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#460911 - 03/06/18 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome tune Alan. Loved the lyric. Super vocal and backtrack. Super mix as well...



Hi Scott,

Sometimes a few nice words are all that's needed to put a smile on someone's face - this did it for me. I appreciate all that - thanks so much.

Alan
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#460913 - 03/06/18 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Great song about te real life struggling Nashville musician. This really tells a great story. The track sounds great and vocals are nicely done.



Hello Samuel,

Sorry about passing over you in the order of the comments. When you're my age, you'll understand! Glad all those elements you ,mentioned work for you. That's always great to hear and I appreciate it very much.

ALan
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#460915 - 03/06/18 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I always hear about all the Nashville Hopefuls. It's such a tough road to strike out on, but it is the hub for all things Country! I think you really captured that journey and the reality of it really well in this song. Thank you for sharing.



Hi Ember,

Tis always a pleasure to hear from you. yes, Nashville is a tough one to take on. I have a good friend who did well there. John Heinrich is a musician who plays pedal steel, dobro, sax, and flute. he's on quite a few cuts out of Nashville. He's currently touring with Ronnie Milsap. Oddly, we first met in Germany! He's one of the success stories - Mike Baker a lead guitarist whoi I know casually is another example. But they are the exceptions.

I'm delighted you think I captured the other side of that story in this song. I appreciate the feedback. best to you and your PG Music colleagues.

Alan
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#460916 - 03/06/18 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Alan, Great lyrics and well sung. I love the Acoustic Bass and Mando along with Steel and Drums. That combination is what I Appalachian Honky-Tonk. Sounds really good and best of luck to you both while you settle in to the new lifestyle, Tom


Tom expressed our feelings completely (we’ve always liked his Appalachian Honky-Tonk genre!)


We enjoyed the great story of the tune and wish y’all our very best!

J&B



Hey Guys!

Always a treat to hear from you. I like that moniker - Appalachian Honky-Tonk! Tom outs out some really nice cuts - like you two do. I'm glad the story of the lyric works for you. I appreciate the feedback on that. best to you.

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#460918 - 03/06/18 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Al,
This would be a very good song by any standards, but done in that time frame... wow, it just shows the class of the man!
Very engaging story,sincere warmth to your vocal and skilful simplicity in the production...here`s hoping you find more breaks in your new place to continue making music like this.

Robert



Hi Robert,

You are much too kind! Thank you so much for all your kind words. I particularly appreciate the comment on my vocal as I'm a mediocre singer, at best. but sometimes, a song seems to find that very small sweet spot in my voice. i was pleased with it - so danged happy you commented on it as you did - still smiling!

Your comment about the simplicity of the song rang a bell with me. Although there are 7 real Tracks, it doesn't sound that "full". I think I got lucky with the mix and kept is relatively simple in the big picture, in spite of the number of tracks.

Many thanks!

ALan
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#460952 - 03/06/18 09:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Sounds really good. Very nice melody, good backing band and a nice set of lyrics.
Really nicely done.

Peter

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#461078 - 03/08/18 01:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Alan,

Sounds really good. Very nice melody, good backing band and a nice set of lyrics.
Really nicely done.

Peter



Thanks a bunch, Peter. I'm glad you enjoyed the song. Thanks for letting me know! best to you.

Alan
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#461256 - 03/08/18 09:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Al-David]
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Hello, Alan

This tune expresses homesick and blue very well.
Your present feeling moving into a different environment from the familiar house may reflect to this song a little.
The melody is sad somehow in spite of written in major key.
The sound is very clear and your vocal is really nice.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#461351 - 03/09/18 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Al-David]
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If there were issues with the initial balance, I can't hear any in the remix. Everything just works.

Love the mandolin. Great lyrics.

The rhyme scheme turns around on the chorus from AABB to ABAB, which got my attention. (Heheh... I got a comment in about song structure before Noel got a chance to post! wink ).

I'm glad you found a break to get this out!
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