Guy Grogan Explores The Heart With ‘Glitter in the Gears’
Guy Grogan is a prolific, award-winning songwriter and one man band hailing from Santa Fe, NM. Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Elliot Smith, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty, Gorgan channels indie folk influences to create an honest sound of his own. On his latest album, Glitter In The Gears, he uses his extensive experience as a composer and songwriter to create a boldly creative and full-bodied collection of jams.
The stand-out tracks in this jambalaya of hushful midnight jazz ballads and anthem-bashing rockers are “Anatomy of a Crush” and “In Between Sundays.” These two tracks show the breadth and depth of Grogan’s musical repertoire. While “Anatomy of a Crush” sizzles to life like a roman candle with ferocious guitar, “In Between Sundays” smolders with an infectious melody and subdued vocals.
He creates pop sensible, singular material that ranges from hushful midnight jazz to anthem-bashing rock. Lyrically, he explores the heart space between hopeful yearning and bitter loss, expressing a voice that he hopes is not just his own. Guy paid his dues as any other young aspiring musician would by playing in different bands during high school and throughout college – where he completed his formal musical education at the University of Memphis. He acquired his first real-world taste of the music business while interning at Ardent Studios for indie rock icon, Jody Stephens, drummer for the seminal 70s band, Big Star.
Guy restarted writing, performing and recording his own music in 2010 after a life-changing event. Prior to resurrecting his musical ambitions he was just another liberal arts casualty gradually sinking into the inevitable trappings of adulthood. He is now, once again, a devoted practitioner of his craft.
As a one man band and multi-instrumentalist, Guy Grogan is a truly impressive creative mind. While his music is not my cup of tea, I can’t help but be impressed by his passionate approach to his art. Connect with Guy Grogan on Bandcamp and SoundCloud.