This bi-coastal singer/songwriter delivers another serving of insightful tunes surrounding the intricacies of personal relationships.
Gary's new EP, Kaleidoscope, is a 3-song compilation of the complexities of personal relationships. The innocent suitor in, "Mango Moon", is just hoping for that night when he has his first date with his one true love. Set against a starry night he fantasizes about professing his love for her. "Imagine more than you could ever know, in any dream of yours", he sings. To put it bluntly, "Second Chance" is all about a been-there-done-that kind of relationship. There is no rebounding here. This pissed-off, edgy, acoustic rocker is one you can really turn up. For some, when the road Y's, couples find it hard to stay on the same course...and the cause of the separation is hard to identify. "Sleep on it, Tonight" is an insightful view of "...where they both were headed, is somewhere they both forget". With Kaleidoscope, Gary continues to match the deep-rooted feelings of the lyrics with the melodic flexibility of his guitar progressions. A perfect matching with your favorite glass of wine.
A Folk-Rock Singer/Songwriter with insightful and thoughtful "picture" lyrics blended with artful and memorable melodic lines.
From the wander-lust, hard-driving "Tip Of My Tongue", to the social plea of "One Too Many", Gary's latest EP offers 4 distinctly different tunes. Complimenting two of his favorite authors tells a story with "Turn Another Page" and his personal, intimate love poem gets exposed with "The Reason Why", rounding out a very enjoyable listen of his latest work.
Gary’s innovative song stylings continue with his 4th solo EP, connections. Strong, subdued and lively define the individual characteristics of this trio of original songs sharing the common focus of interpersonal relationships.
From the bluesy, “Mornin’ Noon and Night” through the calm waters of “Comfortable” to the country rail chuggin’ of “Southbound Train”, this EP from singer/songwriter Gary Baugh will be a keeper for your musical library. His lyrical expressions become familiar phrases that you inevitably find yourself singing later on. If you are involved with someone special, this one’s for you.
It's hard to put a finger on a single genre for Gary's music, but if you like to steal away on a mental vacation at anytime or with an occasional pull at the heartstrings than this EP is for you, blending picture-perfect lyrics with memorable melodies.
From an earlier time when Gary shared the stage with Dave Loggins, Fleetwood Mac and Bonnie Raitt, the responsibilities of family took precedence over his musical callings. Years later, encouraged by his wife to begin writing again, he has emerged with more polished and insightful lyrics blending with memorable and fluid melodies. Much of this inspired by his recent experiences of tropical travel, Gary draws on his attention to surrounding detail and awareness creating musical stories from such normal daily events as an overheard phrase, a single photograph or just a nautural setting. Releasing three EP's in as many years represents just a taste of more unrecorded original songs already sitting on his shelf. This latest EP, Acoustic Key, serves up three distinct tracks pulling on various emotions while portraying the individual character of his songwriting scope.
A trio of song colors vastly different from each other with the light-hearted “Marina, Marina”, the hard-charging, working man’s, “That Woman of Mine”, and the insightful examination of “Reflection”.
Gary’s latest work is a dichotomy of stories and feelings. Watercolors is his second solo release featuring three songs of different shades. “Marina, Marina” is the introduction to every captain’s favorite “dock-girl”. “Marina, Marina, she couldn’t be sweeter/She’s my island girl, my sea-salt diva/She can loop your cleat with one hand/while sippin’ a Captain’s/ooo-la-la, I’m fallin’ in love”. Paying tribute to the working class, “That Woman of Mine” places us in the helm seat of one man’s dedication and devotion. “Every time I leave port/ She’s countin’ on it bein’ short/The debt I owe’s the price I pay with time/I wanna hold That Woman of Mine”. The acoustic, “Reflection”, asks the listener for self-evaluation. Realizing past poor decisions; “Turning wrong when you should turn right/ and waking up in the middle of the night” then provides encouragement by realizing the personal positives; “You got a gift that only you can share/ c’mon and show yourself that you really care”. Watercolors is a voyage not to be missed. Styled with memorable hooks, these three will have you humming for days.
This NW singer/songwriter creates some of the most interesting original songs with stylish melodies and turn-of the-phrase lyrics. A beach, a boat and a bar are common characteristics of his musical encounters. So,... untie your lines and jump aboard.
Gary's songwriting creates images and stories that invite you in. Sitting on the back of his boat, Gary says, " I want to give the listener a 4-minute 'vacation' from their daily routine and maybe a story that touches something in their own life. Music has a way of transporting us to a desirable location, a memorable moment or as a witness to a poignant story." Crediting legendary songwriters like Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot and Jimmy Buffett with his love of the art, Gary continues to develop his craft. "Inspiration can come through a variety of channels and usually when I least expect it. A photograph, a phrase I overhear someone say, or just a beautiful setting." Call it beach music, "gulf and western" as some have called it, but Gary just likes to call it "island music". Gary has just begun to re-launch a musical career that started back in the 70's when he shared the stage with Dave Loggins, Chi Coltrane, Fleetwood Mac and others. So,...untie your lines, jump aboard and enjoy the musical cruise!