Influences: Carole King, Carly Simon, Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Blackmore's Night, Natalie Merchant, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, Heart, Stevie Nicks, Johanna Warren, Dolly Parton
FAWM NUMBER 8, 2021!!
How I miss the creative energy and amazing friends I have made here. I need this escape from the crazy world to dust off my heart and soul and find my music again. I am also in the process of making my very first cd "This Girl" while I am doing FAWM and this year, I have a new friend to help me, a 2015 Epiphone Blueshawk (I call it "Blu"). If I can figure out how to record it, I hope I can make some new music with it. Thank you for eight years of magic my friends!
Please check out my WEBSITE tammyjann.com to catch up or to see my photos, poems and recent songs!
THANK YOU MAGICAL BEING FOR MY ROCK HANDS, your gesture has warmed my heart and soul!!
FAWM NUMBER 1 2014
When I was young, I loved to write and sing, but was discouraged by others, so I stopped. I stayed in choirs singing for 30 years, but felt invisible, so I stopped. My son died at the age of 7 from Leukemia and I changed and needed an outlet. I began to write songs and sing. I learned from the Muses Muse and JPF and collaborations, I have worked on 144 songs in five years and learned to play instruments in the past four years, guitar, autoharp, ukulele, mandolin, I have an electric guitar...still working on learning that......This year I added a BANJOLELE that I purchased from Wistah and a Djembe! I'm writing to stay sane and feed my heart and soul and I am enjoying the ride!
FAWM NUMBER 2 2015
My first time was so FAB, I am back for my second run. Open to collabs and so very happy that it is time for FAWM....
(thanks to my Guitar teacher for loaning me a Baritone Uke for the month of FEB...)
FAWM NUMBER 3 2016
Thanks to my FAB FAWM and 50/90 Family, I have the songs and courage to do open mics! In June I did my first open mic and then went to FAWMSTOCK!! So awesome and performed with the most amazing FAWM talents! I am thrilled to be back and am open to collabs as always!!
FAWM Number 4 2017
SAVE ME from this retched negative worldy energy! I am here as a refugee from the outside and hope to find peace and sanity in the arms of my loving FAWMily and our musical creations!
Since I last communed with you dear friends, I have performed two hours of guitar music (no vocal) for the Homeless Veteran's Stand Down and showed my art for the very first time. I was doing lots of open mics, but hit the wall of massive depression at the end of October and stopped doing music all together.
I am here to find my mojo, my muse and my drive. I feel my NEED to be here is as large as my LOVE to be here. Please help me FAWM...you are my only hope!!!
2/5/17 UPDATE!! My son gifted me with the disease that is going around his school! Please be patient while I convalesce!
FAWM NUMBER 5, 2018!!
I've missed you FAWM, let's make some music!!
FAWM NUMBER 6, 2019!!
OH how I miss you dear FAWMily!! I have been performing more and making money. I am even registering the songs I'm playing in ASCAP and I will reap the TENS OF DOLLARS and so will my fine collaborative friends!!
Step into my madness and listen to the crazy makings of my mind.......
FAWM NUMBER 7, 2020!! LUCKY NUMBER 7!
I am ready to step back into this creative realm where I can explore where I am and find my muse. I love being in the world of my FAWM friends and I look forward to hearing you all again!
|#2||Where I Want You (By My Side) @crisp1||
|#3||Tears at Midnight @mikeb||
|#4||Start Walking in Your Dreams||
|#6||I Want To Go Back @mikeb||
|#7||Until You @cindyrella||
|#9||Lights at Sea||
|#10||I Can't Wait @kristi||
|#11||He Changed His Stripes||
|#13||Fades to Gray @mikeb||
|#14||I Am Frankenstein||
I always love immersing myself in your creative Spirit Tammy. Here's to endless inspiration.💜💐🎶
Thank you so much for your kind words on The Sweetest Thing!
Thanks, Tammy on Three Big Words. Cheers.
Thanks for the listen to Invocation. I think I wrote that for my own weary Soul. By the comments I've gotten, I wasn't alone in that boat. Gonna retrack that one with more percussion and so on. You know the drill! xoxos
You are very welcome Tammy. Every song you post is gorgeous. You are very talented. Thank you for all your support and kindness. Your comments always make me feel happy. Hope you a enjoying a beautiful Spring time.
Thanks for the congrats and likewise! Also thanks for the comment on "Jokivarsi"!
So glad you like Time to Live Again. It was a miracle I got it done by the end of FAWM. Wish I had done more than a few songs, but I still did FAWM
Hi Tammy, thanks so much for listening to my songs. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Yeah, it’s great to have a singing partner, isn’t it?
About bossa nova: I think you’re right that the drums are essential. I almost always find that writing the rhythm first or finding the rhythm in the words is half the battle, in any song. I think that with bossa nova, the drum and bass are both essential. If you get the bass and kick drum going together in that BUM ba-DUM, ba-DUM, ba-DUM, with the bass oulining the harmonies, then you can strum jazz chords on the guitar and it will work. I’m not an expert on bossa nova by any means, but I’m pretty sure that it’s the bass and drum that’s the key. You don’t really have to play the guitar in a bossa rhythm if you’ve got that going. You can almost play long chords and it will work. And then get more rhythmic when it feels right, like in the breaks at the ends of lines. I hope you find a way to connect with this music in your writing and produce something good! I can’t blame you for being inspired by Sergio Mendes. I love his music!
Thanks for listening recently to three of my songs. They were fun to write.
I was hoping to see you at the FAWMover Zoom meeting. Well, it will be so much better when we can all congregate in person once more. Best wishes to you.
Hey Tammy! Great to be in touch on here. Thank you for listening and commenting on my songs !
You are welcome. Did you get a chance to listen and read my re-write of "Man In The Moon" after the suggestion from the group?
Thanks for your comments. I can't wait for next year now I have done one FAWM.
Thanks so much for the kind words about "Boulevard Montmartre"! Really appreciate the thoughtful feedback!
Thank you so much for checking out "Vista" and for your kind channel comment. You are welcome for listening to those songs, I just regret that I haven't been able to get to more! Maybe soon. 🙂
Thank you Tammy for your warm comments, for your challenge and for all your support.
The paint color challenge was so much fun! Thanks for your comments on my song Lark Wing.
Thanks again for your special comments on the last song of this challenge. I will take some time to listen to your album.. congratulations too.
Gee that was such a wonderful comment on the song Boot Chains.. Ya it kinda started off in one direction and ended up in another..
Hello fellow New Hampshire'er (?)...Thanks for listening and commenting on my song The Avenue...You interested in a little tit4tat? You recommend a few songs for me to listen to and vice versa?
Tammy so great to hear you again. You sound great and congratulations on your FAWM win.
Thank you also for your warm comment on Winter Clouds. Thank you so much Tammy.
Tammy, thank you so much. I'm delighted you like Valentine Snow. I had a nice moment to create this piece thanks to Corinne's beautiful prompt. Thank you so much for listening and for giving such an inspiring comment. I appreciate it much more than I can express in words.
You are very welcome Tammy. I'm around in March and I'm looking forward to hearing more of yours songs.
Congrats on your trophy, and thanks for your kind comments on 'You can be my Harry Potter' and 'I am the yin and the yang'.
I'm definitely going to work on both those a bit more. Like your butter bear suggestion. I may have to quiz my sons on the Harry/Ron dynamic as they are resident experts on all things to do with that series of books/films!
Hey Tammy, congrats on your trophy!
thx for you comments . I do pray that the difficulties of life will afford you some time to breathe and sing and be you. Cant believe you still got 14 under the circumstances. You earned your trophy and some!
Thank you! I have lots more binging to do of him...it took up alot that first week. I haven't seen "Hearts in Atlantis" yet. Seriously a tragic loss of talent. I particularly loved "Love you like Crazy." I'll be stopping by to listen this week!
music is up for Thomas
Thank you for sharing what my “nurse” song meant to you. I appreciate what you wrote so much. I can’t imagine what you’ve been through but I’m so glad to hear that nurses were helpful to you and your son. My heart goes out to you. Sending you love and a hug 💜
Thank you for your kind comment on Dragonfae!
You have had a great FAWM....some great songs...I also appreciate your comments. They are very uplifting! Thanks,
You made it! Woo hoo!!! Congratulations!
Almost there! You can do it!
Oh my heart just broke reading your comment. I'm so incredibly sorry and am sending so much love to your heart too. Thank you for listening and for your thoughtful feedback.
Thanks for the comment on Silence. 😀
Sure, Tammy on I Can't Wait! It's all yours...
Phenomenal work on Until You! I love it!
Thanks for your nice comments on my Calamity Jane lyrics. 😀
That all sounds so cool. Thank you for sharing that. It’s been so great to be a small part of this community.
Where in NH are you? I’m in the upper valley, about a mile from VT but on the NH side. Is anything that is organized in the area for FAWM peeps? This my first year doing FAWM; it’s been really great. So much to like about it but I’m still exploring. I’ve heard lots of great music here, including some of yours. I just listened to few.
Thanks for reaching. Actually, I’m wondering now if commented on my soundboard or the forum. Hmmmm, not sure how that works.
Thanks for commenting on Lament on a Winter's Eve. I started FAWM very low and slow this year. It helped to post that and get your supportive comment. Music/vocals by Kadmad202 will be posted this weekend I think.
Thanks for the comment!
Always good to find someone from my neck of the woods.
Thanks for your kind words about my song. I’ll have a listen to yours tomorrow. Nice to meet fellow Joni listener.
Hey, thanks for the lovely comment and for sending Mr Dragon Dreams over 😊
Hiya Tammy! Thanks for listening to Raven and for your kind words!!! I am really behind but you are high on my list of favorite FAWMers to listen to very soon!
I will share your comments with Gary! I tried to get him to do FAWM this year but he wasn't able to. I did get some nice harmonies from him for Raven though!
aaaaawwww so many thanks for your lovely comment on my first song since years. I hope I can still translate the text. My english is ... in german we say "unterirdisch" (underground) for bad 😉
Thank you very much for your kind and touching comment on "Völva" <3
Thanks tons for your comments on Blackberries and Greek Yogurt! I'm tickled pink that you enjoyed it! That makes two of us, and if something I write moves someone other than myself, I'm doubly successful.
The weird background roar is from the patch I used on my effects for the dulcimer. It's an "out of the box" patch that I'd never tried, and I just wanted to get the song published, rather than futzing with electronics!
Thanks so much for your comment on the Paint Card 10x10, and for sharing the list of names in the first place! They’re perfect for a 10x10!
Thank you for your kind comments on “One Morning in Fez” — and yes, you picked out the exact lines that related to the paint card, the first lines that I wrote as I started writing the song.
What a beautiful song. The words, music, and singing really take this lyric off the ground. [Pun intended. 😀 ]
Glad to see you 'round these parts as well, Tammy! And thank you for the kind words on "Julian" and "Candles". 🙂
I changed it now.
Thanks for all your comments! And yes, I think you're right about the 'rape'. I am going to change it to something else just not sure what yet.
Hi back! 😀
Thanks for the message! Just cranked out some lyrics and will try to take part this year. See you around!
Thanks for visiting. Hope you give a roll a chance! 😀
Thanks for giving Deeper and Deeper a slice of your time. I'm really glad you like it.
Came to hear a song... looking (checks watch) looking (checks calendar) looking... I'll be back. 😀
Thanks for the listen and comment on the song I did for your Famous Painting Challenge!
Hey T. May your FAWM be fruitful and you accomplish your goals.
Hi Tammy...missed the opening ceremony, but I am here!
Have a great FAWM
Thanks for listening to all three songs - I'll be looking out for your first!
Thank you for what you said on Slow Again. Looking forward to hearing whatever you conjure this month : )
Thank you for the very kind words on "Can't Escape".
Tammy, I hope I'll write something again this year 😀 (I'm sad because my cat died on Monday)
Ooooh, it's wonderful that you are here again! <3
Thanks for the kind words, my friend. Nothing to hear here yet. I'll be back when there is. Bring soon.
Hi Tammy, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. Looking forward to hearing your beautiful songs.
Hey Tammy, I hope you’re okay
Thanks for your kind comment and good to see you can relate in some way. Can't wait to come back and listen to your music 😀
Hey GF! Yes, I'm here. Hope to at least write lyrics but also do some music as i am able!
Hi, looking forward to what you come up with this year.
thank you for your lovely comment 😀
Thanks for your comment on "Menace" Tammy. I played around on Garageband and came up with the music first, and thought it sounded menacing. There certainly are ugly vile feelings and words out there in the world. Looking forward to your first song!
It was good seeing you on the Muse call, and thanks for the nice welcome to this site.
8th FAWM is impressive!
Thanks, happy FAWMing! 😁
Hi, Tammy. Good being with you on the open mic yesterday. Let’s get Fawming!
Wow FAWM 8 may it be Great bringing Peace and Creativity in this crazy time Be blessed!
Hi Tammy - so happy to see you here! Looking forward to hearing your new fawm songs!
Hi, Tammy! Hope you have a wonderful FAWM!
Hello! Great to see you here again. Let's do it.
Thank you my dear. My Mom died last Sunday from the Trump virus so I'm in a stunned silence. But I'm slowly surfacing....
Hey Tammy...very exciting to hear about the coming album! Prolific songwriting wishes to you
Hey Tammy! Hoping to pop in and potentially post new tunes this Feb! Happy FAWM!
Hi Tammy! I am back this year and will do my best to do some songwriting. Excited to hear what you create. 😀
Hey Tammy! Excited to hear what FAWM has in store for you! Lori
Thanks! Happy FAWMing to you too 😁
Oh yes I will be!! thanks! I'm here now! was busy releasing a new song today. And now I'm almost entirely fully here! Are you planning to push to 14 this year?
Hi Tams! I am very happy you will be here this year again. Thanks so much for the kind welcome!