WHO IS THIS GUY?
Gary Baugh is a singer/songwriter that blurs the lines of music genres. Not really this, not really that, but some of this and some of that. It’s not intentional…he just writes what he likes.
Take a listen to his own device playlist and you’ll quickly realize why. His shuffle is so sporadic, much like his own songs. There’s “Mercedes At The Bar”, with its quirky and fun Caribbean beach flavor, followed by the darker melodic, "Reflection", and it's interpersonal perspective of one's choices.
Oh…and then there’s the hard drivin’, country-style, I’m-my-own-man, “Tip of My Tongue”, about a guy that meets a girl, but is determined to follow his dreams, but is she really “the one”? Okay, just one more. Listen to “No Regrets”. A poppy type number that reminds us that life is full of decisions. Do the best you can and keep going forward. Gary sings, “No Regrets, I’ve got the wind in my sails. I’m on a roll, and I’m riding the rails, straight ahead, you’ll never know what you’ll get…No Regrets.”
“I just enjoy writing", Gary says. “The only thing intentional about it is picking up the guitar. From there...who knows? Sometimes an idea will take on some creative thread and other times nothing, nada, zippo. It's like choosing Door number 3...sometimes it's something you like and other times nothing. Either way, it's alright because I just love the aura of it all."
Being a baby-boomer, Gary was exposed to music all his life at home and soaked it all up. “My parents use to accuse me of hibernating in my room, but I just wanted to dissect each new song and sound I heard. I was amazed with Ricky Nelson, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and of course, The Beatles. The 60’s and 70’s were a magical time in music. I was awe struck with MoTown, the British invasion, Rock n' Roll and the standards. In college, it was Jim Croce that really made me focus on Singer-Songwriters and that's when I started writing songs. Never did I think that one day I would meet Gordon Lightfoot and Ringo Star or share the stage with some of my ultimate musical heroes. I was just very lucky.”
From being raised in Pennsylvania, Alaska and Washington State to now residing on both shores of the lower 48, his songs reflect on a keen sense of observation written from a seasoned and influentially diverse musical background.
From his early beginnings in the 70's opening for Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Loggins and others, Gary now prefers the smaller more intimate listening venues, where he can engage the audience with song and storytelling.
You can usually find him as a frequent performer at Songwriter in the Round concerts and listening room venues.
He is currently recording his 7th EP in St. Petersburg, Florida.
All of his original music is available on ITunes, CDBaby, Amazon Music, as well as other outlets. (Check out the HOME page for links)
His music videos are on YouTube and he can be heard on many streaming platforms. (Check out the HOME page for links)
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