Richard Provan 8


Whitehorse CA   Jan 2017

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Steve Earle, David Bowie, Counting Crows.

Hope you all have a fun and rewarding FAWM 2020.

FAWM 4, work has been all encompassing, so this year will be a challenge to carve out time. On the bright side I have a great new mic (AKG C414) so even if I don’t take two days to record a demo (I know, I know), my one-mic takes should be good quality.

I’m on a heavy Fred Eaglesmith kick these days, preparing for a tribute show, so it will probably influence my writing, which isn’t a bad thing. 😀

I’m happy to receive constructive criticism on my songs.

Pronouns: him/his.

Songs (8)

#1 I Know What You Did 26
Feb 1
#2 Have a Nice Day 20
Feb 5
#3 Yeah Baby 7
Feb 15
#4 Tracks 17
Feb 17
#5 Old MacDonald (Had a Family Farm) 5
Feb 19
#6 It’s Too Late 12
Feb 23
#7 Yeah, Baby! @tseaver  ZONG
Mar 1
#8 PLACEHOLDER Too Much Is Not Enough ZONG
Mar 1


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  • @ustaknow Apr 3

    So, got boring "here" 😀 (done with being here for a while, busy w/work-work), - and otherwise, -- that Low A came; so when/if you get this... I didn't spend anytime on this but came out so easy and first try of this new harp, so:

    === === ===
    Using (seconds old/new) Seydel Sohne 1847 Low A

    Within first 39 secs of that track - Dracula Moon.

    Primary anchor notes with, what seems "his own" blow/draw/speak bend via pinched/pushed lips between them:

    blow bend 6
    blow bend 5
    draw bend 5
    draw bend 2,3
    draw bend 5,6
    draw bend 3,4 slide 2 to 1

    These were right on, exact pitch in my headphones. And not how "I play".

    A quick run through.

    I'm not actually interested in "covering" other than to figure out his mouth movements to add to mine - really not how I play so need to come back and spend an hour or so with it. It feels allot like he's actually not working that hard, so to speak, - nice when that happens.

    I never saw a picture of him playing it. And, well, I know I've used two harps at one time, - but figured I was not a harp player who else would do that? Thinking, no one, - fully self taught. (I know guys do CUSTOM tune individual reeds?... - so when I get time now; and LOVING this new Seydel 1847 Low A, - a breeze blows a note; wow, maybe the Key effects it (it does I think) ... - since I have other Lows.

    I got not problem playing Cross Key E with Guitar 😀 ! to play this one more. It's one nice Harp, - never been so impressed by one.

    - Stay SAFE! and remember, "it's better to suck, than blow" when it comes to the harp 😀 hahhh!

  • @dzd  Mar 13

    Yeah there were tears shed....
    helluve a guy too...not out just begging with all his sad sob stories
    its easy to just hold up a sign that says homeless vet please help
    if you aren't, or have no pride in yourself or anything...
    was just touching, I'm glad I thought instantly of your tune! haha.

  • @audrey  Mar 5

    Thank you for the kind words on my songs Don't Get Caught and Jealousy. It's appreciated

  • @majordanby  Feb 29

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. I got a nasty chest cold mid feb and my voice is broken so gave up this year. First failure in my 10 years here. Ho hum.
    There’s always next year!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 27

    Thanks for your kind comment on Shining Light! A friend and fellow FAWMer @grayland just added harmony vocals for me!

  • @dzd  Feb 25

    no problem! thanks for sharing the music!

    you should be happy there's real quality stuff here (your setup does sound great) you know all that good stuff that never makes it to airwaves.....if those even exist anymore hahah.

  • @dzd  Feb 25

    Thanks for your listen and comments!
    Oklahoma man...I had actually forgotten about that one until a few days ago hahah its on the list to get music pronto...think I got something I can make fit 😀.....

    it's just soooooo wordy not my typical write, I'll never remember half of it so no issues performing it anywhere hahah, but yeah they'd probably drag me out of state....behind a truck with nuts hanging off the bumper no doubt 😉

  • @spunky4455 Feb 25

    Hi, I'm happy you liked my Democracy song. Been so wrapped up in writing and stuff this month I nearly forgot about this one. It was a fun style to do.

  • @standup  Feb 25

    Thanks for listening to Angel. That guitar sound heavily featured a pedal called Julia that does a pitch warble kinda thing. Seemed to fit.

  • @dzd  Feb 25

    Haha yeah I was mad at myself for even reading all that lol

  • @oldlostjohn  Feb 24

    Thanks for your comment on "Garden Doors". And I'll tell you a secret, I borrowed the "wicked are safe among the blind" line from Truman Capote. It's from "The Headless Hawk", one of his early gothic stories.

  • @drivelmonk  Feb 24

    haha, honestly, it's prolly my fault for feeling compelled to pitch correct the solo. Sounds a little too "on." 😀

  • @drivelmonk  Feb 24

    Thanks for the kind words, quork! But one tiiiiny little thing! Twas a real sax!

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 24

    Thanks for the kudos on sadheartomine - no rendezvous letdown here (I’m in Mexico ) fawm on!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾!!

  • @dzd  Feb 23

    Just how time rolls sometimes hahaha

    thanks for the great comments! I'm actually really happy with how that's turned out? going to turn out? haha! I've wathed ya can tell I'll like just from song titles/tags I'll return 😀 sleepytime

  • @scubed  Feb 22

    Your comment on the “Unauthorized Collaboration” thread was excellent - it showed appreciation for the OP’s feelings as well as compassion and empathy for the FAWMling involved.

  • @nahlej381  Feb 22

    Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it

  • @siebass  Feb 16

    No worries, I got plenty on my plate to get moving this year, just figured I would offer. Glad to see you back again this year.

  • @zecoop  Feb 15

    Thanks for the listen! Actually SWG name checked me... 😃

  • @oldlostjohn  Feb 7

    Thank you, Richard. "Further In" is my favourite too and "Dream Cafë" certainly one of Greg's best. Big big fan,

  • @scubed  Feb 6

    Thanks so much for your kind words on “Summer Heat Blues”! @bradbrubaker gets the credit for the Summer/Winter framework - I kept those lines from Brad’s “Summer Heat” when I morphed his song.

  • @alg123  Feb 6

    Hi Richard! Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your kind words on my uncertain song - I appreciate it. Also, thanks for putting your pronouns! Great idea - I'm going to go add mine. I look forward to listening to your FAWMness!

  • @splittybooms  Feb 6

    Wow....I had all intentions on tuning in and completely forgot.

  • @kristi  Feb 4

    Thanks for your nice comments on my "Silly November" lyric!

  • @owl  Feb 3

    Thank you for commenting on "Squid Linguistics"!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 3

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on "This Promise." I'm so glad to hear that both you and your daughter enjoyed it! 😀 I appreciate you both listening.

  • @ohleeoh Feb 2

    Fred Eaglesmith!!! I love that guy!

  • @zuza Feb 2

    Thank you for your kind feedback!

  • @dani312  Feb 2

    Hey, thanks for your feedback on Postcards From The Past! Good to see you back on here! 😀

  • @majortom Feb 1

    Haha, thanks Richard! I am going to be looking forward to listening to your songs !!

  • @siebass  Feb 1

    @quork Glad to see you back again this year, good luck!

  • @majordanby  Feb 1

    Thanks, Richard. Looking forward to hearing your stuff too.
    Just got up and tried to write a song but I’m too hungover so I’m going back to bed! 🙃

  • @kimbeggs  Jan 31

    you too Richard!

  • @lowhum Jan 31

    Thanks, you have a nice one, too!

  • @wacha  Jan 31

    Thanks! looking forward to hearing your songs as well!

  • @majortom Jan 30

    Thank you so much, Richard. Happy FAWM!!

  • @klaus  Jan 29

    Hi Richard. Greetings from southern Finland to northern Canada.:)

  • @splittybooms  Jan 28

    Thanks! same to you, man.

  • @oldlostjohn  Jan 28

    Welcome back, Richard. Wish you an inspired FAWM with the new mic.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 28

    May you have a productive and enjoyable FAWM!

  • @hummingbear  Jan 24

    Welcome back!