Steve in Ohio 4


45103 US   Feb 2016

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bluegrass, acoustic blues, acoustic rock, country rock, old timey. I also like a lot of the new Americana stuff - Avett Bros, Jason Isbell, Scott Miller are all favs. Also into Haggard, the Beatles, Flatt and Scruggs, Larry Sparks, Chris Stapleton, and the list goes on.

This is year 6 for me. I've never been able to finish 14 songs. But I’m hoping to hit it this year.

I play acoustic music and I'm in a bluegrass/Americana band. My main instrument is mandolin - I love the mandolin, and I also play some guitar. However, for some weird reason that I just can't seem to pin down, I tend to write most of my original stuff on ukulele. I like the simplicity and versatility of the instrument...and it's just plain fun to play! I'm trying to approach 2021 a bit differently than past years. I now have a simple studio set up and will be using Garageband (unless of course I panic and resort back to the Spire app in my iPhone.


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  • @ukufriday  Mar 1

    Hey, Steve. Thanks for your comment on Suzie’s Waning Moon. It’s Acapella that you’re seeing. In truth, it’s a garage band audio file with acapella dubbed over top

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 24

    Thanks for your kind comments on my singing. I'm really glad the music has a bit of an ancient sound to it.

  • @phlex Feb 23


    I'm still up for the collaboration if you all are. I haven't really been feeling this year, but happy to get something done!

  • @lizbrinker  Feb 23

    Thanks for listening to 23andThee, @sjbatavia !

  • @daveyboy103  Feb 22

    Thanks for your kind comments Steve

  • @srcoops  Feb 22

    I. am very pleased that you think you can work something up for Barns. You are the perfect guy for this.

  • @srcoops  Feb 22

    I. am very pleased that you think you can work something up for Barns. You are the perfect guy for this.

  • @quork  Feb 22

    Many thanks for your comments on my songs. Both seriously over the top tracks and production, but so much fun to work on. Re Monkey in the Middle, most FAWMs I’ll pull out a low voiced minor blues growl. 😀

  • @quork  Feb 22

    They sounded good and full together, for sure.

  • @srcoops  Feb 9

    Sorry you were hit by the virus. I got it too but am now over it. When you're up to it take a look at Barns.

  • @phlex Feb 2

    Ohh no, such is the world sometimes. You're in our thoughts - Hope you're feeling better soon!

  • @suziewithaz  Feb 1

    ♥️ I hope you are feeling better! let’s do this.

    FAWM, baby!

  • @tseaver  Jan 31


    Oh, crap! I'm sorry you've got the virus. Don't worry about the video collab -- we'll work it out later in the month. Get better!

  • @srcoops  Jan 30

    Sorry you had a bout with the virus. I was in the hospital for five days with it myself. Better now. Hope you get back to normal soon.

  • @srcoops  Jan 27

    Hope we can hook up again. Have enjoyed our past efforts.

  • @phlex Jan 18

    - @celineellis
    - @tseaver

    Awesome! Looking forward to it. I'm happy to go with whatever direction the track heads in - whatever happens, it'll be good! I'll join the email conversation to discuss the details!

  • @tseaver  Jan 17

    Re: 4 people video collab


    Each of us then posts the uploaded video to our soundboards, tagging the challenge and listing the other three as collaborators (informally, as the FAWM software only allows for a single "official" collaborator).

    That process is more "planned" / "top-down" than the usual 4-track collaboration, but I think having to do video recording and editing makes some kind of planning more important.

    What do y'all think?


  • @tseaver  Jan 17

    Re: 4 people video collab


    - We settle on a BPM, key, and the instrumentation each of us will play, and work out the arrangement, lyrics, etc.
    - Somebody records (or programs in MIDI) a "scratch" audio version of the song to that arrangement and sends it to the other three. This could even be a non-scratch version of person 1's performance (@celineellis), if that works.
    - We each record our parts to that scratch version. Depending on each one's recording setup, that might be just a phone video w/ audio, or separate video and audio tracks.
    - As each person in order finishes, they send the file with the "mixable" audio to the next person, and both the video and the audio (might be the same file) to the # 4 person (me).
    - Once all four performances are recorded, the # 4 person mixes the audio together, and uses the software to render the "2x2" video along with the mixed audio to a video, and uploads it.


  • @tseaver  Jan 17

    Re: 4 people video collab


    @sjbatavia wrote:

    > I thought it would be a good idea to touch base and set up the
    > technology that we're going to use. I do not have the ability to edit
    > and assemble multiple videos onto one screen. I know there is the
    > Acapella app, but I've never used it.

    I've been learning OpenShot, which does support that four-way video (I tested it last night, in fact). I imagine the process looks something like: