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.....
I never thought it would happen, but I'm here for my fourth FAWM! I'm originally from Detroit, but I've been in Kalamazoo for over 20 years. I currently play guitar in my band Treading Bleu -- and all of my bandmates are FAWMers as well (@kovbleu, @zecoop, and @guatecoop).
In addition, @kovbleu and I have just started a brand new project: Static of a Stranger (named after one of her FAWM songs, incidentally!) which is very exciting. No recordings yet (it's very new), but we have a few shows booked in and around Kalamazoo over the next few months.
If I have a challenge for myself this year, it's probably to be a little more calm about this. In the past, I've always yielded to what I refer to as the "crushing burden of expectation"...basically the neurosis that everything I send out into the world MUST be perfect (leaving aside the fact that there is no such thing). This (as my bandmates will confirm) has caused me pretty serious stress in years past, enough to almost consider giving this up. Add all of this to my habitual insecurity and it's a pretty potent cocktail. So this year my goal is to RELAX, and let this happen however it will. WAY more info than anyone cares to know, sorry!!
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!
No songs by this fawmer (yet).