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Cold Cold Ground Selected for IBMA SongwriterShowcase! 

Gary's song "Cold Cold Ground," written with G.K. Young, has been selected for the 2017 IBMA Songwriter Showcase that will be held on September 28 at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh.  Check it out in Audio!

 

It's Here!

East of Monroe's debut CD, By The River's Edge, is now available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, eastofmonroe.com and other retailers.  For more information, please visit: http://cdbaby.com/cd/eastofmonroe

 

 

Two Wammie Nominations!

 Gary received two Wammie nominations from the Washington Area Music Association for the 30th annual Washington Area Music Awards: Bluegrass Instrumentalist and Bluegrass Recording (with Gary Gene Ferguson for Some Bridges).

 

Thanks everyone and congratulations to the other nominees!

 

IBMA Songwriter Showcase! 

Gary's song "Southern Train" was selected for the 2015 IBMA Songwriter Showcase that was held at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh.

 

Ferguson & Ferguson - Some Bridges

Ferguson & Ferguson "Some Bridges" EP is now available on CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes. Including five original songs and one classic number, the recording features performances by Ron Stewart and Mark Schatz and was engineered by George Hodgkiss. 

 

 

Here is what noted musicologist Jack Bernhardt says about "Some Bridges:" 

"Bluegrass fans and fans of good music generally, may want to check out Ferguson and Ferguson, 'Some Bridges.' Although they claim no genealogical nexus, Gary Gene Ferguson and Gary Alan Ferguson connect through music in ways that have brought acclaim for their six-song CD, “Some Bridges.” Acoustic and, for the most part bluegrass artists, the two Garys contribute original songs that also venture into swing (“Chase Away the Blues”) and blues (“Walking Boss”).  Both musicians are seasoned veterans whose performance and/or writing credits include the Gary (Gene) Ferguson Band, Claire Lynch, and John Starling. Gary Gene’s 'Last Day at Gettysburg' was a hit for Larry Sparks. This six-pack home brew epitomizes thoughtful lyrics, soulful melodies, emotive vocals, and compelling arrangements."

 

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Gary Alan Ferguson and G.K. Young

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Selected for 2017 IBMA Songwriter Showcase

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Cajon and Mandolin

Terry Wittenberg - Banjo

Performer: Gary Alan Ferguson
Writer: Gary Alan Ferguson

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Selected for 2015 IBMA Songwriter Showcase

© 2015 Gary Alan Ferguson

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars, Mandolin, Bass and Vocals

Performer: East of Monroe
Writer: Gary Alan Ferguson

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Winner 2015 DCBU Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest

© 2014 Gary Alan Ferguson

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Performer: Gary Alan Ferguson
Writer: Gary Alan Ferguson

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Finalist, 2014 MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

© 2014 Gary Alan Ferguson

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars, Mandolin, Bass and Vocals

Performer: Gary Alan Ferguson
Writer: Gary Alan Ferguson

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© 2015 Gary Alan Ferguson

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars, Bass, Cajon and Vocals

Performer: Gary Alan Ferguson
Writer: Gary Alan Ferguson

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© Gary Alan Ferguson

Pennywill Music/ASCAP

Gary Alan Ferguson -- Guitars, Bass, Drums and Percussion

Ferguson & Ferguson
2015
©Gary Alan Ferguson/Pennywill Music ASCAP and Gary Gene Ferguson/Gunny Sack Music BMI

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars, Mandolin, Bass and Lead Vocal

Gary Gene Ferguson - Harmony Vocal

Ron Stewart - Fiddle and Banjo

George Hodgkiss - Engineer

Title Track from Ferguson & Ferguson - Some Bridges

Performer: Ferguson & Ferguson
Writer: Gary Alan Ferguson

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© Gary Alan Ferguson; © 2015 Ferguson & Ferguson

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars and lead vocal

Gary Gene Ferguson - Harmony vocal

Ron Stewart - Fiddle

Mark Schatz - Bass

George Hodgkiss - Engineer

Track from the Ferguson & Ferguson "Some Bridges" EP

 

 

Ferguson & Ferguson
2015
©Gary Alan Ferguson/Pennywill Music ASCAP and Gary Gene Ferguson/Gunny Sack Music BMI

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars, Bass and Lead Vocal

Gary Gene Ferguson - Harmony Vocal

George Hodgkiss - Engineer

Track from Ferguson & Ferguson - Some Bridges

Gary Alan Ferguson
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©Gary Alan Ferguson/Pennywill Music ASCAP

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Gary Alan Ferguson - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Percussion