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Disquiet0250 Soother - 10:15:16, 10.13 AM

Acoustic guitar improv with ambient desert sounds. On the guitar I was trying to do bells by letting strings ring against one another. Recorded late Saturday night in the woodshed the the Soundcloud app on my Android phone. The guitar was my National Estralita. The ambient sound tracks are from Freesound - "A can rolling into the wind, in the desert of Atacama (Chile)." by felix.blume. "The Australian Desert at night." by "kangaroovindaloo" felix.blume Chile, desert » A can rolling into the wind, in the desert of Atacama (Chile)
posted by lucasgonze on Oct 18, 2016 - 0 comments

Limes from Lemonade (lo-fi demo)

This is a lo-fi demo of a new song I wrote recently. It was an experiment in seeing what I could sketch out with the least effort just using my phone. I doubled and harmonized with my own vocals in the chorus, but didn't have any multitracking software on my phone to do it, so I used a freeware app that let me record and mix a second vocal as input to the waveform of my original performance. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Sep 27, 2016 - 4 comments

I wanted to

Another acoustic song! I'm really digging this thing where I limit myself to two strings, probably because I'm lazy.
posted by pugh on Aug 27, 2016 - 1 comment

Angeline the Baker

Improvised acoustic guitar / singing. Recorded on phone. A bluegrass standard, but I'm playing it as a stream of consciousness improvisation. Usually these days my playing is pretty much by the book, but here I was thinking about ecstatic / outside players like John Fahey and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. No patching in. Only one take. No overdubbing. Get it right in the moment. Be real and accept flaws as long as they don't spoil anything important. [more inside]
posted by lucasgonze on Jul 6, 2016 - 5 comments

The Difference

I've been listening to a lot of riot grrl and wrote this for a friend
posted by pugh on Apr 28, 2016 - 8 comments

Kicking up the Dust (original)

Acoustic folk heartbreak. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Mar 31, 2016 - 8 comments

Going Nowhere

This mp3 was converted from a video I made, recording stereo audio straight into my phone. It's a rough draft with minimal instrumentation and arrangement I'm hoping to develop further with a group that recently started coming together called The Wishing Well Divers. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Mar 7, 2016 - 4 comments

Optimist (Acoustic Demo)

First demo for RPM2016. 9 songs to go! [more inside]
posted by chococat on Feb 4, 2016 - 7 comments

All Right Here

A thinly veiled apology to a woman I hurt 15 years ago. [more inside]
posted by remlapm on Jan 11, 2016 - 3 comments

Oh For Certainty

I really love JJ Cale - I'd like to think he would have enjoyed this quick song I wrote about our home in southern California, fate and love. [more inside]
posted by remlapm on Dec 7, 2015 - 2 comments


An elegiac and somewhat wistful acoustic guitar instrumental [more inside]
posted by talltaleheart on Nov 18, 2015 - 8 comments

Blackberry Blossom

A traditional fiddle tune, recorded live at the Rainspout festival in Yachats, OR, November 2015. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Nov 17, 2015 - 6 comments

76t Doomsday

Zombie Hymn. Tune arranged from Abraham Wood, 1789; words by Joseph Hart, 1762. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 31, 2015 - 1 comment

distant empty futures—touching on the past

About missing people. It's not 'till the end when I realize that my songs and stories are just shadows of reflections of feelings, lost intentions and devoid of useful meaning. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Oct 18, 2015 - 0 comments

nice small plate

Percussive acoustic guitar through tape echo, with processed vocal. I don't know what you call this kind of music.
posted by swift on Sep 21, 2015 - 0 comments

My friend goodnight

Why didn't we all get another thousand years with you? Well I guess I know. Goodnight my friend.
posted by infinite intimation on Aug 15, 2015 - 0 comments


I wrote this with my brother back in 1993 on a night we were thrown out of home and had no where to go. We spent the night sleeping on the steps of McPherson library in Philadelphia. [more inside]
posted by kmartino on Jul 31, 2015 - 0 comments

negative man

To Don Joyce. Acoustic.
posted by swift on Jul 24, 2015 - 0 comments

Cuando Viene El Mal

A song from my new acoustic band Love Monkee, from our set at the His Lai Buddhist Temple last month. Special thanks to drlith, who translated the chorus for me in this AskMe. Video of the last half of the set. [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Jun 29, 2015 - 3 comments

Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)

My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 comments

TIRED - Haunted Housewives

Another song from my old old old old old old band's 1995 release Worm Temper Tantrum Terrors. This one is a mellow hit. [more inside]
posted by item on Jun 18, 2015 - 2 comments

Matt's Bathroom

My friend remodeled his bathroom, so I had to record a song denigrating his efforts. Pretty goofy and NSFW. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Jan 15, 2015 - 0 comments

ShH 5t: Angel's Hymn

Arrangement of Angel's Hymn, No. 5t in the Shenandoah Harmony. First verse by Isaac Watts 1706, Second verse by Thomas Kelly, 1802. Original composition by Orlando Gibbons, 1623. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Dec 23, 2014 - 1 comment

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

A traditional bluegrass arrangement of the classic spiritual by my band, Green Mountain Bluegrass Band. From our new (and first studio) album, City Limits. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Dec 22, 2014 - 5 comments

Liza Jane 2

A second version of the traditional tune Liza Jane, on clawhammer guitar . . . [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Dec 19, 2014 - 4 comments

Go Away

Acoustic guitars, a little slide, singing, breathing room. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Oct 20, 2014 - 4 comments

Tiny Tangled Trainwreck

I play mandolin and haven't written anything new in entirely too long. Today I remedied that while also facing my fear of writing/playing in the key of F.
posted by mikeo2 on Oct 7, 2014 - 5 comments

Just A Veneer

Snarky Americana. Mostly about a girl I dated once who just lovvvveed reaching into my wallet.
posted by jeffxl on Sep 30, 2014 - 3 comments

Salt Water ~circa 2004

It was 2004 and I was staying with some new found friend in California, sleeping on his couch while I filled a Production Asst. for a straight-dvd-movie filming in Hollywood, Ca. He had this Digital multi-track recorder handed down to him by a friend, which he told me didn't work. It worked off a Zip drive disk, where it stored what you recorded. I believe the drive was probably failing frequently (wasn't that the case with all of those zip drives?)... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Sep 10, 2014 - 0 comments


working title, not sure about that just yet, I've been playing a lot in this modal C tuning (CGCGCD) and this tune came out over the past few days. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Sep 9, 2014 - 9 comments

Sandy Boys

Old-time traditional tune, done clawhammer style on guitar. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Sep 8, 2014 - 7 comments

Don't Walk Away

I recorded this in my pyjamas, then overdubbed some stuff, and I like it. Video, too. [more inside]
posted by Sportswriters on Aug 26, 2014 - 1 comment


Literally just finished this so I'm sorry it's so sloppy [more inside]
posted by pugh on Aug 26, 2014 - 1 comment

Above the Tree Line

The first song from my new EP, In Truth, available for free download. An Americana acousticish song about getting lost.
posted by saul wright on Aug 24, 2014 - 0 comments

Ferguson, Missouri

This song addresses the situation in Ferguson and the frightening militarization and violence of today's police forces across America. I made a video for it, which you can view here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 15, 2014 - 14 comments


when it rains, it pours [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Aug 3, 2014 - 0 comments

The Devil Walks the Earth

Here's a live recording of a song I premiered at a gig two nights ago (July 18, 2014). The bassist accompanying me is Keigo iwami, from the Swamp Root Jimmies. The song is anti-war, anti-greed, anti-death. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 20, 2014 - 6 comments

Mystery Intergalactic Radio Burst Detected

A fun composite/mishmash of song ideas (and some narration) originally created in response to a sound track idea request for an eccentric little animation a friend of mine was trying to get going. Not sure if the animation will ever come about but here is what I put together for it.
posted by Syngriner on Jul 13, 2014 - 3 comments

We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning

Who doesn't like a song about forbidden love? An acoustic cover for a Wednesday. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jul 9, 2014 - 6 comments

Chocolates For Sarah

A waltz written by a friend of mine in honor of our fiddle teacher, Sarah. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jun 28, 2014 - 3 comments

Me and Al

This is a sketch of a work in progress. It started out as a simple cascade riff on the top three strings of the guitar and morphed into what appears to be an Irish fiddle lament. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jun 14, 2014 - 2 comments


Mining old acoustic songs to deconstruct and add beats to. This song gutted this time.
posted by ianK on Jun 7, 2014 - 1 comment


Here's my entry for the MetaMeta challenge. It's a cover of dobie's track hypotech from a while ago, done with many acoustic layers. Thanks to dobie for actually sending me the lyrics too! [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on May 30, 2014 - 2 comments

It's Not So Bad

An quickish acoustic one, with lyrics about my dad, his melanoma, and a couple of other things. Has probably the most acrobatic bridge bit I've ever done. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on May 27, 2014 - 4 comments

Whimsy Will Be the End of Me

A remix of an old acoustic cover of a Slipknot song. Glitched-out and re-sampled beyond recognition.
posted by ianK on May 25, 2014 - 4 comments

Baking Powder Blues

Acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental. My first effort at writing a riff blues, and also my first effort at recording. Completed as a final assignment for a Berklee Music MOOC. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on May 16, 2014 - 1 comment

Lynchburg Town

Not the old-time tune you may be thinking of. Fretless banjo with a percussion loop. (As it happens, Garageband's Jazz drum kit instrument has a rattle that sounds a lot like a jawbone.) [more inside]
posted by usonian on Apr 19, 2014 - 1 comment

Old Joe

A popular 19th century minstrel tune with fretless banjo, tambourine and vocals. (Different from the old-time tune by the same name, and not related to Old Joe Clark either.) Lyrics as recorded are not offensive.* [more inside]
posted by usonian on Apr 16, 2014 - 0 comments

Pitch Burgundy Plaster

Fretless minstrel banjo with guitar and percussion, from 1855. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Apr 12, 2014 - 2 comments

Power of Music

More fretless minstrel banjo, with tambourine and marginally played bones. This one is from Phil Rice's 1858 Method for Banjo With or Without A Master.
posted by usonian on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 comments

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