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New Mexico Music Awards, 2016 and 2017
  2017 NMMA Award for Singer/Songwriter and 2016 NMMA Award for Western

Done and Dusted!

It has truly been the proverbial long hard climb but, at last, we've reached the summit!  "American Road" is at the manufacturers as I update this post.  Our official release date is March 2, 2018.  At that time, the CD will be available for sale on this site and, for those of you who prefer digital downloads, Electron Farm Records will be handling the distribution through Orchard ATV/Sony.

There is, of course, still much to do but I can tell those wonderful friends who helped launch the CD, whose names appear on the brick walls on either side of this posting, that once I get back from Kansas City where I'm attending the Folk Alliance International conference, my first priority will be setting up and mailing out the CD to those of you whose donation level included receiving an advance copy.   And, for the rest of you, copies will become available as described above, as well as in person at live perfomances.

For those of you in the Santa Fe Listening Area, I"ll be doing an interview with Ron Whitmore as part of his wonderful "Art Fusion" Series on February 22nd, so mark your calendars.

Keep watching here for updates as they develop.

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.