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 I managed 10. For 2021...I have no idea how much I'll be writing. We just moved home to Minnesota at the beginning of July, and I've barely written anything since FAWM. I had it in my head that this was going to be the year of polishing the songs I've already got so I can record some of them, but I also feel like I want to be generating more material again, so here we are.