Influences: Too many to list! I love blues, old country, Americana, rock 'n roll, punk rock, heavy metal, bluegrass, and jazz!
I'm a newbie singer-songwriter in my late 40s. I've been a musician most of my life, but took up guitar in my late 30s, both electric and acoustic. I am very slow at adding the chord progressions to songs and crafting them on guitar. So, my posts here won't probably include a demo with music until I get faster at it. So, lucky you, you just get my lyrics.
Acoustic guitar isn't my favorite and it's taken me a while to just become a crappy acoustic player, haha! Electric guitar is my first love and where I began, but I've lost some of my skills on there, neglecting to get better at acoustic. I'm working on finding my way back to electric guitar.
I also spent 3-4 years working on my vocal skills. I tried for a while to not be soprano, haha! I couldn't untrain my girlie voice, despite lessons and practice. Oh well. I have learned to not hate my voice though. I had some baggage there to deal with and heal. I have learned how to sing in my middle range, so I don't sound like I'm in choir, hahaha!
I see music as my passion and hobby, but I just plan on being a solo artist, not putting pressure on my art to earn an income. I do want to record my original songs. I've been slowly performing and sharing them since 2019. It feels quite vulnerable, but I enjoy it a great deal. I just want to continue doing open mics and maybe sell physical CD's I make in the future out of my backpack or well, digital download cards.
I find songwriting to be one of my biggest joys. I began writing poems after my mom passed in 2015 after a long hiatus. I began sharing them at open mics for poetry. Then, I began writing song lyrics again too. I did this in my teens. I wish I had saved my lyric notebooks, but often, I wrote and threw things out, which is very healing too. I began to attend open jams/mics in 2018 and finding my way again after a hiatus from that to process grief after my mom died.
I have a diverse taste when it comes to musical genres. For some reason though, I have some angst about 19990s music, haha! I was in my 20s then and I think I thought my life would be different. Don't we all think that though? While I'm cooking or cleaning, I'm all 1980s hair band music. I especially love The Rolling Stones. They are my favorite band. I grew up as a punk rocker, Goth, skaterchick, and new wave person. Since 2015, I'm all into Americana music and love Elizabeth Cook's show, Apron Strings on Outlaw Country on SiriusXM.
Update : I watched Game Changers. I'm totally off meat now. OMG
Since this is my first time, I think that I will be just sharing lyrics. I'm pretty slow at crafting songs with guitar, haha! I also don't really enjoy recording (yet). Does anyone like the sound of their own voice? Hmm. I've struggled with that for a while.
Welcome to FAWM!! (my younger brother beat me to the hello) 😀
Waving 'hi' and oh gosh, I'm a newbie to FAWM here, haha! I have a lot of work to do this month with songwriting. Plus, I'm in an online course with eCornell, haha! Oh gosh...Okay, okay, I got this.
Another Michigan FAWM-er!
Yay! Happy fawm!
Welcome to FAWM! Hope you have a wonderful month filled with songwriting and fun in this awesome community!
Welcome! I hope that you have a great FAWM experience and get connected with the community!