- 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 played covers most of my life until I discovered songwriting in 2012! Oh, I knew it existed before then but I had never given it a try. Once I started writing my own songs I rarely listen to anything else! When I start to get tired of them, I write some more!!
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!
- 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 7th 50/90 Songwriting Challenge and earlier this year I participated in my 7th FAWM!
- My instrument collection is one of my favorite things in the world! I have,
- 1978 Ovation Acoustic Electric (like Clapton played!)
- newer thin body Ovation
- Alvarez baritone
- Gretsch resonator
- Blueridge tenor
- Martin travel
- Takamine 12-string
- Yamaha nylon string
- 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!
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