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Flying Dream

by Gary Garrett

Tightly crafted songs in a mix of blues, pop, folk, rock and vocal harmony, with intelligent, often darkly funny, ultimately joyous lyrics.
Genre: Folk: Jazzy folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Flying Dream
3:03 $0.99
2. Snooze Alarm
1:50 $0.99
3. I Could Fall
4:03 $0.99
4. Fool
2:19 $0.99
5. Lisa's Song
2:58 $0.99
6. Nothing Is Better Than You
1:39 $0.99
7. It's Your Fault
3:10 $0.99
8. Please Don't Run Away
3:35 $0.99
9. Nothing Wrong With You
2:05 $0.99
10. Driving
3:28 $0.99
11. Erosion On the Palouse
1:32 $0.99
12. Run That Reaper Down
2:57 $0.99
13. The Cove
2:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
I have a writer's bio -- you know, the crazy one on the dust jacket that tells you the guy couldn't hold a job -- or couldn't stand to be away from creative work for very long. I've been a vagabond minstrel, disk jockey, construction worker, book salesman, sculptor, waiter, cook, professional Christmas caroler, design engineer, leader of a rock 'n' roll band. I did singing telegrams in a chicken suit, sang the anthem at a Seattle Sonics game, and was chief engineer at L.R. Baggs from 1994 to 2005, designing electronics, mostly for guitars. I quit full-time engineering in 2005, made bronze sculpture for a few years, and then threw myself back into my most enduring passion -- music.

Here's a review from Brendan Getzell of the Hotel Utah in San Francisco: "You can't not love Gary's music: It just won't allow that to happen. He plays mostly in the realm of accessible bluesy folk-pop, but the main thing about his songs is their timelessness. Gary tactfully melds the sincere and the sly, almost like a snarky James Taylor."

I do confess, I love that little circle of dark in the Yang, and the light one in the Yin.

Flying Dream is a collection of songs I recorded in the late '90s and early '00s. They are in a wide mix of styles -- blues, folk, pop, rock, a cappella harmony. I've been told many times that the CD is remarkably re-listenable. The common thread is in the lyrics -- light and dark, serious and funny, smart, joyous, sarcastic and redemptive. I aim to give the listener a series of "aha" experiences, both in the words and in the music.

Friends and fans have worn out many copies of Flying Dream over the years. I'm proud to release it (with gorgeous new art by Cher Odum) to a wider audience.



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