I am a singer songwriter and also in a oldies type band with some old friends and my wife. My wife plays piano and sings beautiful harmony. We have been singing together many years but just recently started recording stuff.
a way to express myself as well as a way for me to understand what other folks are thinking. it gives me a calming influence and a way to get my thoughts out to others.
to one day play to a group of people and have them singing a song i wrote back to me
the lack of understanding between groups of people who perceive themselves as different
i love storytelling songs so I will say Big Bad John, an old Jimmy Dean song. I also loved The Battle of New Orleans, which was written by a teacher as a way to teach history and recorded by Johnny Horton and turned into a big hit.
Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, The Band, Bob Dylan .....and on and on
I just get a feeling of satisfaction when I play and/or sing a song that gets my story told.
Everybody has their own sound and its okay to not sound like everybody else.
Excited, humbled, sometimes amazed they are listening
The reality is you make the music for yourself.
Looks like a great ne way to share songs, thoughts and ideas.
My lack of a better understanding of music.
yes, i try to go to as many local shows as possible and buy records, merch and pay attention
James Steinle, Gabe Wooton, Danny Schmidt, Sam Baker, Carrie Elkins