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Gary Gard


By Charles Brady, 2019-04-01

Gary Gard has announced the release of his first Gospel CD, “Songs The Old Man Sang”. The album is a collection of 9 original songs and a medley of 3 old favorites.

Gary has been performing for most of his life, from the first time he stepped onto the stage at around age 11, to sit-in gigs in Hawaii and California while in the US Navy, to singing with the Southern Gospel group, “Country Sonshine” in the 80’s. Gary took a break from performing for more than 20 years to spend more time with his family. After retiring in 2008, Gary resumed performing, playing “solo gigs” around the Tidewater area and on the Outer Banks of NC.

For the last few years, Gary has concentrated on Writing and recording. The Release of “Songs The Old Man Sang”, marks Gary’s return to Gospel Music.

You can contact Gary at (757) 215-5841 or by email at garygard1@verizon.net and on Facebook at either Gary Gard or Gary Gard Solo Artist

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Gary Gard has announced the release of his first CD, “Looking Back”. The album is a collection of 10 original songs based on his memories of growing up on the Outer Banks, expressing love for those close to us, tributes to those who have defended this country’s freedoms and a couple of “just for fun” numbers.

Gary has been performing for most of his life, from his teen years in Coastal North Carolina, to playing sit-in gigs in Hawaii and California while in the US Navy, to singing with the Southern Gospel group, “Country Sonshine” in the 80’s. Gary took a break from performing for more than 20 years to spend more time with his family. After retiring in 2008, Gary resumed performing, playing “solo gigs” around the Tidewater area and on the Outer Banks of NC. With the release of “Looking Back”, he is embarking on a new course for his music, writing and recording original material.

As a Navy Veteran it is only fitting that he included two songs reflecting on his time sailing on submarines. In the song, “Eternal Patrol”, you will hear the numbers, “589” and “593”. Those are the hull numbers of the USS Scorpion and the USS Thresher, respectively; two submarines lost at sea. As a boy growing up on the Outer Banks he was exposed to what’s known today as “Beach Music”. “Do They Still do the Shag in Carolina?” is sure to be a favorite and in the song “Dancing at the Casino”, you will hear a “tip of the cap” to one of Dare County’s own, Scooter Lewis and the Royal Seven, one of the most popular bands of the era. Other songs will bring back memories of walking the beaches and sailing the seas in a hard-northeast wind."

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Gary Gard
About Gary Gard

Gary Gard has announced the release of his first Gospel CD, “Songs The Old Man Sang”. The album is a collection of 9 original songs and a medley of 3 old favorites.

Gary has been performing for most of his life, from the first time he stepped onto the stage at around age 11, to sit-in gigs in Hawaii and California while in the US Navy, to singing with the Southern Gospel group, “Country Sonshine” in the 80’s. Gary took a break from performing for more than 20 years to spend more time with his family. After retiring in 2008, Gary resumed performing, playing “solo gigs” around the Tidewater area and on the Outer Banks of NC.

For the last few years, Gary has concentrated on Writing and recording. The Release of “Songs The Old Man Sang”, marks Gary’s return to Gospel Music.

You can contact Gary at (757) 215-5841 or by email at garygard1@verizon.net and on Facebook at either Gary Gard or Gary Gard Solo Artist

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