Influences: love, pain, sadness, hope......................................................................
Hello everyone. 2020 makes FAWM SEVEN for me!
I'm a singer/songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I tend to write about the human condition and the myriad of emotions that come along with being here. 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 current project began this past January, 2019, and is a duo called Static of a Stranger (<--band name literally came from a song written during 2017 FAWM with said title…sweet.) 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. We played a busy year of shows and decided to hold off for 2020 FAWM to see what other new material we will come up with before deciding on the final tracks for our upcoming album.
Treading Bleu is a group that started way back in 2011. Within this band 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. We took last year off from playing live shows, but are still working on finishing up our last album - which will be done sometime this year.
Last, but definitely not least - a few 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, several more in 2018, and a couple last year – a few are already released on Bandcamp. We’re almost done with this album too – 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. I might break out a ukulele, or 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.)
You guys. I have so many albums ALMOST done. 2020 is the year, I can feel it.
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).
I hope you're back again this year! Because I love Stacy songs and Stacy production and Stacy instrumentation. You are such the best kind of what it means to be an Artist.
Hello!! I sure miss seeing you! I hope that you’re doing well. Looking forward to hearing your music again this year, as you always have a nice variety and every one will have that Koviak touch. It will be great to “hang out “ with you via FAWM. 😁
2021 FAWM, go!
Hello lovely. Can’t wait to hear your music again this year! Happy FAWM!
Welcome back my lovely friend!!! I am mostly healed up, although I'll have to wait and see how my shoulder holds up. All the rest is mostly behind me now, thankfully. I hope you are finding some peace and rest and are ready to have some fun! I am going to try to get you something sooner this year - I want a collab. 😀