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Gary's Desert Trippin' CD in New Mexico Magazine: Here...
– Clovis, NM – January 13, 2009 – Blues Farm Records Country Recording Artist Mark Kelley to perform live at CD Release Party in Clovis, Saturday, January 17th from 6-10pm. Kripple Creek Restaurant is sponsoring the event, along with Budweiser and KCLV 99.1. KCLV will be broadcasting live at the event.
Mark Kelley released his sophmore CD, 'Tiil I Get Home in December, 2008, but it is really a child of the new year. Mark will be playing most of the new album, and some even newer material to wrap up the show. He's also got all the songs from the self-titled first album to choose from.
And since it's Kripple Creek, you know he'll do County Road 1-8. All the regulars, and anyone lively enough to join in, gets to let out some “hoots and hollers”.
Mark's official website is markkelley.webs.com. There's a video of Mark doing County Road 1-8 at Kripple Creek from last month to check out as well. Mark Kelley has slowly been building a following among Clovis, New Mexico residents. He plays his unique brand of country music regularly on Friday nights at Kripple Creek Restaurant, where locals have begun appreciating live music again. Clovis is one step closer to claiming it's heritage in the music business with another one of their own.
Gary Gorence will also play a two hour set at the party. Gary is another Blues Farm Records artist. He lives and plays mostly in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. Unlike Mark Kelley, Gary Gorence plays classic rock-n-roll with a blues influence. Gary will be available for CD signing as well as Mark. Gary's first CD Desert Trippin' can be picked up at Gary Gorence's official website: garygorence.webs.com.
The show will open with local talent, Keeson Bell.
Kripple Creek's entire menu will be available. KCLV, Blues Farm Records, and Budweiser will be on hand all night. You can find all these artists and more on the official Blues Farm Records website: bluesfarm.webs.com.
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– Clovis, NM – September 3, 2008 – Gary Gorence's debut CD, Desert Trippin', which was released in July, will be the focus for the September 26, 2008 KBAC Radio Free Santa Fe show House Band Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. Visit their website for more info: www.kbac.com.
Gorence, a Blues Farm Records indie artist, has been a one man show for some time, but not all the time. In his spare time he plays live with Santa Fe's “The Jakes”.
The label, Blues Farm Records, referred to as the little label that could, is a native of New Mexico. Based in Clovis, BFR specializes in a southwestern style of music that is mixed with elements of rock, country, blues and more. Other artists with the label are Sansietch and Mark Kelley.
Gary Gorence's debut CD has 12 songs, and some of the sweetest New Mexican slide guitar ever. The album is infused with blues and southern rock moments, but it is strung together by something else, the undeniable open road and southwestern hot air. It is the raw, wandering force throughout the Album.
Gary Gorence, Southwestern Rock-n-Roll, is the artist's official website, http://garygorence.webs.com, and of course, there's the Blues Farm Records label website: http://bluesfarm.webs.com
All loaded with tidbits for fans, and devoted to music enthusiasts. You can sample the new songs, and they are available for individual download via Amazon.com and at these websites.
Gary Gorence fans will want to hear the artist sing and play Mirage, but the question is whether we'll get acoustic guitar only or some electric slide? Will Gary bring any backup or just show up solo?
The simple and poignant All The Right Reasons is another track that fans would like to hear but chances are Gary will play one or both of his hits, A Rebel With Good Intentions, or It's Been So Long. Rumor has it we may also get some tracks that are in the works for Gary's second album, which he's due to begin recording in October. Call in and request something!
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– Clovis, NM – July 09, 2008 – A rock-n-rolling album release, Gary Gorence's debut CD, Desert Trippin', is available July 09, 2008. Blues Farm Records indie label has been a one man show for some time, but with the addition of solo rock artist Gary Gorence, the label is now referred to as “the little label that could.”
The CD has 12 songs, and from the moment the slide guitar picks up on It's Been So Long, you are aware that it's more than just new rock-n-roll music. The album is infused with blues and southern rock moments, but it is strung together by something else, the undeniable open road and southwestern hot air. It is the raw, wandering force throughout the Album.
Gary Gorence, Southwestern Rock-n-Roll, is the official website, http://garygorence.webs.com, and of course, there's the Blues Farm Records label website... all loaded with tidbits for fans, and devoted to music enthusiasts. You can sample all of the new songs, and they are available for individual download via Amazon.com and at his website.
The album boasts some of Santa Fe's classic rockers. Gary handled most of the guitar work himself, except for the tasty lead on It's Been So Long, by Mike Montiel. On the bottom, Steve Stoner performed on drums and Bobby Glenn on Bass, as well as backing vocals. Tracks were recorded at Oliver Music Studios in Santa Fe, NM. The album was produced by Gary Gorence.
The CD is issued by Blues Farm Records. http://bluesfarm.webs.com. The album is available, July 9, 2008.
Desert Trippin' is a journey of timeless travels, such as the steady moving opener, A Rebel With Good Intentions. The country bass line creates a slow, steady flow...maybe down the Pecos River. The grumbling bass lines that drive one through the New Mexico desert are again present on It's Been So Long. Beside the southwestern feel there is a river theme, both in lyric and musically, which makes sense when you see the album photos showing Gary wading out into the Pecos.
There are several songs just itching to reside on mp3 players, including Mirage, a song that showcases Gary's intuitive feel on slide guitar. It leaves the listener with images of red tinged cliffs blurring in the heat rising off the horizon. Feelin' Free delights with acoustic slide in pockets, and an acoustic strumming like a desert breeze in the early morning.
Gary Gorence fans will soak it up to hear the artist sing and play acoustic guitar on the simple and poignant All The Right Reasons.
The perfect debut for rock-n-roll music, the southwestern New Mexico sound, comes from Santa Fe, and the indie label comes from the home of much great music. From Clovis, NM, Buddy Holly and Leann Rimes made their mark and great artists such as Waylon Jennings and others came to Clovis to make history.
America has been waiting for this blend of south and southwest, a New Mexico specialty.
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– Clovis, NM – May 31, 2008 – Hard at work on your demo or EP? You may want to show it around the Southwest, specifically with Blues Farm Records in Clovis. The small indie label start up founded by Greg Royer has continued to bring aboard great new talent. Both country artist Mark Kelley and now rocker Gary Gorence have signed with the label so far this year. Looks like Clovis may be blazing another musical trail.
Blues Farm Records, the indie surrounding the Southwests' own Sansietch, had long been content with doing just that, releasing the homespun albums of Sansietch that seem to have vanished overnight. Only Off The Cuff remains in print though the label had said it will re-release some of the others soon.
Gary Gorence plays many nights with his cover band in the Santa Fe area called The Jakes. BFR says Gary is scheduled to do quite a few solo dates this summer, promoting the release of his CD. Dates should be posted soon on the website.
The official website is http://www.garygorence.webs.com. It's loaded with tidbits for fans, and devoted to music enthusiasts. You can sample some of the new songs, and they expect to have them available for individual download via Amazon.com very soon.
Gary's solo music is still electric driven, although there are many guitars on the album. Several songs highlight Gary's classic slide abilities. Much of the music is down-home southern style rock and blues, something Blues Farm is quick to point out. Once again the indie label that could warms us with the original sounds of New Mexico.