E Agner 21


DC US   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   rock punk indie country bluegrass western swing blues other

I've been doing FAWM for a long time, and it’s part of my life. There are many who have done it longer than I have, but I’ve done it more consecutive years than most.

Twelve years and 852 miles in the making, singer-songwriters Nancy Rost and Eric Agner have released their first record, Violet Cusp. Rost, a singer-pianist based in Madison, WI and Agner, a singer and bassist in Washington, D.C. have been co-writing long distance since 2008. Their songs, expansive and energetic, span the genre gamut.


Demos from years past: http://soundcloud.com/fawm-standup/
And cowrites with @pfoo from the last few years: https://unredeemedsevenths.bandcamp.c...

Pronouns: He/his/him


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  • @tabitha Apr 18

    Thanks for your lovely message. I really enjoyed the open mic and it was great to see people such as yourself who I have noticed on FAWM before. Thank you for being so welcoming!

    As for the songs, I put music to a couple of them at the time (Although never recorded/ posted them because I have never really felt comfortable singing. Perhaps that will change someday, we shall have to wait and see) and am going to work my way through the rest of them. So at some point, they might exist, who knows.

  • @brisk Mar 26

    Thanks for your comment on Feels So Dumb a week ago - I just logged in to FAWM for no reason and it was lovely to see. I'll try to get round to listening to yours tonight, but I am so distractible I may forget.

  • @beautyspot Mar 11

    Thanks for the comment on Dust. I have to thank FAWM for pushing me in the direction of improvising songs In FAWM 2017, I planned to record songs that were partial completed with either lyrics. melodies, or both, but when it came to putting them to paper I just could not produce anything that I liked and was not enjoying the process. So to get the creative juices flowing I just set up microphones and pressed the record button and let stuff flow out. Not only did I find it enjoyable, I found that I could be happy with the flaws, mistakes and out of tune singing. Where as with the songs in my head and fingers, I was searching for a perfection that was just not possible and was always re-recording, re-writing and rearranging the songs to the point that I was not longer engaged with them. Now I just plug in, play and record and then see what happens. Most times it does not work, but when it does, it is a wonderful feeling of freedom of expression without limits.

  • @doglatin  Mar 8

    Thanks for the comments on "Thanks for the Ride", I think you tapped into some of the confusion inherent in the lyrics, also I think you're the only person who's commented on the ending, I appreciate that!

  • @resonut123 Mar 6

    Thanks for the comment on my song: No Junk-Just Funk

  • @bethdesombre  Mar 5

    Yup, there really is a place called Redemption Tattoo. I know nothing else about it, but when you're a songwriter and have to write 14 songs quickly, how could you not claim that concept?! (now I wonder if they want to hear the song!) Thanks for you rcomments.

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Mar 5

    Aw thanks for the feedback. Yes, I will never understand how some people value a relationship so little that a friendship that comes along is just allowed to turn into something more. That is both a choice and the arrogance of thinking you can have it all but not making a choice. A weird contradiction, choosing not to choose.

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 3

    So great meeting you at FAWMstock.
    Can't believe I am just coming by now. I had a rough Feb, so I wasn't active for the most part. Good now, bad timing
    I had been looking forward to doing a collab with you.
    Next year...or hopefully at FAWMstock again!

  • @lisamarie777 Mar 2

    Thanks for the kind words on my song about the TV Jr. πŸ˜€

  • @mikeb Mar 2

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my song - 'low tech' - necessary when my computer recording system went belly up the first week of FAWM!

  • @angelinapowersuit Mar 2

    It's okay, I think I was doing both, so I can see how it could get confusing πŸ˜€

  • @angelinapowersuit Mar 2

    Thanks so much for your comments on, "Across the Train Tracks." I may have used the word, "bellow," a bit loosely in order to personify the cello, more about the emotion it expressed rather than how it literally sounded. And no, I was referring to an actual violin/cello duet that I witnessed across the train tracks on my subway ride (NYC). Thanks again!

  • @fuzzy  Mar 2

    No worries!
    Yeah, FAWM can be a crazy busy place. See you at 50/90!

  • @hazzard Mar 2

    thank you so much for your comment on "clearly" - i wasn't sure if the lyrics worked, but your read was pitch-perfect and made me feel so much more confident in the song!

  • @cts  Mar 2

    Well dang, dude. I guess I need to get to listening!

  • @beautyspot Mar 1

    Hey thanks for the comment on Get out of your skin. Since the playing and lyrics were improvised, i never really thought that there was any sort of message. I have been thinking about change and going out of one's comfort zone, and I will now get down to learning this little song and flesh out the lyrics. Thanks so much for your insiight

  • @electrocelte Mar 1

    It's "pain". Thanks for listening and your kind words man!

  • @vivalarayna Feb 29

    Thanks so much for listening to "Chronic". It is truly a high honor to be deemed "punk AF". 😍 I'm glad you enjoyed my delightful and charming personality!

  • @dianaviney Feb 29

    Thanks for your comment on Hope. I am totally impressed by how many songs you've done. I hope to listen to more in the coming week.

  • @roblincoln  Feb 29

    Thanks for checking out Raspberry Overcoat. You definitely get it.

  • @jenjen  Feb 29

    Funny! thanks for your comment! you should definitely check out a shorepound near you soon.

  • @zecoop  Feb 28

    Just finished up Tape 10 and will send it over. I'll probably give you a quick mix of what we have so far so you can prepare for the last track. It has a spacey sounding synth, spacey sounding vocals (and I think she added some guitar too after the vocals) and I played drums.

  • @zecoop  Feb 28

    I just did a quickie remix and raised up your guitar a little (and moved it over a little) so it could be heard better. Good one, you two!!! That was fun.

  • @ozcompr  Feb 28

    Thanks for the feedback on "Overcast"! Trying to grow each day!

  • @geoffkilian Feb 27

    Appreciate your online dating advice!

  • @medievil Feb 27

    Thank you for your comments. πŸ˜€

  • @franniezest Feb 22

    Thanks for checking out my Trouble song!

  • @hoppiern  Feb 22

    Thanks so much for your kind comments!! Yes, I agree I went a bit overboard with the marimba sound πŸ˜‚ - you are definitely right about that! I always get carried away when I find a new sound in my DAW 😊. Thank you so much for listening!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 22

    Hey thanks so much for your comment on my collab with Nancy!

  • @lastnightilie Feb 19

    Hey Eric, thanks for the ideas! I'm looking into both of them πŸ˜€

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 17

    Thanks so much for your comments. You know, I bought a digital recorder that can handle multi-tracks. I promised myself I would learn how to do multi tracks, but I'm so chicken. (For what reason, I don't know.) It's not a really obvious process, and I had to figure it out by experimenting. Time to learn!

  • @tippergore Feb 16

    I'm glad I helped! I agree that offensive music is a bland option.

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 15

    I've now made the song Follow downloadable - https://fawm.org/songs/104398/

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 15

    Thanks for your kind words- and words of encouragement, too.

  • @fourzeroes Feb 14

    Oh I see. Having a slow month. Thanks for listening πŸ˜€

  • @rem80s Feb 14

    Hey there, appreciate the kind words and our mutual love of REM. Rock on!

  • @yaquimike Feb 13

    Happy FAWM!

  • @fourzeroes Feb 13

    It's not autobiographical!

  • @madeline Feb 10

    Thanks for the kind comment on my song lyrics, Waylaid. The plan is to get myself to 14 well-formed songs and then I'll be posting as many music demos as I can. Cheers!

  • @adnama17  Feb 10

    Que sera sera!

  • @markg  Feb 10

    Thanks for the listen and the mixing advice. I'm a technical caveman with my home studio, and the mixing sound I get (muddy) is so much worse and different than the final product. Someday I'll figure it all out, after I learn to speak Spanish.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 10

    Thanks so much for listening to Calcium!

  • @adnama17  Feb 9

    Sent you an email. I can also send you the track raw if you prefer.

  • @kristi  Feb 8

    Thanks for sharing your inner dialogue on "Bridges are for Crossing". Funny. There's a lot to explore with bridges and I believe that's my first lyric about them! (What can compare to Bridge Over Trouble Waters" and all that....hard not to think about that one...)

  • @tsunamidaily  Feb 8

    thanks for commenting on santo cello. i'm going to do a whole series of experimental instrumentals based on my rudimentary cello skills.
    keep having fun!

  • @adnama17  Feb 8

    Roger that! Stay tuned!

  • @adnama17  Feb 8

    Hi! I have several little piano tidbits that I could sent you, but can't decide which direction to go. Please choose one from each of the following categories and let me know your choices:
    Major or Minor
    Fast or Slow
    Busy or Chill
    Sustain or No Sustain

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 8

    Thank you. My song is definitely political, and highly flammable. I read somewhere that he was late meeting THE QUEEN of England, because he couldn't find his favorite hairspray.

  • @tiller2  Feb 7

    Eric, thanks for your kind comments on "Play With Me."

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 7

    Heh. I'm not sure ANY of my ambient music is at all sweet πŸ˜€

  • @thefuneralcrasher  Feb 6

    Thanks for your kind words and encouragement πŸ˜ƒ

  • @cleanshoes Feb 2020

    Thank you so much for your encouraging words and for your comment on 'West of Here'! Will hopefully have a few more tunes in me before the month is out. Happy FAWM!

  • @goldarrow  Feb 2020

    Hi Eric, Thanks for the comment. I will try and get a demo posted before months end. Maybe start it on Bandcamp and let you put base to it. Just not sure how Bandcamp works, haven't set down figure it out yet. I do use Cakewalk.

  • @owl  Feb 2020

    Hello! Thanks for swinging by to comment. I will be back to listen and comment as well!

  • @emkaydeebee  Feb 2020

    Thanks for your comment on Instruction Manual! I think the β€œsupposed to have” is part of the huge lie that we all presume is true, until we actually have our first kid, and then it takes a year or so to learn the scary truth - that we’re all just winging it, and so did our own parents!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2020

    10 minutes is about right. But you know me REALLY well by now...

  • @barbara  Feb 2020

    No problem! Actually, seeing the bones of your image link as a dropbox link was eye-opening to me. I've never put an image into a post before, partly because I didn't think I had a way to direct link to any images. But I have dropbox!! Duh. And I've been straightening out my mp3 links for two years. I figured it might be the same principle and gave it a shot. So with our two half-understandings we've create a whole!

  • @adnama17  Feb 2020

    And yes! I predict lots of piano this year. You want in on the action?

  • @whispermouse  Feb 2020

    Thanks for commenting - looking forward to hearing what you get up to this year!

  • @lishie5000 Feb 2020

    I’ll send you some lyrics and a melody this weekend. Can you and Patti have some fun with it? Awww yeah.

  • @ginomakesmusic Feb 2020

    Thanks for the message, fellow "local"! I'm excited to see what your creative brain has in store for this month. πŸ˜€

  • @rockkid71 Feb 2020

    Dude your stuff is great πŸ˜€ I'm singer guitar player. Never collaborated before so you will have to guide me through it. I struggle with lyrics and I have realized I need to plan out the song before diving in and smashing out some chords and running into a big old dead end..

  • @cts  Feb 2020

    That is all kinds of cool. Can't wait to check out the entire project. This is the one you did with Nancy, correct?

  • @pbtaylorjr  Jan 2020

    Got your message. I’m not often in DC with nothing to do or much time to do it in but I might could maybe make something work. The real question is how sketchy is your neighborhood and how much parking do you have. Last thing I want is to get beat up for my gear as I’m walking down the mean streets of DC. lol (I’m a bit of a weenie about the city.)

  • @markg  Jan 2020

    Getting psyched for FAWM! I'll be watching for your songs.

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2020

    Hello, hello! Are you ready for another round of FAWM?! Here's hoping! Have an awesome one!

  • @oddaustin Jan 2020

    I wish you good fortune in the carnage to come.

  • @eargoggle  Jan 2020

    Hey Mr. Eric! Good to hear from you and looking forward to hearing your digital and analog mucking about...that is what we do here, right?

  • @jessicagraae  Jan 2020

    Always love your songs and recordings! I do hope we'll see each other in person again this year.

  • @petemurphy Jan 2020

    Heya, thanks. Yeah, I'll play Write Real Soon on next week's Pre-FAWM show. I couldn't find an option to download it from the Soundcloud link you sent. so is there any chance you could email the track to me please? My email should be in my profile on here, but if not, it's heatwave_radio (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
    Cheers! Hope you have a great FAWM.

  • @elesimo  Jan 2020

    Happy FAWM, @standup! Looking forward to your songs and some 4-track collabs! πŸ˜€

  • @loveonamixtape  Jan 2020

    Good to see you back again, too! Looking forward to hearing what you cook up this Feb!

  • @russiasaturn Jan 2020

    Hey! I would definitely love to collaborate on something. If you lean more rock, that would be a great direction to go. I still love folk and it's what I'm used to composing/singing, but rock is generally my go-to genre for listening, so it seemed fun to branch out this year. Want to exchange emails?

  • @kellylog99 Jan 2020

    So excited to find you on here!! I play upright bass too.

    Keep rockin

  • @apertome  Jan 2020

    Hey, good to hear from you! I am excited about FAWM, for sure. I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year!

  • @johncrossman  Jan 2020

    Eagerly awaiting the release of your next album! πŸ˜€

  • @adnama17  Jan 2020

    Hey there! Who's turn is it to do what exactly. 😁

  • @carleybaer  Jan 2020

    Hey Eric! Likewise πŸ˜€ thanks for saying hi!

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2020

    You both get better every year...
    I’m not doing four track this year but will listen to them all.

  • @w1n  Jan 2020

    Have a good FAWM yourself, looking forward to hearing some new tunes by you.

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    If said opportunity pops up I say let's go for it!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2020

    I second that with enthusiasm!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2020

    Thank you. It is going to be helpful. I appreciate you for checking in! I’m looking forward to hearing your music again this year. You always have a lot of ideas that do in all directions. Best wishes to you and @pfoo!

  • @littlespiral Jan 2020

    aaaah dang, the "other" bay area! well in any case, you're on my watchlist. see you when the clock strikes feb 1!

  • @littlespiral Jan 2020

    good to meet another bay area fawmer!

  • @zecoop  Jan 2020

    Here it comes... Can't wait to hear your music and get some tapes done! πŸ˜€

  • @cts  Jan 2020

    Bonjour, mon ami! 😁

  • @tsunamidaily  Jan 2020

    thanks for your comments on bows and such. who wouldn't listen to someone whose handle is standup that has a picture of you playing an upright as an avatar?
    have the best FAWM this year

  • @fuzzy  Jan 2020

    I hope you have a great FAWM!!
    Your music is always interesting!!

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 2020

    Here's to a great FAWM!