Trinidad and Tobago (The Caribbean) - Gary Hector Releases His Single/Video "Today I Ride Alone" which is his first single from his album National Trash. Gary Hector's style blends Americana, Classic Rock, and a twang of country notes. A vocal sound of Dylan, a classic blues-rock of the Rolling Stones, a swig of Hank Williams, and finally an underground bash of punk ala The Clash and Sex Pistols. All of this smashing sound has been brought together in a way only Gary Hector can do. A blend of all channels of music that means something to all who understand and collect from a diverse list of true music history in a modern roll of sound. Truly a musicphilo can be found in Hector's presentation. A cue is given in the study of the fundamental nature and value of a music experience for all who live, breathe, and dig it.
"Today I Ride Alone"
"This first single "Today I Ride Alone" is from my solo project album NOW AVAILABLE NATIONAL TRASH.
When I wrote the single, "Today I Ride Alone", I found myself setting the track up as straight and to the point. Written in mood, and armed with potent lyrics. The single was a perfect opening track and first release for my album, NATIONAL TRASH, a hauntingly beautiful slice of Americana, with shades of classic country and classic rock n roll." - Gary Hector
Produced and Mixed by Sean Adrian Bartholomew (Shawnee, Kansas, USA)
All songs by Gary Hector
© Gary Hector BMI 2021
(p) RED WHITE AND BLACK MUSIC ( BMI 2021)
Recorded and Mastered by Martin Mice Raymond at Champion Sounds Studio (St Anns, Trinidad). Recorded by John Heinrich at Heinrich Maneuver Productions (Nashville, Tennessee, USA )
Gary Hector, Guitar, Vocal, Tambourine
John Heinrich, Pedal Steel Guitar (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Nikki Nelson Welcher, Vocal (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Photography © 2020 Abigail Hadeed | Splice Studios (www.splicett.com)
Design by Nicholas Huggins (www.nicholashuggins.com)
Music Video Directed by Walt Lovelace
Gary Hector is a singer-songwriter from Trinidad and Tobago in The Caribbean. The former leader and frontman for seminal rock n roll bands ODDFELLOWS LOCAL and JOINTPOP, Hector is now on a solo career and will simply be known as, GARY HECTOR.
Trinidad and Tobago is home to the music of Calypso and Soca, and the National Instrument the Steelpan, but Hectors’ songwriting is based on the classic Rock n Roll songbook, without neglecting the landscape of his homeland.
Recognized at home as a pioneer and legend, he is no newcomer to the scene, as he led, and recorded one landmark album with ODDFELLOWS LOCAL (1991-1995) which created the underground scene in Trinidad.
ODDFELLOWS LOCAL signed a record deal with an indie label in San Francisco and released a seven-inch single in the USA.
Hector left ODDFELLOWS LOCAL in 1995 and started JOINTPOP in 1996, again pushing the local underground to new levels.
JOINTPOP recorded eight full-length albums and toured The UK five times playing gigs and festivals in England, Wales, and Scotland. They also played gigs in New York City including one at the famous PUNK ROCK venue CBGB.
The last two JOINTPOP albums were produced by Paul Kimble of the legendary USA band GRANT LEE BUFFALO. Those albums were licensed to indie labels in London, UK, and Italy.
Hector left JOINTPOP in October 2019 recognizing the work is over and done.
Now with the wandering troubadour songwriter spirit, Hector decided it is time for a change, and He Will Ride Alone.
His debut solo album is now ready and it is called NATIONAL TRASH (Click to purchase). With the first single/video called
“TODAY I RIDE ALONE".
His influences include: Hank Williams, Buck Owens, ELVIS, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, The Mighty Sparrow, Gram Parsons, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and David Rudder.
1 Today I Ride Alone
2 Song and Dance Man
4 Former Gang Leader
5 The Streets of San Fernando
6 National Trash
7 Baby, This One’s For You
8 Searching for Jimmy Crime
9 Nashville Dreaming
10 Mercy Me
11 You only Got One
12 Waste of Time
13 NOT ONE FUCK
IN LOVING MEMORY
Derek “Johnny Vicious“ Ali Bocas
1955 to 2020
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