I’m Alyx, and I'm a writer, musician, and knitter who is also queer, trans/non-binary, and bipolar. All of these things show up in my songs from time to time.
I've been writing songs off an on for most of my life, but I've been much more consistent about it in the last five or six years, thanks in large part to songwriting classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music and lessons learned at the Rocky Mountain Song School.
I'd be hard-pressed to name a single genre I don't like at least *something* from. Most of what I write is folky, but I enjoy listening to everything from classical music to death metal.
2019 was my first attempt at 50/90 and I wrote...17 songs. Largely because we were traveling AND moving mid-August, and I just didn't have the mental space to write. 2020 is such a bizarre year already, and I haven't written much of anything since FAWM, but I'm hoping to get at least a few songs cranked out in the next handful of months. Continuing on with my 78 Songs project that I was working through in February - writing a song for every card in a tarot deck. I finished the Major Arcana during FAWM, so now we're on to the suits!