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Taking Notes

by Garry Segal

Singer/songwriter blending acoustic rock, bluegrass and country for a unique Americana style.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Two Broken People
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2. Wrong Dogs
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3. Without Rain
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4. I Keep Drinkin'
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5. Wind Will Blow
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6. Cartwheels
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7. Everything's Jake
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After 20 years of successful recording (3 critically acclaimed CD’s) and touring with his rockin’ blues band “Garry & the Moodswingers”, band leader Garry Segal embarked on a solo career. Seeking a more personal connection with his audience, Garry got back to basics with a guitar, his voice, pencil, paper and the insights gained from many years on the road, marriage, love and betrayal. His soulful singing, accompanied by his acoustic guitar and a killer backing band, combine to make a powerful musical statement on this new CD "taking notes". His sly and wry lyrics give the listener a chance to see Garry’s world of failed dreams, humor and hope. We hope you enjoy the songs.

Luckily, the special guests on the CD are not just “hired hands” but long time friends with Garry. After listening to this CD, you will hear how all the supporting players in the “To Dye For Band” lift Garry’s songs to new heights.

Jeff Pevar –Guitarist, recently with Crosby Stills & Nash, Phil Lesh, Marc Cohn and many other top artists has been a friend and bandmate with Garry for over 25 years. Check out his jazzy outro-solo on Track 4, as well as the subtle guitar flourishes on Track 2.

Phil Rosenthal - He spent many years on the road and in the studio as a member of bluegrass legends Seldom Scene before pursuing a solo career. Phil and Garry have performed and recorded together over the past several years. Look for great mandolin and banjo contributions on Tracks 5 & 7.

Collin Tilton – You have heard his saxophone playing more times than you can count, as he is the man blowing his horn on the iconic Moondance album by Van Morrison. Collin now operates a recording studio, where this CD was recorded, and lends his smoky sax to Track 4.

Stacy Phillips - One of the most respected Dobro players in the country, his Grammy award-winning style takes front seat on Track 2.

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Celstial Music, Brevard NC

Great CD
Wow ! what a talent !...Don't forget us when you are famous, Celestial Music Brevard NC
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TZ

Recipe for Success
A dash of Bluegrass, a spoonful of Blues and a sprinkle of Country makes this album a sweet treat for the ears!
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patricia bruton

garry segal taking notes
Everyone should "take note" of Garry's awesome talent to write and execute his music. His soulful style and harmonica playing put him in league of true professionals. Two Broken People is my favorite cut but they are all phenomenial. CT misses you...lucky NC
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Trevor Dye, Free Mag,Jambase.com

Great Solo Debut
Garry Segal
Taking Notes
By Trevor Dye
FREE Magazine, JamBase.com, HypeZine

After receiving critical acclaim for his work with Garry & The Moodswingers, Garry Segal is entering the realm of solo act, well, sort of. Taking Notes, his 2008 solo debut, is a collection of Segal's original compositions, but he is accompanied on the album (and often in live shows) by the To Dye For Band. The band is a collaboration of friends Segal has amassed over his 25 year playing career, and the collective credentials are astonishing; to name a few: Jeff Pevar from Crosby Stills & Nash and Phil Lesh & Friends, Phil Rosenthal from Seldom Scene, saxophonist Collin Tilton from Van Morrison's Moondance, and Grammy Award winning dobro player Stacey Phillips. Segal adds vocals and acoustic guitar for all the tracks on the album, along with a bit of his renowned harmonica playing on "Cartwheels" and "Everything's Jake."

Taking Notes bleeds Americana, with an intoxicating blend of uptempo blues and soulful bluegrass that would fit nicely in the juke box of any down n' out, PBR serving dive bar. The good ole' boy quality in Segal's sound is evocative of late Springsteen. But at times, his strong blues influence sends his vocals a little more along the lines of Van Morrison circa Astral Weeks. As a personal fan of whistling, I was especially pleased to hear the whistle intro/exit for "I Keep Drinkin" (probably the best candidate to be added into the aforementioned dive bar juke box). This nod to the drinkers is my favorite track on the album, and the combination of Segal's raw vocals, Steve Roane's heavy baseline, and Tilton's smooth sax, artistically portrays the melancholic world of well whiskey and a burdened heart. Segal's musicianship - especially the free-flowing harmonica work that would put a smile on the face of any Dylan fan - makes his solo worth seeing, but if you have the chance to catch him backed by any combination of the To Dye For Band, don't pass it up. Garry Segal's Taking Notes is a surprisingly great solo debut.
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Martha, Asheville NC

Love the Music
I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WE LOVED YOUR MUSIC. I'VE QUOTED YOU SEVERAL TIMES FROM YOUR LYRICS-----LOVED WRONG DOGS! Hope to catch your live show
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Gita

Country Hit
Very melodic, the song "Without Rain" should be a country hit,I'll spread the word!
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