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 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!
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, I AM UNDONE WITH YOUR KIND GESTURE!!
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.......
THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL BEING for my Rock Hands, what a wonderful gift!!!
|#1||Wash Me Clean||
|#2||Who We Really Are @arthurrossi||
|#4||In Her Garden @cindyrella||
|#5||The Naked Eye||
|#6||Kiss Me Again @crisp1||
|#7||Half Way There||
|#8||This Time @kristi||
|#10||Your Last Goodbye||
|#11||Bench by the Sea||
|#12||Traveling Light @jaegerin||
|#13||Back to Banbury||
|#14||In the Pages of a Magazine||
awhh...yer sweet! so glad you enjoyed rosie, and being compared to even one of those songwriters is a great compliment. thanks!
Thanks for the comments on Impossible, Tammy. There's all kinds of time between now and 50/90... 😉
Thank you for the kind words about my song Don't Get Caught. Much appreciated.
Wow! Wish I could get so many comments on my songs! What’s your secret? You had a great Fawm ! Thx for the meaningful interaction! If you have some time please give my album a listen see you next time
Hi Tams 😀
Thanks for your kind comments! I have not listened to The Sundays/Harriet Wheeler. I shall listen now!
Congrats on the trophy! I’ll be stopping back by over the next few days to hear the rest of your songs.
Congrats on getting to the finish line!
Congratulations on your trophy, and thanks for listening and commenting on my last two FAWM 2020 songs.
Congrats on 14!!
I'm one song away from a trophy too!! But I know I can get at least one from the super skirmish starting today. We got this!!
Hey Tammy...just listened to Back to Banbury and loved it. But I wanted to share a general observation about your singing. You have always been so very good and you have such a powerful voice but I have noticed you just keep getting better and better! You have so much control as your voice waxes and wanes through your songs! You can really belt out a line but you can also tenderly sing one too! Your beautiful voice and the way you control it makes it such a delight to listen to your music!
Thanks for the listen and comment on my week 4 challenge song.
Love it, love it, love it 😁 <3
You sure can put music to Travelling Light if you would like to! Am excited to see (or rather hear!) what you come up with.
Thanks for the comments on Ten Percent of Your Heart. I made the suggested change and agree it was a better word choice. Appreciate your input! Thanks
Thanks for busting my scout camping song! It's nice to have something in common with you even though we live miles apart!. Song writing and Kids and Involvement in the scout movement. Thx for all your interaction this FAWM. Let me know if there is anyway I can help you get to those last 4 songs
Thanks for your comments on Stay. Yeah I think you’re right. My Pisces is out in full here. I normally don’t expose that part of myself. Even when singing and that might sound odd (but you also probably already could hear that 😉) It’s a process for me to feel comfortable with revealing myself. It’s more often Aries and steam engine energy (my rising and moon signs are both Aries.) I’m also not the girliest girl who ever girled - not by a long shot. But this one felt very authentic and I’m glad you could hear it, friend. The power of Pisces hearts unite! (Something only an Aries would say hahahaha) 😀
You are very welcome Tammy. Thank you for your kind comment on Your Tragic Mind.
Hallo! Thank you for stopping by and listening to A Mother's Heart - I appreciate the lovely feedback.
Thanks for your generous comment on my collab with Cindy! ❤️
Thanks for the listen and comments! it's much appreciated.
Thanks for listening to our Everything is Sacred!
No, I didn't even know about it! But a gathering of FAWMers sounds like the best!
Tammy, this FAWM I’m determined to vie with you for the title King/Queen of Sad Songs!
Thanks for your nice comments on Bright Half Moon, Tammy!
thanks for comments!
I've got some catching up to do you've had a busy few days 😀
Thank you Tammy, your comment on Endless Waiting made me smiling 😀
Thx for busting my song yes was great fun
Aww love you are so sweet <4
Thank you so much Tammy for your warm and very kind comment on A Lonely Swan.
Thank you so much for the kind words Tammy!
That would be on Day Eightteen btw
Hey Thanks for clicking number 17! The song is done and recorded Bu now if you wanna take a minute
thanks for the insight to your song The Naked Eye.
I just stopped by to say that I hope you are feeling better! <3
Thank you for your awesome comments on “Little Star”. Extremely encouraging. Thank you 😊
Thanks for your thoughts about Take Me For a Ride. I remember the word weaver days.
Hey T! Thanks for the lovely comments on You Can't Say I Didn't Try and the great compliments. Yeah, we've written a few star songs together haven't we?
Thx a lot for for comments on "Heavens gate" Much appreciated.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”!
You are very welcome Tammy. It is always a pleasure to listen to your songs. Thank you for your kind support.
Thanks for listening and the suggestion on the chorus lyric on my latest FAWM song.
Hi Tammy thanks for visiting nice to hear from you
Hi Tammy. I'm not sure but my phone may get fixed in time to post something before the end.
Aww. Thank you, lovely Tammy. 😀
thanks for the feedback! 😉 I just tried singing it the way you suggested.. and the melody / rhythm gets a little lost 😞. I could have maybe annunciated "hand" better in the recording... Will try for that next time!
Hey Tammy, lovely to hear from you... I'm a bit rattled because of work and money etc. so I got off to a bad start but this weekend should see me clear.. and I'll start listening too..
See you and thanks again.
Thanks girl 😄
I'm not really quite sure how that happened?! But yay! I did that extra collab out of the blue so that pushed me there. haha Wild. I had a rare weekend with the house all to myself so it was nice and quiet so I pushed hard Friday and Saturday!
Thanks. It was a healing dream and I wish everyone could have seen it I tried to do the dream justice.
Hey, Tammy, thanks for the comments on If You Want. I appreciate them a lot! Now please go check your email... 😀
Tammy! I would like to thank you sooooo much for your that generous and kind words as well as for the wonderful song you made… It is pure magic! It is great to hear your voice again. I love so much what you made of it! Thank you very, very much!
Thanks for your comment on Fluffy Memory Theme!
Checking in on your home page to make it official. Go Tammy go!
Came to hear more....
HI Tammy!! I wanted to be sure and thank you for your listen and great comments on Different Ways. Also I wanted you to know how much it meant to be welcomed back by you! It warmed my heart...thank you, my friend!!!
Thanks for your kind comment, Tammy! Of course, I would look very forward to it! 😀
I hope to live up to those wonderful descriptors. I’ve been struggling to find any words or theme or plot path, but I think I’m onto something right now thanks to the Druid card challenge. I’m excited finally and feel like maybe I *do* write songs... ever been there?
Not insensitive at all. Thanks so much for listening to that little bit of song, such as it was. 😀
Ha! Oh thank you! I faked the cough (thankfully). I hope you stay well!!!!!! I gotta go to bed (up way past my bedtime) but I'm going to listen to your song tomorrow with fresh ears!
Thank you! 😀
Oh, and btw, if you ever have an opportunity to get in a tank...DO IT!! 😀
Thanks Tammy. Hugs accepted and passed on!
Thanks, Tammy! I kept going back and forth on that title lol It's one of those that could be with another one in parentheses. Thanks for your kind comments 😀
I have some musings for you to hear..just a flow of something, some lyrics some music. How do you usually trade files with collabs? I'm mostly a newbie at this. 😮)
Thank you so much Tammy for your kind comment on "This Promise" - you are so sweet!!
Thank You Tammy!!!! I've been away too long. I'm so looking forward to hearing some more of your work and that amazing voice!! Me..., well I'm rusty! Gotta get back in that groove! wish me luck!!!
Thank you so much for the kind words on "Gretel"! Looking forward to hearing some of your songs this year!
Hi. So um...you wanna work on something?
So funny I was noodling on the guitar today with us in mind. I feel like everything I did today was total caca so I give myself a pass until the morning. I like your idea! We can let it flow and then edit.
"we want the journey, but unsure of the path....." well there's a great line for ya! 😮) Let's ruminate. 😮)
joined a few days late, but I'm really looking forward to this year! Great that you are back too!
Thank you! So glad you're back too. I'm really glad we met last year.
Thanks girl! I hope we can do a song!
Yes, I've already got plenty of song nuggets and ideas! I know I missed last year but I should be here in full force this time. Great to hear from you!
Hi Tammy! Yes, sure..I'd be very happy to have you work on music for "This Time". I'll make a note in the Liner Notes. Thanks!
Thanks for dropping by and taking a listen to my collab with @crisp1
I really didn't have a plan this year and I didn't want to write too much out of this past years experience. It's been pretty heavy. I'm really happy to work in partnership this time around. Just sayin' Sister!! 🧚🏻♀️🎼🧚🏻♀️
Hi Tammy here for Fawm 4 see u round
Hi Tammy! I hope you are fine. It is great to see you here again. After skipping last year, I am looking very forward to your new songs.
Yay!! I am here and can't wait to hear your songs!!
Hallooo, happy FAWM!
same!! good to see you!!!!
Thanks for the note. I almost missed it. Crept up on me this year. Happy songwriting.
Hi Tammy, Happy New Year and Happy FAWM 2020!!
Welcome back! Hope you have an amazing FAWM 2020 -- I look forward to listening!
Good to hear from you! Let's FAWM it up!
Thanks for stopping by! This year, I'm only doing dreamy folk stuff I think you'll like. P.S. Looking forward to hearing your lovely voice again!
Hi Tams. 😀 Wishing you a wonderful first FAWM of the new decade. 😀
Hello Tammy. Yes, you too have a great Fawm. It should be easy for you. All you have to do is open you mouth and sing. 😀
Happy FAWM to you too, Tammy! I’ll be listening!
Thanks for the warm hello!
Best wishes for a marvelously fecund FAWM20!
Bring yummy stuff. I know you will.
Hey Tammy! Have a fun FAWM!
I'm excited we met too and hope to see you again at FAWMstock2020!
Hey Tammy...hello back! Look forward to hearing your songs🎼💛