- 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 am very excited to announce my latest release, Burn the Ground (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKsL-do1ZY)*** This is a song written during FAWM 2016 and mixed/mastered by sapient (www.facebook.com/abomnium)!!!
I have been playing covers most of my life, usually just me and my guitar. Four years ago 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, a Gretsch Reso Guitar, a Blueridge tenor guitar, a Martin travel guitar, a 1978 Les Paul, American Strat, 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 4th 50/90 Songwriting Challenge and earlier this year I participated in my 4th FAWM!
- I might actually produce my first CD this year!! I have a preliminary track list!
|1||Darkest Night (R.I.P. Ralph Stanley)||
||30||11 months 8 hours|
||38||10 months 4 weeks|
|3||You've Been Gone Way Too Long||
||26||10 months 3 weeks|
||15||10 months 1 week|
|5||The Woman in the Window||
||17||10 months 1 week|
||18||9 months 3 weeks|
|7||You and I||
||15||9 months 7 hours|
|8||Lost in the Part||
||13||8 months 3 weeks|