Nancy Rost 16


Wisconsin US   Jan 2006  

Artist Bio

Back for my 16th FAWM! Pianist, singer-songwriter, collaborator, experimenter. She/her.

I'm a piano teacher, currently online only. (New student inquiries welcome. Specialties include working with adults and non-traditional learners, applied theory, and jazz harmony.)

For FAWM 2021, I want to focus on the bones of words and composition. Arrangements and production can grow from those beyond February. Maybe. Been through some changes lately; we'll see what happens.

I definitely want to do some co-writes. And some four-track collabs.

Last year @standup and I recorded in a nice pro studio and released the Violet Cusp EP. "Rost, a singer-pianist based in Madison, WI and Agner, a singer and bassist in Washington, D.C. have been co-writing long distance since 2008. Their songs, expansive and energetic, span the genre gamut."


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  • @thedustcollector 7 weeks

    thank you so much for your lovely comments, Nancy! sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. the dissonances on Walk Slowly are all Mike--love that you noted them!

  • @emkaydeebee  8 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comment on my PaintCard 10x10! Made me go back and listen myself... Really pleased you enjoyed it!

  • @jdschramm  Mar 9

    Thanks for listening to "When the last song plays" Nancy. Always glad to see and hear you on FAWM ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @adnama17  Mar 8


    Just something like "Vote for my poem, if you want to of course!"

  • @tjeff  Mar 7

    Would love to do a collab Nancy! Thx for listening/commenting on Locked Up Tight.

  • @gm7  Mar 7

    Thx for your comments on Wondering.

  • @dragondreams  Mar 7

    Thank you for the listen and the feedback, Nancy. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mahtowin Mar 7

    Thank you so much for your kind words to my blessing of Bridgid! ๐ŸŒป

  • @jonmeta  Mar 7

    Thanks for the listen, Nancy. Iโ€™m glad I decided to read Dickensโ€™s oeuvre, and would recommend Bleak House to anyone for the brilliantly presented first-person narrative of Esther Summerson. However, if someone asked me to recommend a mid-19th century novelist, Iโ€™d say Trollope every time.

  • @pipewrench67  Mar 6

    Zoom live performance Sunday info added.
    Wobbie will post link to zoom

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 5

    Thanks for listening to my song "Amelia" and my collab song "Fades to Gray", I appreciate it!!

  • @kovbleu  Mar 5

    Hi! No, I didn't mean to flag it. I was trying to edit the comment to explain for them to copy/paste that link to a url to see the capture since the image didn't embed on the page. (And it ended up doubling my comment). Sorry!

  • @kahlo2013 Mar 5

    I was trying to be incognito... but I couldnโ€™t fool you...

  • @wrenarcher  Mar 5

    Hi Nancy! *wave wave wave*
    Wanted to say thank you for stopping by and commenting on my song โ€œItโ€™s High Timeโ€ even when I only had lyrics posted.

    Well... lyrics only no more! I finally have a demo put up for it! And Iโ€™m really excited because I feel like Iโ€™ve taken some pretty big steps forward on figuring out my recording issues. Now if I could only get over my hang ups about my voice.

    Anyway thank you for commenting, thank you for the follow on IG and... well, thanks for being part of FAWM and a part of making this little fawmlingโ€™s first time quite memorable. Thank you.

  • @daveyboy103  Mar 3

    I use TRacks S from IK Multimedia

    I also used Ozone 9 from iZotope. It's a really nice song

  • @daveyboy103  Mar 3

    Thanks for your kind comments on "When Dreamers Fly" Nancy, Theresa being a real beauty to this song that makes it different from the original version, there is a fragility in her vocals that is very effective.

  • @eargoggle  Mar 3

    Hey nancy, so you asked about the bass sound on that song me and Zecoop did, so it's a 5-string fretless that I inherited from my father in law and I haven't even played it all that much, although now I think maybe I need to...! It's a custom, called a Centaur? Which I think is made by some guy in New Jersey, where he lived. Anyway, it's just direct through my UA 610 preamp, and then into the Apollo and I used a UA Ampeg plug in on it for some q and amp-ness...that's about it I think. Glad you liked it!

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 3

    Hi Nancy. Glad you liked Twist on Twisted. Given my situation, I would have considered this one song as a successful FAWM ๐Ÿ˜€
    Would love to do a collab with you next year!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Mar 2

    Thanks for your encouraging words on my songs this year, I really appreciate you taking the time, will have a listen to what you are up to while I'm here!

  • @kahlo2013 Mar 2

    Nancy - glad you stopped by Tequila with Martina - I literally did spend time in Martinaโ€™s arms at a hotel in NY in 1993... granted it was only seconds as we literally ran into each other, slamming our bodies into one another as she was hurrying out of the hotel and I was going in but I was in her arms at a hotel so it counts in my list of very short lived run ins with women...

  • @mikedebenham  Mar 2

    Nancy, I didn't notice your #reciprocal challenge until too late. Let's do one next year. Congratulations! Didn't get much listening done during Feb - looking forward to catching up with your songs over March.

  • @srcoops  Mar 1

    One more bit of history. I was the President of the School Board where ZeCoop went to school. Signed his diploma and gave it to him at graduation. Enough bragging. See you next year.

  • @srcoops  Mar 1

    Some explanation. My dad had died when I was 8 and my mother went back to college and got a degree in education. We moved and my new school was very economically stratified. If you were well off you were OK. My mother and I lived in the house trailer we lived in while she was in school. The teachers went along with this snobbery and I hated it. Took Carol out in April of our senior year and my life was changed. Became a hard working student in engineering and later in grad school.

  • @opossum Mar 1

    Hi Nancy!

    You need to read up a little more on opossums! I play the upright with my back feet! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Your pal,

  • @zecoop  Mar 1

    Oh trust me, none of that stuff ever happened, according to what we were told growing up - we had no idea that our dad was a delinquent, haha. He will say (now) that the only good thing he did in high school was meet our mother. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @philnorman  Mar 1

    Congrats on another FAWM victory, my friend... now I need to make time to listen!

  • @bradbrubaker  Mar 1

    You're correct! It is some sort of prepared piano thingy in Garageband.

  • @miga  Feb 28

    thanks for the kind comments on my song!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 27

    Sounds good. I think I'm making some musical bedding for them and seeing where that takes us, probably letting you know at that point, but feel free to let me know what you're thinking. I might still be sleeping at the moment but I think we were going to play it by ear. Then Binky was going to take it across the finish line... ๐Ÿ˜ด

    Shall I reciprocate and you can see if anything resonates later? I threw a few more random thoughts on the Google doc yesterday. I could put something more complete together from the bits. If you're all full up, I will understand!

  • @cblack Feb 26

    Ha! Glad you enjoyed it. And I'm glad I neglected to warn people. In war (and D&D ), you gotta have the element of surprise. Mwahaha!

  • @consolidated  Feb 26

    It's back! I made an embarrassing typo that had to be corrected!

  • @faststrings Feb 25

    Hey Nancy, many thanks for your comment on No Egg Salad For Me I appreciate it!

  • @sirius Feb 24

    Thank you for your kind feedback! =^.^=

  • @caseewilson  Feb 22

    Thank you for listening and commenting on Shine! Hope you are having a lovely FAWM in chilly Wisconsin!

  • @gardeningangel1  Feb 22

    Hi, sent you an email with the tracking number on the 10th, the day tape 4 was mailed. USPS says it's in transit, arriving late.

  • @colgoo Feb 22

    Thank you, Nancy....I think I have a pretty good network of support for my grief at the moment, but thank you for the offer. Sending you solidarity hugs!

  • @kirjis Feb 22

    Heyy, thanks for the nice comment!

  • @sirius Feb 20

    *Purrrrrr* (and โค๏ธfrom my human!)

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 16

    Correct demo uploaded... thanks for the tip off ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 16


  • @engebretsen  Feb 14

    thx a lot for comments!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 14

    Ok, ready for any notes you might add or subtract!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 14

    I shall post "Please Don't Advise" assuming you're ok with posting. Not sure I made it any better than your original demo, but it's fun and ready to go momentarily...

  • @bobjestes  Feb 13

    My condolences to you. Pets are a best friend and family member combined. Take care of yourself and cherish every moment you you were together.

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 13

    Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for your kind comment on When My Heart Was Not Mine <3 Happy Palentines Day!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 11

    And... sent.

    Sniffing my...a true lol at work here, ha!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 11

    I'm going to email you a 2/3-baked lyric I'm writing at lunch and see if you take the lyrical bait. Veto entirely acceptable.

  • @aaronnathans Feb 10

    Thank you, Nancy! You're the only one who seemed to get what that song was about. I think it's in standard tuning with capo 1.

  • @artie Feb 10

    Thanks Nancy! How's year 16 going??! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @srcoops  Feb 9

    I hoped you would do Campfire with me. I am very happy to be collaborating with you again.

  • @srcoops  Feb 9

    Hey Nancy. Take a look at Campfire.

  • @drivelmonk  Feb 9

    Heyo, this is the guy you're sending tape #4 to!

    Email me at statusmusicdesign at gmail and I'm email you back my address! Stoked to hear it!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 8

    The image stood out among the gentler frosting, sugar, flour, moonlight, flakey, cream and queen anne's lace. I might think the gentle side of ice/frozen/melting water like... kisses (too much?), droplets, feathers, mist, kitty whiskers. ๐Ÿ˜€ Could add back in an adverb to qualify or winterize it (or not), like frozen flour does.

  • @waitingforwinry Feb 5

    Hey nancy, just dropping by to say thank you so much for your comment on "I dont care" ๐Ÿ˜€ Really appreciate it x

  • @johncrossman  Feb 5

    I ignored the doc in January after we talked about it and felt some guilt. I too will check it out. Yeah, by plan ahead, I'm thinking ahead a whole week maybe. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just wanted to make my case for a spot in the Rost roster of collaborosters.

    P.S. Collaborotter: Slang term I just made up to playfully chide a mate for not holding up their end of the song co-write (or the carpet you just trash picked to carry back to the flat). FAWM on!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 5

    Hello to you again Nancy! What do you think your collaboration capacity is going to be here as the month progress? I have one anti-syn due and a morph on the horizon, but I'm starting to think ahead already. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ And the method...

  • @dasbinky  Feb 5

    Thought you might like the chords on Hide and Found, one of them is a Bmaddb13. Bring on the dissonance! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @standup  Feb 5

    Chord voicings on Forget my Name were definitely Eric Haugen influenced. Simple folk chords, but a different inversion here and there. It has been very helpful.

  • @aaronnathans Feb 4

    I had forgotten that you once mentioned your father went to Princeton. I found a story the Alumni Weekly wrote about him when he passed away. Your dad lived an amazing life!

  • @dasbinky  Feb 4

    Great ear (of course) on Making Mythology, I definitely had Michael Buble in mind in the delivery, with the obvious caveat that I am very much not Michael Buble. In so, so many ways.

    There's some interesting rhythmic stuff going on where I couldn't figure out what I was doing (around the timing of the title hook), I want to pick your music teacher brain for it at some point. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @aaronnathans Feb 4

    Thanks for the note, Nancy. That's funny, the glossary reference. I didn't know about Burr's song. This was in fact a hard subject to write about. Mine was inspired by a project at work, where we are writing about historical moments from the last 100 years, to celebrate the centennial of the school. There, they call him Alan Turing *38.

  • @bethkille  Feb 3

    Hi Nancy!!!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2

    Are we going to use Dolby NR on this tape or not? Does your machine have it?
    I'm starting, so, I don't want to mess it up to horribly...

  • @rwhosings  Feb 2

    Hi Nancy! I'd love to do some collabs! Check out my stuff and if you think my sound would get along with your sound, let me know! I'm a pianist, and vocalist, but I play the ukulele as well!

  • @sarahk  Feb 1

    Dear Nancy! Excited to see you share your work here this year. โ™ฅ๏ธ

  • @jinx  Feb 1

    Ooh, no, you did not introduce me to Orlando โ€“ย please do!

  • @jinx  Feb 1

    Nancy, always great to see you back again!

  • @dasbinky  Feb 1

    Like a discordant junkie, I yearn for your weird chords and unexpected progressions. Bring us the sweet release of iv-vii-II-VI-vi-bV!

  • @cts  Feb 1

    Hi! Did you get something in the mail from me?

  • @arthurrossi Feb 1

    Hi Nancy! Wish you very happy FAWMing! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @julieann Feb 1

    Joyous FAWM to you!

  • @gm7  Jan 30

    Sorry to hear that. Cats become at part of your soul . But I always laughs at the trouble the two of them would get into that helps!!
    Think of the good stuff.
    FAWM will help.

  • @nuerdetjuligen  Jan 30

    Thanks Nancy! I'm excited for this year and exited to see what you get up to!

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 30

    that owl thing is a good idea! ๐Ÿ˜€ (resisting for now the bad pun that's staring me in the face about it, ha!) Anyway, here we is again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @gm7  Jan 29

    I lost my black cat new years eve, 2020 was a bad year. He was 20 years old and his buddy who is also 20 is still going strong!
    So i know your lost.... pets are family!!! also the boss!

  • @jonmeta  Jan 29

    FAWM wouldn't be the same without Nancy. So good to see you're here!

  • @hbusse  Jan 29

    Hi Nancy, happy FAWM to you!

  • @dasbinky  Jan 29


  • @judypie  Jan 28

    Hi Nancy, happy fawming to you! I am pleased to see you keeping Kevin alive in the fake band thread ๐Ÿ˜

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 28

    Wishing you a very happy FAWM!! ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต

  • @jackdawfactories  Jan 28

    Thank you! And yourself - it's been a long old time

  • @ninipuff Jan 28

    thank you for the welcom, nancy! ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • @pfoo  Jan 28

    Hi Nancy! Happy FAWMing to you!

  • @cts  Jan 26


  • @cts  Jan 26

    ...good. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cts  Jan 26

    Question for you: you like getting stuff in the mail?

  • @kiffa Jan 26

    "I remember you from the Auto-Pseudo-Mondo days!"
    And I you! You wrote the lyrics for that, correct?
    Thanks for the note and have a great FAWM!

  • @carleybaer  Jan 26

    Hello! Happy FAWMing ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @fiftydegrees  Jan 25

    Happy sweet FAWM #16, fellow fawmster!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 25

    Yay FAWM! Good to see you back once again Nancy! Have a great FAWM!

  • @standup  Jan 24

    Hello there, letโ€™s kick some cans around but not down the road

  • @gammafied Jan 23

    Hey there, fellow GRC person! Happy FAWM!

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 22

    Hiya Nancy...Iโ€™m be listening for you..

  • @phylo  Jan 22

    Hi Nancy, Even though there's limited time, I hope that we can make magic again ala "Bowl Me, Baby". Happy FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 21

    Hi Nancy!! Happy FAWMing!!

  • @pifie Jan 21

    Hi Nancy!!! We never collabed, but we ... could? Maybe? I'm not making any promises, but whatever feels out of your comfort zone, I'm open to try with my guitar/bass ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 21

    Welcome back, Nancy! I've forgotten the Class of 2006 secret handshake - must be entering my FAWM dotage.

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 15

    Hi Nancy! Happy FAWM!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 14

    Here's to Year 16, Nancy! It still seems like just yesterday.