Well, after allowing ourselves a little celebration time over our New Mexico Music Award wins, We've been hard charging on the final mixes and clean-up. With Three sessions already under
our belts in July, we plan on at least two more before the month is out. With luck, that should just about be final cleanup time before mastering the CD in August.
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, blowupradio.com: "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."
Got an opinion?? If, after YOU'VE heard me perform, you have a
thought or two to add, or simply want to say hello, just e-mail 'garypaul "at" gary-paulmusic.com' or post a comment on my blog.