Gary Rasberry
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Gary Rasberry


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Painted Yellow
Curving For The Coast
Live In Yarker with Gary Rasberry featuring Sheesham & Lotus
What's The Big Idea?!?



Gary Rasberry is an artist educator living in Kingston, Ontario. His latest record, “What’s the Big Idea?!?” featuring old time fiddle and banjo duo, Sheesham & Lotus arrives in the world June 1, 2013. What’s the Big Idea?!? is children-powered of course but it’s also for non-children. It’s a record for people who want to sing out loud, connect, laugh and make music together. The songs hold distant echoes of Pete Seeger, a splash of Fred Penner and the beautiful vibe of songs sung around the campfire. The Big Idea is a record for several hundred people gathered together in song. It’s a record for a family of four. It’s a record for you. Gary Rasberry is a teacher, musician and poet who has released 3 solo recordings and 1 record with the acoustic trio Fireweed. He is also about to release his 2nd book of poems, “More Naked than Ever” in October 2013 (Hidden Book Press). (As Though it Could be Otherwise,’ Idea Manufactory Press, was released in 2011.) As an educator, Gary teaches songwriting workshops at Queen’s University and offers Song, Story & Sound workshops in schools everywhere. Gary has appeared at Hillside Music Festival, Ottawa Folk Festival, Summerfolk, Mariposa, Peterborough Folk Festival, Blue Skies Music Festival and Home County Music & Art Festival. Watch for Gary Rasberry and The Big Idea Band this summer …