By Jim Fusco:
Welcome to another edition of The Open Mic Sessions with Jim Fusco! Today is the final video from my April 3rd, 2013 stop at Sam Ash music store in New Haven, CT. I played my original song, “Tuning In” from my 2009 album, “Halfway There”. I’ve always loved to play this song. Something about the beat always sticks with me.
The chorus is one of my favorites, as well. The words fit really well and the tune really resonates with me. If you haven’t heard the studio version yet, you should head on over to my website and check it out- click HERE to learn more about the album, “Halfway There”.
I hope these original songs are translating well solo acoustically. In my head, I hear the whole produced version. It’s funny that way- when I write the song, it’s usually just me and a guitar. But, after I record it, I kind of lose that original sound. Then, it’s tough for me to cut it back to its original solo acoustic roots. With the cover songs I do, that’s always been a fun exercise, but as a songwriter basically “covering” his own songs, it’s much more difficult. I always think I’m not doing the song justice or that I’m leaving something out that will detract from people’s enjoyment.
So, let me know what you think! I’ll be interested and appreciative to hear any feedback, especially if you’ve also heard the studio version. I hope you enjoy the video either way, and will come back for more original songs on my solo acoustic and electric live performances here on The Open Mic Sessions! And you’ll only find them here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog!