slawbleu 1


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.....

Sixth time around....

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!

I have no idea what this year will bring. Unfortunately, the state of the world over the last year (and the endless amounts of time at home) have not sparked my creativity. On the contrary, I've barely played guitar (or any instrument) since FAWM 2020 -- just seemed pointless. But I've powered up the studio, put the pedalboard back together, and pulled the amplifiers out of storage, so at least the tools are available if I can bear to use them.

On a lighter note, two new puppies in the house also means that I won't quite have the uninterrupted time that I've had in the past, but we'll see what happens (they are very cute, though).

In other words, let the fun begin (maybe)!! 😀

UPDATE 2/20/21: So the answer turned out to be a soul-crushing NO. This is the first time I've been on the site at all in over a week, and it's already causing me anxiety just being here. To my friends on here: I will try to listen to your creations at some point if/when I can stand to be here again. No promises except that I will try. Thanks everyone. Maybe next year (?)


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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  • @leslie  Jan 17

    Just over the border, but these days it feels farther. I look forward to sharing the stage again some day! Have a fulfilling FAWM and may your insecure demons bounce right the F off.

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 15

    Hi, my friend! Looking forward to hearing that delicious sound! Happy FAWM!

  • @zecoop  Jan 13

    I hope that you are back this year for whatever fun you can manage! Looking forward to hearing your magic as always. 😀