5 years ago
- John Prine
- Led Zeppelin
- Gillian Welch
- Pink Floyd
- New Grass Revival
- Neil Young
- Jethro Tull
- Tom Petty
- Elvis Costello
- Dolly and Taylor and Gaga and Amy and Madonna and Tammy
- Willie and Waylon and Hank and Johnny and Merle and George
- Pearl Jam
- Jackson 5
- Michael Jackson
- Jimi Hendrix
- The Beatles
- and lots of others!
I have been playing covers most of my life, usually just me and my guitar. In 2012 I started writing songs and I am enjoying it immensely!
My website is here ---> http://www.johnstaplesmusic.com/
- I live in the Chicago area, previously from the San Francisco Bay area and originally from western Kentucky!
- I write a lot of Americana/folk/country type songs featuring acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, resonator, etc.
- I enjoy rock a lot and I am trying to write in a wide range of genres just to see what I like! So maybe some Bluegrass Dubstep? We will see!
- I have a couple of Ovation acoustic guitars, an Alvarez baritone guitar, a Gretsch resonator Guitar, a Blueridge tenor guitar, a Martin travel guitar, a 1978 Les Paul Standard, American Stratocaster, Deering banjo, Kentucky mandolin, a couple of fiddles, a bunch of ukuleles and a variety of other fun instruments!
- I record mostly with a Zoom H4n handheld digital recorder using its multi-track mode so I can lay down multiple tracks.
- I use Reaper on Windows for my DAW.
- This is my 6th 50/90 Songwriting Challenge and earlier this year I participated in my 6th FAWM!
- During the holiday sale at CD Baby I purchased two of their CD/album packages so I might actually produce my first CD this year!! I have a preliminary track list!
Songs: 12 ( = Songs posted by a different Songwriter that you Collaborated on.)
|1||I Wish I'd Said That I Loved You||
||26||5 months 1 week|
|2||How Ever After Ends||
||16||5 months 1 week|
|3||My Eyes||15||5 months 1 week|
|4||Waylon and Willie and the Boys||
||12||5 months 1 week|
|5||I Wanna See You (Once Again)||9||4 months 3 weeks|
|6||Lost In Conversation||18||4 months 3 weeks|
|7||Just Another Perfect Day||10||4 months 2 weeks|
|8||Looking Back at Earth||crisp1||8||4 months 1 week|
|9||After You've Gone||11||3 months 3 weeks|
|10||Mama's Book||10||3 months 2 weeks|
|11||Up In Flames||12||3 months 1 week|
|12||A Beautiful Day To Die||8||2 months 1 week|