely at once, but most of it came in one event. But it gave me more time for fawming than I would have had. 😀

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Thank you for stopping by to comment on my song "Miracles". I'm wondering if there will be time for demos before they put the site on hiatus, but no doubt now I'll have to get this one moving.

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Thank you for stopping by to comment on my song "Asking For A Friend". It was a fun skirmish for sure. Your thoughts are all important to me and as I go back over my songs to develop them, I will keep all comments handy. I really appreciate your time and support. I love the Dr. Phil reference!

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my skirmish song "I Can't Wait". I save my archive and review and consider all comments as I'm going back over my fawm songs. Many thanks to you, jw!

  • @tunecat  5 weeks

    Hi there, Ive done some lyrics and a rough track for Diss... on youtube.. not sure if you'll really like what I've done but I was very proud to finish an entire song (spoken word) in 10 using every part of the track - (again not really the ideal but that's what's happened) I'm gonna send you the link here as there isn't an email address. I'd be honoured to put it up.. but if not, I'll understand.. https://youtu.be/TZG7lHBYfW0.. The video's just a quickie to get it on youtube (unlisted) the story I hope is pretty clear and is exactly pretty much what I was thinking and feeling as I was out on a jog listening to random FAWM tracks, and yours (trying to work out how to acutually realistically come up with lyrics to this quite challenging task) but it was sunny and lovely and I was on a high after 27 days of FAWMing..

    Words are here https://songcraft.io/song/song-7146946146652-32197 (you might have to sign in)

  • @gb9  6 weeks

    @jwhanberry thank you for your kind comment on 'Loss' 😀
    The take was on a loss after which time pretty much stood still so it feels fresh like a fresh loss but it isn't actually.

  • @tunecat  6 weeks

    Ok i will have a go. It’s evening here snyway! So it’ll deffo be after the deadline - I’m pretty tired now but I’m glad you write back as I freestyler some lines earlier so will listen back and write them din!!

  • @coolparadiso  6 weeks

    ha ha yes thats for later i felt it needed longer but there was no time for that and may never be

  • @doglatin  6 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting, and yes, “around the screams” was a weird phrase indeed, out of all the other prompts. I guess that’s what made me zero in on it and try to get some meaning out of it.

  • @gb9  6 weeks

    Thank you for the appreciation for 'Escape Together' and the kind comments 😀

  • @gb9  6 weeks

    @jwhanberry Thank you so much for your kind comments on 'Identity' 😀

  • @gb9  6 weeks

    Thank you for your appreciation and kind comments on 'Forever' 😀

  • @tukayandryan  7 weeks

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on our first go at a skirmish 😀

  • @sunnymae  7 weeks

    Congrats on your trophy!!! Man I have so much listening to do!!! Thanks for stopping by my Queen of Clubs tune. Glad it amused you. 😮)

  • @mccannrs 7 weeks

    Thanks for hosting the skirmish! I honestly never thought I would use the word oubliette in a song myself, let alone a blues, lol!

  • @scubed  7 weeks

    Thanks for the kind comment on “Pushing Upward (Rolling Down the River)”! I’m very grateful to you for the awesome skirmish prompt. As I said in my liner notes, I’ve been trying to find a good songwriting angle about my friend’s grandmother, and your prompt showed me the way in. The magic of skirmishes!

  • @gb9  7 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comments on 'Pushing Upward' 😀

  • @tjeff  7 weeks

    Hi, I've enjoyed listening to your work and just had a thought. Any interest in doing a collab and letting me come up with a melody and solo on trumpet on top of one of your tracks? If so let me know.

  • @nightwing521  7 weeks

    @jwhanberry Thanks for pointing out that I had missed including the link. Sorry about that. I've edited the post and now it has it.

  • @wylddandelyon 7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Breaking the Ice. I do have more experience with ice than I really want to, from living in Chicago and Milwaukee, but not nearly as much as my protagonist! And my heart goes out to the poor people of Texas this week. I, at least, am safe at home in a place with water and power. Thank you for the good wishes.

  • @hakk  7 weeks

    Thank you for your nice comment on "Ready to Go" on yesterdays skirmish!

  • @pipewrench67  7 weeks

    Yes L would be 5PM EST Sat. the 20th

  • @trolls2 8 weeks

    thank you for the kind words on 'west wind' and the insight into the childhood theme/lost adult.

  • @candle  8 weeks

    Thank you again for your comment on West Wind. Yeah, it was a generative piece thanks to Jeskola Buzz's Peer Machines. It is very helpful in a skirmish, for sure. But I still feel as if the song is incomplete. Oh well, that's what's fun about skirmishes. You can only do so much in an hour!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @candle  8 weeks

    Yeah, I'm a sucker for improv. Thank you so much for the listen & for the great comment.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @trolls2 8 weeks

    thanks for the listen and comments on unicorn song!

  • @scubed  Feb 13

    Thank you for the very generous comment on “Workin’ On That Now”!

  • @berni1954  Feb 11

    Glad you liked my "Working on it" skirmish. Yes, I felt it'd be great to do the full Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" approach on this one. It's very poppy compared with my usual style(s).

  • @mishykatz  Feb 7

    Hey thanks for the feedback on my Skirmish song, much appreciated!!

  • @mandolinda  Feb 7

    A Fawmling error. I will do that next time.

  • @wacha  Feb 7

    Thank you for the kind words on "Miracles"

  • @berni1954  Feb 7

    Glad you liked my "Asking for a Friend"

  • @trolls2 Feb 6

    thanks for your kind reflections on 'Looking Forward' glad you liked the train metaphor. Thanks for suggestion to post FAWM link if I can figure out how to I will next time.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 1

    Hello! It is so nice to see you here again! I wish you a wonderful FAWM!

  • @klaus Jan 30

    Mister GuitarSlinger, sir, dude. Hope you have the best ever Fawm.

  • @markg  Jan 29

    Looking forward to hearing your rocking creations.

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 26

    I really need FAWM more than ever this year. Happy FAWM dear. Hope we will have a chance to collab.

  • @kellylog99 Jan 18

    looking forward to your music this FAWM!!!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 11

    Looking forward to more musical mayhem! All the best for a great FAWM!

  • @sunnymae  Jan 11

    Hey JW!
    So glad we're all about to get back together again for another month of high jinx! Looking forward to hearing some of your creations this year.