FAWM 2015: Shingletown Country


by Todd Gehman

Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Sound Mixer, RecordistPiano, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Sound Effects, Live Take Recording
February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is an online community challenging musicians to write and record 14 songs in 28 days. Because I find this extreme time limitation fruitful for creative focus, I also choose a lyrical album theme to strictly follow for each year's songs.

by Todd Gehman

My first attempt at February Album Writing Month was a love letter to my neighborhood of Ballard because I knew I'd be leaving soon for New York after two decades in Seattle.

Track listing:

  1. Aurora Boring Alice [home demo]
  2. Steal (Metal Mart) [home demo]
  3. Oh, Well [home demo]
  4. Vinegar and Piss [home demo]
  5. Macefield [home demo]
  6. Wild Sands [home demo]
  7. White Tattoos [home demo]
  8. Ballard Bridge [home demo]
  9. Shingletown Country [home demo]
  10. 'Fore the Sun Came [home demo]
  11. Chittenden[home demo]
  12. Ballard Bowl Blues [home demo]
  13. It's Only Monday (So Hold Me Baby) [home demo]
  14. Golden Gardens [home demo]