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Hello everyone. This is FAWM #6 for me!
I'm a singer/songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I’ve got a lot going on musically these days and everyone I’m making music with is on FAWM so let me break it down real quick….
My band, Treading Bleu, has been going strong the past seven years. With this group I play guitar (acoustic and electric) and sing. All of my bandmates also participate individually in FAWM which is AWESOME and we try to do some cross-collaborations every year amongst the four of us. @ZeCoop @guatecoop @slawbleu
I recently started a new duo project called Static of a Stranger (<--band name literally came from a song written in last year’s FAWM with said title…sweet). We are just getting rolling with shows and I’m super pumped out it. Many, many FAWM songs that I’ve written over the years that have been tucked away are now finally getting to venture out into the world because of this new musical project with @slawbleu.
Last but not least - a couple years ago I started a side project called The Homesick with my friend and old lead guitarist from a previous band I had when I lived back in Richmond, VA. We'd always talked about doing a long-distance project to continue writing together, but it never happened (until FAWM 2016 - 10 years later!) We wrote 4 solid songs in 2017 and several more in 2018 – a few are already released on Bandcamp. We’re almost done with our album so I think he's going to be back this year and I am looking forward to collaborating on some more tunes so that we can take that album to the finish line this year with @anthill.
Aside from guitar I also play bass, drums and experiment with some keyboard / synth stuff. Last year I got my first ukulele and wrote 3 songs on it while on vacation….so that will probably make another appearance this year. I might dust off the French horn again too. You never know.
My style varies - I don't like to be tied down to a specific genre. What I love about FAWM is that it's given me a place to experiment and try things I wouldn't normally do. It has worked out well over the years and I’ve come away with a ton of songs I really, really love that started off in ways I never would have tried outside of this challenge. My plan this year just going to be my typical approach - a variety of acoustic-based songs, mixed with more developed songs instrumentally, and then a few of the experimental synth type songs because I want to keep stretching out of my comfort zone as a songwriter and keep pushing myself as an artist. (Let's be real, I'm going to play, strum, beat, bang, sing, shout, whatever it takes to make 14.)
I have a few shows booked during February this year so I’m feeling a little stressed because that’s performance and practice time for the performances cutting into FAWM time, but I figure last year I was out of the country during 10 days of February and still managed so I should be just fine, right?!?!
I'm really looking forward to hearing what everyone comes up with this year!! Let’s do this!
Thanks so much for listening!
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Aw, thanks! I’ve watchlisted you; not sure why I hadn’t already?
Roll on February
And hi back to you! I loved reading your bio - you’re doing so many cool things!
Hey lovely lady, Yeah i am going to miss it massively but maybe I can work something out to do some more beach recordings. Have an amazing one and can't wait to listen in x
thank you ... have a goodun 😀
Heyyyy, thanks for the note. I hope all is well with you, and hope you have a fun and productive February.
Glad to see you back as well!
Hiya Stacy! Happy FAWM 2019!
Stacy! I wouldn't know what to do with my February if FAWM didn't exist anymore. It's my favorite addiction! Glad you're back. Happy Fawming!
Great to see you back again!
Oh yes my dear I am most certainly ready for this except that it’s like two weeks away!! Are you ready for all of this?
Once more with the madness... Ok... You got me... Many more times, but here we are for THIS time. Can. Not. Wait. Gonna be fun. 😎
Well go on then, play something. I got dressed up for this.
GET IN HERE GIRL and entertain me!! I waited all year for this!!!