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Moods: Solo Male Artist Spiritual: Contemporary Christian Holiday: Folk

By Location
United States - Florida

Links
Garrison's Website

Garrison Doles

Garrison Doles tours nationally as a songmaker and a storymaker performing in two types of venues
COFFEEHOUSES, FESTIVALS and HOUSE CONCERTS (secular)
The original songs for these venues can be found on his CDs -

Whenever I'm with You,
This Man's Heart

And

He also performs in CHURCHES and HOUSE CONCERTS (non-secular)
The original songs for these venues can be found on his CDs -

House of Prayer
Draw Us Closer

For original Christmas songs -

The Night of Heaven and Earth


Rest assured, he will always bring only what is appropriate to your venue.

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“I’m not foolin' around here. If I walk out on your stage I mean to do some serious damage.”

Garrison has recently won major songwriting competitions in North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Massachusetts and he’s on the move, touring nationally and performing at all the best festivals, coffeehouses and house concerts. If you call yourself a performing songwriter, then you ought to hold up both ends of the deal. Garrison truly does. He writes powerful songs of all kinds - moving, funny, profound, romantic, light-hearted - and he delivers them with immense skill and unforgettable style and grace. It’s an inspired marriage of artist and material, and it always results in an exciting and entertaining journey for the audience. What Garrison Doles brings is so deep and wide that only your heart is big enough to hold it.

Legendary Crosby, Stills and Nash producer Steve Gursky says:

“Garrison Doles is one of the most talented songwriters and performers I’ve ever worked with. He really knows how to put words and music together in a way that makes the story come alive. And he totally fills the role of performing songwriter. Great singer, guitar wizard and truly entertaining storyteller. Never pass up a chance to see this master at work.”

Garrison’s latest CD release, Whenever I’m with You, showcases some of the range and depth of his songwriting. Like a great, live set it moves seamlessly through stories poignant, romantic, humorous, raucous, bluesy, sorrowful and inspiring. He brings the full force of a master performer to bear. On this studio release, Garrison joins his evocative voice, guitar and harmonica with the best players in the Southeast and they kick butt. Tom Hurst, Doug Mathews, Tracy Collins, Jim Evans, Chris Nix, Jason Thomas, Lis Williamson and Greg Doles. It’s made to be listened to from start to finish and when you get to the end you’ll be happy to just let it start all over again.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Garrison moved to Miami, Florida, at the age of nine - AAAHH!! Culture shock. At about seventeen, he started playing his original songs in coffeehouses in Coconut Grove’s blossoming folk music scene. After the Grove settled down, there were a lot of years of traveling around the southeast playing in bars. It’s a rough life and it finally wore him down, so he stopped doing that and stepped out onto another stage. As a co-founder of Theatre Downtown, an off-off-Broadway style theatre in Orlando, Florida, he produced, acted, directed, designed and wrote for the theatrical stage. It’s all storytelling. In recent years he has built an impressive following in Florida, playing at the many folk festivals, coffeehouses and house concerts around the state. He has four independently released CD’s and tours full-time nationally as a performing songwriter.

Garrison tours nationally as a songmaker and a storymaker performing in secular venues –
COFFEEHOUSES, FESTIVALS and HOUSE CONCERTS
And in CHURCHES and HOUSE CONCERTS, he offers the SONG CHAPEL – original songs and stories based on Psalms and the Gospels, the Prophets and Revelation.
Rest assured, he will always bring only what is appropriate to your venue.