Influences: I have a kind of folk-pop sensibility so artists like Ed Sheeran and Maggie Rogers are currently strong influences. I appreciate songs with strong lyrics and a little bit of poetry to them.
I am in my early 60's and for the past 30 years or so, music and songwriting have been my most active avocation. I also like screenplay writing. In September 2017, my first full length album, Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion was released and fully half of those songs came out of FAWM sessions. For the past 12 years, this has been my laboratory. And it is always challenging and fun!
I am not sure what this year will bring. I have songs for an album in mind. I have joined two songwriters groups in my area and I have also joined Drooble, which is kind of an international artist platform at https://drooble.com/michael.gutierrez.... I belong to the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA at https://www.risongwriters.com/) even though I live across the border in Uxbridge, Mass. There's a lot going on in my area and the energy is very sustaining.
I am posting publicly my collaboration project with Peter Watkinson (Sapient) and Marie Tueje from 2009, Sunday Afternoon 5pm for the first time in the hopes of making it onto some streaming playlists. I have always been very proud of this and it really was a happy accident. I posted lyrics, couldn't think of music for them and then the lyrics were found by Marie and Peter who were paired for a collaboration through February Album Writing Month that year. The result was this incredible song. This is the link through Bandcamp. You can also find it on Spotify and Apple Music under the name SA5PM.
Good to see everyone again!
Thank you for listening to my tracks and for your nice comments. I will spend time during the coming weekend listening to songs and will for sure include yours on my "playlist".
Hey Michael! How's it going?
Thanks for the welcome, are you going to be at the FAWM Showcase tonight at the Serendipity?
Hey Mike, thanks for the note and encouragement 😀
Likewise Mike. Ill check some stuff out!
Hi, Mike! Nice to meet you too. Thanks for your comments on Drosera!
If you want to have a go at "Quakes," feel free! 😀
Thanks, Mike! We'll see what February throws at me.
Thanks for your kind comments on my song!! 😊
Sup Mike!! Glad to see you man.
Thanks for stopping by Mike 😀
I’m all set to rock....we get to start soon!
Hi Mike! Happy FAWM 😀
Hi Mike, have a good FAWM. 😀
Thanks, Tammy and best wishes with your new duo.
It wouldn't be FAWM without you....