I'm a teacher, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter in Logan, Utah. I currently teach beginning orchestral strings, but trained in middle school band and high school orchestra, and taught guitar and choir at the high school level. Besides guitars and voice, I'll likely add violin, flute, clarinet, trombone, and trumpet to my demos this summer, contributing a jazz and/or chamber music feel to my songs. I just finished an intensive two week Orff-Schulwerk training and might apply some of these new skills to writing elemental music for children.
I primarily multitrack acoustic instruments with one decent condenser mic and garageband. But as usual, my travel plans will prevent full demos during certain weeks of Summer so I will be posting some simple song demos, with mandolin, when I'm away from home.
This is my fifth 50/90. I've only hit 50 once so far.
If you're really interested in my influences you can look up what I'm listening to on my last.fm user site:
Best of luck to all, and happy listening!
EDIT 7/23 -- I'm hitting the road tomorrow for a tour of California--- San Francisco, the coast, King's Canyon and the Giant Sequoias, Yosemite, the Great Basin in Nevada, and home. I'll be writing (mostly on mandolin) but probably not posting much until my return in August. Keep the songs coming everyone, I'll be listening when I get home!
EDIT 8/11 -- Home now, but a bit disoriented. I'll try to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing here and get back on track.
EDIT 8/26 -- Heading to MT for a long weekend. I hope to write a lot, but won't be recording 'till Monady. I still need to write half my songs.
EDIT 8/31 -- Had a great weekend. Fifty seems a long way off, and October is looming.
EDIT 9/14 -- Some minor connectivity issues as we turn the corner into the home stretch. The music studio computer is no longer accessing the internet. Shouldn't cause too much trouble but may keep me quieter than normal in the forums and commenting.
EDIT 9/23 -- Ack! What do you mean there's only one week left? What happened to the 31st of September?
EDIT 10/1 -- Just a peek of yellow in my progress bar! A productive summer with a few keepers for sure. I'll be listening for awhile still, as the site winds down. Been fun all, see you for FAWM!
|1||Nightlight||14||7 months 1 week|
|2||Round No. 1 (Lullaby)||9||7 months 6 days|
|3||Feather River Jig||17||7 months 6 days|
|4||How To||9||7 months 6 days|
|5||Round No. 2 (Sunflower)||7||7 months 5 days|
|6||Round No. 3 (Bedtime)||7||7 months 5 days|
|7||Witness Protection Program||16||7 months 4 days|
|8||Round No. 4 (Rise and Shine)||7||7 months 3 days|
|9||Round No. 5 (Betta Fish)||7||7 months 3 days|
|10||Story Cube||11||7 months 2 days|
|11||Round No. 6 (Dragonfly)||6||6 months 4 weeks|
|12||Round No. 7 (Airplane)||9||6 months 4 weeks|
|13||Round No. 8 (Garbage Truck)||5||6 months 3 weeks|
|14||Round No. 9 (Birthday Card w/Love)||2||6 months 3 weeks|
|15||Round No. 10 (Hummingbird)||7||6 months 3 weeks|
|16||No Place||7||6 months 3 weeks|
|17||I Get Kinda Sidetracked: Demo Updated 8/20/15||
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|18||A Thousand Splendid Suns||10||5 months 3 weeks|
|19||Look at Our Achievements||10||5 months 3 weeks|
|20||Round No. 11 (Water Cycle)||4||5 months 3 weeks|
|21||The Underground||6||5 months 3 weeks|
|22||Basement Jig||9||5 months 2 weeks|
|23||Swimming Hole Reel||5||5 months 2 weeks|
|24||Less to Blame||5||5 months 2 weeks|
|25||Work or Working||11||5 months 1 week|
|26||Wild Dog||5||5 months 6 days|
|27||Belong||5||5 months 3 days|
|28||Walkin'||Adnama17||3||4 months 3 weeks|
|29||Third Person||2||4 months 3 weeks|
|30||Cool||5||4 months 3 weeks|
|31||Change Attitudes||3||4 months 2 weeks|
|32||Labour Of Love (third Kaiju piece)||
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|33||Throwing the Rainbows Back||1||4 months 1 week|
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|35||Asleep||2||4 months 1 week|
|36||Awake||2||4 months 1 week|
|37||Landscape with Thorns||1||4 months 1 week|