Maryland Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter
Instruments played: Guitar, Pedal Steel, and Dobro.
The music you are listening to on the site player is a mix of projects done over the years.
After the release of 1812: Tide of War, Gary immediately began writing, composing, and producing material for his third CD installment. In November of 2013, Wake The Sleeping Giant was released. Gary's talent and passion are reflected in this album, as it is comprised of all original songs that are relatable to anyone who listens. Gary describes Wake The Sleeping Giant as "a musical toolbox filled with elements of folk, jazz, traditional, and great stories".
Gary always believed that the best songs write themselves. American To Me is an example of the many late night wakeups and scraps of paper when thought turns to song. American To Me has traditional country sounds, blending elements of traditional American styles of music described as "Americana".
Americana is music of varied traditions that make up the American experience, containing elements of folk, country, classical, blues, American story's and folk lore. Instruments incorporated on this CD include dobro, guitar, lapsteel, banjo, cello, violin, upright bass cajon, harmonica, and mandolin.
American to Me, 1812: Tide of War, and Wake The Sleeping Giant can be sampled in the Music Store section of the website.
For information on 1812:Tide of War, Stories of 1812 written by Donald Shomette and composed by Gary Rue please use the contact on this site.