January 1st

Gary Johnstone

My fourth solo album is pop rock in the vein of John Mayer, Goo Goo Dolls and Jimmy Eat World with elements of Nashville inspired country twang.

In a slight departure from my usual blues rock riffs, this collection of songs were written to sound just as at home on a single acoustic guitar as they do here in their full band arrangements featuring multiple guitars, piano, organ and strings.

The album is conceptual in nature both lyrically and musically, documenting the end of a lengthy relationship. It begins with themes of upbeat optimism and positivity before confronting feelings of loss and regret. The final tracks explore the concept of "moving on and getting over".

The tracks were written between 2014-2018 and are presented chronologically. I hope it helps anyone who has shared this experience in the way that my favorite artists helped me through a tough time.

"My vices and heroes will hold me together while I'm letting you go" - Brothers Osborne

GJ
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Cardboard Engine

Gary Johnstone

Gary's third album is blues and country inspired rock. The title track is used by wrestler Timm "Tango" Wylie as his theme music. "Down In Nashville" is featured in the Muzo promo video for the American Dream tour of Texas and Tenessee.
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Live in session at Venice of the North

Gary Johnstone

5 track live-in-studio preview of tracks from the next album, "Cardboard Engine" also featuring "Friday Night" from 2016's "Failure Is Not An Option"
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Failure Is Not An Option

Gary Johnstone

Debut album from Scottish blues rock singer/guitarist Gary Johnstone. For fans of blues, rock and country artists such as John Mayer, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Stevie Ray Vaughan etc
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