Hi, my name is Gary Reynolds.
I was born and grew up in Texas. I moved to New Mexico in 1991 and settled in the East Mountains Range of Tijeras. I have recently moved to Cimarron New Mexico.
I learned to play the guitar at the age of nine years old. I am a lefty, but Dad insisted I play with my right hand. It was the only way he knew how to teach me to play. These days I play many instruments, including rhythm and bass guitar, banjo, harmonica and drums. The artists that influenced me most were John Denver, Michael Martin Murphey and Neil Young. I performed with Bruce Channel in the '70s. Bruce wrote and sang the number one hit "Hey Babe," in 1961. He was one of my mentors. Finally, I sing and write...both lyrics and music. I was selected as a finalist in the NMMA New Mexico Music Awards in 2006 for writing, singing and recording "Red River Glow." My song . "Flying High Like And Eagle" is is going to be included on a compilation CD, "Son Of The Best Of New Mexico Western!"with other New Mexico artists.
I grew up in my 20's entertaining in many western Opries and bars in Texas. Since then I have entertained all over the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. Of all the places I've been, I love New Mexico and the New Mexico audiences the best. There are almost too many places to mention, but here are just a few:
Red River at The Bull of the Woods Saloon, The Motherlode Saloon and in The Black Crow Coffee House
Taos at the Plaza Gazebo and The Adobe Bar Taos Inn.
Albuquerque at the Albuquerque Folk Festival, The Expo New Mexico State Fair, The Blue Dragon Coffee House, St. Stephen Methodist Solid Ground Coffeehouse
Corrales NM -at the Territorial House Saloon
Socorro NM -at Manzanares Coffee House
Tijeras NM-at Molly's Bar
Tijeras NM- Jo's Chameleon Cafe' Coffee House,
Rio Rancho NM- at The Smokehouse BBQ
Santa Fe NM-at Santa Fe Brewing Co. Pub and Grill
Cedar Crest NM- at the Greenside Cafe
Chama NM- High Country Restaurant and Saloon
Albuquerque NM- Old Town Gazebo Plaza
Edgewood NM- Unity Church
Albuquerque NM- Bear Canyon Senior Center
Albuquerque NM- KAFB Officer Club
Tijeras NM- Just Imagine Gallery
Rio Rancho NM- Haynes Park Pavilion concert
Socorro NM- Stage Door Grill Restaurant
Jemez NM- Los Ojos Saloon & Restaurant
Albuquerque NM- Blue Jean Lounge
Cimarron NM- St,James Hotel