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12/07/2020 9:53 pm

After all my posts re: my songwriting, I felt like it's time to put my music where my mouth is and post something. Here's the latest one.

http://faithcurrant.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Roots-master-track.wav

I wrote, sang and co-produced, but did not play guitar or any other instruments on it.


"I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk."

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12/07/2020 10:31 pm

I'm not a songwriter or a musician, but I've listened to a lot of music in my life and I think I know what constitutes a good song and Faith, that is a good song. Great job. I don't know what you have planned for it, but I hope it turns out to be successful for you.

Moe

Edit P. S. Nice job on the vocals as well.


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12/07/2020 10:45 pm

Thank you! I appreciate the listen.

I don't know what I have planned for it, either. I'm just getting back to songwriting after being away for... awhile, so i'm still figuring out how it's all going to unfold.

I try to follow the songwriting credo laid down by Billy Joel -- I write what I like and want to hear without worrying about where it will end up!


"I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk."

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12/07/2020 10:50 pm

Not understimating the accompanying work input, you're talented and naturally gifted Faith, with a most appealing singing voice many of us here could only admit to envy, even keeping in perspective of those of us restricted to any near equivalent within traditiitional male vocal range and pitch.

I'm not so fond of the quaver technique [u]as you deployed it within that song[/u] if being appreciatively honest. A personal preference/bias?

[br]Regardless, [u]well done[/u]. Competent writing, production and vocal as far as this lay listener's ears can discern.

Thanks for posting.


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12/07/2020 10:53 pm

Thank you for the listen! I appreciate it. It's been awhile, so I need to get used to sharing music again and this is a good safe place to do it.

And yep, the vibrato is part of the package -- I tried to get rid of it years ago, but now I embrace it as just what I sound like. (Good thing I'm a huge Stevie Nicks fan...!)


"I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk."

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12/07/2020 11:53 pm

Great song Faith, seemes like I hear JD's influence from his later work in it, love the harmony voices in the middle of the song.

The lyrics remind me of a wish I asked the Lord when I was a young kid; please Lord don't let me die until the day I have seen it all and don't amuse myself any more and want to die myself, but turning 62 in 2 months I still are having a ball every day and still lots of plans for my life so looks like I will need to go to at least the double of my age now LOL

Maybe you should open up a Soundclick acount and put the song there to see if people like it, lots of famous artists use soundclick and lots of talent hunters there to so give it a try, it's free.

Herman


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12/07/2020 11:56 pm

Thanks! JD is always a huge influence for me, so that's a high compliment. (and I LOVE that you know of his later work, which is extraordinary and so unknown)

Yeah, I do need to figure out a platform. I'm still finding my footing again... I'll check out Soundclick, thank you for the tip!


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12/08/2020 12:01 am

Faith, this song is beautiful! And you have a lovely voice. Bravo!

I am trying to think of what it reminds me of Faith and I come up with names like Gordon Lightfoot, Jodi Mitchel and an artist famous here in Canada - Buffy Sainte-Marie (not sure if she is known outside of Canada but had a vibrato to her voice as well).

What are your influences?


This year the diet is definitely gonna stick!

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12/08/2020 12:20 am

Thank you, and oh, what lovely company to be in! I'm honored. And yes, of course, we know Buffy SM in the US!

Influences... John Denver and Emmylou Harris would be my main influences (and my co-producer is also a huge JD/Emmylou fan, so that's doubled). Also Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac.Townes van Zandt and Gram Parsons, Jessi Colter. And I've been listening a lot to Marianne Faithfull lately, esp her Broken English album. Billy Joel is who originally inspired me to sing and write, but I don't think I'm influenced by his style per se, I just love his music.


"I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk."

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12/08/2020 12:23 am

Yes of course, Emily Lou, not sure how I missed that. Man can I hear her now that you mention it.

I just downloaded the song. Let me know how I can pay you for it.


This year the diet is definitely gonna stick!

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12/08/2020 12:24 am

Wow! And oh gosh you don't need to pay me for it, but thank you for the offer. I sitll don't know where all of this is going. Right now, I'm just happy to be making music again and taking it one step at a time.


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12/08/2020 12:27 am
Originally Posted by: faith83

After all my posts re: my songwriting, I felt like it's time to put my music where my mouth is and post something. Here's the latest one.

http://faithcurrant.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Roots-master-track.wav

I wrote, sang and co-produced, but did not play guitar or any other instruments on it.

Wow !! That blew me away. Great singing and songwriting. Yes, as a fellow JD afficienado I can hear his influence. Also reminds me a bit of Stevie Nicks` " After the glitter fades", which is my favorite solo effort from her. Good luck. I think folks who appreciate good music would buy it. I know I would.


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12/08/2020 12:31 am

Thank you, moosehockey! JD's "How Can I Leave You Again" was the inspiration for this song. And After the Glitter Fades is one of my favorite Stevie songs.

BTW, have you seen the doc that Dave Stewart did about working on her In Your Dreams album with her a few years ago? It's really good. Avail on Amazon Prime for streaming. Really good.


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12/08/2020 12:39 am

Well, then I owe you Faith, because it is now uploaded to both my Apple Music account and YouTube Music.

And thinking more on what you said, I was trying to find a video of a Fleetwood Mac song I recorded, and of course I can't find it, but I do hear that song as well.

Anyways, so glad you posted it! I always enjoy it when people dive in with both feet, and you certainly have!


This year the diet is definitely gonna stick!

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