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when the guitar strumming started out -- I said that sounds like Bob Dylan strumming his guitar on his first album -- and then the harmonica kicked in (ha, ha). Sounds fine and definitely that classic early 1960's folk sound. I would cut down that long intro and get right to the song.
Good song and performance, but nothing that new or unique.
Welcome to JPF! Love the harmonica (trying to learn myself--so I'm jealous). Very 1960's folk song--good sound. Agree with Kevin that the intro can be cut short. You're running about four minutes, which is a bit long--your intro is about 45 seconds by my count, and you get your song into a nice time slot by slimming down the intro 20-30 seconds. Oh, and if I haven't said so already, the harmonica is really cool (and I'm still jealous!).
Hi BlakeAllyn and welcome to JPF! Very retro folk style you have with the guitar/harp combo. That era had pretty simple melodies like this and a lot of repetition in the lyrics, the easier to get audience participation maybe? so this fits that genre well. As a writer though, I see a lot of real estate going to waste here. You can have some of the repetition and still have plenty of time to get some sort of story going. I was really looking forward to more meat, more imagery, more interest. As it is, I don't know enough about this guy's life to care about him, and I should want to care, right? As a writer, it's your job to make me care. Just my 2 cents worth. Your voice suits this genre as well. Very cool.
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