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Ross Johnson replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Red River Mud in the group Songwriting Review
"HI Steve and thanks for the kind words. The trip actually starts tomorrow. Yahoo! I have located a number of pub "Song Circles" and jams I hope to join in on. I am STILL can't decide whether I should take a guitar or not. We're…"
Jul 8, 2010
SteveO Mallis replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Red River Mud in the group Songwriting Review
"Hi Ross, Nice song Red River Mud, Good story, sounds very personal. I hope you are enjoying your trip to England. Greetings, Steve"
Jul 7, 2010
Ross Johnson replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Red River Mud in the group Songwriting Review
"Thanks Chris - strangely, the mix is much different in the MP3 compared to a much better sound on the Protools work file. My audio buddy and I are still playing with what happens when we squash these files. Funny things happen now and then. Glad you…"
Jun 30, 2010
goodenough replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Red River Mud in the group Songwriting Review
"Good stuff Ross, the story is epic and personal, the playing and vocals create a landscape that is authentic, giving space for lyric that directs the listener to identify shared experience with the story. Touches that common nerve we like to…"
Jun 29, 2010
Ross Johnson replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Red River Mud in the group Songwriting Review
"Thanks Walt - the female harmony os a friend who has a BA in vocal performance but works in marketing - lots of frustrated performers out there. Me included! She is also on City Kids and does the lead on Between the lines on my page. Glad you liked…"
Jun 28, 2010
Walt Pilcher replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Red River Mud in the group Songwriting Review
"Ross, Enjoyed this very much. Excellent story, and I like the contrast you build between what's transient and what's (relatively) permanent, Well written and performed (Who's the back up singer? - very nice sound.). Walt"
Jun 28, 2010
Ross Johnson replied to goodenough's discussion Kithener's Pals in the group Songwriting Review
"Thanks Chris - I REALLY want to bring a guitar but I think it'll be too much to travel with from the US and we are going light to get around easily. I'll check out Venue for Bath and your area. Post more songs, you have a gift I think...…"
Jun 28, 2010
Ross Johnson added a discussion to the group Songwriting Review
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Red River Mud

Song is on my page, cut #2Several great historical topic songs in the forum recently - Here's one about us Swedes moving to Minnesota. Loosely based on my wife's family WAY up on the Canada border. The little towns are dying up there now with big agriculture and less small farms. Any/all feedback welcome! RossBack in 1880, Great Grandad had a planFollowed vague directionsto a promised landJust a Swedish Fishboy,never steered a plowNever saw a bison, never milked a cow But his heart was young…See More
Jun 28, 2010
Ross Johnson replied to goodenough's discussion Kithener's Pals in the group Songwriting Review
"Chris, GREAT song, and I love the minimalist guitar and vocal treatment. There have been a few really good songs on the forum based on historical events or books - look back a bit into May I think and you'll find a couple. Your gentle approach…"
Jun 28, 2010
Ross Johnson left a comment for rmw
"Los Lobos bases a lot of their merch on Posada or Posada style skeleton art stuff. I like it too. They are actually ridiculously good acoustic musicians, especially David Hidalgo and Louis Perez. Nice to meet you here. Peace, Ross"
May 28, 2010
rmw left a comment for Ross Johnson
"Hey Ross, Hate to say this, but I didn't even realize it was Los Lobos' logo. I know it as a woodcut by Posada which captures my imagination in a big way. I do like a couple of Los Lobos' songs, but I'm not really up on them. I…"
May 28, 2010
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May 28, 2010
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May 28, 2010
Ross Johnson replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Between the Lines in the group Songwriting Review
"Thanks Steve - It was REALLY fun looking for double meaning words/phrases and pushing them into the song. I wish my friend had more time to learn additional songs - she does harmony on a couple other songs I posted and for me, it's a great…"
May 26, 2010
Ross Johnson replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Between the Lines in the group Songwriting Review
"Thanks Kirk - I do admire Natalie Merchant's style and I'll give it a look/listen. It was fun to focyus just on backing guitar for this one, with vocal focus by my friend. It changed the hits on some of the guitar work - to the better I…"
May 26, 2010
SteveO Mallis replied to Ross Johnson's discussion Between the Lines in the group Songwriting Review
"Ross, I like this one too. Its an imaginative topic, good beat and lyrics, a fun song! I really like the guitar work and the guitar lick is sweet. The lyrics take on a double meaning, so even if we didn't know the 2D story, the song would…"
May 25, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Resonator guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Gibson J45
Larrivee OM
Guild 12 srtring
Fender Highway 1 HSS Strat
National Tricone
Breedlove Atlas series AE Bass
Yamaha Classical
Art and Lutherie cedar top 6 string
Martin Kit 6 string
Eastman Mandolin
What type of music do you like to play?
Blues
Bluegrass
Folk
Songwriter
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I subscribe

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At 12:36pm on May 28, 2010, rmw said…
Hey Ross,
Hate to say this, but I didn't even realize it was Los Lobos' logo. I know it as a woodcut by Posada which captures my imagination in a big way. I do like a couple of Los Lobos' songs, but I'm not really up on them. I do play lots of varied stuff, but alas, no lobos. Anyway, nice to hear from a fellow guitar junky.
rmw
At 3:02pm on January 7, 2010, Jeff Lustick said…
Ross,

Welcome to the community. I look forward to hearing some of your music.

Jeff
 
 
 

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