Influences: Gillian Welch, Pharis Romero, Brandy Clark, Nora Jane Struthers, Sturgill Simpson, John Prine, Eliza Gilkyson, Mary Gauthier, Iris Dement, Ola Belle Reed, Dolly Parton, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Hank Williams, etc etc!
I started writing songs when I was 51, after I got my then 51-year-old old J45, which kicked my ass to start taking music more seriously. I was delighted to find something new in life that I really loved doing. 2020 wasn't a music year for me, but I'm determined that 2021 will be, and am very excited to get back to focussing on songwriting.
March '21 - I'm really happy how my first FAWM all went, and very grateful for all the amazing comments, support and new friends! I've just signed up for Bandcamp and have uploaded one of my older songs. Will be now working on making better recordings of my new FAWM songs and uploading them as well. Exciting! https://shelleyackerman.bandcamp.com
|#1||Henry the Rooster||
|#2||Elliott's Dress @nahlej381||
|#4||Sweet Dreams of You @coolparadiso||
|#5||Wasting My Time||
|#6||Sleep Like a Baby||
|#7||If I Go First||
|#8||Why Did it Have to Be This Way||
|#9||The things I fear||
You're welcome. Just say when it's ready.
You're welcome! Good luck on the recordings
Hi Shelly. I’ve been distracted by lots of things lately too. I listened to your songs because I was really enjoying them, no reciprocation necessary. 🙂 I hope I’ll get a chance to jump onto the 50/90 site and see you there 😊
PS Hello fellow Canuck
I will reciprocate. Thx
Hey im around. I dont have your email. Hope you get this.
Phew. Better not say anything else on that topic. I wondered what CA was.
I am 2400kms (1500 miles) north of home in North East Australia it 36 degrees Celsius somedays near your 100. No surfing here to many crocodiles.
Up to you on vocals. I like them as is but I admit i do re do my own sometimes. Yes I need separate wav files. I am not home for about 8 days so no rush. Send to this email please email@example.com
2 jump out that I could do things with sweet dreams of you, guitar and a few effects. Why did it have to be this way, steel pedal and a few frills. I don't think I can better the two hank style songs they are spot on. Happy to look at any if you like. We could even look at music for your one lyric.
Ha ha I don't always write real life. I don't surf these days but live not far from those surf beaches. 😀
2 things. 1 can I have one of your songs for my podcast. Songwriters and original Songs. Season 2 starts in a few weeks.
2 if you want some production or even extra instruments on any songs happy to help. Not an expert producer but getting better all the time and free is cheap 😀
Yeah, I can go for a tit4tat.
@shelleroo1 I would love to do some #tit4tat but I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with it. I'm kind of sticking to just paying back a listen for a listen, at this point...which is...kind of the same thing? Maybe? Maybe next year I'll be organized enough to keep track of the titting and tatting lol.
Definitely down to tit4tat witcha! I’ll probably listen to the rest of ur stuff just listen to however much you can tolerate of my ramblings and noise lol ur tracks are sounding really cool so far! Let me know if you ever want me to mix anything for you or if u have any questions I love talking DAW and frequency reduction preferences lol
Yup sure thing. 6 ok
Tomorrow...this lone night owl should sleep now.
I’ll take all 3☺️ Death: it’s what’s for dinner!
Ok, you’re a star! 🤩
So, the ancient times, like back in 2019?---> thanks for the smile!
Hi! Sure! I’ll stick around until next weekend. Let’s start with 3. Ok by you?
So glad you enjoyed. Thank you for all the very kind words.
I'm glad I pointed you at 5090 before you left here. My summer just became richer and warmer. Look forward to seeing you there. Thank you so much for participating in #tit4tat. I hope so many more people get to enjoy your marvelous stuff and you encounter all the joys I have in the work of the collected participants. A long hug back to you across the ocean.
oh and you're a fawmling! DANG. Well, indeed welcome to FAWM from me! Doubledaretripplewelcome! 😀
mixcraft9 pro studio. (windows). I think you said you use garageband so are a mac user. I don't think mine comes in a mac version.
Great. Ok, When I get a slot of time later today I'll listen to 6 more of yours in a row, any interuptions permitting, if you don't mind. I really prefer immersion with someone new, but could only politely touch on one to get the #tit4tat ball rolling. You can take all the time you want to return the 7 listens. Looking forward to it.
Thank you for stopping by and I'm so glad you liked "Politics of the Betrayed". Indeed, I thought that first verse was rather specific, but perhaps I'm getting better at making the listener think?? I sometimes use a 2 x 4 when writing, so I'll consider this growth. Yes, my neuro conditions are always a challenge to manage. It was super emotional from that perspective to listen to your song, but also so beautiful to hear so much empathy. Your insights are ones that so many folks miss.
Thanks for the comment on "I Can't Remember Don't Ask Me About It" 😀 😀 😀
Thank ya thank ya!
Aaand thanks for listening again - glad that verse spoke to you 😊
Thanks for commenting!
Thanks for commenting!
Thanks for the love on my "Bubble Bath" track. My daughter was stoked to contribute. She's a cutie.
Thanks for the feedback Shelley! 😊
OMG! i LOVE twin peaks!
That's a **** fine cup of coffee!
My apologies. I thought I had uploaded the mp3 and the URL was right but I had not actually pressed the send button on my SFTP program! Ooops. Should be working now.
Welcome to FAWM!
Excellent! Just let me know!
Also I’d love to collaborate on a song, I can play bass and maybe some percussion if you’d be down...I’ve only done session work on a handful of kids songs and think it’s be fun!
I’m an old soul. Lol thanks for listening!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment on "Bernadette" - I'm glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Hi Shelley! So good to see you here!