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Angeline the Baker

Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 comments

Sandy Boys

A traditional old-timey tune as recorded by my pseudonymous string band, Crookneck John. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 comments

Texas 89

A song I wrote about a trip to Texas with a girl in 1989. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

Runnin'

In a huge creative drought for awhile, I found this old thing I wrote and recorded years ago. When I was new to Garageband. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 comments

Gaffer Tape and Glue

I read a friend's blog this morning and she had a line in there about how she felt like her heart was stuck together with gaffer tape and glue. 10 minutes later I had this, another 20 and I had recorded it using Garageband and my mac's internal mic. As I haven't written anything in about two years, I'm pretty happy with this writer's block break. [more inside]
posted by nunoidia on Jun 7, 2009 - 9 comments

Empires Fall

project for senior seminar. Acoustic + vocal. Poorly recorded, poorly written, poor performed :P [more inside]
posted by eclectitude on May 6, 2009 - 2 comments

Werewolf Night

Ooo! Spooky! Well, it should be pretty obvious that this song has almost nothing to do with literal werewolves, and everything to do with a predatory mindset, but that doesn’t keep it from weirding my mother out every time I play it!
posted by soundacious on Feb 26, 2009 - 1 comment

My Heart Will Give You Up

The third and final installment of my 2009 Valentine's day project. Celine Dion + Rick Astley, as if the internet needed another rickroll. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 comments

Saint V. Massacree

Guitar Rag, with banjo. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 12, 2009 - 9 comments

Fiesta Time

This is my great, sweeping ballad … my Piano Man, if you will. Tinged with chili powder. [more inside]
posted by soundacious on Jan 30, 2009 - 3 comments

Undercover Maggie

A simple cautionary tale of how celebrity, glamour, ambition and just-plain inauthenticity can twist a human soul. Also, you can dance to it. [more inside]
posted by soundacious on Jan 28, 2009 - 0 comments

8 More Miles to Louisville

More "americana" from that woodshed in Sweden. Recorded on a battered radio/cassette player in 1984(?) so its low fi. We called ourselves The Early Puritans on the occasions we actually got paid for a gig. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Oct 9, 2008 - 8 comments

7 Places

Another Ran/Run tune. This time abit more melancholy, with some nice strings.
posted by johanze on Oct 8, 2008 - 3 comments

Lights Upon Us

This is the first song off my album I just finished recording. I guess it's very folk-like.
posted by bingwah on Oct 8, 2008 - 5 comments

Peach picking time in Georgia

More from the woodshed Jimmy Rogers we liked. The Early Puritans go country. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 29, 2008 - 4 comments

Spanish Moss

The proverbial seeds of this song were planted when I visited Savannah, Georgia at the beginning of the month and found myself captivated by the ubiquitous plant life named in the title. Later, when I was working on lyrics and couldn't think of a second verse, my bandmate Mel reminded me of a dream my friend Kathy had in which I killed a guy and hid him behind a couch. The end result may be disproportionately creepy, but I rather like it. [more inside]
posted by Saellys on Sep 28, 2008 - 4 comments

Mrs McGrath

More of the woes caused by foreign wars in this song from the woodshed tape (Sweden 1984.) "By heaven I'll make them rue the day when they took the legs from a child of mine" The Early Puritans at it again with an Irish song. Singer Dave Scott is Irish. Other singer Jim Donovan though is american [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 25, 2008 - 4 comments

Rake

Jim Donovan, one of the members of The Early Puritans borrowed somebodys mandolin for the weekend. This is another song from that 1984 woodshed tape. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 23, 2008 - 3 comments

Bonny Light Horseman

Another song from that Swedish woodshed tape. This I dont know the origin of. But the sentiments again appealed to us. The pain caused by Foreign Wars. Still relevant? [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 21, 2008 - 4 comments

For a' that

An old song. Written by Robert burns in 1795. Recorded by my old acoustic band, The Early Puritans in Sweden 1984 on a radio/cassette player with built in microphones. One take. Found the tape in the woodshed this summer. Lo fi. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 20, 2008 - 8 comments

Here

This song has a feel I haven't easily been able to reproduce since recording it. I can barely play the song live. Despite some horrific essing, probably my favorite home recording.
posted by kingbenny on Aug 28, 2008 - 10 comments

Seven Shades of Blue

Another song recorded live at the cabin for the album. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 15, 2008 - 3 comments

The Ballad of Daisy and Jay

I've always loved The Great Gatsby - it, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, have some significance here in Minnesota. I tried to get some personal elements into the characters for this. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 8, 2008 - 9 comments

Sift

Kind of a break from recording and re-recording songs to be played live this year, this is kind of a folksy, reverb and acoustic-heavy, simple and short composition. Harmonizing my vocals is such a bummer lately, since it reveals how limited one's range is... [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 6, 2008 - 2 comments

Gideon (MMJ cover)

Quick solo acoustic cover of the My Morning jacket song. [more inside]
posted by kersplunk on Jul 1, 2008 - 5 comments

Don't Talk To The Cops

Inspired by the recent MeFi post. Also, first song upload. Hi!
posted by arcanecrowbar on Jun 30, 2008 - 2 comments

cc'ed

Another acoustic, instrumental tune. This is the first track I've made in GarageBand (my Ubuntu machine died hard last week).
posted by tmcw on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 comments

Oh! Susanna

Classical banjo and fingerstyle guitar arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jun 3, 2008 - 10 comments

Tonight Hit the Bong With Me

A very dumb cover of Tonight You Belong To Me, written by Lee David, 1926.
posted by frenetic on May 24, 2008 - 3 comments

This Town

Not so different from anything else I've done, but I'm proud of the production of this one. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 15, 2008 - 7 comments

Love More

Title song from my self-produced record last year. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 7, 2008 - 5 comments

Blankets and Pillows

Recorded last summer sometime, was on a solo album I produced. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 3, 2008 - 14 comments

No Going Back

This is not the happiest song I've ever written. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Apr 1, 2008 - 6 comments

Marie

Song I wrote and recorded recently when thinking about how thankful I am for my friends. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 comments

Sunday Front Porch

Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Mar 31, 2008 - 2 comments

Hard Times Come Again No More

Just installed new strings and set up my new 3-mic stand; I figured I'd test drive 'em both. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Mar 29, 2008 - 6 comments

Try to act surprised

A song about accepting that bad stuff sometimes does, and will, happen. Written after the untimely death of a relative a year ago. It's not about him per se, but it does make me think of him every time I play it or hear it, just because the song came together at around the time of his passing.
posted by robotot on Mar 25, 2008 - 2 comments

The Punisher

A little acoustic guitar ditty that sounds like something that would be perfectly suited for a front porch. [more inside]
posted by cyphill on Feb 13, 2008 - 5 comments

Engine

This is a cover of Engine by Neutral Milk Hotel. The original was the B-side of Holland, 1945. I made this recording in honor of the tenth anniversary of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 13, 2008 - 6 comments

Oh, Johanna

Bluesy folksy track, an ode to Johanna [more inside]
posted by Slash_fan on Feb 5, 2008 - 0 comments

Stay

cover of the song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. Fingerstyle guitar, vocals, banjo. Created for the 2008 Songfight! Gift of Music sidefight.
posted by The White Hat on Feb 1, 2008 - 6 comments

Blue Train

Old-timey / bluesy ditty from our new album. That's me on fiddle. :D [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 3, 2008 - 11 comments

Take this Hammer

Cover of a Leadbelly tune. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 6, 2007 - 5 comments

Let It Go or Give In

I wrote this very recently and decided to record it while it was still fresh. It still needs a lot of work instrumentally, and structurally as well. I'm thinking about working with some musician friends to spruce it up a bit. I would love feedback!
posted by pazazygeek on Aug 29, 2007 - 5 comments

Rideau Ramble

You people are dangerous for my ego. Something a bit different now; a song in praise of my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. This song was written for the 175th anniversary of the construction of the Rideau Canal. The tune is by a well-known local Irish musician, Frank Cassidy. This tune has a two-octave-and-a-note range, folks. Don't try this at home.
posted by LN on Aug 24, 2007 - 8 comments

Until You Sever The Snake

Written and recorded for the serpentine challenge now underway. My buddy Ken Kawashima brought in the North Mississippi blues riff and yours truly did the rest. Apologies to animal rights advocates, but some snakes were severed during the recording of this song. Had to be done. [lyrics inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 17, 2007 - 8 comments

the River Girl

A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
posted by verysleeping on Jul 5, 2007 - 14 comments

Steampunk Fever Stream

My friend Dan and I apply the guitar and recording implements to hastily collected drippings from his subconscious.
posted by BoatMeme on Jun 21, 2007 - 8 comments

Tower Song

Another Townes Van Zandt cover, though I think this is the best thing I've produced [at home] yet. Amazing what a little compression will do. A beautiful, simple, moving song that I can't do justice to.
posted by inoculatedcities on May 26, 2007 - 4 comments

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