Music & Social
Steve Garry is a Texas born singer/songwriter with roots in Texas and Americana music. Growing up in the fertile music scene of Lubbock, Steve began playing music at an early age and has continued to hone his skills as a singer/songwriter and guitarist. After spending twenty-two plus years travelling with a few bands in New Mexico, and a short stint in Nashville, TN, Steve returned home to Lubbock and took a well needed rest from the road, continuing to write and play smaller private gatherings and house concerts. In August of 2019 Steve was asked to participate in the first “Buddy Holly Songwriters Symposium”.
The symposium is hoped to be an annual event and could be back on track for 2021or 2022 barring any more pandemic issues. Shortly after the Buddy Holly Symposium, Steve entered the studio and began recording a new solo project “Dusty Old Box of Words” which includes nine cuts of all original material. The project was recorded in part at Alan Crossland’s Rt 1 Acuff Studios and at The Zone in Dripping Springs, Texas and was produced by Texas music ICON Lloyd Maines who engineered and produced early (1974-1976) demo recordings for Steve and his brother Patrick at the Don Caldwell Studios. One song from the record “Flatland Blues” made it on to the “2020” Lubbock Music Now compilation c-d. As it turned out, finishing up a new solo project at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic has made it difficult to get the project out and properly released. Steve is hoping for a formal release party in late spring of 2021.
Southwest Americana with an emphasis on the Texas storytelling style of writing. You will also hear tones of blues, bluegrass and country thrown into the mix.
Influences include but are not limited to such greats such as Guy Clark, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Fromholz, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Maines Brothers (all of them) Eric Clapton, Little Feat and many others to numerous to list.