9 posts tagged with acousticguitar and folk.
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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

When Green Leaves Spring (It's Good To See You)

This short (1:16) instrumental ditty is what happened when I started learning a new recording platform that came with loops of instruments I'd always wanted to play or include on my recordings: pedal steel guitar (I was super excited about this especially -- I've wanted to work with pedal steel for a really long time), baritone guitar, and mandolin. And did I mention the bossa drums? Not sure if I went overboard but I had fun and liked the result. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Dec 30, 2018 - 6 comments

When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jun 28, 2017 - 8 comments

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 12 comments

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

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

Philippine

There was once a girl, but that was long ago. A letter to a past love, recorded in one take with four microphones. KOLNBandcampLyrics
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 4, 2011 - 0 comments

You Promised There Would Be Girls [demo]

I wrote and recorded this today - it's basically a stream-of-consciousness account of one of the stranger and more entertaining parties I've attended.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 comments

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