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#561616 - 10/30/19 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Small Town Boy
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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

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#561629 - 10/30/19 04:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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.
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#561633 - 10/30/19 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: MarioD]
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Hey thanks ...Iknew a lot of people could relate...thanks for the comments
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#561646 - 10/30/19 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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The vocals on this song are really fantastic, and the piano is lovely too. Thanks for sharing!
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#561649 - 10/30/19 05:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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.



Edited by rayc (11/02/19 02:57 AM)
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#561676 - 10/30/19 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: rayc]
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Thanks for the feedback...I appreciate the comments...Dan
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#561755 - 10/31/19 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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!
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#561771 - 10/31/19 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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.
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#561783 - 10/31/19 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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.
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#561790 - 10/31/19 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: sslechta]
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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".
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#561791 - 10/31/19 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Guitarhacker]
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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
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#561792 - 10/31/19 02:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Ghostgum]
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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
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#561854 - 10/31/19 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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.
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#561859 - 10/31/19 09:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Very nice, breathy vocals. Great production, it all came together with this.
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#562049 - 11/02/19 12:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Sundance]
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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
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#562050 - 11/02/19 12:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: TuneMonger]
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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
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#562060 - 11/02/19 03:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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
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#562065 - 11/02/19 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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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
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#562139 - 11/02/19 12:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: beatmaster]
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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.
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#562140 - 11/02/19 12:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Birchwood]
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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
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