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@chipwithrow
Joined Florida US

Chip Withrow

This is my 14th (!) 50/90. Except for the first one in 2009 (when I got sick and had to stop at 31), I've written 60+ songs each year.
I've also completed 15 FAWMs. I'm pretty sure that since my first FAWM in '08, I've written well over 1,000 songs by now. And I like most of them!

Songs (56):

[avatar] Just One More by @chipwithrow #acoustic #skirmish 10
[avatar] Rain, Then a Rainbow by @chipwithrow #acoustic #one_take #mandolin 7
[avatar] Mandolin Practice Song by @chipwithrow #folk #mandolin #meta 6
[avatar] [avatar] In a Bluegrass Minute by @cindyrella + @chipwithrow #mandolin #collaborations_welcome #bluegrass 9
[avatar] Volcano Lake by @chipwithrow #harmonium #acoustic #nature 8
[avatar] In Our Canoe by @chipwithrow #acoustic #skirmish #harmonica #nostalgia 11
[avatar] Wretched Socks by @chipwithrow #ukulele #fun 5
[avatar] Hillbilly Roots by @chipwithrow #country #family #bluegrass #slide 4
[avatar] Now It's September by @chipwithrow #ukulele #minor_key #reggae 4
[avatar] Blind Man by @chipwithrow #ukulele #skirmish #blind 9
[avatar] Hiding Out In Tall Grass by @chipwithrow #acoustic #blues #slide 3
[avatar] I've Dipped My Bucket In This Well by @chipwithrow #acoustic #folk #traditional #slide 5
[avatar] You Lose Then You Win by @chipwithrow #ukulele #acoustic_rock 5
[avatar] Let Me Cross by @chipwithrow #spiritual #acapella #percussion 2
[avatar] Almost Gone by @chipwithrow #skirmish #acapella #iloveshortsongs 10
[avatar] Just Driftin' by @chipwithrow #ukulele #organ #soul 5
[avatar] Old Folks' Fun by @chipwithrow #ukulele #nostalgia #oldtime 4
[avatar] The Good Book by @chipwithrow #book #acoustic #skirmish #minor_key 12
[avatar] The Heart Is a Work of Art by @chipwithrow #acoustic #heart #synthesizer 5
[avatar] Hammerhead Jim by @chipwithrow #acoustic #rock #piano #oldtime 6
[avatar] If You Make Art, You're an Artist by @chipwithrow #ukulele #folk #oldtime #inspirational 6
[avatar] August Sun by @chipwithrow #skirmish #august #acoustic_rock #sun 9
[avatar] Ukulele and Music Box by @chipwithrow #instrumental #ukulele #synthesizer 2
[avatar] Singing Ukulele by @chipwithrow #instrumental #ukulele #electric_piano 2
[avatar] Dance on the Rocks by @chipwithrow #ukulele #dance #waltz #minor_key 3
[avatar] I Was a Cynic by @chipwithrow #piano #philosophy #ballad 3
[avatar] [avatar] Be a Crow by @cindyrella + @chipwithrow #acoustic #folk #oldtime #birds 7
[avatar] Sure Miss My Bike by @chipwithrow #skirmish #acoustic_one_take #harmonica #bike 8
[avatar] You're the Worst by @chipwithrow #blues #worst #minor_key #superskirmish 8
[avatar] No Mojo by @chipwithrow #mojo #ukulele #jam #percussion 5
[avatar] Two Frogs by @chipwithrow #frogs #ukulele #family 7
[avatar] When You Dance by @chipwithrow #disco #instrumental #ukulele #skirmish 9
[avatar] [avatar] Dancing by @cindyrella + @chipwithrow #skirmish #piano #dance 11
[avatar] Writing This Story by @chipwithrow #blues #banjo 5
[avatar] The Beach Photo Song by @chipwithrow #beach #ukulele #hope 4
[avatar] Gonna Rise by @chipwithrow #inspirational #piano #soul 7
[avatar] Thunder Moon by @chipwithrow #banjo #bluegrass #iloveshortsongs 6
[avatar] [avatar] Morning Song by @srcoops + @chipwithrow #piano #soul #oldtime 4
[avatar] Other People by @chipwithrow #philosophy #country #piano 12
[avatar] Ice Cold Eyes by @chipwithrow #ukulele #skirmish 7
[avatar] Doo Wop Duet (Uke and Tongue Drum) by @chipwithrow #unusual_instrument #instrumental #ukulele #oldtime 8
[avatar] Just Mowing the Lawn by @chipwithrow #ukulele #nature #life 8
[avatar] Blue Uke, Brown Uke by @chipwithrow #instrumental #ukulele #duet 6
[avatar] You Can't Ruffle My Feathers No More by @chipwithrow #acoustic #blues #oldtime 8
[avatar] Too Much Thinking by @chipwithrow #folk #harmonica 9
[avatar] Ill Wind Blowing by @chipwithrow #minor_key #ukulele #skirmish 8
[avatar] Banjo Practice 2 by @chipwithrow #instrumental #banjo #bluegrass 4
[avatar] Banjo Practice 1 by @chipwithrow #instrumental #banjo #bluegrass 2
[avatar] Make a Little Money, Hop Aboard a Train by @chipwithrow #bluegrass #country #train #banjo 13
[avatar] Frog In the Birdhouse by @chipwithrow #blues #one_take #banjo 7
[avatar] To Be an Egret by @chipwithrow #bird #acoustic #one_take #rockabilly 9
[avatar] What Else Is a Ghost To Do? by @chipwithrow #ghost #acoustic #folk 8
[avatar] [avatar] Being Ahead by @srcoops + @chipwithrow #banjo #bluegrass 3
[avatar] [avatar] Tomato Man by @nancycunning + @chipwithrow #tomatoes #collaboration #firstfruits #first-fruits 12
[avatar] Cry, Laugh, Cry Again by @chipwithrow #sad #oldtime #ukulele #one_take 8
[avatar] Blue Ukulele by @chipwithrow #ukelele #blues #one_take 5

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@andrea

Thanks for your positive and thoughtful comments on Wake Up Charlie. Things are certainly winding way down here and it was a nice treat to hear from you :)

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@jeff9

Very kind of you, Chip, to still be listening in and giving comments. Thank you for the nice words about Summer's Got the Ball.

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Thanks Chip! Your comment on "Enough" makes me feel the song is "enough" as is :)

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Many thanks for your kind comments, I find I work really well with Cindy’s words

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@jeff9

Thanks for your kind words, Chip. Glad you came through the storm ok. What a scary time!

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment! I won't be a one man band, cause I have no intentions to sing or play all instruments. My midi drafts explain my ideas as I have way more talent composing and mixing than playing and recording.

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Felicitats on 25 yeas together.

We'll be celebrating 36 years together next year. Strange to think I will have been with Carmen longer than my mum was on the earth (she died in a car accident, in Nigeria, aged 36)

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Chip, I’m glad Night Comes For Everyone affected you so powerfully. I love what Eric did with the lyric, and I find myself playing that song almost every day. I love it, too. So great when a musician “gets” what I have in mind and makes it real, so others can share it, too. Thanks for your comment.

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Thanks for the kind words. Stay safe in the storm Chip!

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It's a bluegrass classic! Thanks!

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I added you 😊

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Great!:

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Hey Chip. I wondered if your not too busy, if you could pick up my In a Bluegrass Minute?

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Thank you Chip for your wonderful comment on Love is Blind :)

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I knew I had "Let me dip my bucket in your well" on YouTube. Bing is a useless search engine.
Here it is:

https://youtu.be/iZTqlYJDqHo

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Chip, "Almost Gone" (https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/8058) now has a B3 (emulation) It sounds pretty close and it's free. Does plugin and standalone so however you do what you do.
https://sampleson.com/collab3-free-tonewheel-organ.html

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Good question Chip. I had to think about that. The answer is mostly no but sometimes yes! However I always have a syllable count in my head which gives me the roll of the song so maybe its why it usually sounds like I know the music. Also I write a lot for artists out of Fawm 50/90 so I try hard to make then easy to sing.

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thanks for your comment on the rooster. waits affects his voice. when he first hit LA he ws sounding more like arlo guthrie. but then he started aping his best friend, chick e weiss and developed his persona. me, i dont have any persona. i just sing songs how i feel them. i am fortunate in that there is no money invested in me so nobody is telling me what to do.

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@aneil

Thx so much for your awesome comment on feel like I can fly ! You having a real productive 5090 I have some listening to catch up on

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@marthie

Thank you for listening. Yes, Cindy and I have done a couple of ghost songs and children's songs and this was a great opportunity to bring them together. I remember when I was younger the Ghost House was always my favorite to visit at the Fair.

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I added you to my Crow song. Thanks

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Thanks Chip. I am not sure if Marthie is going to do my crow song or not. She is so busy. Go ahead if you want to, as I wouldn't mind having two!

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Hi. I wondered if you would like my Pedals of Love?

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Thank you also for a Lonely Bike. I appreciate it.

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Hi Chip, thank you for your kind comment on Dance on the Rocks. It's kind of you to think of giving me a credit for the title, you don't have to though. Titles aren't copyrighted. If you are happy to mention my song that's cool. I'm looking forward to reading your lyric and I'll let you know if I have music for it :)

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I added you thanks

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@zecoop

All set with the new song with my dad. Can’t wait to listen!

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That'd be great Chip!

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Thanks. I have been watching how to videos for days, and practicing that lick.

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@srcoops

Perhaps you would find something you could work with in Morning Song

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the encouragement on “Chase Me” - I needed that!

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@jamkar

Thank you Chip. A double pleasure to know, I brought joyful sounds into your relationship with your daughter!

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@jamkar

Thanks Chip!

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@nadine

Thanks a lot for your kind words on "The Wind". I'm glad you enjoyed though I'd never (!) see myself as singer and guitarist. I love big arrangements! Let's see what happens with that song.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comments on 'Lonely City' - the sirens were intentional on this, but I remember living in Boston and hearing them all the time. I learned to sleep with a heavy down pillow over my head!

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Hi Chip, thank you for your lovely comment on I'm Not Sick, I'm glad it changed your day, and I hope your family recover quickly and fully. Didi

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'A Life of Unfulfilled Dreams'!

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Hi Chip . I wondered if you'd be interested in my Blind Date? It does mention yoga :)

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Thanks for the comment on Alone. And yeah, check out the show. You know, as long as hunting and watching people starve themselves doesn't bother you. :P

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@zecoop

You are now a collaborator on Being Ahead :)

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I love the music you added to The Tomato Man. I added it here: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/346
Wow.

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thanks chip, yes, i nearly tagged it mental health but chickened out! glad the different meanings come across

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@sbs2018

Thanks so much for your comments on "No Name Song" - so appreciated!

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Hey, Chip - interesting idea about having the I and You be the same in my Sick and Tired song. I was thinking of there being a literal second person who is getting dumped on in the first verse, then the singer begins to pull up a little and realize it's not just the other person...I think my life flows better if I don't always believe my own story lines...I would love to do some collaborating sometime over the 5090 if you're up for it.

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To answer your question, the dead and co. show was great! Setlist was fantastic, & the playing had some great moments of adventurousness while still being really engaging. Bob Weir voice was a little rough (it was the last show of the tour and his watt 75?). Go look up the set list for dead and co at Citi Field July 16 and it’ll give you some idea. …

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Sometimes a little giraffe song is needed to cheer me up. It seems to give listeners a jolly tune. PS. I am fond of your banjo and uke songs. I used a mandola for a song, next week maybe I will resurrect my banjo. I would like to use some guitar background like you do, but I do not have a guitar. So I am trying to make something on GarageBand to improvise. Might be a couple weeks, but on my to-do list.

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Ayyyyy! Thx for the kind words, Ohio is home to a lot of my favorite bands, I also really love the ass ponys/wussy. I went to recording school in Chillicothe and have always felt at home in OH.

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welcome back, great to see ya back here!

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Hi Chip! A suggestion from a beginner banjo, as you're the ultimate FAWM banjo. Set up a banjo forum thread a la the #FUC. I feel, at my present state of play (! see IKEA!) not up to it, and besides, look what happened when I invented #FUC... You could always keyword it FAWM lovers/learners of Banjo--- #FLOB!

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@roddy

Hi there. Hope you have a good 50/90. I've got my ukuleles ready to go! Hope to hear some of your tunes soon.

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Hey neighbor!