Alan W. Gray

Part Poet, part Hobo...
"with a song in their souls, that every wanderer knows, like the winds and
the rains have sung" From the song "Thumb in the Sky"...

Alan Gray has achieved acclaim for his rich palette of country folk songs.
His first CD, "Internal Affairs" has been played on radio stations in the
U.S. and Europe, as well as Cable Television and Internet music programing.
Alan was also a featured artist on KSJB¹s Radio program "The North Star"
and on "Broadjam" , a musician run internet platform to the industry.

"My musical influences were seared in my soul early on, with the Folk and
Country songs my father would sing us of Hank William, Hank Thompson, Merle
Haggard, Little Jimmy Dickens, Faron Young, Spade Cooley, Marty Robbins, to
name but a few. I've also inherited my father's wanderlust and sense of
adventure, as well as his dedication to family. Though I can only attempt
to write about the independence and courage he knew, while riding the
rails form the dust bowls of Oklahoma to California in the 1930's, with
the support of my wife and family, I am fortunate of having the
opportunity in doing so in a song."

...Some friendships fade, Some memories too. But the life we¹ve made, Is my
dream come true, You bear a truth, That¹s so rare and kind, My wife... my
love... my find... true "Friend of Mine"
From the song "Friend of Mine"

"My life, and my songs, are a concentrated effort to address ones daily
challenges to be free to be yourself, on your own and owned by nothing.
Speaking from the heart, and express the rewards
of doing so, yet acknowledging the price one may pay in the process"

Alan's Vagabond spirit is richly exemplified thru his lyrics;
...My foe and my friend, my last next of kin '...' That Mother, Father Time'
From "the song Father Time"