Influences: Americana, Country, Rock, Blues
2020: Well I didn't do fawm last year! Hopefully I will join in on the fun this year! 2nd try at that elusive 11th year.
2019: My first FAWM was in 2008 and I missed 2009, so this must be my 11th year!
acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, electric guitar, bass and percussion (cajon, too).. and maybe some BIAB, too.
14 is always the goal. Maybe even a collab or two.
Thanks for your comment on “Galaxy’s Edge” and my commenting issue. You may be right - my music this year is more focused on EDM, as I’m leaning more toward the producer role. I need to find a producer’s community, I guess.
Thanks for listening and comments on my ukulele gospel tune ‘Sail away’ . I love that on FAWM we can experiment with different ideas and sometimes others seem to enjoy it ! I hope you are having a great 2020 FAWM . 😊👋
Thanks for commenting on my tunes! Happy FAWMing
Thanks for commenting on my song "Insecure", I appreciate the listen!
Thanks so much for your comments on my skirmish Sugar Song. I agree, -sugar free popsicles are nowhere near as good as the "real" ones.
Glad you liked my retelling of the Finn McCool story.
Thanks for listening & positive comments on my song . Cheers mate! 😊👋
Thanks for your comment on “Galaxy’s Edge,” So nice to hear!
Thanks! I've been publishing my tabs since my first FAWM. I figured if some publish their lyrics (it's not obligatory), and others publish their chords, it only makes sense.
Thanks for your comments on "Little House Beside the Sea." Yeah, I'd like a cozy little house like that too.
Thank you for your kind comment on 'The Bottom of the Sky'. The last sentence in particular means a lot to me - I agonise over which words to choose and it's nice to see my efforts haven't been in vain.
Thanks for the listen and comment on my blues tune!
You actually landed in space on a strange planet ( at the end of the story 😀) Glad you and your daughter both enjoyed it
Hi Kevin, thanks for the listen and comment to 'Bridges Are For Crossing'. Kristi had a fabulous lyric and I was trying to capture it. You are correct that I used a capo on the first fret for guitar. I haven't seen a cello capo yet and still am very much a beginner (just started learning mid-December), so any cello this FAWM will be a secondary instrument but I love the sounds.
Hi Kevin - thanks so much for listening and commenting! Hope you're having a great FAWM!
Hiya Kevin! Thanks for listening to Selkie and for the great feedback. ThumbJam is cool. That drone I created was the basic flute sound taken down many octaves, plus reverb and delay, and set to slide pitch between notes instead of stair step. That let me get that hint of those groaning calls, and a dark atmosphere, just that one voice. I haven’t figured out how to gracefully do any sequencing on it yet. I wish there was a manual. I’m that person, lol!
Cheers for taking the time to comment, Kevin. Much appreciated.
To expand on what I wrote below, the biggest change for me came when my then girlfriend, now wife, listened to some of my older tracks and asked me "Do you want your daughters listening to this?" and my mind was blown. I had spent years writing pretty vulgar and degrading things about women and even had some homophobia spread in there, which in no way represents who I want to be or who I think I am today.
I released an album on Spotify/iTunes/CD Baby/ETC last year called "Dadbod Saves the World" and it's full of tunes about protest/social commentary. I've done my best to remove links to my older stuff throughout the internet.
Thanks a ton for your feedback Kevin. I've never quit trying to learn and evolve. I actually loved rock before rap, and got a guitar when I was 14. 10 years ago I was a very different guy. My musical message has changed, and the method of delivery needed to evolve. Check my loud rock stuff and see what you think. Again, thanks for your time.
Thanks for your comments on our Damaged Goods song!
Hey friend, welcome back. I'm off to a slow start and am embroiled in another project, but I hope to work my way back into songwriting this week.
Oh, I do believe I have 12 stringed instruments...I know...I know...
Thanks for your comment in 'Salvation' it made me very happy
Yeah, Spike and his sig other are expecting.
Hey Kevin! Looking for your songs brother.
C'mon Kevin!!! Don't make me beg!!!
Here's hoping I see you around this year!
have the best FAWM this year!