For me, if something needs to change, I'd usually look for changing the music to fit the lyrics. However, it could certainly happen the other way too. I guess it would depend on the songwriter, and what they give more "weight" to. For example, since I tend to be a story-oriented "word" person, I'd rather look at changing the music to fit the lyrics. But a more music-focused writer would probably rather change the lyrics if they had a chord progression or melody that they loved... Great questions! :-D
Hi and thanks for your question. This "single song" idea is interesting. I feel like for me it would have to change. My favorite song of mine is usually the one I've just finished writing :-) Tho' there certainly are some perennial favorites. If pressed, I'd probably waiver between the happy love songs ("Real Big Love" or "You're Loved"), and the story-telling ballads ("Bernice & Bernadette" "Dear J." or "Leroy"). Thanks for getting in touch!
Hi and thanks so much for this question. I'd say yes, definitely. I mostly compose on guitar, but sometimes a melody will come to me a cappella. When I'm not going to my "usual" guitar chords, the melody can develop with a bit more freedom. A super fun thing I've been doing lately is writing tunes on a Turkish lute called a Saz (or Baglama). It's an instrument with a drone and lots of semi-tone options. Hopefully some of those experimental songs will see the light of day soon! :-)
Thanks so much for this question. We actually have two different scheduling options for Missouri. We could pass through on our way out west (which would be early to mid August) or we could also hit it on our way back home (mid-to-late October). Is there a MO venue or house concert possibility you’d recommend? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi you guys!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too! Hope you're staying warm up there! I just sent out the December mailer this morning (yup, two days early). Did you get it at your new address? If not, drop us a line at email@example.com and I'll re-send so you don't miss December's song. Big hugs and love from Nashville! xo
Hi Dave, Thanks so much for this question and apologies for my delay in response. The first "real" song I ever wrote took third place in a local songwriting contest, so quite a bit of exposure for such a new writer. After I performed a woman came up to me and told me that she had cried every time I'd played the song (three rounds in the competition). To me, the song wasn't even sad. But I realized that it was meaningful to her because of something in her past experience. For this reason, I sometimes try to leave my "explanations" of songs open ended, so that people are able to lay their own meaning upon it. I definitely feel that our job as writers is to try and connect people with their own emotions, NOT to tell them how to feel. Hope that's helpful!! :-D xoxo
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble opening the song. Are you seeing the file in the destination folder to where it downloaded? Double click the song file in that folder? It might not just play automatically.
If you’re not sure which folder the song downloads to, let me know what computer you’re using. Or, let me know your email and I’ll just send you the song as an attachment :-)
Hi guys :-)
Great to hear from you! The Sarasota concert starts at 7pm. Doors at 6. Address 2206 Hammock Place Sarasota FL, 34235. My cell is 615-289-0791 and our host Lauren Pipkorns number is 917-270-0407 in case you have questions.
Hope to see you!
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Hi! Thanks for writing.
We’ll work out a Dylan song, how’s that :-) it’s going to be mostly originals.
I was JUUUUUST about to update the Nashville calendar :-) We play every 2nd friday at a cajun restaurant just north of Nashville. It's called Richard's Cajun Cafe
4420 Whites Creek Pike
Whites Creek, TN 37189
We'll be playing there Nov. 9th. It's gonna be fun, much more of a party vibe than a house concert :-)