Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#333606 - 01/27/16 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Drifter
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
Had my love of travel not been overtaken by my love of family, I may have ended up this guy.

As always comments/suggestions appreciated. Tom

http://tommyadamsmusic.com/music

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13306048


RealTracks in song: 1946:Mandolin, Rhythm ModernCountrySync Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: ~599:Mandolin, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 590:Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm - Simple)
RealTracks in song: 1510:Pedal Steel, Soloist, CountryWorkinPaul Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 603:Pedal Steel, Background Train Ev 130
Royalty Free Loops, Multitrack Instrument and Song Files and Multitrack Drums from Drums on Demand and Bass on Demand

Vocals ,Telecaster and Acoustic Guitar: Tom Adams


Recorded in Logic Pro x
Alloy2, Nectar2
Mastered with Ozone6



Drifter

left my apartment and put everything in storage
headed east the sun came up and turned the whole world orange
a desert sunrise beats all i’ve ever seen
a forgotten postcard from my childhood dreams

Another day goin nowhere time to hit the road
where im headed God only knows

I’ve just kind of wandered down these streets of mine
if i said i had a plan good bet that i was lying
theres no excuses left I'm running low on hope
I pick up and pack up then I start to roll

Another day goin nowhere time to hit the road
where im headed God only knows

I’m a drifter spending all my time out on the highway

trying to find a way to do it my way

this is all the life I ever knew

I’m a drifter moving toward a random destination

searching for a sign of my salvation

But What the hell I’m only passing through



i am like a leaf floating free up in the sky
I don’t have to be afraid when I lay down at night
Another town is calling which way will I turn
Down the road to better days or the ones where I get burned

Another day goin nowhere time to hit the road
where im headed God only knows


I’m a drifter spending all my time out on the highway

trying to find a way to do it my way

this is all the life I ever knew

I’m a drifter moving toward a random destination

searching for a sign of my salvation

But What the hell I’m only passing through

©2015 Thomas Adams

Top
#333611 - 01/27/16 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3076
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3076
Loc: wales
Tom,

Beautiful intro, guitar, vocals, mix,
I wish I could write songs even a millionth as good as this cry grin

And was it that long? seemed to go by so quickly so an instant replay was necessary.

excellent

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#333612 - 01/27/16 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2953
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2953
Loc: York, England
Hi Tom.

A super piece of country rock which hits the ground at a gallop.

Sounds great LOUD, but I think I think this one really needs to be played in the truck on the interstate.

Great track. Loved the whole thing.

ROG.

Top
#333614 - 01/27/16 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2004
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2004
Loc: Midwest
Dang! That's was REALLY cool!

I really like how you build your songs! Everything works so well. I can tell you pay attention, because it shows up in your songs!

May I ask what you put the loops in to use them?
_________________________
C.Aaron Madison
I often get asked how to pronounce my name.
"Ma-Duh-Sn" J/K wink
As people have left the "." out so many times, "Caaron" has become the norm of it. Still said as the "." was there though. smile


Top
#333621 - 01/27/16 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: HearToLearn]
Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 8697
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Don Gaynor Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 8697
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Tommy,

Always loved your great guitar work. This is definitely another keeper. Thanks for posting.

Don
_________________________
Donny

SoundClick: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1209254&content=music
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/donald-gaynor
BIAB 2020 w/current updates.

Top
#333632 - 01/27/16 11:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3638
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3638
Loc: Sydney Australia
Tom
Great chorus loved the harmony. Guitars were superb.
Brilliant song.

Top
#333654 - 01/27/16 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7119
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7119
I love it!!

That's my kind of country rock.... well written, and some really nice playing and good parts.... some hot fills in there.... especially in that chorus.

Your voice fits this nicely. I'd pull the high harmony on the chorus back a few dB .... nothing major.... harmony sounded good.

Nice lyric crafting as well.

Quote:
Had my love of travel not been overtaken by my love of family, I may have ended up this guy.


You and me both...


Edited by Guitarhacker (01/27/16 01:42 PM)
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#333662 - 01/27/16 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4409
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4409
Loc: New York
Tom,

I really like this one - sounds like an undiscovered Waylon Jennings track. Excellent!

Bob
_________________________
SoundCloud Tracks


Top
#333669 - 01/27/16 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5744
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5744
Loc: South Carolina
This one has all the good stuff that a good song needs. Top notch across the board. Here on the forum, we're lucky your choice was family over drifting.
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2020:RB 2020: Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
#333707 - 01/27/16 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 532
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
SRP Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 532
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Another super song Tom! You can sure crank them out and they are all hits! I sure like way you play the Telecaster and I have to say that you are a very talented musician. As always your overall production is always the best. Great job!
Sonny

Top
#333758 - 01/28/16 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: Don Gaynor]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: gibson
Tom,

Beautiful intro, guitar, vocals, mix,
I wish I could write songs even a millionth as good as this cry grin

And was it that long? seemed to go by so quickly so an instant replay was necessary.

excellent

Alyn
Alyn, Thanks so much for the fine compliments! Tom
Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Tom.

A super piece of country rock which hits the ground at a gallop.

Sounds great LOUD, but I think I think this one really needs to be played in the truck on the interstate.

Great track. Loved the whole thing.

ROG.
ROG, Actually it does sound better on the interstate. Thanks Professor. Tom
Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Dang! That's was REALLY cool!

I really like how you build your songs! Everything works so well. I can tell you pay attention, because it shows up in your songs!

May I ask what you put the loops in to use them?
Caaron, Thanks for the nice words. I usually drop the loops into Garageband and build them from there then export to Logic Pro X for mixing with Real Tracks and Live Tracks. Tom
Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
Tommy,

Always loved your great guitar work. This is definitely another keeper. Thanks for posting.

Don
Hey Don, Thanks for coming by and giving it a spin. I appreciate it. Tom

Top
#333760 - 01/28/16 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Tommy,

you know I love your vocals and harmonies.
Together with the guitars and the rest of the
arrangement this makes a great song.
Enjoyed listening several times.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#333785 - 01/28/16 10:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 1077
Loc: Arizona
toucher Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 1077
Loc: Arizona
All I can say is Wow.......this is what we should be hearing on the radio.

Love the storage and orange almost rhyme.....lol

everything is top notch..

Rob
_________________________
Dang....This is addicting.

http://www.reverbnation.com/roberttrippmusic

Top
#333808 - 01/28/16 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom
Great chorus loved the harmony. Guitars were superb.
Brilliant song.
Peter, Thanks for the very generous review.
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I love it!!

That's my kind of country rock.... well written, and some really nice playing and good parts.... some hot fills in there.... especially in that chorus.

Your voice fits this nicely. I'd pull the high harmony on the chorus back a few dB .... nothing major.... harmony sounded good.

Nice lyric crafting as well.

Quote:
Had my love of travel not been overtaken by my love of family, I may have ended up this guy.


You and me both...
Herb, Thanks. I think I've heard you play a very similar guitar lick before. I agree the high vocal ( which actually is the lead ) is a bit too loud. I intentionally made it louder than the lower harmony, but I may have overdone it. I'm not sure I can fix it. I bought a new computer and have been having problems moving things from one computer to the other. I was running so many plug-ins and so many tracks that the audio engine and the hard disk couldn't keep up and kept shutting down. Now I have moved the plug ins over to the new machine and many will only run on one machine at a time. Therefore cutting the volume on that one vocal track could turn out to be more than I want to tackle. Thanks for the fine review. Tom

Top
#333812 - 01/28/16 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5675
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5675
Loc: Davis, CA
ft my apartment and put everything in storage
headed east the sun came up and turned the whole world orange

Awesome intro line!! "storage" and "orange"-so clever but not a bit of a forced feeling. The song just grabs you from the first note, and that tele is SWEEEEET! Songs can be fun, or substantive, and in the case of a truly gifted writer (one Tommyad), they can be both. If there's anything wrong with this, I don't know what it is. You are writing some killer Tom!!! Take care. Greg

Top
#333814 - 01/28/16 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9046
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9046
Loc: GA USA
"left my apartment and put everything in storage
headed east the sun came up and turned the whole world orange
a desert sunrise beats all i’ve ever seen
a forgotten postcard from my childhood dreams"

Sheeeesh!! What a setup for a great song. Bam, right
in the face...great lines and rhymes.

"I’m a drifter moving toward a random destination
searching for a sign of my salvation
But What the hell I’m only passing through "

Janice laser beamed right in on these three lines.
They are STRONG!

And they have a lot of company. Powerful write with
a ton of wonderful imagery.

And then...yeah...there are cool vocals, super pickin'
and a high bar Tom Adams production to wrap it
all up in. I'm an ole phart and I've heard a helluva lot
of "heading out on the road" songs but this one is
top of the chart.

J&B

"storage" and "orange" --- why can't I dream up that stuff?

Top
#333895 - 01/29/16 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: SRP]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Tom,

I really like this one - sounds like an undiscovered Waylon Jennings track. Excellent!

Bob
Thanks Bob. Waylon never crossed my mind, but I appreciate the comparison. Tom
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This one has all the good stuff that a good song needs. Top notch across the board. Here on the forum, we're lucky your choice was family over drifting.

Thank you Charlie for your ongoing support. It means a lot to me. Tom
Originally Posted By: SRP
Another super song Tom! You can sure crank them out and they are all hits! I sure like way you play the Telecaster and I have to say that you are a very talented musician. As always your overall production is always the best. Great job!
Sonny
Sonny, I'm glad you're liking my songs. I think your production skills are way up there. Tom

Top
#333896 - 01/29/16 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
Another nice one Tommy. Loved the guitar fills (and the tambo). Lots of work in this one. Really enjoyed it.

Regards,

Bob

Top
#333928 - 01/29/16 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8444
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8444
Loc: Florida
Tom,

Another excellent write.

Another excellent production.

Terrific melody - very catchy. Terrific imagery and phrases... not easy to make this subject sound "fresh" - but you did...

Those drums sure sound good. Your guitar work on this is super. Great mix.

You are a pro. I am a fan.

floyd

Top
#333932 - 01/29/16 11:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Drifter [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1679
Loc: Cremona-Italy
Sergio Guarneri Offline
Expert

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1679
Loc: Cremona-Italy


Very power country.

I like all of this one.

Excellent real tracks.

Sergio
_________________________

Sergio

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows

Make sure to check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows review from Sound-Guy (Dennis) at www.gearslutz.com: click here.

Sound-Guy has been using Band-in-a-Box® for many, many, many, many, many years - and we still managed to surprise him with some great new features! Read his latest review to learn more about his favorite additions for 2020!

"Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve as an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It also provides educational and training tools for keyboardists and guitarists. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. BIAB provides education, inspiration, a “live” band to aid in practicing, and anything from backing tracks to full performances for recording."
-Sound-Guy, www.gearslutz.com

How I Use Band-in-a-Box® to Create Shots/Chops

Band-in-a-Box® user Henry Clarke creates a lot of great songs with Band-in-a-Box®, and he's shared his steps for creating the shots/chops within his recent song Lonely in a Crowd.

To watch Henry's video, click here.

Have your own program tip to share? Feel free to post it to our Tips & Tricks forum.

#TipTuesday

Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box®

Today is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day.

Examples of "uncommon instruments" include anything from Spoons to the Wheelharp to the Singing Ringing Tree, and more!
(there's probably more instruments out there that we DON'T know than we DO know)

Although our RealTracks collection doesn't include many 'uncommon instruments', we do offer some pretty unique choices!

On top of the usual varieties we offer for Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, and more - our RealTracks library also offers a nice selection of Shakuhachi and Kalimba - there's even a Koto RealTrack included in Set 212!

Kalimba: RealTracks Set 271
Koto: RealTracks Set 212
Shakuhachi: RealTracks Sets 193 & 212

What's the most surprising RealTrack Instrument that you've come across?

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Portuguese for Windows is Here!

Existem mais de 50 novos recursos no Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Existem aprimoramentos no RealTracks (RealTracks vocais com som mais suave, RealTracks Engrossados, Substitutos de RealTracks e MultiFrases). A maioria dos RealDrums agora possui RealCharts (com notação de bateria precisa). Há um novo navegador de artistas do RealTracks para encontrar informações/biografias/links/listas de RealTracks em todos os artistas. Um novo Navegador de recursos permite que o usuário novo ou "esquecido" encontre e use facilmente a maioria dos recursos/teclas de atalho/documentos em uma única janela. Equalizar Tempoaprimoramentos na Seleção de Músicas, baixo/bateria ou apenas bateria nas introduções automáticas, 3.400 títulos adicionados, aprimoramentos no MusicXML, visualização de guitarra para "Canhotos" e "Estudantes", aprimoramentos de arrastar e soltar, exibição de várias janelas do Interpretador de Acordes de Áudio e muito mais!

COMPRE/ATUALIZE, & BAIXE AGORA!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Mac Update Ready!

Just because Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac is here doesn't mean we've forgotten our 2019 users!

If you're still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019, make sure you download the latest patch update (b324) for an updated splash screen (macOS 10.12 and 10.13 users), smoother Song Titles dialog, access to your (purchased) RealTracks Set 328, and we've corrected the reported issue with opening songs from older versions of Band-in-a-Box in the 2019 version.

Learn more about this patch and download it here.

Review - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020

"Dr. Dave" Walker is at it again! You may remember his recent reviews of both Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac and Xtra Styles PAK 9 - now he has something to say about our Loops-with-Style PAK 2 - check it out: Click here to read...

With money being tight for most musicians, this is a wonderful gift for those on a limited budget. At $29, it offers months and years of fun and experimentation, bringing many ideas to fruition as songs with enough variation so that your audience doesn’t jump to "aw, that's a computer!" while still keeping the power of the software in your hands.
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you again Dr. Dave for the great review!

Learn more about Loops-with-Style PAKs: Windows | Mac

Band-in-a-Box® - My New Favorite Thing

Did you know we have a My Favorite Things forum? We encourage you to share your favorite features in Band-in-a-Box and RealBand there, along with what features you use the most and why - we LOVE getting feedback!

Like the latest post from Tangmo:

My New Favorite Thing - Extra Style PAK #9 with Loop Pack #2

I set up an eight bar progression with some simple pushes, shots, holds, and rests for reference. Then I started auditioning styles--Three hours later, I am invigorated, inspired, and just plain smiling big. Really CHOICE! From "down to earth" to eclectic, this is a really fun pak.

Great job, folks!

Thanks Tangmo!

Learn more about Loops-with-Style PAKs: Windows | Mac

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs: Windows | Mac

Forum Stats
32600 Members
68 Forums
65518 Topics
555468 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
damefame76, kr1954, Kevinuser, Beej, michaeldg3

32600 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 188
VideoTrack 135
Matt Finley 120
Jim Fogle 117
Guitarhacker 116
Janice & Bud 103
MusicStudent 100
floyd jane 100
rayc 91
Tano Music 90
Today's Birthdays
plotzie