Andrew Trotter 21


20016 US   Jan 2015

Artist Bio

Influences:   Paul Simon, Don McLean, Lucinda Williams, Jack Johnson, Dylan, Knopfler, Springsteen, Jackson Browne, folk songs of the British Isles, hymns, plainsong, Bach, Gilbert & Sullivan.

[UPDATE 3/6/2019. I’ll be listening and commenting and recording demos in March after a music jam that I organize takes place on 3/10.]

Approaching FAWM, my 5th, this year is like seeing an old friend after some months away, no longer fearful but simply anticipating fun and growth. I'm trying not to have too many preconceptions and plans and instead to be alert and curious: I'm ready.

I like to give and receive honest, constructive comments on songs--and regard comments given as thank-you's for comments received.

I am interested in collabs and can sing and play guitar as needed. Have a great FAWM!



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  • @howthenightcame Mar 12

    Hello!! Thank you for listening. A site called has hundreds of copyright free movies for use. I searched based on my theme, and edited videos together (usually slowing down the speed, because I like that feel). is full of treasures - check it out if you have the time!!

  • @rickamorphis  Mar 5, 1874...I had no idea either. That was funny, thanks for that nugget!

  • @natalieedelson  Mar 5

    thanks for your comments on "Granon" Very much appreciated ! 😀

  • @rickamorphis  Mar 3

    Thanks for your comments on my Monkees song, some of the better analysis I've received all FAWM actually. I get your point about the ADT line and I did consider that, but sometimes being specific is funny and you can't worry about who doesn't get it. Their ad runs incessantly in my area and I guess it creeped into my consciousness somehow! But I appreciate you pointing it out, and your attention to detail in general. Thanks again!

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 3

  • @jaegerin  Mar 3

    Thanks for your kind words on "Holding the Space"!

  • @rainchaser  Mar 2

    Thanks for your kind comments and critiques on "What Do I Say?". I really appreciate it them! The lyrics were pretty much done on the fly, since it was the last day of FAWM to upload a song. Yeah, the lyrics could've been written better but that day was put up or shut up time! Lol Again, thank you for the critiques!

    I know Sapient and his wife got mad at me for critiquing on one of headfirstonly's songs on 50/90. Given this was my first year, it really scared me. And I never critiqued ever again.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 28

    Wow, thanks for that awesome comment on Travelin' Man, Andrew! That made me smile from ear to ear when you said you picked up a guitar and played along. That's what makes it a song! When people relate. Thanks again, made my day!!

  • @berni1954  Feb 26

    Just a short note to tell you the full version of Amanda's "Expectations" with a rock setting by yours truly is now up.

  • @wacha  Feb 26

    I can't recommend Reaper highly enough. I started using after FAWM last year and and really glad I made the switch. There is a lot more you can do in it and they are constantly updating and improving it. I recorded everything at home now and it helps hide that it's recorded in a home studio.

  • @wacha  Feb 26

    I use Reaper for the cymbals I did some basic midi drum programming. I learned it watching several Youtube videos.I had been using Audaicity but switched to Reaper because it offers a lot more for actual production.

  • @ajna1960 Feb 26

    Just wanted to let you know that the Edge Of Life rough demo is now up.
    https. 😏/

  • @pokerowan  Feb 25

    Thank you for such a wonderful comment! I'm so glad you liked my lyrics, that's such a rewarding thing to hear ☺ I've heard Soundcloud's servers are down right now so hopefully it'll be back up to listen to soon, haha! Happy FAWMing friend

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 25

    Thanks for the visit. The lines on marriage was my bridge - in a different rhyme scheme. Thanks for letting me know about the challenge too! I found it and tagged it!

  • @haim  Feb 25

    Hi Andy! Congrats on hitting 14 + !

  • @larryw Feb 24

    Hi thanks for the comments on Piano and Alcohol - I have a friend who is a jazz artist, I think I'll see if it fits with him!

  • @markg  Feb 24

    Good to see you at a few recent skirmishes. Glad to see you use our Writers' Friends, too.

  • @misterd Feb 23

    Thanks a lot Andrew -for listening and kind words on my song ‘Away from the flames ‘ . Thanks mate ! Cheers

  • @crisp1  Feb 23

    Thanks for your comments on Snow on the Rooftops of Prague. Paul did a great job with it!

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 20

    thanks for your comments on Orion- I am very much a fan of RA's music, i have flown to Vancouver to see him play a theatre venue, and I also went to New Orleans to see him front the annual "Exile on Main St" album concert at the Saenger Theatre- i was pretty disappointed to hear about the recent allegations. Given my dayjob in the criminal legal system - i'm generally not surprised or shocked or outraged when stuff like this surfaces, as i see over and over again that people who excel in certain ways are often extremely damaged/ toxic in others. And of course the tune simply HAD to have a blues groove. 😝

  • @engebretsen  Feb 19

    New version uploaded now with you're guitar on Stratosfear. Just lovely! Thx.

  • @gentlemanrocker Feb 19

    Thanks for commenting on my Song Cascada. And about you lyrical Ideas, go for it, Interested what could come out of it, as writing Lyrics is not mine, like at all

  • @sunnies Feb 19

    Hey man. No worries. I thought it was funny.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 19

  • @chrishope Feb 19

    thanks for the thoughtful comment , towards the zen

  • @larryw Feb 18

    Many thanks for all your comments on my songs, you have given me some food for thought! so thanks for that, I certainly try to write meaningful words!!

  • @kc5 Feb 18

    Thanks for checking out Reflections and for taking the time to share your thoughts. 😀

  • @jorh Feb 18

    Thanks for your kind comments - glad you found it thought provoking. I agree with your sentiments about each generation having their achievements and flaws, we’re all just doing our best after all 😀

  • @engebretsen  Feb 17

    Little delayed about mixing up the guitar. But first thing on freetime thing to do..

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 16

    AwwwwwwThanks for commenting on “stick around”- Full disclosure : the SoundCloud profile pic was of dearly departed Mika who lived to the ripe old age of 16 and passed in 2011. My new companion/muse is Emma whos been around since 2013 #blacklabx4ever. Looking forward to listening to all your tunes 🌟🙌

  • @saulius Feb 16

    Thanks for your review of Moment - very insightful. I hadn't noticed the "esses" until you pointed it out. BTW - this is my first FAWM, and the thing I love the most about it are these communications between like souls. I've been alone in the wilderness for so long. These contacts really matter to me. Thank you.

  • @bodger0ne Feb 14

    Hey @tiller2 , files should be emailed over if you want to write some lyrics!

    Have Fun

  • @thewaitingplace Feb 14

    Oh ok, good to know then! Thanks again and I agree, way too many distractions!

  • @thewaitingplace Feb 14

    Hello, thanks for listening and giving feedback on the song "Natural Selection". The song isn't really about natural selection, despite the title of the song. It's just a line in the song to add more depth to what's going on in the person's mind, particularly feeling like he or she can't adapt or keep up with life. I see and understand the value in what you're saying, especially regarding the "young" and the "weak" lyrics. The person in the song essentially views himself as young and weak, which hurts the belief that he or she could survive. I do hope it didn't come off as offensive to you in any way. The whole natural selection line is not something that I necessarily believe in, but it's more-so meant to intrigue the listener and help form thoughts/feelings about the person. Thanks again!

  • @benjo  Feb 14

    hey Andrew

    thank you so much for such great, feedback on my lyric
    bring the dark down
    the took/drank scenario
    you made this so much easier for me and I agree with your thoughts
    thanks Andrew

    enjoy the rest of fawm sir


  • @engebretsen  Feb 14

    Hey. Just lovely! Guitar so good. You have spiced up the song in a delicate way I like! I will tune it in tomorrow at those right spots. You sure understand the minimal extras thats needed. Love it! I put it together asap. tomorrow that is.

  • @theresaj  Feb 13

    Thank you for the kind words about “A River Away From Paradise”!

  • @engebretsen  Feb 13

    I do believe in you're inspiration, so do what you feel is best!

  • @engebretsen  Feb 13

    Wow! Great. Looking forward to it. if you need my mail is:

  • @engebretsen  Feb 13

    Thx for comments on Stratosfear. I agree: A Stratokaster would be awesome. Anyone? Much of my music actually need a guitarist.. so..

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 13

    Thanks for your always insightful critique on my latest song..
    I did think about a bridge but I had already labored (lyrics) over this baby enough...time to give birth to it FAWM style and let it go just to get it out there...Your insights are always spot on ...

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 13

    Thank you for your kind words on I am a pretty tough one <3

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 13

    Thank you, haha no Its upå to your imagination to interpret that

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 13

    Have to stop by and give you a massive shout out for the AMAZING
    Collab with Karl...holy cow what an epic song and beautiful lyrics

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 12

    Honestly got to go the end of the verses in one take tune wise then the thing just went on it’s own . Zero planning and no thought . When I finished recording the demo I was wondering how that happened . The beauty of collabing 👍

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 12

    Hey Andrew it’s posted . Thank you so much for such amazing words . I will Defo update it when I back in my studio at home . For now this is what I done with my iPhone . Really enjoyed doing it by the river and on my balcony 😎🇹🇭

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 12

    Done it !! Wow it’s not what I expected but will post ASAP 👍😀. Hope you like it

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 12

    Yes matey ., I shall give “when you’re sleeping a go . Woohoo

  • @berni1954  Feb 11

    Thanks for your positive comments on my take on the LIAR skirmish.
    Ukes are a lot more versatile (and varied) than most people think, aren't they?

  • @wacha  Feb 11

    I'm up for pretty much anything. Though admittedly I'm better at writing music to lyrics than vise versa. One of use could start a verse and let the other one take over for the chorus.

  • @benjo  Feb 2019

    Hey Andrew

    thanks so much for your kind words and understanding
    of my lyric
    you made it rain


  • @markg  Feb 2019

    Thanks for your comments on the Liar skirmish. Your are as astute a critic as you are a songwriter.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2019

    Gosh, of course I would be honored! I’ll know from Tim by 2/13.... thanks for the nice compliment!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2019

    Gosh, of course I would be honored!

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 2019

    Ha! You're welcome! Can't wait to hear what you do with it!

  • @spiffyflinger Feb 2019

    Hey there! I was planning on doing music. I don’t have any ideas right off the bat but feel free to e-mail me at so we can brainstorm ideas. If you have any lyrical ideas let me know!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2019

    Hello and happy fawm to ya.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2019

    Woo hooo....

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2019

    So good to see you again...

  • @klaus  Jan 2019

    Hi Andrew. Thank you for the greeting. I wish you a Frank and Fashionable Fawm 2019.

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 2019

    Hey Andrew! You're very welcome I'm so glad! Happy FAWM to you x

  • @haim  Jan 2019

    Thanks Andrew, hope your fawm will be productive as well... I can feel it in my fingers. It's so close/..

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2019

    Relaxing into sounds like a fabulous idea!

  • @cindyrella  Jan 2019

    Howdy! Have FAWM!

  • @nancihobson1  Jan 2019

    Hi, Andrew, happy FAWM!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 2019

    happy fawm to you - hope you have a good one 😀

  • @popmythology  Jan 2019

    Thanks, Andrew, and to you as well. I hope your 5th FAWM is a fruitful one.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2019

    You too! Happy FAWMing!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 2019

    Lets have a FAWM with clamities instead of calamities. Pickled clams, or perhaps smoked oysters and cracker biscuits and a nice dry bubbly to go with them.

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 2019

    Hey hey! Happy fawming

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2019

    Hey Andrew! Happy FAWM 2019! Looking forward to hearing some of your new songs!

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 2019

    Great to see you will be back and hope we can enjoy some collaborations! Happy FAWMing!!

  • @valeriecox  Jan 2019

    Hey Andrew! Your FAWM plan sounds like mine, just wait and see what happens. It's fun that way me thinks. 😀

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  • @pfoo  Jan 2019

    Hey! I will try to make some songs 😀 Have a wonderful, productive FAWM!

  • @wacha  Jan 2019

    Thanks!C Good luck to you, it's should be another lovely FAWM.

  • @andygetch  Jan 2019

    Hello Andrew!

  • @suziewithaz  Jan 2019

    Glad you are in!