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Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
5:25 pm
Singer/songwriter from the Netherlands
Hi guys! I just thought i'd pop by and mention that my eclectic selection of compositions is available to be seen on youtube.com. This one, for example which i made a few days ago. I'm working on my second album and i have to have it ready from start to finish in 3 weeks. (probably 16 tracks).

Hope you enjoy.
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
4:14 pm
Coming out of Hiding once Again...
What with all the Disabled Canine angst at my apartment building, I nearly forgot to post word of my Seattle coffeehouse gig next week! I'm opening for a couple of fellow buskers at C&P Coffee Company at 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle. The headliners are Greg Spence Wolf and Jorge Zorro. Jorge's website has a really Cool Open Mics LairLinks page that's probably more up-to-date than mine.

Also, I'll be doing a set on the first evening of the Northwest Folklife Festival, Friday, May 25, on the Alki Stage at 4:20 pm. I think I refer to myself on the program as a "Late-Blooming Polyglot Busker" for want of anything more Flattering. It fits, in any case. I will likely be busking at the festival as well, during much of that weekend (May 25-28, also Memorial Day weekend).

In future news, I also plan to do busking at Seattle's University District Street Fair on May 19-20; and at the Fremont Fair on June 16-17. Prior to then, I'll be out of town visiting my aunt and her critters on the farm in Colville, WA during June 5-12.

If I've missed anything, I think the full range of info can be found on the Lair's Myspace Page and on my Sonicbids EPK...

Crossposted at seattlemusic and wherever Relevant...

Current Mood: musical
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
1:37 pm
Friday, October 13th, 2006
5:55 pm
Recordings and solo tour question...
Hello all! I'd almost forgotten about this comm. I just wanted to drop a brief line to say I'm working on my first full-length CD of original songs here in Seattle, and have more recordings planned for the (hopefully) not-too-distant future. I also have demo versions of original songs at my Sonicbids EPK, as well as some available at my Stranger Classifieds Bands Page.

I've been wondering, are there good tutorial resources for tour-booking? And is it advisable to tour as a solo acoustic musician before your first CD is released? Right now I'm pursuing opportunities to get local gigs as a soloist and with other acoustic performers, but I would also like to perform with regularly-touring musicians also (mostly in the folk and world music fields). One way or another, I need to find some way for my reputation to proceed my presence...
Sunday, October 23rd, 2005
7:38 am
My group, "Whiskey Bent and Hellbound," just put some MP3's up on the net. I was thinking someone on here might enjoy listening to them. Anyway, the URL is :

Monday, March 7th, 2005
4:48 pm
New CD, and March Shows
My new CD, Whiskey, Wisdom and Song, is now available, featuring nine original songs and one traditional drinking song, and a cover design and photo by bobhowe. The originals include favorites like "Preserved Fish" and the radio hit (well, it was played on the radio a few times) "Welcome To New York (Now Just Go Home)."

I'm also playing several shows in the next couple of weeks, including a show on Sunday, March 13, with Mike Skliar at the Parkside Lounge, a great music venue I've played many times with other bands, but not as a headliner. We're playing at 8 p.m. The music is in the back room, and there's a $5 cover:

Ken Ficara and Mike Skliar
Sunday, March 13, 8 p.m.
The Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St

Corner of Attorney Street (between Aves B and C).
F/J/M/Z to Delancey Street.</b>

Please come out and support us and this fifty-year-old home for great live music.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
1:14 pm



Hey guys! you may remember similar posts that look a lot like this one. I am writing to inform you that my new CD is out! Unlike the first, this album strongly reflects my music style. The CD is titled, "My Famous Year." You can check out song samples from the CD on my website, www.alexwatsonmusic.com  If you're in to acoustic/rock music then you will throughly enjoy this album. for a full length album,  it is being sold for a very cheap price. and you can also get both cd's and a sticker for a great deal. I hope that you get the time to swing by the site and check it out. Thank you guys for all of your support!


alex w.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
7:40 pm
gee, aren't I a crummy commnity maintainer... Don't think I've checked back here in months... just about forgot about it!

Well, to business... I've been booked to play a close friend's wedding reception in early February. I would perform my own work, but let's just say at the wedding reception there will be no dancing, as per the religious views of the bride's parents. Instead, I am to perform a two hour set of celtic folk music.

I don't know any celtic folk music.

Does anyone have recommendations for tunes to learn, or where to go to find tunes to learn?

Thanks :)
Monday, October 11th, 2004
2:33 pm
so, anyone have any interesting projects going on?
Saturday, September 4th, 2004
2:50 pm
I played a four and a half hour set on the street last night after having not played for a very long time. I need to go out again tonight, supposed to meet some people, a photographer and possibly a rhythm section. Does anyone have any good remedies for very sore fingertips?
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
11:29 pm
community maintenance shtuff...
looking at the userinfo for the community, I thought of an idea...

In the interests list in the user info, I posted my musical interests, plus a few others that I thought would catch the eye of the LJ-perusing singer/songwriter. I did this back when I was the only member. I know my influences and stylistic preferences, but I'm not everybody. Now there is an everybody, so...

Does anyone have any ideas for other interests I should add to that list? Two heads are indeed better than one, three better than two...etc...

EDIT: fixed typos, made myself more concise
Thursday, August 19th, 2004
2:16 pm
King Street Hobo
Kind of a repost... but I'd stuck the table below in the acoustic lounge community, has all the links to all my home recorded stuff.... enjoy.

Demo Material
 All parts sung/played by  
 Mike Kelly  
 Pretty Lie #
 Petals to the Floor #
 Shivers for Company #
 Arrogant Grace #
 As for that Day #
 Instrumental in D #
 Instrumental in C #
All songs recorded at home on my trusty digital4-track

The rest you can find at:

Sunday, August 15th, 2004
10:07 pm
share the love!
the previous post gives me an idea. Who all has recordings and/or lyrics posted online anywhere? Please comment on this with the URLs, so we can all check eachothers' work out. Constructive criticism is a good thing.

Also, I notice new people. Go ahead and make a post, introduce yourself!
2:47 pm


Hey guys. I would hope that all of you like acoustic music since ya'll are tuned in to these types of communities.  Please take some time and check out my website. I am an acoustic singer/songwriter from Georgia. I will be playing a lot this year in the atlanta area trying to spread my name out a little. I am sure you guys areN'T doing anything important on the internet anyway so close out those Yahoo poker games and listen to my little songs. CD's are dirt cheap. for $6 you get 12 songs. thanks guys.

                                      Alex Watson  Alex Watson


i would also appreciate it if you left a comment on the comments page. thanks


Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
5:34 pm
starting out
so, how did everyone get started in this business? What inspired us all to devote our lives to the creation and performance of music?
Saturday, July 10th, 2004
7:55 pm
chemically clearing your throat
this is just so cool, I decided I had to post it...

A lot of times, especially when I'm having to sing that popular stuff ina tenor register, my throat gets rather scratchy and raw, so that by the end of the set I can't even sing my own material anymore. A vocalist I know recommended to me getting some peppermint essential oil and mxing it with tea.

Instead, I just poured some hot water from the faucet over about five drops of the peppermint oil. Worked like a charm! All the throat gunk cleared INSTANTLY, and suddenly I had my lower register back again. I think I'll have that little bottle with me fomr now on at gigs... a baritone can only handle so much Skynrd.

Just wanted to share :)
2:25 pm

Yes kids, it's time for me to be a promotion whore...

Alex Watson is a native of Brunswick, Georgia and he is a freaking amazing artist! I would really, really, really appreciate it if y'all would check out his music (the links are below). If you enjoy his music, you can buy a CD for dirt cheap ($6) and you can either e-mail me at alexwatsonmusic@hotmail.com or just leave me a comment! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME!




How can you say no to this face, lol?

Thursday, July 8th, 2004
2:06 am
hey im new...
hi im a new member of this community my names is jenny im a singer nd songwriter i evn take voice lessons which i luv they are so much fun my instructor iz rly nice too ne way i've been singing since i was 9 nd i hav been writing songs since i was 11 i am now 14 nd i hav 49 songs written

Current Mood: hopeful
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