Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bongo Boy Records Releases The Long Anticipated Solo Album By Gar Francis


Bongo Boy Records announces today the long anticipated release of a 12-track album from multi talented recording artist Gar Francis. We know Gar Francis as the award winning lyricist and guitarist that helped propel the legendary 60's garage rock band, the Doughboys, to their current national fame. He also co wrote and co produced the latest album of Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders. Discover Gar’s solo work as an Americana songwriter. The album titled "The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same" is well said. It was first released in Europe, where it received great reviews in print music magazines. FOLK WORLD (Germany) wrote: “Immediately with the first song "Midnight in Rome", it succeeds to animate and draw the listener to his voice”. That track was also placed in Red Bull's Rampage, a complete sport DVD/Blue-Ray that captured the world's best pushing the limits of what is possible on a bike.
The album continued to receive radio play and interest from the public when it arrived in the USA as a promo for selected radio stations. One of the many cleverly arranged tracks and an all-purpose geniality showpiece “Palaces” was nominated for “Best Song” in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the Dutch mechanical street organ The Violanta commissioned the song for their play list. The “The Bank of the River” was placed in the motion picture FAIRHAVEN. The whole album is an enveloping mix of melody, mood and texture that speaks from Gar's triple-threat virtues as songwriter, vocalist and guitarist. As Francis once said: “the melody of song, like a beautiful woman, is what initially draws you in, but it's her soul, like the lyrics of a song that grabs you by the heart”. This album has no weak moments and actually ends too soon.
Produced and arranged by Gar with multi-instrumentalist Dan Caruso, who also recorded, mixed and mastered the album. If you are a Doughboys, Mark Lindsay or Plainfield Slim fan be prepared for another side of the Garage Guru of New Jersey Gar Francis.CD in memory of Ton Van Der Heyden.

Look for this album at selected retail stores, iTunes, Amazon and other music outlets. The album is now for sale through the record label direct http://www.bongoboyrecords.com. Artist Web Site http://www.garfrancis.com
Canada review http://icantbelievemyearz.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/gar-francis-the-more-things-change-the-more-they-stay-the-same/ Germany FOLKWORLD review http://www.folkworld.eu/44/d/cds2.html#garf
Download link http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/garfrancis3/from/bongoboyrecords

Promo Clip http://youtu.be/AsOHie-RCeM

Contact Bongo Boy Records
Monique Grimme
Phone 908-455-1576

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