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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comNew album coming soon!

Gary is finishing up his long awaited follow-up to 2005's, The Coast Is Clear. It is scheduled to be released in January 2007. Join the fan list for up-to-date information on this and other important announcements.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.com"The Coast Is Clear" picked up by Dimple Records...

Due to strong regional demand, Gary's debut CD, The Coast Is Clear, is now available at all five Dimple Records stores.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comGary Henson a Semi-Finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition...

Following his 2004 second place win in the ISC's pop/top 40 category, Gary placed in the semi-finals in the 2005 competition for his song, The Weight of the World.

For more information about the ISC, visit their website.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comDigital Distribution: Coming Soon to a Mouse Near You...

We're in the process of setting up digital distribution for The Coast Is Clear through CD Baby. The complete album and individual songs will be available for purchase and download on all the popular legitimate services, including iTunes (full list is available here). Stay tuned... we'll keep you posted.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comAuburn Journal Feature...

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The Auburn Journal, Gary's hometown newspaper in Auburn, California, ran a feature by Gus Thomson.

Gus and Gary talked about sudden turns on the freeway of life, crunching numbers, day jobs, and music, too.

Read the full piece HERE.

Visit the Coast Is Clear Page for more info.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comInterview with Gary... January 2006

New York writer Michelle Delio held a one-on-one interview with Gary to talk about his music, his ISC win, online distribution and Uncle Don. Read the full interview here.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comThe Coast Is Clear, Debut CD, released...

Gary Henson's debut album, The Coast Is Clear, was released in mid-December 2005 and is now shipping through CD Baby. The Album contains 13 original songs, including (When You Turn Back The Time) The Sun Always Shines, second-place winner in the 2004 International Songwriting Competition.

Recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, the project was produced and engineered by Grammy Award Winner Steve Pouliot and Lonnie Pedersen.

Session artists on the album include Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello), David Ravin (Jewel, Amy Grant), Zeke Zirngeibel (Warren Zevon, Doobie Brothers), Billy Watts (Jennifer Warnes, Jackson Browne) and Glenn Sherba (Badfinger, Commander Cody). The CD was mixed at Capitol Records Studios and Mastered by Keith Blake at Pacific Mastering.

Lyrics and free MP3s from selected tracks are available on the Music page. Visit the Press Page for photos, full size cover art and a CD onesheet.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comGary places Second in the 2004 International Songwriting Competition...

Gary Henson placed second in the 2004 International Songwriting Competition for his musical composition, (When You Turn Back The Time) The Sun Always Shines.

"It's exhilarating!," says the Northern California songwriter, "to create something and have it stand out in the minds of so many talented musicians and music industry executives." Henson's song - about looking back on life and remembering the good times - was selected from over 11,000 entries.

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is "THE songwriting competition to take note of," says the New York Times. It is one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the world, judged by some of the most influential members of the music industry.

Judges for the 2004 competition included:

  • Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records)
  • Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
  • Aaron Lewis (Staind)
  • John Ondrasik (Five For Fighting)
  • Bo Diddley
  • Clint Black
  • David Hidalgo (Los Lobos)
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.)
  • Peter Furler (Newsboys)
  • Taj Mahal
  • Sully Erna (Godsmack)
  • Macy Gray
  • Stacey Earle
  • Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method)
  • Michael Gudinski (Chairman, Mushroom Group of Companies)
  • Alan Meltzer (CEO, Wind-Up Records)
  • Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records);
  • Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records)
  • Tracy Gershon (Sr. Dir A&R/Artist Dev, Sony Records Nashville)
  • Chris Parr (VP of Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT)
  • Peter Asher (Co-President, Sanctuary Artist Management)
  • Kim Stephens (VP A&R, Lava Records)
  • Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada) and Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People).

For more information about ISC, visit their website.

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Gary Henson: GaryHensonMusic.comMusic Connection Magazine...

Gary Henson: Music Connection MagazineGary Henson appeared in the 26th Anniversary Special Edition of Music Connection Magazine (issue #25, December 8, 2003) in anticipation of his new album.

This photo shows Gary working at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California, with Grammy Award winning producer, Steve Pouliot and several session artists who contributed to the album. They were laying down rhythm tracks for Henson's The Coast Is Clear.

Fans may order a back issue online by visiting the magazine's archives area.

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