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John Staples

@johnstaples
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2013

2023 will be my 11th FAWM!

I look forward to writing some songs and listening to those of all my favorite FAWMers!
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Pronouns - he / him
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I live in the Chicago area, previously from the San Francisco Bay area and originally from western Kentucky! I love John Prine and Led Zeppelin, Hank Williams and Sia and Lorde and Eminem, Gillian Welch and Pink Floyd and Foo Fighters, New Grass Revival and Yes, Neil Young and Jethro Tull, Dolly and Taylor and Gaga and Amy and Madonna and Tammy, Willie and Waylon and Hank and Johnny and Merle and George, Elvis and Pearl Jam, the Jackson 5 and Michael, Prince and Jimi, the early Beatles and the later Beatles! There is very little music I don't like!

I use Reaper on Windows for my DAW. I record mostly with a Zoom H4n handheld digital recorder using its multi-track mode so I can easily record multiple tracks.

I play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, tenor guitar, baritone guitar, resonator guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.

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Thank you so much for recommending my track. It means a lot that other people are enjoying what I'm putting out there.
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Thank you for your warm welcome last week(as I try to understand how this site works lol)

I listened to your songs and enjoyed both - especially the bass line in Crawling.
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Thanks for your comment John!
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Great FAWM poster - fits one of the characters in the song I’m working on - lol!
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@fuzzy
Just looked at your "Recommendation Thread!!!"
I thought I was the only one here who was excessive with using the exclamation marks!!! 😀
Have a great FAWM!!!
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Looking forward to sharing a skirmish or two, or 6, or 12 or…. ;)
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Looking forward to hearing your work this year!
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@clioem
Happy FAWM!
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Hi John! Have an awesome FAWM 😸
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Hey John! It is awesome to see and hear you here again! Have a great FAWM!
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@cts
JS - good to see you back in FAWMland! Bring all that awesomeness to the forefront once again. Let’s get it!
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It's a great time and place to meet! Looking forward to seeing your new creations.
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Hello from a fellow former Kentuckian! Dig your diverse influences, happy FAWMing!
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Thank you! Can't wait to see what you put together this year!
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Back atcha! Here’s to a good’un!
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Hi John
Have a great FAWM!
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hey John! 2023 FAWM Greetings!
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Hi John! Looking forward to hearing your FAWM 2023 songs :) Have a great one!
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I hope you have a terrific FAWM too! I'm going to be rather busy on non-FAWM matters this month, but hope to get at least some time in for recording--and for listening to your (and others') terrific songs!
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@crisp1
Can't wait to see what you come up with this FAWM, John! Have a great time!
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Hello, thank you! Happy FAWM to you!
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@thetau
Hey John, Just dropped by to say hi. Have a great FAWM... I'll be listening
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Howdy Mr. staples! I figured you'd be hanging around here this time of year.
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Howdy!!! Happy FAWM!
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Hi, John. Your "Dangerous" song has been running around in my head for months now!
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Happy February to ye - looking forward to reading your magic. When's that album coming out ???
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Looking forward to your good music this year!
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Wishing you a great FAWM John!
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Hey, John - I like your No One Knows Their Names song. I'm eager to hear where your Gateway leads this month. Glad you're here!
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I just checked out your song ‘No One Knows Their Names’. Beautiful tune. I had to watchlist you. Good luck with the FAWM!!
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@brisk
Thanks John - I've read Sapiens and Deus, but not the Lessons - I might have to put an order in for that... though I have to say that Deus left me a little ... anxious?!
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@audrey
Hi John. Have a great FAWM! :)
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Happy FAWM to you!!
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@chroes
Hey John, have I forgotten to say hello here? Shame on me! Hello! Happy FAWM!
I totally understand the "this site is perfect" sentiment. What people sometimes forget to add, is the "for me personally" part. But it's all good, I understand the need for discussion.
I was very happy to read your take though! 😊

Anyway, hope to hear lots of awesome music from you!
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@nadine
Hey John, welcome back!
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Mr. Staples, a Happy FAWMing to you!!!
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Hello there! It is a nice feeling to be on the front side of the month saying hello to you! I hope that you have a great FAWM23. I will be listening.....
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@natrin
Happy FAWM!
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I’m getting excited already! Can hardly wait to hear your new songs and just generally play around in the FAWM sandbox!
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Happy Fawming, Mr. Staples!
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Hi, John. Happy Fawm. Looking forward to your wonderful songs.
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Happy Fawm, John!! So good to see you!
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@mikeb
Happy FAWM 2023!
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Hidey ho and hello for FAWM 2023! Looking forward to your art!
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@gm7
Looking forward to some of your great Americana music.!
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Hey Mr Banjo Man. 👋😎
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Official hello to you, John!! Here we are at the best musical place anywhere! :)
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@scubed
Happy FAWMing, John! Great to see you!
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Hey and thank you for following :) Can’t wait for February to begin!
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Hey, John! You're looking a little green! Have the martians been visiting ya? Hmm...thinking you need an alien song this year to fit your theme! :D
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