Rick Garvin | The Family of Man

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The Family of Man

by Rick Garvin

a thoughtful singer/songwriter in an acoustic roots-country-folk swing-grass style; a mix from Gordon Lightfoot to Asleep at the Wheel.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Family of Man
4:08 album only
2. Welcome
3:31 album only
3. Nothing Comes From Nothing
3:42 album only
4. You Sure Had Fun Last Night
3:01 album only
5. The Degenerate Song
3:13 album only
6. Here I Go
3:42 album only
7. I Dreamed of You Again
3:12 album only
8. Running to Meet Her
3:21 album only
9. My Grandfather
4:17 album only
10. When I'm Swimmin in the Sea
3:24 album only
11. This Christmas Eve
3:17 album only
12. The Wedding Vow
3:41 album only
13. Please Please Please
3:07 album only
14. Donna's Morning Air
2:40 album only


Album Notes
Rick writes songs about relationships; relationships between people and loved ones and friends and strangers, relationships between people and their society, and relationships with our planet.

For 25 years Rick has been observing people and writing about them, from the depths of despair to the heights of joy, always with a wry take on the foibles of humanity being humanity. Writing in a variety of acoustic styles including folk, country, Latin, blues and African, he brings the large and small issues of life to life.

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Rick moved out to Vancouver Island (a fantastic place to hear many different musical styles) in 1977. Then in 1999, after many adventures in music and life, he moved to Alberta to experience the prairie culture, and that's where we remain today.

Here is what some others have said about Rick's previous album:

"I have just received your CD "Evolution", through Radiodirectx. Glad it did as we really love your blend of roots, swing, country and folk. All married into a gumbo of just good down home fun, no pretensions just good time music. Gotta love the feel and the marriage of styles, this CD does it for us. The choice of material backed up with a band that swings rather than play sound like computers adds to every element of this CD. ... We love this CD so as to making a choice where to allocate to was extremely easy." Peter Merrett - PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne Australia

"What a great sound you have, we have played several of your tracks to date and plan to schedule more in future programs. Keep up the good work and please keep us up to date with your progress."
- Michael Criddle , OzRadio (Radio Triple H-FM) Australia



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Serge Kozlovsky / http://sergekozlovsky.com

Writings by Serge Kozlovsky
Rick Garvin returns with his second project “The Family of Man” following the first solo album “Evolution” which has achieved a high interest from the audience. And one wants to say that Rick Garvin’s new release is an even stronger work than his debut CD.

The language of Rick Garvin’s music is very simple and at the same time it is breathtaking in the right way. The artist plays very melodious Americana country/folk guitar compositions and at first impression sings easy songs. But their special charm is in the deep sincerity of the artist’s performing and his laconic and very precise instrumental accompaniments.

Some beautiful artists help Rick Garvin to record this project. I’d like to point out the expressive guitar of an outstanding player Wendell Ferguson among them.

What does Rick Garvin sing about? His songs are about relationships between people and loved ones, friends and strangers, people and their society and even relationships with our planet. His newest album “The Family of Man” is indeed worth a listening. This is the music from the very roots.

Serge Kozlovsky