week we bring you "part poet and part hobo", Alan W. Gray.
This Country/Folk singer from Lakewood, California has the
staff here at Broadjam yearning to hear more. Alan's deep
poetic lyrics combined with his well-produced music makes
him one of our favorite song writers. Please take a moment
to listen to a few of his songs and judge for yourself. We
hope that you enjoy his music as much as we do. Broadjam MoB
Featured Artist: Alan W. Gray
are themes both lyrically and instrumentally that make the
song immediately catchy. The lyrics suggests pictures to the
mind that one can emotionally identify with. Also they are
absolutely perfect for the arrangement. The vocals, melodies,
rhythm, and riffs all seem to compliment each other to create
the desired mood." - Review of "Life is a Rhythm"
is the type of country sound I love. I could listen to this
sound all day." - Review of "Friend of Mine"
an absolutely beautiful song. I got all choked up." - Review
of "Father Time"
paint a lot of pictures with your words. You, the lyricist,
take us somewhere cool" - Review of "I Wish I knew"
Awards / Recognition
"a voice that sounds as comfortable to listen to as
a broken-in pair of
Levi's, reminds me of Don Edwards, Tom T. Hall"
Bob Blackburn / Music and Promotions Coordinator / Westwood
Alan's Vagabond spirit is richly exemplified thru his lyrics.
insight and empathy, colored by wit and imagination, and
tempered by the
fires of experience. He's a man looking for answers to some
of life's most
basic questions. Striving to live what he finds and contributing
a better world, be it in a box car, in front of a mirror,
or in the eyes of
you or me. I hear where he's coming from, clearly see where
and feel I'm riding right along with him. Climb aboard his
10 stop tour of
pure Americana. "Internal Affairs" will take you
Diane Sward Rapaport (Author, "A Business Primer")
Featured artist at North Dakota's "North Star"
program on KSJB radio 600
AM, "Friend of Mine" and "In The Red"
received airplay in Westerlow,
Belgium during the Alternative Country program "Somewhere
Between" on FM
104.30 Stereo, "I Wish I Knew" was featured for
a "9/11 Memorial Tribute"
on Long Beach's Charter Cable TV at "THE PRIME SPOT"
"UNISONG" International Song Contest
Honorable Mention 2002 - "Father Time", / 1998
- "Thumb In The Sky"
"American Songwriter" Magazine
Certificate of Merit / Lyric Competition April/May 1999
- "Thumb In The Sky"
"American Song Festival"
Certificate of Merit / VI Lyric Competition - "Life
Is An Ocean" Music Awards / Recognition
out Alan W. Gray