Small Town Boy

Posted by: firesong

Small Town Boy - 10/30/19 03:29 PM

Hey guys, On this song I used :
Style: Railway.sty Railway songwriter Train Beat

I added a piano part with my Genos and the vocals
The song is fairly auto biographical...hope you enjoy, all comments are welcome...Dan

https://soundclick.com/r/s8as7a
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/30/19 04:17 PM

WOW this is great!

Being a small town boy myself I could relate to this song!

Excellent vocals and super backing tracks. But it was the lyrics that hit home to me.

This New York State small town boy who married his small town high school sweetheart thinks this is one fantastic song.
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/30/19 04:23 PM

Hey thanks ...Iknew a lot of people could relate...thanks for the comments
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/30/19 05:28 PM

The vocals on this song are really fantastic, and the piano is lovely too. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: rayc

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/30/19 05:35 PM

I'm a suburban boy - satellite burb of a satellite city of a major city.
The band is pretty tidy - the added piano works well.
Your vocals are pretty good - there's some sibilance & mouth noise that could be tamed just a little given the intimate nature of the performance.
I can't relate to the things that bring you the soft caress of nostalgia but I can hear that you hold them dear.

Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/30/19 08:13 PM

Thanks for the feedback...I appreciate the comments...Dan
Posted by: sslechta

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 09:11 AM

Nice work Dan. Loved the vocals and backups and how they were mixed. They blended well with the rest of the mix. When I hear "small town boy/girl" it always reminds me of Journey's classic, "Don't Stop Believin'".

BTW, born and raised in NW IL here and now living on the IL. side of St. Louis... Illinois lifer!
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 11:21 AM

cool work there. I like the song and the groove you put on it.

I lived the better part of 35 years in a town with a blinking light at the crossroad..... now I'm in the woods outside of a different town that has one working stop light at the main intersection. Small towns are the best places.
Posted by: Ghostgum

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 12:52 PM

Wasn't any part of this song I didn't like. Everything meshed together so well. The chord progressions flowed naturally and the melody was a perfect fit. Great story-telling. Well done.
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: sslechta
Nice work Dan. Loved the vocals and backups and how they were mixed. They blended well with the rest of the mix. When I hear "small town boy/girl" it always reminds me of Journey's classic, "Don't Stop Believin'".

BTW, born and raised in NW IL here and now living on the IL. side of St. Louis... Illinois lifer!



Thanks for the comments...I too have been an Illinisian my whole life...other than Chicago it's just one big "small town".
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
cool work there. I like the song and the groove you put on it.

I lived the better part of 35 years in a town with a blinking light at the crossroad..... now I'm in the woods outside of a different town that has one working stop light at the main intersection. Small towns are the best places.


Right on...Andy and Opie would have felt at home where I grew up...Thanks for the comment...Dan
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
Wasn't any part of this song I didn't like. Everything meshed together so well. The chord progressions flowed naturally and the melody was a perfect fit. Great story-telling. Well done.


I really appreciate your comments and encouragement...Dan
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 08:31 PM

Dan, I've lived in small towns and big towns and this feel good song about home grabbed my attention, the classic country beat kept my toes tapping while the vocal and arrangement sold me the story with such a beautiful melody over that sweet chord progression. I totally enjoyed this Dan. Great job.
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: Small Town Boy - 10/31/19 09:35 PM

Very nice, breathy vocals. Great production, it all came together with this.
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 12:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Sundance
Dan, I've lived in small towns and big towns and this feel good song about home grabbed my attention, the classic country beat kept my toes tapping while the vocal and arrangement sold me the story with such a beautiful melody over that sweet chord progression. I totally enjoyed this Dan. Great job.


Thanks Josie for the kind words so glad you enjoyed it...Dan
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 12:02 AM

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Very nice, breathy vocals. Great production, it all came together with this.


Hey thanks...the breathy voice is only because at my age it's just hard to breath and sing...I guess better breathy than not...right? Thanks for the comments...Dan
Posted by: beatmaster

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 03:57 AM

I'm city born, but I love the country life and I loved your song, Honestly thought your vocals suited the mood of the song.

Thanks
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 04:27 AM

Hi Dan,

Reading all the comments on your nice song in where you sing you prefer nothing more than being a small town boy. I lived on an island as a kid and now in a big city in a small country. Does that count too? The only thing is I want changes in my live (not about my wife!).
But the song itself is easy listening, nice with sweet lyrics. You made a goodsounding countrysong there in the heartland of Illinois!

Hans
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: beatmaster
I'm city born, but I love the country life and I loved your song, Honestly thought your vocals suited the mood of the song.

Thanks


Thanks for the response...I appreciate your thoughts...I do like to visit big cities...I love going to Chicago for a day but just a day couldn't live there too much small-town in me.
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Dan,

Reading all the comments on your nice song in where you sing you prefer nothing more than being a small town boy. I lived on an island as a kid and now in a big city in a small country. Does that count too? The only thing is I want changes in my live (not about my wife!).
But the song itself is easy listening, nice with sweet lyrics. You made a goodsounding countrysong there in the heartland of Illinois!

Hans


Thanks Hans...Appreciate your thoughts...island living is probably comparable to small town life unless your talking Manhattan Island...I see you're in the Netherlands...my ancestors came over from Leiden in 1621...would love to visit there someday...hey thanks again for the kind remarks...Dan
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 04:45 PM

I'm a small town boy, too. Beautiful and catchy melody. Nicely produced.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/02/19 08:34 PM

Hi Dan ...

I grew up in a small town (Troy, Missouri) until I was 8 years old. We then moved to suburban St. Louis ... across the river from Steve up above. My wife is from a tiny town in Tennessee. I once kidded her there was a major traffic jam downtown., She looked at me like I was from another planet. I explained to her that both cars got the intersection at the same time and neither one knew what to do.

Your song is really terrific ... loved everything about it. The mix, the vocal, the backing tracks ... everything. That was a real sweet listen ... thanks for the pleasure.

Alan
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/03/19 12:21 AM

Loved it from the very first note.

Sensational vocal, perfect choice of style, and the harmonies are outstanding.

This is really, really great, and is definitely worthy of air play.

Sensational!
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/03/19 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Dan ...

I grew up in a small town (Troy, Missouri) until I was 8 years old. We then moved to suburban St. Louis ... across the river from Steve up above. My wife is from a tiny town in Tennessee. I once kidded her there was a major traffic jam downtown., She looked at me like I was from another planet. I explained to her that both cars got the intersection at the same time and neither one knew what to do.

Your song is really terrific ... loved everything about it. The mix, the vocal, the backing tracks ... everything. That was a real sweet listen ... thanks for the pleasure.

Alan


Alan...Thanks so much for your kind comments...so glad you enjoyed the song...thanks again...Dan
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/03/19 05:52 PM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Loved it from the very first note.

Sensational vocal, perfect choice of style, and the harmonies are outstanding.

This is really, really great, and is definitely worthy of air play.

Sensational!


Thanks for the comments, very gracious...I rarely stray from the gospel genre but decided I wanted to write an Americana album about the things that have impacted my life, this will be the title song...glad you enjoyed...Dan
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/03/19 08:25 PM

Hi Dan,

This is terrific listen. The music and lyrics are very easy to relate to and they carried me along on a comfortable and easy-on-the-ears musical journey.

You won me over by about bar 2!

It's definitely thumbs up from me!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/04/19 10:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Dan,

This is terrific listen. The music and lyrics are very easy to relate to and they carried me along on a comfortable and easy-on-the-ears musical journey.

You won me over by about bar 2!

It's definitely thumbs up from me!

All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel for the encouraging words about "Small-Town Boy"...it does seem to resonate with a lot of folks...again thanks for the kind words...Dan
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/05/19 07:21 AM

You should be proud of this one - the groove is excellent, and those vocals are perfect. It's a sweet song that I found instantly attention grabbing. Thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/07/19 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
You should be proud of this one - the groove is excellent, and those vocals are perfect. It's a sweet song that I found instantly attention grabbing. Thanks for sharing smile


Deryk...thanks for your kind words and comments...they mean a lot. Dan
Posted by: Mark K

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/07/19 03:24 PM

Toe tapping classic country beat with engaging lyrics (especially for those of us that can relate to small town America.) Chord progression and melody work well together. Enjoyed the listen.
Posted by: Deej56

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/08/19 11:20 PM

firesong,

Upbeat and engaging from the first. Nice vocal with stellar supporting vocals—think in spots those vocals could come forward a bit . . . but nice feel throughout overall. But a really compelling hook and nice warm feel to the lyrics. Nice work on this one!

Kind regards,

Deej
Posted by: Jim

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/09/19 04:31 PM

Great write & production...
Reminded me of Hal Ketchum's tunes...
I enjoyed listening to it!
Posted by: dcuny

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/09/19 11:19 PM

Good singing and harmony. Tuneful and easy to listen to.

The song moves along like a train chugging down the tracks.

Smooth work on the piano - nice licks! smile
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/10/19 12:37 PM

Firesong, this is some really good work on display here! Your vocals are fabulous, especially the background vocal work! That Genos sounds great also! Great tune! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/11/19 09:41 AM

Mark. Deej, David, Jim and Torrey...Sorry for not responding individually but this is for all of you...thanks so much for the encouraging comments and thoughts on "Small Town Boy"...you guys are very gracious and I appreciate it so much...Dan
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/14/19 05:51 AM

Can totally relate with your lyrics. Super vocal and backtrack. Love that train style. Well done.
Posted by: firesong

Re: Small Town Boy - 11/22/19 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Can totally relate with your lyrics. Super vocal and backtrack. Love that train style. Well done.


Scott...thanks so much for your comments...there's a lot of small town boys out there...thanks again for the encouraging words...Dan