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The Home Ruler Set

Another set from some recent recording - two Irish hornpipes on guitar and octave mandolin. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 29, 2017 - 5 comments

All the Days

A quick, old tune
posted by ageispolis on Nov 19, 2017 - 3 comments

The Marc and Caitlin Wedding Set

Another rough mix from a recent bout of recording. These are two tunes I played during the summertime wedding of two good friends. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 19, 2017 - 2 comments

Chicken Reel / Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird

A classic Louis Jordan song all about chickens, interpolated with a fiddle reel that's all about chickens. Recorded and broadcast live 11/4/2017 for "The Back Porch" on KLCC 89.7 Eugene, OR. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Nov 8, 2017 - 0 comments

Take A Knee

Topical song. Recorded live in one take, fast and dirty, at home. Vocal, three-string guitar and stompbox, all coming out of a 15 watt VOX guitar amp. I videoed the performance too, which you can see at Facebook or YouTube. If you'd like to download an AIFF audiofile, you can do so at SoundCloud. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 27, 2017 - 6 comments

Henry King's Reel

Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by hades on Sep 17, 2017 - 4 comments

Every second of the time

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 5, 2017 - 0 comments

I've been drinking all day

(That's the title, I have not in fact been drinking all day...) Country-ish, imagine you and your man are on the outs and you're feeling a little bitter about it.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 25, 2017 - 3 comments

17

This piano part and vocal melody have been rattling around in my brain for a while--finally wrote some lyrics and fleshed it out a bit.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 5, 2017 - 2 comments

Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July

A seasonally-appropriate fiddle tune, with solo fiddle triple-tracked but otherwise unprocessed. The fiddle is in DDAD tuning, which I like a lot. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jul 4, 2017 - 5 comments

Esme

A song written for my 4 month old daughter. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 1, 2017 - 1 comment

True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston Cover)

If you know of him, you may have an opinion that Daniel Johnston is a outsider genius, a troubled victim of hipster exploitation, or simply a not-so-typical independent musician who found his audience. If nothing else, his work is irrefutably full of sincerity and emotion. This little piece of his is one of the great American songs. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on May 24, 2017 - 8 comments

Birds

Long time no tunes! A simple tune on the classical guitar, sketched out after my daily struggle to learn Chopin & Satie songs. Birds, for interest.
posted by tmcw on May 9, 2017 - 10 comments

Starving (Cover)

"Something inside me's changed—I was so much younger yesterday." I learned and recorded this cover of Hailee Steinfeld's "Starving" in a half hour one afternoon last month. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Apr 16, 2017 - 2 comments

Death Would Be Unkind

Instrumental country death song
posted by dagosto on Mar 23, 2017 - 2 comments

Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
posted by hades on Mar 18, 2017 - 4 comments

2016 Buh Bye!

I, for one, welcome our new 2017 overlords. Written and recorded on a Zoom H4, New Year's Day 2017.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 2, 2017 - 4 comments

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding

[Cover] Sentimental and simple, but a good reminder of what matters. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Dec 9, 2016 - 7 comments

Pig Ankle Rag (Practice)

Work in progress, a classic fiddle rag with some new old time fun. Words and arrangement by Mr. Corwin Bolt, played by the Wingnuts. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Dec 5, 2016 - 4 comments

Chimes & Oatmeal

Here's my submission (finally) for the assignment I got for the Great Raffle Request Challenge a few years back. The request: "Record a song (cover or original) on an instrument you don't really know how to play." This one's for Secretariat! [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 17, 2016 - 9 comments

Objective Truth

For Leonard.
posted by Saellys on Nov 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Deserts 2 - 11_4_16, 8.32 PM

Acoustic guitar improv + desert sounds from Freesound. Much longer and more free form than my normal way of doing things.
posted by lucasgonze on Nov 4, 2016 - 5 comments

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 - 2 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 - 5 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

Elegy

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

Kensington

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

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