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Five Miles From Town

In honor of Clyde Davenport, who passed away this week at the age of 98, one of the fiddle tunes he played, although not particularly in his style. [more inside]
posted by hades on Feb 19, 2020 - 0 comments

Manhattan Skyline

Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 28, 2019 - 6 comments

Both Hands - cover (Ani DiFranco)

Acoustic guitar and voice. Pretty straight as far as my memory of the proper song goes. [more inside]
posted by howfar on Sep 4, 2019 - 4 comments

Little black bird

Just a little song from my weird little indie folk heart. Actually reworking something old and the first thing I've recorded in a while, since I was pretty tired from the whole process of putting out my first EP in January. Also...stuff?...has been happening to my voice because I am trans and recently started testosterone therapy, I really notice the change in how my voice feels and I certainly hope others can hear it too!
posted by Bluebird Wine on Apr 13, 2019 - 3 comments

Georgia

Another weird, haunting indie folk song from yours truly! There is also a weird, haunting music video located here. This is all part of my first official release, which I am super excited about, under my stage name MK Ellison.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Dec 8, 2018 - 4 comments

Smoke

Pretty proud of the vocals. This is a weird one, but my most haunting song yet. I had an image of a supernatural, quiet kind of nightmare where the narrator has a horrible premonition that something is coming for her, tries to run away, but cannot get far enough.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 24, 2018 - 7 comments

Big red sky

It's been a while since I posted any of my new songs here. What do you think of my kind of new direction (and quality of the recording)? Alternative folk-ish, acoustic song with clean vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonies. Sounds happy but the lyrics are not. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 9, 2018 - 2 comments

To be alone with you (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Not sure if I can do it justice, but I have loved this song every since I first heard Seven Swans in my college days. Light, soulful cover of a modern classic. I've messed with the harmonies a little, so some of the chords are more dissonant (but in a watery, calm way, not a harsh way, if that makes any sense).
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jul 14, 2018 - 1 comment

Deeper Well (Emmylou Harris cover)

I love this song. Cover with guitar, piano. From her 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which Wikipedia calls "career redefining."
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 30, 2018 - 1 comment

Many Chords

My wife had a pessimistic guitar instructor when she was younger, one of those "there's nothing new in music, there's only 12 notes" kind of musicians. So, as a rebuttal to that mindset, here's an in-progress 50+ chord progression that I think is turning out swimmingly so far.
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Apr 5, 2018 - 4 comments

Let's try that again

This is a complete reworking of a song I posted before (17) which is now...prettier? Mellower? Flows more? What do you think of my new direction? [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Mar 26, 2018 - 1 comment

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

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

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

Esme

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

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

Kicking up the Dust (original)

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

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 - 2 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

Falling

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

Heavy

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

raining

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

Paperweight

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

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

Liza Jane

My version of the traditional tune Liza Jane, played clawhammer style on guitar. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Mar 29, 2014 - 2 comments

22 (not a t. swift song)

I took a break from music stuff for six months, and then came up with three songs in rapid succession. I'm out of practice, and I'm not in love with this one, but it's the best of the three. Posting just so I don't completely fall out of the habit.
posted by topoisomerase on Feb 16, 2014 - 1 comment

So Much More

Just got a new zoom h6 to record with. Guitar, vocals, whistling, and a 1930's Dogherty pump organ. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 comments

js theme

Another quick 'jazz' tune recorded during the week.
posted by tmcw on Oct 10, 2013 - 1 comment

To Kill the Pain

Parental Guidance: Adult Themes, Adult Language, Dobro [more inside]
posted by Danf on Sep 9, 2013 - 2 comments

Paint

Quiet guitar for a quiet afternoon. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Aug 21, 2013 - 0 comments

You Never Laugh

Weird little acoustic whisper-sing experiment from a few years ago. Born of legitimate frustration. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Jul 17, 2013 - 2 comments

No Favors

Acoustic guitar, some words. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Nov 3, 2012 - 2 comments

3 Legged Dog

A very short and simple ode to my dog who I love. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jul 1, 2012 - 9 comments

belladonna

I don't think it meets the bar MajorDundee set, but I gave it a shot. Adapted the words from Belladonna. Learned a lot! [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Jun 10, 2012 - 1 comment

J Base

Short instrumental with multi-tracked acoustic guitar. I apologize for how quiet and fuzzy the recording is. This is my first upload on MetaFilter but I have other stuff posted under the same username on Youtube if you care to listen to anything else. Thanks!
posted by djsosharp on Feb 23, 2012 - 2 comments

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever - we always will be. Best Friends Forever. Just you and me.... Written and performed by Julian Mount (aka: JtJ)
posted by JtJ on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 comments

Bad Romance & Pisgah

For Valentine's Day, 2012, a ragtime arrangement of two unlikely bedfellows: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and the 1817 JC Lowry tune Pisgah (58 in The Sacred Harp). [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 comments

Green Green Rocky Road

Dave van Ronk cover
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 14, 2012 - 2 comments

Auld Lang Syne, ragtime fingerstyle arrangement

It's been five years since my last attempt at arranging Auld Lang Syne. I thought I might try to start a small fire under it this year. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Dec 29, 2011 - 5 comments

Under Radiant Signs

Another acoustic guitar thing. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Oct 3, 2011 - 1 comment

All The Small Things

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
posted by ianK on May 24, 2011 - 8 comments

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