slawbleu 9


Kalamazoo, US   Feb 2016  

Artist Bio

Influences:   The Smiths, R.E.M., Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Velvet Undergound, King Crimson, Dylan, The Beatles, all sorts of 80s and 90s college rock, Tim Buckley, Can, Talking Heads, Todd Rundgren, Stars, Radiohead, Brandi Carlile, Wilco, Neko Case, Joni Mitchell, lots of jazz (although I can't play jazz), The Sundays, and lots and lots of musical family that never fail to inspire me: Glowfriends (Tambourina), Fiona Dickinson, Jes Kramer, Carrie McFerrin, Matt Borr, Megan Dooley, Kaitlin Rose, Corn Fed Girls, Katy May, Liz Snavely (LVNMUZIQ), and, especially, Stacy Koviak-Davison :)....the list goes on and on and on.....


Happy 5th FAWMiversary to me! I'm originally from Detroit, but I've been in Kalamazoo, Michigan for over 20 years. Although we are currently on hiatus, I play guitar in the band Treading Bleu -- and all of my bandmates are FAWMers as well (@kovbleu, @zecoop, and @guatecoop). @kovbleu and I are also a duo called Static of a Stranger, and I'll certainly be writing with an ear toward things that we can use for that project!

Much like last year, my goal is to make this a low-stress FAWM. I had some success last year, but man, insecurity is a BEAST!

In other words, let the fun begin!! 😀


My band's album can be found here:

Latest album "Stories Telling Themselves":

My band websites:

Thanks for listening and happy FAWM everyone!



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  • @lisamarie777 Mar 2

    Thanks for the kind words and checking out my song 😀 I'm hoping to add music to that one soon. I'm super slow at that, haha!

  • @angelinapowersuit Feb 20

    THANK you for your feedback on "Living with the Enemy," I followed your advice about panning guitar left and right and it seemed to do the trick! (did not have time to double up though). I'm finishing up a week in Austria but hopefully will catch up a bit when I get home.

  • @downburst  Feb 11

    I fixed my clicks! (I ficksed my clix?)

  • @angelinapowersuit Feb 10

    Hi Chris! Slow start for me this year, as always, but so glad to see and hear you again!

  • @downburst  Feb 9

    Yes! I hate the clicking noises! My buffer was too small or something. I'll probably re-record the vocals. Thank you for the listen and the kind words.

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 9

    Thanks for your comment on Ain't Gonna. I'm glad that you heard the same thing I did (which means my ears aren't totally crazy yet.) Sent you a note on Sundazzle. If you're interested in a collab, just shoot me an email. we'll work something out.

  • @clioem Feb 8

    Oh thank you!!!

  • @srcoops  Feb 8

    thanks for your nice comment on My Dear. Good to hear from you. Hope you are doing well. Remember you from the club in Kalamazoo.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 6

    Thanks for the info. I just bought a Squier CV p-bass which I really like but I’m still figuring out the best ways to dial it in for a mix.

  • @owl  Feb 5

    Jinx, ha, I just left you a comment on your song at exactly the same time! Thank you for the nice comment! Here's my pro tip on how to punch in: make a time selection and right-click on the record button and select "time selection auto-punch"! That's it! Then you can back it up as far as you want and it will auto-punch at the right spot.

  • @santadharma Feb 5

    Aww thanks so much for your comment. Meant to put this here but accidentally posted on our own page. Good to be gracious towards your self too. Self love 😂

  • @owl  Feb 3

    Thank you for commenting on "Squid Linguistics"! I'll be back later for some listening!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 3

    Thank you so much for your comment on When the Night Falls - and for the AM comparison. She, Annie Lennox and Sam Brown were my favorite UK female vocalists during the 80s.

  • @dani312  Feb 1

    Hey thanks for your feedback on Postcards From The Past!! 😀

  • @guatecoop  Jan 27

    Hey Chris!! Great to have you back! I’m certainly going to be asking for collaboration. I hear good things about that mic. Have you tried it! Shockingly, I didn’t get any new mics this year. I really need to focus on mastering what I know. I’m so looking forward to hearing your music again this year. Sooooo good.

  • @zecoop  Jan 22

    Hope to hear more amazing stuff from you this year, my friend!! 😀

  • @owl  Jan 22

    Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year! Happy FAWMing!

  • @leslie  Jan 19

    You and your skills are eagerly anticipated. Have a rewarding FAWM!

  • @kovbleu  Jan 15