July 9th, 2017

Successfully Completed the AquaHot Certification School in Colorado!

These units are hot water production diesel burners for interior heat, engine cross heating, and domestic hot water production.

April, 2017
OK! So, lately, I went to Recreational Vehicle Certified Technician school in Clearwater, FL for ten weeks. I stayed at Macdill AFB and played at the Seascape Club four times while I stayed there on every other Saturday night. They really appreciate the patriotic music there.
 Now, I am not only Registered with RVDA and RVIA, but Certified!. I have 5 years to get to the Master title. We travel in our 45 foot Monaco Executive all across the country sharing my music to all who would listen, selling my CD, and can finally feel confidant in affecting repairs to our coach! When you put a house on wheels and travel across the country, well, you can only imagine what goes wrong. 

 

Current News

Update $ collected for ACS:  

EOM Nov 2013 - $38.50                                      TOTAL:  $1,180.64 donated on 8 Nov 2014 at Relay For life Hunter's Creek, Orlando, FL              GOAL: $1,500.00
EOM Dec 2013 - $104.33
EOM Jan 2014 - $35.00                               Nov 2014     $78.50              $517.75+30(CD Sales %)=$547+$453(donations)=$1,000 for 2015
EOM Feb 2014 - $109/50                             Dec 2015     $33.50          
EOM Mar 2014 - $98.50                               Jan 2015     $29.50                
EOM Apr 2014 - $157.31                              Feb 2015    $54.00
EOM May 2014 - $173.00                             Mar 2015    $09.50
EOM Jun 2014 - $35.50                                Arp 2015     $90.00
EOM Jul 2014 - $39.50                                 May 2015    $33.00
EOM Aug 2014 - $47.00                               Jun 2015     $05.00
 3 Sep 2014 - $200.00                                  Sep 2015     $38.25
EOM Sep - $56.00                                        Oct 2015      $69.50
EOM Oct - $86.50                                         Nov 2015     $77.00
 EOM Nov 2014 - $76.50                             
                    

Relay for Life - American Cancer Society 

Effective 1 Jan thru 11 Nov, 1/2 of all of my tips this year will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Orlando, FL.
Effectove 1 Jan 2014 - $2.00 from every CD sold will be donated to American Cancer Society.  

 

Debut CD - Once There Was A Man 

Debut CD was released at an exciting CD party held at the Courtyard Marriott on May 30th.  Local musicians including Sam Pacetti, Keith Godwin, Joe Rocco, Ty Cowell, Joe Schauer, John Dickie, Alex Loach and Ivan Smith provided entertainment.  The Courtyard provided food and beverages.  Approximately 100 people attended and a good time was had by all!!  CDs are now available on CD baby.  Go to the Merchandise page, click on the Purchase CD drop down and off you go!  ENJOY!

Review of CD by RadioIndy and NeuFutur Magazine 

  September 2012:  RadioIndy:  Gary Lee Wingard releases a spectacular collection of Soft Rock songs on his wonderful CD, "Once There Was a Man." This album has a nice selection of songs that will leave you wanting to hear more from this artist. The title track, "Once There Was a Man," offers an upbeat tempo with charming vocals singing insightful lyrics. The songs, "You're So Sexy" and "Never Land" are magnetic as they have a more edgier Rock groove. Another song, "The Road Ahead," has a Bluesy appeal as the relaxed vocals and dynamic instrumentation flow with an expressive tonality. If you like the sounds of Bob Seger or Hootie and the Blowfish, then you will enjoy the excellent variety of Soft Rock songs on the wonderful album, "Once There Was a Man."

October 2012:  NeuFutur Magazine:  Seems To Be Raining is a complex and dense track that soars on the interaction between instrumental and vocal sides. There are hints of rock, country, and even John Denver-esque pop that is present during this track. Wingard is able to establish a very contemporary type of sound that is imbued with a wide array of influences and styles. I Really Love You contains the emotional intensity that is needed to capture and keep listeners interested throughout the disc.

I feel that the very deliberate guitar work on I Really Love You sets it off from similar efforts, and showcases that Wingard needs nothing else than a guitar and his vocals to shine. Never Land is a track that is distinct from the rest of the album, and I feel that it’s location on Once There Was A Man is inspired. This track has a more pointed and rock-based feel to it, providing a boost to the album’s momentum. Wingard is able to keep listeners guessing even into these late registers, and I feel that Never Land’s inclusion (and sizzling guitar solo) showcases his skill.

The Road Ahead represents a comparable addition to Wingard’s palette, as the presence of a harmonica at the beginning of the track brings listeners to a smoky blues hall. Few albums are able to stand as full works, but Once There Was A Man is a rare example of hitting on all cylinders with each subsequent effort. Check out Wingard’s website and see exactly when he hits up a venue around you. I hope that he is able to continue expanding and evolving his inimitable style.

Top Tracks: Once There Was A Man, The Road Ahead, When I Come Home


Read more: http://neufutur.com/?p=31649#ixzz2AyfbLum9

Finalist at Relay's Got Talent - Orlando, FL 

On November 10th, Competing in the Hunter's Creek, Orlando, FL's Relay for Life Relay's Got Talent and in a field of 13 awesome contenders who raised money and shared their talent, Gary Lee Wingard came in 2nd and won a Talent Profile and 1 year membership to 24/7 Online Video Casting which includes 4 videos for his online resume as well as a 1 hour photo session with Eric Dean Photography in Orlando, FL..  Gary's debut CD  (Once There Was A Man) was played during the event which had over 1,000 participants/attendees with rave reviews! 

Winner of Relay's Got Talent" November 9th, 2013 

Collecting monies all year for American Cancer Society by donating 1/2 of his tips AND writing and singing a song about cancer entitled "Fight Back", resulted in Gary lee Wingard coming in 1st  place at the Relay's Got Talent event at the Relay for Life event at Hunter's Creek in Orlando Florid.  The 1st place prize was 8 hours of studio time at the Phat Planet Studios in Orlando FL!   Gary will use these free hours in the first part of 2014 to record two new songs he is working on.  

About Me

Sometimes life seems like a whirlwind. All of a sudden, there it is - holding all your interest - but soon goes back to dust. So it is in the life of a musician, one day the whole world seems to be watching, then in a blink of an eye, the whole world is looking somewhere else.

I’ve been told the story of the “Millwright or the Poet” and found it only too true with most musicians that were Soldiers first and musicians second. There was a point of necessity in deciding what path to choose early on in life. I chose being the Soldier. Finally, the day has come that I can be the musician.

Who knows where it will all lead. My new journey has begun and adventures await me. My intent is to share the gift of music that God has given me as I embark on this new direction He is taking me. My hope is that it will not be like a “whirlwind” and that what I do will be enjoyed by audiences for a long time.

Slowing down to finish up the second album is the current story and helping family with construction projects, granddaughter graduating HS and moving on to college, and more. It has been a exciting and time consuming. I do plan to get back out there more in the future.


I am also a member of 24/7 Casting in Orlando, FL..  You can visit my site at www.247cast.com/garyleewingard.


 

Playing Out



2013

St. Augustine, FL - Raintree, Cellar 6, Harry's Seafood Restaurant, Uptown Saturday nite, Tim's Wine Market, Cathedral Parish Annual Festival, Mile Marker Tap Room, CPS Oyster Roast, The Standard featured in the Singer/Songwriter Night.

Atlantic Bch, FL -  North Beach Bistro
Jacksonville, FL The Speckled Hen, Matthew's Restaurant
Ponte Vedra Bch - Table 1, Pussers Grille, Island Girl
Daytona Bch - Daytona Live Main Street Festival
Jeykll Island, GA - Seajays Seafood Pub and Grill
Palatka, FL - Chili's
Charleston, SC - Awendaw Green Barn Jam
Staunton, VA - Byers Street Bistro
Manchester, VT - The Perfect Wife Restaurant, VFW Post 6471
Portland, ME - Dog Fish Café
Lubec, ME - Cohill's Pub and Restaurant
Stonington, ME - Fisherman's Friend Restaurant
Medina, NY - KOA
Sioux Falls, SD - Minerva's Restaurant - Paramount Studio
Sylva, NC - City Lights Café

2014

St. Augustine, FL - Raintree, Harry's Seafood Restaurant, Uptown Saturday Night, Friday Night Art walk at Tim's Wine Market, CPS Annual Festival and Oyster Roast, Courtyard Marriott,    Lincolnville's Farmer's Market

Atlantic Beach, FL - North Beach Bistro
Jeykll Island, GA - Seajays Seafood Pub and Grill]
Palm Coast,FL - Hammock Wine and Cheese
Flagler Beach, FL - Sweetwaters BBQ and Restaurant
Daytona Bch, FL - Daytona Live Festival
Starke, FL - FL NG Retiree Conference
Orlando, FL - Hunter's Creek Relay For Life

2015

Saint Augustine, FL - Tim's Wine Market,  Friday Night Art walk and Uptown Saturday Night for Amistad Fair Trade, Center for Spiritual Living, Relay For Life Golf World Village

Palm Coast, FL -  Hammock Wine and Cheese,
Flagler Beach, FL - Beach House Beanery
Ponte Vedra, FL - Nocatee Dick's Wings
Orlando, FL - Hunter's Creek Relay for Life
Atkinson, NE - Michelle's Restaurant and Lounge











    

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  • Bezombes family

    Bezombes family Virginia beach, VA

    Great Fourth of July in Valdez, Alaska, with you and your beautiful music. Really enjoyed it! See you in Virginia! www.parlamer.net

    Great Fourth of July in Valdez, Alaska, with you and your beautiful music. Really enjoyed it! See you in Virginia!
    www.parlamer.net

  • Chuck Brunicardi

    Chuck Brunicardi Musician

    "Once There Was" top notch song writing and voice Gary. Very moving arrangement. All the best

    "Once There Was" top notch song writing and voice Gary. Very moving arrangement. All the best

  • Slam Horse

    Slam Horse Musician

    Great tracks! I especially enjoyed Once There Was a Man--well written and great lyrics! Like your good vocals and guitar talent! Thank you for your support! All the best...

    Great tracks! I especially enjoyed Once There Was a Man--well written and great lyrics! Like your good vocals and guitar talent! Thank you for your support! All the best...

  • Val Wright

    Val Wright Ponte Vedra Bch, FL

    Gary Lee was perfect for our small party on the deck of the beach house. He entertained us with stories, and played all our favorites, as well as some excellent original tunes. He was polite and punctual and very easy. His wife, Carolyn was delightful and a great addition to our party. He made our birthday party all the more special. And, he can really play!

    Gary Lee was perfect for our small party on the deck of the beach house. He entertained us with stories, and played all our favorites, as well as some excellent original tunes. He was polite and punctual and very easy. His wife, Carolyn was delightful and a great addition to our party. He made our birthday party all the more special. And, he can really play!

  • Jan Strimple Productions

    Jan Strimple Productions Irving, TX

    . I loved your song .. and the personal message that it's about your life and finding music as a fuel at this point in your lifetime...love it

    . I loved your song .. and the personal message that it's about your life and finding music as a fuel at this point in your lifetime...love it

  • Rick & Deborah Long

    Rick & Deborah Long St Augustine, FL

    Wonderful easy listening afternoon on the beach at Paula's Beachside Cafe this past Sunday June 3rd. Still listening our way through the CD. Keep up the good work, and good luck with your new career! ;)

    Wonderful easy listening afternoon on the beach at Paula's Beachside Cafe this past Sunday June 3rd. Still listening our way through the CD. Keep up the good work, and good luck with your new career! wink

  • Ty Cowell

    Ty Cowell St/ Augustine, FL

    o After several complete listenings, I must say I am proud of you! This CD is masterful. Your vocals and the production of the whole thing are amazing, a big improvement over the 6-song EP (which I also like). As always, I love your guitar work, lead and rhythm. You write wonderful melodies. I'm hoping I can reach that point someday. The songs tie together as a theme, as you intended. Where did the bass, keyboards, drums, and horns come from? They add great depth to a very well- written group of songs. I guess I'm saying I really like your CD, and I can't wait to take it back to my home state of PA so friends and family there can give a listen.

    o After several complete listenings, I must say I am proud of you! This CD is masterful. Your vocals and the production of the whole thing are amazing, a big improvement over the 6-song EP (which I also like). As always, I love your guitar work, lead and rhythm. You write wonderful melodies. I'm hoping I can reach that point someday. The songs tie together as a theme, as you intended. Where did the bass, keyboards, drums, and horns come from? They add great depth to a very well- written group of songs. I guess I'm saying I really like your CD, and I can't wait to take it back to my home state of PA so friends and family there can give a listen.

  • Jana & Friends

    Jana & Friends Speckled hen

    We really enjoyed listening to you and also meeting your lovely wife on Friday 2/17/2012 at the Speckled Hen. Will be making efforts to listen to you again soon. Thanks!!! Must be nice to have a talent like yours! Good job.

    We really enjoyed listening to you and also meeting your lovely wife on Friday 2/17/2012 at the Speckled Hen. Will be making efforts to listen to you again soon.
    Thanks!!! Must be nice to have a talent like yours!
    Good job.

  • dee wright

    dee wright jax fl

    IIimade it good job play some of that old stuff from years ago like

    IIimade it good job play some of that old stuff from years ago like

  • David and Sarah Morrell

    David and Sarah Morrell Jacksonville, Florida

    Had a great late night coffe and dessert at Three Layers in Jacksonville. We really enjoyed your music, good voice and southern rock style. Cool venue, great music...we will be there when you are back in October!

    Had a great late night coffe and dessert at Three Layers in Jacksonville. We really enjoyed your music, good voice and southern rock style. Cool venue, great music...we will be there when you are back in October!