Terry Garland

Terry Garland

 Richmond, Virginia, USA
SoloRockSinger/Songwriter

Terry Garland is widely known as a master slide and acoustic blues guitarist. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, Garland traces his musical roots to such blues greats as Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed, Blind Willie McTell, Howlin' Wolf and Lightnin' Hopkins. http://www.liketelevision.com/liketelevision

Biography

Terry Garland Biography
Terry grew up in Appalachia, where he was exposed at an early age to roots, blues and gospel music. During his young years, Terry spent a great deal of time alone, and he filled that time with music. Some of his favorites were Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis.
Terrys first love was the drums, which he would bang on when his brothers band wasnt rehearsing. He then became enamored with the guitar.
Legend has it that his Uncle Paul played bluegrass music on the radio. When Terry asked U Paul to teach him to play guitar, Uncle Paul said, watch. And watch he did.

He listened to and watched the greats. John Hiatt, Keith Richards, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed, Blind Willie McTell, Lightnin Hopkins, to name a few. As he grew, he took the best of what he heard and felt from the greats to create his own style and sound. They played the blues on guitar or piano, just themselves. They were the music. Just a voice and an instrument.
Terry left home at 19 to play the hotel circuit in a band playing top 40s. He then was in a succession of bands, playing blues and rock and roll.
After tiring of the band life, Terry decided to try his hand at solo blues. His interpretations of the greatest blues works were critically acclaimed. He recorded his first CD, Trouble in Mind , in 1991, which was followed by four more solo blues albums. His work has received excellent reviews from Living Blues and many others.
Terry became known internationally as a master slide and acoustic guitarist. He is one of the most innovative and praised contemporary blues and roots musicians. Terrys meticulous finger-picking and driving percussive foot-stomping unite with his vocal prowess to create an evocative, engaging transformation.

He is included in the following books-
Blues:Keeping the Faith Alive by Keith Shadwick
All Music Guide to the Blues by Michael Erlewine
The Big Book of Blues by Robert Santelli
Support act for-
Ray Charles
BB King
Johnny Winter
Leon Russell
Dr. John

For many years, Terry was becoming restless and considered returning to electric rock and roll with a blues influence. He has now done that, with release of Rewired.
Rewired is all original rock and roll recorded at the Rockhouse in Nashville, TN. Kevin McKendree produced, and played piano and organ (plus a touch of guitar and vocals), Glenn Worf on bass, Kenneth Blevins on drums, and of course Terry on guitar and vocals.

**Terry Garland Career Highlights**

Europe-twenty plus tours
Japan-one month as featured performer at Blue Note; extensive concerts throughout country
Kennedy Center Millenium Stage
Back to the Roots Magazine-appeared on January 2004 cover
Austin, Texas-recorded and performed extensively
Detroit Blues Festival
Sacramento Blues Festival
For Lauderdale Blues Festival-twice
SXSW Festival-twice
Handzame Blues Festival
Belgian Rhythm and Blues Festival
Virginia Highlands Festival-twice
Great Eastern Blues Festival-twice
Syracuse Blues Festival
Blues at the Beach-Virginia Beach
Eureka Blues Festival-several times
Philadelphia Folk Festival-twice
Numerous listening rooms, including:
The Birchmere-Alexandria,Va
Godfrey Daniels-Bethlehem, Pa.
Caffe Lena-New York
Bamboo Room-Lake Worth, Florida
Fogartyville-Bradenton, Florida
Down Home-Johnson City,Tn
Second Story Blues-Bethlehem,Pa
The Canal Club-Richmond,Va

Featured performer at grand opening of The Mint and Dynamite Lounge in Sun Valley, Idaho at personal request of owner Bruce Willis
Five internationally acclaimed CDs

Featured in the following books:
Blues:Keeping the Faith Alive by Keith Shadwick
All Music Guide to the Blues by Michael Erlewine
The Big Book of Blues by Robert Santelli

Terry performs solo, duo with piano player Bruce Courson or with harp player Li'l Ronnie, or as a trio with Bruce and Li'l Ronnie.

Lyrics

Without You

Written By: Terry Garland

I'm so blue-without you
It's like a room-with no view
It's so new-without you
Feel like a fool-with no clue.

Because as time goes by-it's harder to deny
I gotta one-track mind that's on you all the time

A full moon-without you
It's no use-and so cruel-what can I do
In this gloom-without you
I just brood-with these blues

As time goes by-it gets harder to deny
That my one-track mind-is on you all the time

Since you went away-I've cried until I'm blind
I just try and dry-one eye at a time

It's so true-I'm so blue

Without You

Written By: Terry Garland

I’m so blue-without you
It’s like a room-with no view
It’s so new-without you
Feel like a fool-with no clue

Because as time goes by-it’s harder to deny
I gotta one-track mind that’s on you all the time

A full moon-without you
It’s no use-and so cruel-what can I do
In this gloom-without you
I just brood-with these blues

As time goes by-it gets harder to deny
That my one-track mind-is on you all the time

Since you went away-I’ve cried until I’m blind
I just try and dry-one eye at a time

It’s so true-I’m so blue

5/08/2006

Discography

Albums:
Trouble in Mind
The One to Blame
Edge of the Valley
Out Where the Blue Begins
Whistling in the Dark
Live at the Canal Club-Terry Garland and Li'l Ronnie
Rewired

Set List

Set list and length are dependent on the venue and the audience.

Terry performs solo, as a duo with either harp player Li'l Ronnie or pianist Bruce Courson, or as a trio.