Leslie Hudson 14

@leslie 

Stratford CA   Jul 2009

lesliehudsonmusic.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Piano players and storytellers. Tori Amos, Ben Folds, Nina Simone, Etta James, Lisa Loeb, Alanis Morissette, Paula Cole, Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan, S. J. Tucker, Loreena McKennitt, 90s rock, The Carpenters, Simon & Garfunkel, bluegrass, metal.

she/her (in flux)

Pandemic-grounded, touring musician embracing her introvert life for a while.
This is my 12th FAWM.

FEBRUARY
Just got my studio set up and all my gear updated for the first time since I started touring, so lots to learn as I start recording again.

Released 2 albums in 2020:
*Keep Left at the Fork
https://lesliehudson.bandcamp.com/album/keep-left-at-the-fork-2
*the StorySinger set: Live in Germany
https://lesliehudson.bandcamp.com/album/the-storysinger-set-live-in...
*On Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/35h7zpMJNbiWRfahzle2hh

Last year I wrote a song a week until my mom died in October. Started writing a song a week again in January. Taking the year as it comes. Grief plays its own songs in its own time.
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MARCH
Finished 14 songs in 28 days, all produced in the studio. Collaborated with new and old friends. Wrote songs to meet challenges and fulfill commitments.

Made it to 100 comments! Hoping to triple that before the site is archived mid-April. Heard folks I've never heard before, discovered new favourites. Encouraged #metoo songwriters.

This FAWM I went all in. I remembered and was reminded why I love my job and why I do this challenge every year. It's a privilege to be part of this community.

March 5th - released a 5-track demo EP of FAWM collaborations with @dasbinky @robynmackenzie @kristian and @zecoop

Pianoless EP https://lesliehudson.bandcamp.com/album/pianoless-ep

Soundboard

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  • @ekunyi  2 days

    Just saw it now! Apologies for not getting back to you sooner, and thank you for thinking of me regardless of however it works out. <3

  • @feb21sundari 1 week

    to: Repeat after me:Yes that s what I asked.

  • @majordanby  1 week

    Them gulls stole the show, and I’m okay with that.

  • @debs  1 week

    Hi Les, thanks for the welcome back! Things are still pretty transitional right now but all is definitely well - I am warm, and safe. I hope that all is well in your world, too. β™₯️

  • @rwhosings  1 week

    <3<3<3 Thanks for the applause and encouragement! It means a lot to be seen this way.

  • @gardeningangel1  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind words! You're welcome to download any of my songs from SoundCloud. At some point I will be re-recording IFLY, I'll try and let you know when it's updated. From one survivor to another, it's an honor and a pleasure shed a little light on your healing path πŸ˜€

  • @paulotteson  2 weeks

    Thanks for all the kind words this FAWM. Your thoughtful comments have been a continued fuel for the creative fire. Thanks especially for sharing the connection you felt to "The Lady of the Bay", it was a very hard song for me to capture.

  • @the3queens  2 weeks

    Me too! It was such a joy to have you stay here with me!

  • @sapient  3 weeks

    Sorry. That was an excitedly brief reply πŸ˜‰
    Do you already have a piano line in mind, or a key / chords / tempo you would like to play around with?

  • @sapient  3 weeks

    Yes. 😎

  • @blindkiwi  3 weeks

    Thanks for the lovely comments on Heartbreak and Whiskey Leslie. I have been playing around with a simple guitar track, but If I could find a fiddle player as well I would definitely offer you the singing part πŸ˜€

  • @ekunyi  3 weeks

    The Geeky Soprano certainly works! Alternatively my actual name is Kait Myers-Brooks. πŸ˜€

  • @katpiercemusic  3 weeks

    I knew I recognized your voice! I've listened to some of your stuff on 50/90 a few years ago! I was hoping I would get to hear you again!

  • @jayafrica  3 weeks

    Thanks for the lovely comments! I hope that you enjoy Twelfth Night, and I look forward to listening to your 2021 creations 😁

  • @ekunyi  3 weeks

    Per your comment on my soundboard -- Absolutely! Please feel free to share Fallow wherever you would like. <3

  • @solarrainuk 3 weeks

    Thank you, Leslie such a nice comment πŸ˜€

  • @tfish77  3 weeks

    Hi Leslie! I wondered if you might be interested in pairing up on something? I don't have any brilliant ideas at the moment, but I'm happy to contribute many excess layers of vocals if you have a need!

  • @rwhosings  3 weeks

    You comments mean the world. Thank you for listening! I started playing ukulele 3-ish years ago because they wanted me to teach it at school. I'm starting to feel more confident performing on it. Mine is a tenor Kala.

  • @sunnymae  3 weeks

    Leslie, thanks for your feedback on Season of Sorrow! I'm glad you liked what I came up with after futzing with sample sounds, synth bass and all that jazz. Thanks for the listen! πŸ˜€

  • @akokulit 3 weeks

    Thanks for stopping by and listening to my music. I really appreciate your comments. Adding your songs to my playlist. πŸ˜€

  • @chroes  4 weeks

    Thank you for your super nice comment! <3

  • @ekunyi  4 weeks

    I just wanted to thank you again for your kind words on the lyrics for Fallow.<3 I'd be honored if you'd like to create the music for it!

  • @bandybum 4 weeks

    Leslie, love your voice! Would love to collab on something, sometime. Let me know if you think we might be a good fit πŸ˜€

  • @crutherford  4 weeks

    Hello Leslie! So nice to hear your thoughts on my song Binky Binky. I am really happy it made you laugh. It made me laugh writing it. πŸ˜€

  • @sunnymae  4 weeks

    Leslie thank you for your comments on As the House Burns Down. Much appreciated! I'm looking forward to hearing some of yours! Like now. πŸ˜€

  • @carlos 4 weeks

    Sounds awesome as it is! πŸ˜€

  • @carlos 4 weeks

    Hi Leslie! Hope you are well and hope we can get our of this lockdown so I can see you again!

  • @tawny249  4 weeks

    Ahhh I want to unzong your new song but I can't play the recording. 😞 Is it just me?

  • @ineloquentsd  4 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comments on β€œOrison Unto Brighid.” I hope you had a wonderful Imbolc!

  • @katmtl 4 weeks

    Hi, Leslie! Thank you for
    listening to Mesmerized! ❀️ Working with Rob is always fun!❀️

  • @tfish77  4 weeks

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Leslie! Can't wait to hear the gorgeous songs you grace us with this time around.

  • @alyxanderjames  4 weeks

    Thanks for the kind comment on "Bernadette" - I'm not familiar with "Over the Moon," but I'll have to look it up. πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Hello my friend. I'm looking forward to hearing your wonderful creations... πŸ˜€

  • @mikegtz  4 weeks

    Welcome and always good to see you, Leslie.

  • @sarahk  4 weeks

    Dear friend, excited to see what comes through you this year. Much love on the journey!

  • @dasbinky  4 weeks

    As always, I look forward to being blown away by whatever you come up with this month. May the muses bless you however they see fit.

  • @cathymc  4 weeks

    Hey there! Looking forward to another creative FAWM and hearing more of your marvelous music.

  • @the3queens  4 weeks

    Leslie, Looking forward to hearing you beautiful music. I've enjoyed your IG posts.

  • @sapient  4 weeks

    Always a delight to see you logged in here and ready to go... πŸ‘πŸ€©πŸ‘

  • @readerwriterpoet  4 weeks

    Cannot wait to hear your voice all the life-giving new things you create this year. So much love to you, Leslie. <3

  • @johncrossman  5 weeks

    I know! Don't ask me anything about the song, it might (might!) be buried in my subconscious somewhere. But 2 people in a room who just met, overthinking every little bit, that's actually a fond memory. And of course I'm really glad Binky and I made the trip for the inaugural fawmstock/weird sleepover. πŸ˜€

  • @alyxanderjames  5 weeks

    Ah! That’s awesome, Leslie! Would love to hear what you come up with for your Major Arcana songs. 😁

  • @johncrossman  5 weeks

    Hey old friend. Glad to see you're back. πŸ˜€

  • @cairobraga  5 weeks

    [hugs hugs hugs hugs hugs]
    welcome to the family, Leslie!

    here's a fitting song from another great Leslie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5MUiwdE330

  • @mlv  5 weeks

    Hi! <3

  • @ericdistad  5 weeks

    Happy FAWM! I hope your month is productive and fantastic!

  • @carleybaer  5 weeks

    Hi friend! I'm glad you're here πŸ˜€

  • @katyhh29  6 weeks

    Huuuugs and ❀️! Well, I will be here again but am not sure how much energy I can muster up... even though I already have half of a a song lying about πŸ˜‰

  • @steviez  6 weeks

    Thanks! The only thing stopping me is me - which is both encouraging AND terrifying πŸ˜€

  • @kovbleu  6 weeks

    Hello my dear friend! I'm happy to read your positive posts and feel your excitement and motivation. It's helping me be to show up and be here too. I can't wait to hear your magical weaving of words and music this year! Big hugs! <3

  • @dragondreams  6 weeks

    Thank you.

  • @kristian  7 weeks

    it’s like.. totally cool and stuff.

    Gotta talk valley to my favourite american 😁

  • @chasingandromeda  7 weeks

    Nice body of work in 2020. Looking forward to listening to your new stuff this go round. Have a fab Feb.

  • @mikeb 7 weeks

    Condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom.

  • @andygetch  7 weeks

    very cool that you are friends with Shawna πŸ˜€

  • @robynmackenzie  7 weeks

    Yes please!!! 😁

  • @andygetch  7 weeks

    Hey, lets do this!

  • @tawny249  7 weeks

    Heya! Hope you're doing well, and that you're back for another FAWM. If so, may it be excellent. πŸ˜€

  • @harperjen  Jan 5

    Leslie, I do indeed plan to attempt FAWM this year! I need the goalsβ€”I have felt stagnant, musically, for the last two years. Tried a couple of different things to break out of it, but this year, I think I’ve found the combo: Soulwriters2 (1 song a month, based on a prompt), FAWM, and re-enrolling in MHTP (Music for Healing and Transition Program: therapeutic music in hospital/hospice settings). And having conquered my mental block in setting up Bandcamp, my plan is to post the things I compose/arrange/record there to help buy the books I need for MHTP. πŸ˜€. Hoping for a productive yearβ€”I’m not good at maintaining intrinsic motivation, especially when also juggling work things and family things, so having the external deadlines will help keep me on track!