All Songs Written and Performed by Dean Garris
From high school up until my 30's I was really into writing and recording music. I tried to play live in a few bands but that never worked out, my real passion was the creative process in a studio setting. I had started out with a Tascam 4-track tape recorder and eventually moved up to a Fostex 8-track reel to reel recorder with a 16 channel Allen & Heath mixer. After Windows 95 came out a flood of music software started appearing and I was right there recording from the mixer onto the PC. I no longer have the passion to write and record songs (moved onto film) but here is some of the music I recorded over those years. Enjoy!
Funk Disaster & Flat Stanley
The Duo of Kevin Dollar & Jerry Garris
I met Kevin when I started taking guitar lessons from him and we both clicked over the types of music they liked. Kevin let me take some his original music home to listen to it and almost dared me to try and put vocals to the songs they were so out on left field. This was music Kevin felt was not right for his current band at the time, Mindhorse.
I recorded some strange vocals and Kevin liked what he heard so we started writing and recording music together. We eventually started playing live acoustic shows around the Greensboro and Raleigh area of NC.