Alan W. Gray
Part Poet, part Hobo...
"with a song in their souls, that every wanderer
knows, like the winds and
the rains have sung" From the song "Thumb in
Alan Gray has achieved acclaim for his rich palette of
country folk songs.
His first CD, "Internal Affairs" has been played
on radio stations in the
U.S. and Europe, as well as Cable Television and Internet
Alan was also a featured artist on KSJB¹s Radio program
"The North Star"
and on "Broadjam" , a musician run internet
platform to the industry.
"My musical influences were seared in my soul early
on, with the Folk and
Country songs my father would sing us of Hank William,
Hank Thompson, Merle
Haggard, Little Jimmy Dickens, Faron Young, Spade Cooley,
Marty Robbins, to
name but a few. I've also inherited my father's wanderlust
and sense of
adventure, as well as his dedication to family. Though
I can only attempt
to write about the independence and courage he knew, while
rails form the dust bowls of Oklahoma to California in
the 1930's, with
the support of my wife and family, I am fortunate of having
opportunity in doing so in a song."
...Some friendships fade, Some memories too. But the life
we¹ve made, Is my
dream come true, You bear a truth, That¹s so rare and
kind, My wife... my
love... my find... true "Friend of Mine"
From the song "Friend of Mine"
"My life, and my songs, are a concentrated effort
to address ones daily
challenges to be free to be yourself, on your own and
owned by nothing.
Speaking from the heart, and express the rewards
of doing so, yet acknowledging the price one may pay in
Alan's Vagabond spirit is richly exemplified thru his
...My foe and my friend, my last next of kin '...' That
Mother, Father Time'
From "the song Father Time"