Influences: American old-timey, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz........ and artists like: Liz Frencham, Nickel Creek, Brittany Haas, Hanneke Cassel, The Wailin' Jennys, Trouble in the Kitchen, Lau, Sarah Jarosz, Abigail Washburn, Clare Bowditch, Crooked Still, Joni Mitchell, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, The East Pointers, I'm With Her, Tatiana Hargreaves, Hilarie Burhans, Cathy Fink...
I'm a fiddle player (who sometimes also plays the violin!) and I love to sing as well as play piano and piano accordion. I've written more instrumentals than songs with lyrics so far but would like that to change!
This will be my THIRD FAWM and I'm excited to be inspired and motivated to make some music. This year I'm not sure how much I'll be able to FAWM as I am starting a new music teaching job as well as trying to get a recording done with a songwriter friend of mine. But I'll try to squeeze in as much as I can!
A new development this year is that I have taken up the banjo (clawhammer style). This has been my relaxing hobby in the evenings when my 2 year old son has gone to bed! Am definitely going to be investigating how to incorporate banjo into my compositions.
Would love to collaborate!
Thanks for listening and commenting on my collab "Since We First Touched" I appreciate it!
Yay, thank you! And hooray for your banjo hobby! I'll have to take a listen within a few days! : ))
Thank you so much for commenting on my experimental song "Friend or Foe." I really appreciate the listen!! I'm so glad you connected with it. 😀
thanks for your comments on Turning Pages 😀
Hallo! Thanks for listening and for the good words! Looking forward to hearing you back.
C'mon. You can do it. It's the weekend!
Of course, Tanya!
Let me know if you want me to send it. I can’t seem to download from FAWM?
Hope you’re doing well and managing some downtime between work and motherhood
Relaxing banjo sounds like an oxymoron! Anyways Happy Fawming!!!!
Hi Tanya! Yes, I'll be around, though I've had a few other things to sort out first, but I'll catch up and I'll come back and listen to you in a little while!
Looking forward to another good one! Can’t wait to collab and actually get to play our stuff together! ❤️
Thanks for your kind words on my tunes- Love your sound!!!
Thanks so much for all the kind words & encouragement during my first FAWM!
Oh, then I'm happy for you for your job, have lots of fun! About your song - I liked it, I even put it in my browser favorite fawm songs, right now I got 4 songs there. It's not a problem at all, Sharing is caring.. And... my fawm is okay, it was a bit tough until a few minutes ago, I've just finished my first song and I got so much pressure of of my self. Gonna try to rock so more soon.. now.. who knows. How are you progressing?
Hmm. I think that we should collab. What say you?
Good luck at your new job.
Wow! Two up already! Go you. 😀 I’m stuck because I’ve started writing a song about my Dad and it’s hard and intense and as such can’t be rushed. I was tempted to just post the lyric before I go to sleep just to have the sense that I was meeting the song every two days deadline, but I´m really trying to hold off posting this year until I have some audio.
Thank you for your kind words on”Never Looking Back”. If you see any of my lyrics that you think would be a good fit. I’d be interested in collaborating. You have a nice voice and I love the banjo and violin
Thanks for your lovely comments - sorry for making you cry!
Thank you for the welcome - really enjoying your tracks. That banjo is just ace!!!
Well, your fiddle sounds terrific (as always), but you are absolutely rocking that banjo also! I'm impressed and rather jealous (banjo is one of those stringed instruments whose finer points have always eluded me). Such a gorgeous, peaceful tune.
Thanks for you comment, good luck to you!
Hi there, waiting to hear your second! Hope your'e having fun.
It was a pleasure, I really enjoyed the listen
Thanks for the kind welcome! I loove the fiddle! 😀
Hey there! Hopefully little Rafael will provide me with inspiration too. Would perhaps help even more if he remembered how to sleep at night though! Happy FAWMing 😊
Hey Tanya, yes I plan to FAWM this year 😀 and you are always high on my list, in case you think about collaborating!!
Helloo, nice to digitally see you! Yep I'll be giving it a 3/4 hearted crack, look forward to hearing your tunes. Would love to collab with you!
Happy FAWM to you too! It'll be cool to see how you make use of banjo. I've never tried to play one. I have played a little bit of mandolin, which is an interesting experience, coming from a violin background. Frets are weird!
Hi and great to hear from you! The collab was fun last year. Hope to "see" ya around!
Thank you! And same to you - maybe THIS will be the year I learn how to do a collab and we could write a nice boot-tapper!? Maybe!
Hi dear! Hope all is well, and hope you'll have a great fawm this year. Can't wait to hear your lovely tunes.
Aw, thank you so much! I am looking forward to hearing what you write this year too!!! <3
Hi Tanya! My fiddle playing is still nowhere (Grade 1 after 2 years) so I'll happily listen to yours!
Thanks, Tanya! I wouldn't miss FAWM for anything. Happy Fawming!
Hi, thanks! Can’t wait to start listening and creating.
Happy FAWM, fiddle girl!
looking forward to seeing what youve got this month!
Hiya Tanya. Yep, back in and looking forward to it.
If I do something that needs so strings I will hit you up for sure. I would say it was very likely 😉
Hey Tan, I hope you get time to drop in for at least a couple of songs. One word is your saviour if you are time poor during FAWM: SKIRMISH!
Hello and welcome back!
Happy new year! You sound super busy this year! I’d love to collaborate with you again if something springs to mind that you’d like to share 🙂