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!
No songs by this fawmer (yet).