Andy Garrett - Guitar - Performing live at Jemfest 2005 helping to raise money for Steve Vai's charity
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
Performing live at Jemfest 2005 helping to raise money for Steve Vai's charity
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Greetings to all of my family and friends throughout the world. The way I have always dealt with getting through any situation in my life, good or bad; is with music. It comes from a higher power from up above, and is the supreme healer that always seems to make us feel better. I hope this song will help to lift you to a more positive place, and give you comfort in knowing we are all in this together. Remember that, no matter how "physically" seperated we may be right now; we can always be stronger together "spiritually" than we have ever been!!!!
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Hello, everyone. This is my song for the mainstream news media, who just love the gloom and doom aspects of this virus. I have actually been taking a break from them, and playing more guitar to stay positive in spirit. I sincerely hope the people who are staying at home now with their families....spend all of the time they can enjoying each other as much as possible, for that is what is truly important in this world. Cheers to all of you who listen and, stay safe out there!!!!
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Greetings. What do you do during a pandemic? Release more music, and pray for all of the "Essential Staff" dedicating their lives to be on the frontlines (I know, because I am one of them still working). This song pretty much sums up the phase that this terrible virus is currently in....may we all keep the faith and stick together, no matter what!!!!
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Hello to the world. Thank you to all of the First Responders, Medical Workers, Truck Drivers, Correctional Staff, Retail/Restaurant Workers, etc. getting us through these trying times. This song is about what our overall society is becoming now...."Twisted Out". Make a loud and joyful noise, and do the best you can....eventually, this will pass!!!!
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Hello, everyone....hope you're having a great week. A buddy of mine that plays in a Classic Rock band asked me if I had a song that they could play live in their weekly set....just some good ole Rock & Roll music. Here ya go....I hope you enjoy it!!!!
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Hello, everyone. It's been quite a year already all around the world. This is a song that sums up my feelings on war, politics, viruses, greed, Brother against Brother, etc....all in one shot. Every bit of it is a "Lost Cause". Don't miss out on these lyrics, which I have included for you!!!! "Lost Cause" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2020 Andy Garrett) verse) The day is hot, the night is long, the wind blows cold on him alone, a cry rises from the fireside, try and take my life tonight. bridge) Soldier you have been, then mass destruction your eyes have seen, events they happen as they may, did it really have to be this way? chorus) Fill your pockets, increase your wealth, put your Brother, on a shelf, destroy all those, who oppose your laws, persuing a noble dream, it's a lost cause! verse) You've seen the fire burn the skies, politicians' crazy lies, hindsight now it's a bit too late, they should have learned to communicate. bridge/chorus/guitar lead ending verse) Still searching for the answer, is it really there?
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, my friends....I hope you are all well this week. This is a song I was working on/re-recording the day that I found out a good friend of mine (Kevin Law) had passed away up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. So, because of the undying devotion to music in his own life....I wanted to make sure that his face would always be somewhere out in the digital realm of the music industry (that's his mug on the cover). Here is my tribute to him...."Lawdog". Crank it to 11....and always live your life like there is no tomorrow!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. Here's to hoping you're having another great week of life. This is one of my favorite songs I've ever written, simply because it is a true song of hope. You may even find yourself singing along after a couple of listens....here is "Speak to Me". Thanks to my Wife, Pat, for helping out on background vocals!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. Hope you all are well. This weeks little musical diddy is inspired by another one of my biggest influences growing up in Michigan as a kid...."Motown". The music that came out of that era was amazing, and will always live on. My attempt at playing a bit of it is titled "Deep in the Soul", and I hope you dig it!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello to the world of Fandalism. Here is my tune for the week....a little Rock diddy talking about the state of today's world, and how I feel about it titled "Confused". The lyrics are also included for your reading pleasure....cheers to all of you who listen!!!! "Confused" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2020 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) No clue who to follow, untrue words to hear, Born to a world of darkness, So few days are near. Chorus) Confused (repeat) Verse 2) Look to the skies above you, so blue by the day, What do all of us do, just to keep it that way? Chorus) Confused (repeat, guitar solo, repeat)
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings to all of my friends. Here is a basic groove turned into pure heavy Rock coolness called "Hydro Brain", and I hope it gets your day going just the way you like it. All you gotta do is listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello to the world. Here is another adventure in Rock and Roll that combines many guitar sounds into one called "Mass Stringent". Not much else to say....just turn it up and let it get you where you need to be for the day. Cheers to all of you!!!!
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everyone....can't believe this is really 2020. What happens when you take Blues slide guitar, dirty Rock guitar, and super duper cranked up Rock guitar madness all at once?....a brand new song called "Flood Warp". Crank this one up for all of your friends that want to believe Rock and Roll is dead....cheers to all of you worldwide that know it will never die!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a song that....if it doesn't get you moving, there is something wrong for sure. It is called "Moon Day", and is better than a pot full of coffee to wake up your entire soul. Cheers to all of you worldwide who really stream and listen....you Rock!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
What better way to start out the new year, than with a song based on time called "Time is All". Basically, I have come to the conclusion that "time" is really the only thing of true value we are given in this life we have. Some will argue and say it is money, but never has money been able to buy more time for anyone when life gets short for them. It really boils down to what you accomplish within the time you have, while you have it. Enjoy this one, and the many more that will continue to follow....cheers!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone....I hope you had a great Christmas. Here is a new tune for you to wake up to and get on the right track for your day called "The Only Way is Up". With a new year ahead; now is the time to point your life in a positive direction more than ever (it's never too late). Cheers to all of you who really listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. This is my Jazz version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"....and I would like to dedicate it to all of my family and friends all around the globe....may we all have the best Christmas, ever!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, again. Here's to hoping that you are enjoying your Holidays this year! This song is another musical short I made for all of you to easily digest....just a little Rock diddy called "Strange Trip to Nowhere". Enjoy, and always keep the faith!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everyone. Here's to hoping you are having the best week of your life so far....why not top it off with another cool Blues Guitar tune titled "Strong Distant Wind"? All you have to do is listen....have a great week, and cheers to all of you!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here we are in December already....it just flies by way too fast any more. If you have the time, here is a brand new happier Blues-style song titled "Lifting Me Up From the Blues"....and I hope it makes your day a much better one!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you everywhere in the world. I am very happy to present to you a very special song, and this is the first time I have ever tried to do this. If you will, please give a listen to my very first attempt at an original Christmas song titled "Good Spirits of Christmas"....and may it bring you as much holiday cheer as it did me composing it. Cheers, and may you all be Blessed!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings. Here is a brand new guitar tune called "Unfrantic Wake" based on some Allan Holdsworth/Eric Johnson style chords I was playing around with a couple of weeks back....just a quick jam off of the top of my head. Have a great week and, thanks to all of those who take the time to listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hi, everyone. Here is a brand new radio edit of the song "I Know the Price", as requested by some Metal/Rock radio stations throughout the world. I have drastically improved the overall sound....with better drums, and guitars played through 5150 tube amps. Enjoy, and please crank it up for the entire world to hear (I also included the lyrics for your reading pleasure)!!!! "I Know the Price" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) Raising the prices up, every time we get a raise, Health care, forced to have, even though it doesn't pay, Working overtime, just enough to pay the bills, Programmed by the ads, do I need more pills? Chorus) I know the price, I feel your pain. Verse 2) Struggling to have a life, families all alone, Left to worship CGI, raised by a phone, Desperation leads to doom, money hungry pain, Holding down the "have nots", the "haves" get to reign! (Chorus & Lead Guitars & Chorus)
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Here is one more song that has been re-recorded in Classic Country style to be pitched a little better in Nashville....a tune I wrote called "The Damage Done". I think it really sums up all of the things I've wanted to say for many years to family, friends, and aquaintances in general....in regards to my many mistakes I made as a dumb kid (those of you who knew me in the 70's/80's, know what I'm talking about). Most of us do grow up later on and think back to those times....but, can't really change the past; only learn from it. I think we can all relate in some way to this song; and I hope it gives you some of the healing it gave to me by sharing it with the world. Thanks to all of you who support Indie Music, and really listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello again, my friends. Many times in life, I have been asked by people about my views on death/dying....and how I personally feel about it. Well; having already seen many of my family, friends, and former/present work buddies pass on....I have come to the conclusion that it is really just part of life, and that we should focus more on the life we still have every day as we are Blessed enough to get out of bed. Here is a song I wrote that goes along with that message....and, this is the true way it was supposed to sound originally; Traditional Country. So, enjoy this song....and the life you have before you as you read this, for you are truly Blessed!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, all. Here is the brand new "Golden Edition" of the song I wrote for my Wife called "The Way You Wanted Me". Once again....some friends of mine in Nashville helped out on this version, and really made it sound Traditional Country. This is for my beautiful Wife, Pat!!!! (I included the lyrics below). "The Way You Wanted Me" (copyrighted/published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) It was many years ago, but I remember; Being sorry for the things, I said and did to you; You made me go away, do you remember; But I guess that's what you wanted me to do. Bridge) I have never been the same, since you made me go away; Time and time again I prayed, I just wish I could have stayed. Chorus) The way you wanted me, the way I wanted you to be; The way you wanted me, just could never be the same; The same. Verse 2) I was sitting by the phone in late December; Feeling down and so alone, just wanting to hear from you; I didn't even know what I would tell you; And I didn't even really think you'd care. Bridge & Chorus Lead Guitar Break Bridge & Chorus 2 times
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings! Here is a brand new "Classic Country-radio edit" version of a very special song that is dedicated to our troops and their families called "Prayer From Me to You"....and I also included the lyrics (My Wife, Pat, and I both sing on this one). Years ago, back when I first started playing the guitar; my Dad would tell me about how Country music had a certain sound to it. I feel that, with a little help from some friends of mine in Nashville....we have finally acheived getting that sound on this one. So, for all of you who enjoy that Traditional kind of music....enjoy, and thanks so much for listening!!!! "Prayer From Me to You" (lyrics) c2019 Andy Garrett (Verse 1) You call me on the telephone to tell me you are leaving to go far away, Don't know when you're coming back, guess that I will take it day by day. (Bridge 1) You tell me not to worry about it, but you know I will, Some days there's just nothing more to do. (Chorus) So here's a prayer from me to you (2x's) (Verse 2) Tried to get by every day, hoping you're okay and that there's nothing wrong, Knowing that I'm by your side, even if it's only in your mind. (Bridge 2) You tell me not to think about it, but you know I will, Some days there's just nothing else to do. (Chorus) So here's a prayer from me to you (2x's) (Repeat Bridge 1 and Chorus 2x's)
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings to everyone worldwide....I hope you're having a great week. I had a request for a better radio edit of a song I released earlier this year called "Politician"....so, here it is; and the sound is atleast 10 times better....crank it up as loud as you can stand it. (I also included the lyrics again down below for whoever wants to read along)!!!! "Politician" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) Tell me what is wrong, tell me what is right, Tell me on the news, tell me all the lies, Take all my money, take all my pride, Voting for you is a waste of my time, Lining your pockets, filling your banks, Starting your wars, blame all the gangs, Its a diversion to keep us insane, Democrats, Republicans, its all the same! Chorus) Politician (4x's) Verse 2) Tell me how to live, tell me what to do, Tell me when to sleep, tell me when to move, Making all the pills to shove in my face, Keeping us divided, blaming it on race, We're all controlled, stuck on our phones, Missing the deals done right under our nose, There is no shame for the big one percent, They own the world, we pay the rent! Chorus) Politician (4x's) "Lead Guitar Breaks" Verse 3) Twisting religion, twisting our sight, Teaching our children, no wrong or right, Running the streets all hours of the night, Why do we listen, it's time to fight! Chorus) Politician (4x's)
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. Here is a brand new song called "Seen It Before"; and it is inspired by guitarists such as Eric Johnson, Shawn Lane, and Allan Holdsworth. I would like to dedicate this song to a very special friend of mine who passed away this last week....Jamie Rogers Brown of Richland, Michigan. She always took the time to listen to my music; and I hope it gave her peace and comfort!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings everyone. I hope you are having a great week. This is a nice slow Rock guitar ballad called "Visions", and I hope it inspires you to keep dreaming of positive things in your life. No matter where you are at in your own personal journey; there is no limit to what you are capable of....it really is up to you. Thanks to everyone in the world who listens!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everybody. This week I have a brand new radio edit of a song that has a guitar sound so loud and powerful, that it will break through walls. It's called "Let Go Without Knowing", and I'm very happy with the overall mix on it. If you need a song to wake you up and get you going....here you go. Enjoy it, and thanks very much to everyone who listens worldwide!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everyone. Here is a song that Rocks out, but also pokes fun at the Shred Guitar style I used to play alot....titled "Shredded Cheese". Definitely not easy to play, but very fun to listen to....enjoy it, all of my friends around the world. Been heavily experimenting with new sounds lately....many more to come!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone out there. Here is another Blues song for all of you awesome people called "Down Upper Blues". This one is inspired by Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush, Robin Trower, Jimi Hendrix, and one of my biggest influences from Battle Creek, Michigan who used to play this style the best....the late Jerry Hale. Cheers to all of you in the world who can dig it....more stuff on the way!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everybody. This new song is called "Misguided Anger", and it is about the recent string of shootings involving our younger generations in America. Hopefully, this won't continue to be a trend. Crank it up all around the world and, thanks for your support!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a video of my brand new Rocking tune "Racer G". The footage shows a rare brief glipse into the world of guitar string manufacturing. This is from a place I used to work for many years (late 80's to late 90's) in Michigan called "American Winding", and not too many people ever see this side of where and how the strings are made. I used to be their Head of Quality Control/String Tester, and still miss it every day. The people there were some of my best friends from Kalamazoo (one of those friends, Don Cool, is the one who originally got me the job there). Enjoy this song....many more to come!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a video of my brand new Rocker called "My Porche", and it features some pretty cool guitar sounds on it. Enjoy some "behind the scenes footage" filmed by a good friend of mine (Gil Lebron) from a show I played back in 2005. It was in Orlando, Florida and we were raising money for famous guitarist Steve Vai's "Make a Noise Foundation". I was honored to perform there....and it wouldn't have happened without all of the hard work from my good friends Kevan Geier and Gabe Nickelson (many thanks to both of you!!!!). Cheers to all of you who take the time to watch and listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
This is our dog Dobby's brand new theme song....listen and realize, he is the "Movie Star Mutt"!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings! Here is a very special song that is dedicated to our troops and their families called "Prayer From Me to You"....and I also included the lyrics (My Wife, Pat, and I both sing on this one). This one is about the many emotions that family members go through as their loved ones are being deployed throughout the world....and we hope it lends to the overall healing process of those feelings. Please share this one with all of those you feel can relate, and stay tuned for many more to come. To all of you who have served....thank you so much for your service to our country!!!! "Prayer From Me to You" (lyrics) c2019 Andy Garrett (Verse 1) You call me on the telephone to tell me you are leaving to go far away, Don't know when you're coming back, guess that I will take it day by day. (Bridge 1) You tell me not to worry about it, but you know I will, Some days there's just nothing more to do. (Chorus) So here's a prayer from me to you (2x's) (Verse 2) Tried to get by every day, hoping you're okay and that there's nothing wrong, Knowing that I'm by your side, even if it's only in your mind. (Bridge 2) You tell me not to think about it, but you know I will, Some days there's just nothing else to do. (Chorus) So here's a prayer from me to you (2x's) (Repeat Bridge 1 and Chorus 2x's)
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. I've got a brand new song for all of you fans of Funky Rock. It's called "Flying Around It"....and; no matter what mood you are in right now, it will lift you up higher and take you on your way to a brighter/better day. This one is inspired by the great playing of guitarists like Nile Rodgers, Angie Swan, and many more. Enjoy it, internalize it, and get ready for many more to come....cheers!!!! https://open.spotify.com/track/0HYVSjdr00pMLLlTGOG0xj?si=kAzXBYIuSOmcjJBdbDlLJw
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everybody. Here's a brand new song with more of a Classic Rock sound to it. The inspiration comes from people like Eric Clapton, Edgar Winter, Doobie Brothers, etc....more of the mid-70's era with a modern edge mixed in. I have also been dabbling in music licensing lately, and I am hopeful this one ends up somewhere in a visual work. Enjoy it and, a big thanks to everyone who really checks our stuff out. As always....expect the unexpected!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
here is a brand new video of me actually jamming on this brand new radio edit of my song "World Without End"....one that I have massively bumped the quality up on. Alot of people have said they want to see me actually playing this stuff....so, here you go! Crank it up all over the world and, cheers to all of you who really listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. We are back to some brand new guitar music called "The Runner"....and this one has some very broad influences. It's kind of a cross between the late Dick Dale, and a band I was into during the 80's called Wishbone Ash. I hope you like it....it's one that will wake you up and get you going!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a video (which includes some actual footage from Ocala, Florida of what the space shuttle looked like when it lauched....even though we were several miles away from the actual lauch location, we could still see it). This brand new song called "Going Through Space" is a demonstration of my futuristic musical journey into the depths of the outer bands of our universe. This is totally different....so I hope you enjoy it and, cheers to all who really listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. This brand new song called "Life Must Go On" is dedicated to some of my other heavy influences from the 1970's....bands like Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Kansas, Rush, Led Zeppelin, etc....who all incorporated synthesizers into their music to take it to another level as composers. I hope you enjoy it and, cheers to all who really listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everyone. Here is another radio edit/remix of the song "Martial Censor"....which is another one of my favorite Metal songs to play on the guitar. The overall sound has been ramped up and drastically improved for radio play. Cheers to all who really take the time to listen worldwide....as it is always a true honor for me!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everyone. Here is another radio edit/remix of the song "Born to Be Dead"....which is one of my favorite Metal songs to play on the guitar. The overall sound has been ramped up and drastically improved for radio play. I would like to dedicate this version to one of my best friends in Michigan who sadly passed away a few years back, but will never be forgotten; Russ Christie (he always loved this kind of music). Cheers to all who really take the time to listen worldwide!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a brand new updated video with crowd noise, original live video, mixed with much better audio....from the 1987 lineup of "Horizon" (Jeff Roberts - Drums, Floyd Pollock - Vocals, Paul Blanton - Bass, Andy Garrett - Guitar) performing "Will We Make it in Time" at Kellogg's Center in Battle Creek, Michigan in front of a packed crowd. Enjoy this rare preserved video of an awesome band like none other in the world....and thanks for all of your support!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everybody. Once again....here is yet another example of a song that has been transformed into a totally different composition by using different sounds/layers to take it somewhere completely different. In this version of "Amber Sunshine", I created a radio edit that is reminiscent of someone sitting in nature/near an ocean, meditating, and watching the sunrise. I hope it makes your day better and, cheers to all of you who listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello again, everyone. Sometimes when I write a song....the way it originally sounds in my head ends up translating into something completely different when it is recorded, depending on the tools I have at the time of the session. This is an example of how a regular Rock song can end up being a completely different composition altogether, once the proper and more advanced tools are available. Enjoy now "Valley of Truth", the way it was intended to be heard originally!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greeting, my friends. Recently I had just released a song titled "All the Way"....and I was contacted by a musician up in Michigan (where I am originally from) by the name of "Tyler Selph" (quite an incredible talent....check out his stuff on Fandalism). He was wondering if he could compose and sing some lyrics for it....and I said, "certainly"! Through the magic of passing isolated digital "DI" files back and forth, here is the version we were able to come up with....and, I have to say; Tyler has really made this song come to life in a way it never would have before! We hope you all like it....and we look forward to collaborating on more in the future. Cheers to all of you who listen (I included his lyrics he composed below)!!!! "All the Way" Words by Tyler Selph, Music by Andy Garrett. Copyrighted/Published 2019. All Rights Reserved. Greetings my friends and we’re glad you could attend our show Before the music begins there’s something you all need to know We’re not here to tease we’re here to please you to the core Take you away to places you’ve never been before Yeah we’re going all the way… Taking you all the way today…hear what I say… Get ready to leave cause believe me now’s the time to go Yeah we’re all taking off we’ll end up well who knows nobody knows Feel the heat of the street slide into that seat of our long car Yeah we’ll all take a ride on the necks of our electric guitars Let down your hair… why should you care go ahead and climb on in We’ll take every one of you to places where… you’ve never been Yeah we’re going all the way… Taking you… all the way… today You hear what I say… when I say… all the way We’re taking you all the way… goin’ all the way….
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a brand new updated video with crowd noise, original live video, mixed with much better audio....from the 1987 lineup of "Horizon" (Jeff Roberts - Drums, Floyd Pollock - Vocals, Paul Blanton - Bass, Andy Garrett - Guitar) performing "False Religion" at Kellogg's Center in Battle Creek, Michigan in front of a packed crowd. Enjoy this rare preserved video of an awesome band like none other in the world....and thanks for all of your support!!!!
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. Here is the "Radio Edit" of my Wife's song that she sings so well (The Way You Wanted Me). Because of the original being almost 6 minutes long....I was tasked to come up with a more radio friendly version (welcome to the music biz), and it clocks in at a more comfortable 3 minutes 58 seconds. I also Mastered this one at 48k/24bit (for all you audiophiles out there)....so, enjoy it in a slightly different version....many more to come. Thank you for all of your continued listening!!!!
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hi, everyone. This is a song that I wrote as a tribute to my Grandma on my Mother's side, and it is titled "Irene". She had a very profound effect on me growing up; and I'll never forget the story she shared with me about her life after death experience....it totally freaked me out. She was never really the church going type....which is why her experience seemed even more real to me. She had died on the operating table during surgery once years ago (back around the 80's); and she said she was floating above the room, looking down at herself laying on the table and at the doctors (she later told them what they were saying while she should have been unresponsive). She then said she floated upwards to a place that had angel-like figures....but with familiar faces of people from her own life years ago (her Mother, Aunt, etc.). Then; she came back and woke up on the operating table, and lived many more years before passing away in 2002. I'll never forget about her telling me this....and believe I will see her in the same place when I pass on!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, all. This is a song called "You Will Know" that was inspired by one of my favorite guitar heros ever....Randy Rhoads. I got the honor of standing right in front of him at Wing's Stadium (in Kalamazoo, Michigan) a few months before he died, and got to see his playing up close. I also tried to pay tribute to Ozzy's other axemen that were influences (mainly Jake E. Lee and Zakk Wylde), and you're going to want to crank this one to 11. Thanks for all of you who take the time to listen and stream...I have included the lyrics to sing along!!!! "You Will Know" (copyrighted/published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) What happened to the world when we looked away? Caught in the revolution, virtual display, Keeping track of every moment, headlines from our life, Will it really matter once we all have died? Chorus) You will know, you will know; You will know. Verse 2) What happened to the past when we turned our heads? Who changed all the books that our children read? Paved roads to destruction, nothing left to see, Do we have a future in this cloud of greed? Chorus) You will know, you will know; You will know.
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, everyone. Yes....I'm still trying to get all of these songs I've written out of my brain in this lifetime, LOL. Here is one that was inspired by AC/DC, Queensryche, Vinnie Moore, and many others....it's called "All The Way", and I hope it totally Rocks your day!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, all. I don't think we ever fully know what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes. This song, which I wrote for my Wife back in the late 90's, is one of those examples. It's actually the first time I tried to write a song about somebody else, and I still remember the first time I came home and played it for her....she burst into tears. My first thought....boy did I bomb out on this one. But she quickly said "no, that is the first time in my life I feel like somebody finally understood what it was like for me growing up....but, I myself was never able to put it into words". Wow....that blew me away, and I'll never forget that feeling. Technology, unfortunately, took this long for me to finally bring it to you....with my Wife singing it (if you listen close, you can hear how emotional it was for her to do so). Her voice comes from the days of "old school" Nashville....and she had actually got to meet alot of her heros when she first visited there many years ago....back when the Ryman was the Opry! I was also raised on this type of Country music. This will always stand as my favorite song, hands down (it now also captures her and I in a musical moment in time that will live on forever). This is all for my beautiful Wife, Pat!!!! (I included the lyrics below so you can experience the full message of how her early life story unfolded in a song, one that I think everyone/anyone can relate to in some way). "The Way You Wanted Me" (copyrighted/published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) It was many years ago, but I remember; Being sorry for the things, I said and did to you; You made me go away, do you remember; But I guess that's what you wanted me to do. Bridge) I have never been the same, since you made me go away; Time and time again I prayed, I just wish I could have stayed. Chorus) The way you wanted me, the way I wanted you to be; The way you wanted me, just could never be the same; The same. Verse 2) I was sitting by the phone in late December; Feeling down and so alone, just wanting to hear from you; I didn't even know what I would tell you; And I didn't even really think you'd care. Bridge & Chorus Lead Guitar Break Bridge & Chorus 2 times
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Morning, everyone. Here is a song that was inspired by Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, as well as Greg Howe (just an all 'round phenomenal guitarist). I can't help but tip my hat lately to all of the great musicians who inspired me as I put these songs out, because so many of the kids listening to music now don't even know who I am talking about....LOL. Regardless, crank this one up and enjoy it!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello, once again. Another one of my favorite styles of music growing up was Punk Rock....mostly because of the pure defiance and raw energy. Bands such as Sex Pistols, Ramones, Plasmatics, The Clash, Boom and the Legion of Doom were among my favorites. Here is my anthem dedicated to them called "Beat the Bishop", and the amps I used on this version (to quote Spinal Tap) cranked to 11!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Cheers, everyone. Here is a slow blues in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower called "Pauper's Blues". It is actually a re-arrangement of a song from a band I played in years ago called "Atlantis"....but, I like this version just as good. I hope you can dig it, too....and it's dedicated to all of my ex band members who (like me) never made it rich and famous, but will always Rock out from the heart and soul to the end!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
This is a Reggae song that I really had a lot of fun making for our dog, Dobby....and it really captures the many great memories of our lives together in this world (through his eyes). He is truly just like one of our children now; and may there be many more great years, fun times, and songs ahead in our lives together!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good day to all of you. My Wife, Pat, said she needed a piano tune for some Spotify playlists she was promoting....and she didn't want to leave me out. So, I threw this one called "Blessings" together for her as quick as I could....and I hope you like it (I also hope it helps you think of all of the wonderful blessings you have in your own life each day)!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Hello to all of you. Here is a brand new chicken pickin guitar song called "Countryfried" for you to enjoy. My Dad used to play the good Country music for me back in the late 60's/early 70's, and it influenced my playing very heavily. I would hear players such as Don Rich, Roy Nichols, James Burton, Hank Garland, etc. from my youth....and more modern players such as Robert Shafer, Johnny Hiland, Redd Volkaert, Brent Mason, Clint Strong will always live on in my own music. Enjoy this tune....and have a great day!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Greetings, everyone. Here is a brand new tune I wrote for anyone who likes the Blues. It is a shuffle in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and I hope to reach out and touch everbody in the entire world with this one. Cheers to all of you who take the time to listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is my powerful new song titled "Deep From Within", and I am very proud of the melody on this one. It was originally inspired by the great guitarist Tony MacAlpine and his courageous battle with cancer a few years back. I would also like to dedicate this to virtuoso guitarist Jason Becker and his amazing battle with ALS. Cheers to all of you who really listen, and have a great week!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is my latest song; which was inspired by bands such as Exodus, Slayer, Deicide, Testament....way too many to mention. Here is "I Know the Price", and I have included the lyrics for your reading pleasure. Enjoy, always tell it like it is, and crank it up for the entire world to hear!!!! "I Know the Price" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) Raising the prices up, every time we get a raise, Health care, forced to have, even though it doesn't pay, Working overtime, just enough to pay the bills, Programmed by the ads, do I need more pills? Chorus) I know the price, I feel your pain. Verse 2) Struggling to have a life, families all alone, Left to worship CGI, raised by a phone, Desperation leads to doom, money hungry pain, Holding down the "have nots", the "haves" get to reign! (Chorus & Lead Guitars & Chorus)
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is my brand new song, which I would like to dedicate to all of the people disgusted with current politics worldwide. It is inspired by one of the greatest bands I ever saw live called Motorhead, and I will never forget their awesome raw power (espcially Lemmy). Here is "Politician", and I have included the lyrics for anyone who wants to sing along (be warned, they might make you think). Cheers to all of you....many more songs to follow!!!! "Politician" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) Tell me what is wrong, tell me what is right, Tell me on the news, tell me all the lies, Take all my money, take all my pride, Voting for you is a waste of my time, Lining your pockets, filling your banks, Starting your wars, blame all the gangs, Its a diversion to keep us insane, Democrats, Republicans, its all the same! Chorus) Politician (4x's) Verse 2) Tell me how to live, tell me what to do, Tell me when to sleep, tell me when to move, Making all the pills to shove in my face, Keeping us divided, blaming it on race, We're all controlled, stuck on our phones, Missing the deals done right under our nose, There is no shame for the big one percent, They own the world, we pay the rent! Chorus) Politician (4x's) "Lead Guitar Breaks" Verse 3) Twisting religion, twisting our sight, Teaching our children, no wrong or right, Running the streets all hours of the night, Why do we listen, it's time to fight! Chorus) Politician (4x's)
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a slide-show video for my brand new song called "Martial Censor", and it is inspired by another favorite band of mine called Iron Maiden. I'll never forget the first time I heard their awesome duel guitar harmonies! Crank this one up all over the world....and don't forget to read the included lyrics. Cheers to all of you!!!! "Martial Censor" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2019 Andy Garrett) Verse 1) They know everything you know, They know everything you do, They see everyone you are, They have a special file on you; the martial censor. Verse 2) They reign high above your head, They reign high above your life, They're the ones who hold you down, Keeping you below the line; the martial censor.
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a slide-show video for my brand new song "Born to be Dead". When I was first playing Rock music as a kid, I always heard this sound in my head of the guitar being cranked up louder than what I was hearing on the radio. Then, a friend of mine put an album on by Black Sabbath that changed my life forever. This is a song I wrote inspired by them, and it has a very unique underlying message in the lyrics (which I have included). Crank it up now world-wide, my friends!!!! "Born to be Dead" lyrics (copyrighted, published 2019 Andy Garrett) (Verse 1) Crucified and sacrificed, my back's against the wall, Told to die by honor, told to take the fall, Wishing I could go back now to change forgotten years, Waiting for the final card to wipe away the tears. (Verse 2) Nothing good could keep me home, I signed my life away, Thought I'd have a better chance, leaving all the pain, Promises of better life, fortune and fame, Just another hero, never seen again. (Chorus) See me now, look upon my face, I'm the one who was born to die, Gone forever without a trace. (Verse 3) The final hour upon us all, daydreams of the past, Will I take my final breath, will it be the last? Left behind, forgotten souls, paid to go away, Off into the darkness, waiting at the gates. (Chorus) See me now, look upon my face, I'm the one who was born to die, Gone forever without a trace.
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
People recently have asked me....can you still play guitar the way you did back in the 80's/90's Metal years? Well....I'll let you all be the judge. Here's my brand new rippin' guitar song "World Without End" (personally, I think this sounds better than before)!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a vocal song about the saga of the working people of the world and their current struggles titled "Trying to Climb the Ladder". I hope it helps to get you through your day out there in this tough world we live in while trying to survive the best we can....cheers!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good morning to all of my many friends throughout the world. Here is yet another short Classical Acoustic diddy for your enjoyment that I re-recorded in a bigger room for a more ambient live sound. Be Blessed always, and know that there are many more songs of many different styles yet to come!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a short Classical Acoustic Guitar piece titled "Soustice", which I re-recorded in a bigger room for a more ambient live sound. Just a little something different to brighten your day and prepare you for the upcoming weekend....enjoy!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is the slideshow video for my latest all acoustic pickin' song "Turkey in the Straw". Just some good ole Country/Bluegrass melody playing on a really fun song (I still love playing the acoustic guitar)....and I hope it brightens up your Sunday everywhere world-wide!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is the slideshow version of my latest vocal song "Another Picture of a Face". It deals with one of the biggest epidemics in the world today....missing/runaway children. Growing up seeing the faces of children on milk cartons, and watching shows like America's Most Wanted; is what inspired this song. Thanks to everyone in the world who takes the time to listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's a slideshow style video of my latest fun Rocker vocal tune called "No Place to Go". This was actually the 2nd song I ever wrote sometime back in the late 1970's, and it was only used back then as a performance tune in one of my band's live Rock and Roll setlists. Enjoy it now in a more modern studio version, and thanks so much for listening all over the world!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's a song I want to dedicate to everyone who has recently lost a person close to them....a family member, friend, etc. who has passed on (way too many lately in my own personal life). This is a healing song I wrote to help me get through these sort of occurences, and I hope it helps you in some way too. It's another Nashville style singer/songwriter song called "The Other Place". Peace to all who hear it....I really do believe we all cross paths for a reason in this lifetime!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a slideshow video of my latest Nashville style vocal tune called "The Damage Done" for those of you who don't do Spotify, itunes, etc. I'm just really trying to push an overall message with the lyrics of these recent vocal songs....basically, singer/songwriter style tunes. I really believe more than ever that these songs can resonate with the entire world, eventually. Thank you for taking the time to listen, and for supporting Independent Music!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's another vocal tune for you all....just some good ole Rock and Roll. It's called "Power of Control", and it talks about taking control of the things you've always wanted to do in your own life....it really is up to you. Crank it up all over the world, and thanks so much for supporting Independent Music!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here is a slideshow video of my latest vocal tune "Passageway to Time", for those of you who like Classic Rock music. Enjoy, and cheers to all who listen!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here it is, folks....the full interview drummer Jeff Roberts and myself were lucky enough to do on the amazing Graham Doughty Radio Show in the United Kingdom via Skype. We were promoting our latest album release "Horizon Remastered", which is available now on all digital outlets worldwide. I edited the interview down to just us talking, and the original tunes that were played. Once again, nothing was planned out; so it made it more fun for all of us that way....and, hopefully; for the listeners as well. Enjoy it, thanks so much for supporting independent artists, and may there be many more shows like this one to come. We feel very Blessed, and hope people enjoyed the personal shout outs we gave. We need more DJ's like Graham promoting independent artists....just an amazing person. Special thanks to Jackie Marie and Chris Duval, as well!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Happy Sunday, everyone. Today I am honoring a special request from one of my best childhood friends that I actually grew up with in my old neighborhood in Battle Creek, Michigan....Craig Artis. He was always my friend, even when I didn't think I had friends. This is "Runaway"; which happens to be a very famous song that was written when Del Shannon was in Battle Creek. Having lived there for 30 years of my life, I can relate to it. This will also be my last video for awhile due to working on music for some upcoming projects. Cheers to all of you, and thanks again for watching/listening!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
We made it to Friday again, everyone. Here's an electric version of "Blue Bossa" to help get you through your day....cheers to everybody around the world!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's a Thursday song to perk you up called "Avalon". I love the chords and melody on this one....enjoy!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's a little jam on a song called "Beyond Us All" that I want to dedicate to my lifelong friend and musical Brother, Jeff Roberts....who is currently recovering from a medical procedure. Cheers to you, always!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's a song to get your day going....an electric version of "Tico Tico". Have a great week, everyone....cheers!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Happy Monday, everyone. I figured I would slip in another Blues song for you at the beginning of your week....here's a little bit of "Basie's Blues" for you!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's a Blues tune that was originally going to be an outtake....but I had to leave it in. You'll see why if you watch it....got to have fun, my friends!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Here's a request from my little dog "Dobby" for that big ole tom cat he sees on his morning walks everyday....a tune called "Alley Cat". I hope it puts a smile on your face!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
Happy Sunday, everyone. I'm always feeling very blessed to be alive. Here's a fun one that I learned from the Flatpicking legend himself, Steve Kaufman....it's called "Paper Moon". Enjoy it, and have a great day!!!!
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Andy Garrett - Guitar
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Nashville, Tennessee
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. By request, here is a totally unscripted improvisation on a song called "Wave". One of my old students wanted to see this....so, enjoy. Cheers, to everyone world-wide!!!!
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