Gary Carl is a Singer Songwriter from Northeast PA (NEPA)
From 1992 - 2014, Gary played his hands in the World of Coverbandom in the groups Eternity, Jeffrey James Band, Tom and Gary Duo, Johnson, Brothers Capone, Inside Out, and other projects.
Gary played Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Harmonica, Trumpet, Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Bass, sang Lead and Background Harmony Vocals, and did what he could to entertain from backyards and front porches to Restaurants, Dive Bars, Mobile Bandstands, Wedding Venues, and even at a prison for inmates.
His first taste of writing and recording came in February 1990 at SI Studios Scranton PA. After a few more years of playing in cover bands, and continuing writing Originals, he returned to SI Studios Old Forge PA in the Fall of 2008 with his Original Rock Project jakesway.
The song “No Part of Then” from the “Catching Wakefield” album was featured on the syndicated show “The Second Shift Show” for a full week as “Band of the Week” and broadcast on Froggy 101 in Scranton / Wilkes Barre PA as well as markets such as San Francisco, Portland, Nashville, and a few other major markets in 2010.
With 3 Full Length Albums in their Discography, the jakesway project was put on an indefinite hiatus for everyone involved to pursue different personal and professional interests.
With a newly rekindled passion for writing and recording, Gary Carl had sought out to complete his Debut Country Album "Off the Grid", which kicked off on Sept 13, 2016 with "Bagpipes and Elvis Tunes" and "Buck and Rumble" tracked.
Along with the talents of John "Chickie" Yanochik, Joe "Wiggy" Wegleski, Tom Borthwick, Lenny Mecca, Chris Condel, and Steve "Stove" Nelson, Gary Carl and crew completed the final mix and master of the album on February 23, 2017.
Sept. 7, 2017 began the recording of the 16 track "North Branch of Heaven" with Session #1 back at SI Studios Old Forge PA and was released July 2018.
Aug. 13, 2019 began the recording sessions of his 3rd Solo Album, “The Whole Nine Yards”, which was released December 2019.
All albums are available for purchase on cdbaby.com, as well as multiple websites for Digital Download and streaming such as, ITunes, Spotify, Amazon, BestBuy, YouTube, Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, and more. Visit online at www.garycarl.com.
In September 2019, Gary Carl was announced as a winner in the WVIA / PBS / Froggy 101 Country Music Singer-Songwriter Contest in conjunction with Ken Burn's Country Music Documentary.
In December 2019, Gary Carl was announced as Artist of the Month on Honesdale PA's DNH Discovered 95.3 FM. His tune "Somewhere In Between" featured all month in rotation. A Live performance and interview followed on Thursday Dec. 19, 2019 LIVE on air.
Gary Carl's 10 track - 4th Solo album "Tangled Headphones" is now written and will contain 10 NEW ORIGINAL tunes! Studio Sessions TBD ...
Gary Carl had been nominated in FIVE different categories for the 2020 ISSA / International Singer Songwriters Association Awards!
- USA MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- USA ALBUM OF THE YEAR - "THE WHOLE NINE YARDS"
- USA MALE SINGLE OF THE YEAR "THE ANVIL" (FINALIST)
- USA MALE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
- USA MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR - "HEARD ABOUT YOU (IN A LOVE SONG)"
Gary Carl also had been nominated in multiple categories for
The 1st Fair Play Country Music Red Carpet Award Show
November 7, 2020 in Holland - Netherlands:
Amazing Male Voice 2020 in:
- Traditional - Original
- Country Rock - Original
- Modern Country - Original
- Musician of The Year 2020
- Country Pop - Original
- Country Blues -Original
- Bluegrass - Original
In November 2020, Gary Carl teamed up with Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau for "An Endless Mountains Christmas" Campaign. Along with TIm & Abi Zieger on Backing Vocals, and Tom Bortwick and Joe "Wiggy" Wegleski form SI Studios in Old Forge PA, Gary Carl wrote and recorded "An Endless Mountains Christmas" that has gained notice in a Travel Writer's article at:
https://www.travelawaits.com/2558273/pennsylvania-hallmark-christmas-movie-towns/?pv=search as Tunkhannock PA being the #1 PA Town that feels like you are in a Hallmark Christmas Movie.
The story was a featured segment on WBRE 28
As well as FOX 56 News https://fox56.com/news/local/tunkhannock-coined-as-hallmark-christmas-setting-for-aesthetics-festivities-on-the-way?fbclid=IwAR2VDrG12Lsgyoxjbu-Sr_tvB2OH3teNBSqs3K52RrhoPicbQK06G0d_724.
On Nov. 2, 2021, Gary Carl returned to SI Studios to finish an uncompleted track, "Weathered", from "The Whole Nine Yards" sessions, and will release as a single.
In January 2022, Gary Carl was nominated in 5 categories in the 2022 Fair Play Country Music - Red Carpet Awards Show in Holland Netherlands.
Modern Country Original Male - GARY CARL "WEATHERED"
Country Voice of the Year Male – Original & Cover - GARY CARL
Christmas Original Male - GARY CARL - AN ENDLESS MOUNTAINS CHRISTMAS
Songwriter of the Year Male - GARY CARL
Musician of the year - GARY CARL