'Trying Song' is a series of free cover songs originally mouthed by special women. The plan is to release the tunes as they are completed.
The first offering is “Bluebeard” by Cocteau Twins. I’m young enough to have missed the group in the 80’s and 90’s, but Elizabeth Frazer’s voice is a permanent truth and it changed me when I found it.
I hope smiles happen when you hear it. We loved building it…such a beautiful song! Aubrey Trinnaman helped with her voice and the artwork. please share it with others who might feel it.
Download it for free (or donation) at our bandcamp page. Leave your email upon download to be sent the subsequent tunes. trying soon: Björk, Kate Bush, Innocence Mission, etc.
HERE: TaughtMe bandcamp page
My dear friend Gabe suggested it, insisting that the record release show for “Am I Old?” take place somewhere very special. Clearly it was the right thing to do, so plans were hatched and scouting took place. On October 20th dozens of us lugged piles of gear across of Mt. Tam’s proud belly. Exhausted and happy, we setup beneath a generous Bay laurel tree and sang our songs. The mighty pacific heaved far below, blanketed by swaths of cloud. It was the right thing to do.
I’ll be posting 3 or 4 tunes from the gathering. Here’s the first: “Really That Cute”. Keep on the lookout for footage of Tiny Home’s set also. It was really REAL.
Folks at bowerbird photography were among the guests at Sunday’s TaughtMe/Tiny Home sunset show. We hiked an hour atop the proud belly of Mt. Tamalpais to sing far above the pacific ocean. As the last tune settled, we watched the sun set.
Stay tuned for video documentation of the event.
thanks Bowerbird photo!
…The compositions are delicately spiritual, making the songs come across as intimate, vulnerable and sacred…
Happy to see 1000 Rdio plays a month after the release of “Am I Old?”. As an independent music-maker, I often wrestle with the fairness of Spotify and Rdio. Today I’m feeling optimistic as I witness the extended reach of my tunes.
I encourage us all to make ample use of the “share” options our music services provide. Our endorsements directly impact the artists that we love.
Here’s TaughtMe on Rdio (share me!):
"…The vocals are superb in this section, effortlessly mysterious and bristling with restless anxiety…During the final stage an off-kilter drum beat is introduced, sporadically tripping over itself with rhythms that are deliberately difficult to lock in with, icing off a wonderfully awkward piece of music.”