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Portrait of Gary Rex Tanner

Gary Rex Tanner


About Gary Rex Tanner

Escondido, CA

Gary Rex Tanner has written songs for mainstream artists such as country singers Don Williams, Del Reeves, Henson Cargill and blues artists Corey Stevens and Saffire 'the uppity blues women." His four commercial albums, co-produced by his pal Mississippi Slim, highlight his versatility as a singer/songwriter/producer. A few comments from the reviewers: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Four stars + Las Vegas Blues News ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "(The)songwriting takes on a fresh approach (and) takes twists and turns with the lyrics that are thought provoking. Tanner has an excellent ability to create images and characters.....they paint pictures, little scenes from everyday life that are rich for interpretation. The songs are genuine and sincere (and) spring so clearly from the mind and experience of the songwriter that in (a) sense, there can be no truer blues, not for Tanner. I like Mississippi Slim's slidework....raw, forceful and aggressive. I listened, I liked what I heard....great lyrics and excellent guitar." -- Karen Hanson, NYCD Blues (definitive in depth blues revues). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Easy-going, smart blues trio doing their thing with a sly sense of humor from the far edges of the music business. Inspirational verses: "Hey headshrinker, analyze this song," and" "I've got my timing and my lines down, just tryin' to get a good review." -- BLUES ACCESS MAGAZINE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Gary Rex Tanner's Feel The Heat won me immediately. I really appreciate the fresh original material, wonderful delivery, cleverly composed lyrics and general feel. Some wonderfully understated piano arrangement cited to some fella in a bar are also teasingly great." -- Glenn Nelson, Hiway 49 88.6, 3 PVR, Melbourne, Australia ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "...engaging but unpretentious...written largely in a wryly humorous vein...(Tanner) executes his tunes with grace and aplomb." -- Blue Suede News Magazine ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Gary Rex Tanner and Mississippi Slim are a breath of fresh air and an oasis in a dessert of overdecibled technopop". -- Spencer Davis, Recording Artist (Spencer Davis Group) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "...full of surprises....obviously someone with things to say and a unique way of saying them! Keep making great music and blessing us with your view of the world at large...." -- Phil Casden, WNJC, Philadelphia, PA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "....really a great album. Gary Rex Tanner is not frightened to put his own interpretation on blues music. Mississippi Slim's slide work is also very tasty." -- Martin Dunstan, 3WAY FM, Warrnambool, Australia ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "...the CD gives a fresh presentation to the traditional blues style". -- Tom Claypool, WEVL, Memphis, TN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I really like Gary Rex Tanner's CD. I can tell that his songs are really from the heart." -- Jammin' Jim Farris, KKUP, Cupertino, CA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "GRT is great!....refreshingly retro. In a world full of teenagers playing the blues Gary Rex Tanner should be looked upon as an icon in the art form." -- Darrin M Harvey, CKWM, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "It's a great piece of work..." -- Don Brown aka Dr. Gitsdown, KRUA, Anchorage, AK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The sound is tremendous...even for a studio recording. It's hard to put in words, it just has an intangible appeal". -- Bill Nyerges, KGNU, Boulder, CO ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Very tasty stuff" -- Rich Gordon, WXRX, Rockford, IL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "It's really good. We're playing it a lot! Great Guitar work. I'd like to invite GRT and Mississippi Slim to be on my show anytime". -- Leo Schumaker, KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Gary Rex Tanner's songwriting spins beautiful bittersweet tunes that are a joy to listen to and causes smiles to start growin'. Responses from listeners have been very positive. People who fancy themselves slide guitar fans should definitly get this CD." -- Kevin Boyle, WFWM, Frostburg, M

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