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New Release! Artist: Gary Paul, Album: American Road

. . . and Witness makes three!


The New Mexico Music Awards announced its award winners for 2018 on May 20 at its awards dinner.  We are thrilled to announce that the song, "Witness" from the newly-released CD, "American Road" has won in the Religious/Gospel catgory.   This makes for a third win, all of which appear on the new CD.

I also thank the wonderful people at he Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gallup New Mexico for their warm reception at my recent appearance.

Again, I thank all of you, my dear friends and fans, for making this all possible.

Folks often ask, "What kinda music do you play?"   My latest response is:

"Harry Chapin, Bruce Cockburn, Dan Fogelberg & Burle Ives step into a transporter out on the Blues Highway- I step out on the other end."

Here's what others have to say:

  • Elliot Glick of City Island's Starving Artist: "This guy is what coffeehouses were made for. He sang his original songs that were witty and charming, funny and poignant. The songs were musically diverse and tasty, and played with the skill of a fine musical craftsman."

  • Lazlo, "Gary Paul Hermus is a storyteller, the truest definition of a folk singer."

  • My friends at The Folk Project: ". . . intricate finger style guitar work & intelligently crafted lyrics."

  • Barbara Russo of the Staten Island Source: ". . .down-to-earth personality & relaxed attitude. He's definitely not a high-maintenance guy."

  • But my heart holds a special place for the insight of my friend Rooster Rick of the Homegrown String Band, who sees the simple heart of truth veiled needless complexity. He said:

    "I'd say you're a 'songster. ' That's what Mississippi John Hurt called himself, not a bluesman but a songster."

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