GARRET FACTORY - Performance Info Posted: Oct 15 2020

***** QUOTES ***** Posted: Oct 15 2020

"Garret's songs breathe with intricate rhythm. His personal Gulf Coast Style has helped to establish him as one of the most aspiring new acoustic artists around."
David T. Lindsay, Creative Loafing / Atlanta, GA

"No one's busier and more versatile in the Atlanta music scene than Garret Factory."
Ron Hudspeth, the Hudspeth Report / Atlanta, GA

One can hear traces of Leon Russell and Redbone in this singer-guitarist's sound, which breezily blends blues, rock and island rhythms"
Doug Hamilton, Atlanta Journal/Constitution

"Garret Factory is a versatile performer who sings with the Whooping Cranes and Crucial Dread, and has developed his own style that will please even the most discriminating ear!"
Marge Price, Decatur News-Era / Decatur, GA

"I really hope you are available to perform for us again, because our Artist's Corral isn't an Artist's Corral without you!"
Becky Rule, 2 Rules Fine Art / Marietta, GA

"Cookin up a storm is right, you are cookin'! You are so versatile, Garret; like a one-man entire Radio dial. So many voices, and your guitar gets better and better."
Charles Thompson, JBL Audio Systems/Sell-Through Solutions / Lakeland, FL

"Whether solo, or playing with 1, 2, or whichever band, Garret is as consistent as any performer you will find out there. We've booked him a number of times, and he's never a disappointment!"
Haley Stephens, Calhoun Council for the Arts / Georgia Tiny Houses Project

"Garret Factory and Whooping Cranes band played to enthusiastic crowds at the Taste of Atlanta Festival!"
David T. Lindsay, Creative Loafing / Atlanta, GA

"This band always gets the entire crowd up and dancing!"
John Randall/Director, Decatur Concerts on the Square / Decatur, GA

"Great band, and excellent Whooping Cranes album! Thanks for having your CD Release Party over here in Texas with us."
Bob Edwards, Dan Electro's Guitar Bar / Houston, TX

~ See additional quotes on the bands' sites.


Here's a sampling of shows Garret Factory has performed.

In Texas, Concert opening sets for National Acts:

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians @ Liberty Lunch in Austin, TX
Nanci Griffith @ Anderson Fair
The Police @ Houston's Agora Ballroom
Robert Gordon with Chris Spedding @ Texas Opry House
Stanley Clark's two sold-out concerts @ Fitzgerald's
Al Stewart's two sold-out concerts @ Fitzgerald's
The Ramones @ Houston's Night Moves
Kirk Whalum & Band @ Tranquility Park, Houston
Red Cross Band-Aid Benefit (prior to Live-Aid) at Houston's Rockefellers.
~ Garret was featured on the NBC evening news urging support for this benefit concert.
Core Performance Dance Concert
The Alley Theater Gala
Houston International Festival

Also, Garret has opened Shows for Austin/Houston musicians: Nanci Griffith, Chris Thomas, Townes Van Zandt, Edie Brickell, Dana Cooper, Kenny Cordray, Kirk Whalum, the Texas Outlaw Comics, and many others.

Garret's original songs have been featured in radio commercials for: American Pie events, the Place on Piedmont, Bullfrog Suntan Lotions, 99X Atlanta Radio spots, and others. His acoustic guitar tune 'Space Ragtime' (Gulf Coast State of Mind-LP) was featured daily for one year on WRAS-FM GSU Radio/Atlanta, as lead-in/lead-out music for their daily News reports. And speaking of the news, Garret performed his tune 'Space Ragtime' Live on Atlanta's Fox5 Morning News, along with the Great American Mime Experiment dancing along to his song.

Factoryman produced and digitally re-mastered the rocking 2003 CD re-issue of: The Businessmen - 'Live From Space City' - (1982 LP) along with added Bonus Singles. In 2006 he produced a 2-song medley Digital Download /& CD for The Businessmen band. Garret also produced the CD album 'Reggae Rocker Stylee' for Crucial Dread Reggae Band; and he re-mastered this Anniversary edition of the band's same CD album, after their first pressing was sold out.

With his band from Atlanta, Garret has traveled to Texas to play shows for some very excited crowds. His Houston show at The Hideaway on Dunvale was the first Texas appearance of his band Whooping Cranes; it was a historical and hysterical event featuring singer/bassist C Dub, and singer/drummer Bellian Marshall. Garret also performed the opening set for The Inanimate Objects band's CD Release Event in Houston with alt-rock band The Businessmen, featuring the band's very distinguished rock vocalist Don McPants. As an added note here, Garret was the engineer and producer of this Inanimate Objects CD album.

For many years, Garret hosted a Christmas Holiday reunion event at The Ale House in Houston with Texas musician friends joining in performing. Since the Ale House closed their business, the annual Texas reunion 2010 'Mistletoe Madness' event was performed & hosted by Garret at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, along with bands: My Crisis, The Inanimate Objects, and The Businessmen. And, Garret opened the show with a blazing solo set of music. The evening included guest appearances by Tom Ng and Rod Rodriguez. For the 2011 'Mistletoe Madness' show, with a packed-house crowd at Dan Electro's in Houston, Garret presented The Octanes, Rockaway Radio, and The Businessmen with Mark 'Milo' Adams (from 'The Drive Off the Map' album) on drums, and Tom Ng (from early days at Rock Island with Businessmen) on bass & backing vocals.

In Oct. 2011, Garret brought his solo acoustic show to JP Hops House in West Houston, one of the finest acoustic music venues in all of Texas. In 2012/2013, Garret performed solo acoustic music for many visual art events at 2 Rules Fine Art in Marietta, GA, playing his original songs and solo guitar works. Upon completing studio recordings of original music in 2011, Garret and Whooping Cranes released their 'Rock With the Flock' CD in 2012 with Album Release Shows at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar in Houston, TX June 2012, and at Red Light Cafe in Atlanta, GA November 2012.

In 2012 and 2013, Garret hosted and performed in his annual holiday 'Mistletoe Madness' bash at Dan Electro's. In Autumn 2013, he performed in the rock concert show at Houston's Fitzgerald's Music Hall.

Recent years in Texas have Garret continuing to host the Mistletoe Madness reunion event at Rudyard's Pub in Houston, featuring local bands and guest comedians.


In Atlanta / U.S. Southeast, Garret has performed in concert with:

Atlanta Sunsplash/Benefit Concert at Variety Playhouse
Aztec Two-Step from New York
Basia & band at Center Stage
Bo Diddley in Columbus GA
Bruce Hampton Band
Budweiser 'Special Olympics Benefit' Festival
Daron Norwood at Buckboard in Marietta, GA
Inner Circle at the Atlanta Metroplex Music Festival
Francine Reed
Haiti Earthquake Victims Benefit at Luna Nueva
Karla Bonoff at the Cotton Club
Nancee Kahler & Open the Sky Band
Several Dancers Core at Collective Theater
Sleepy LaBeef & Band in Calhoun, GA
Stephanie Pettis & Rio
Stephen & Damian Marley / 92.9 Dave - FM concert in Atlanta, GA
94Q's 'Taste of Atlanta Festival'
The Tams at Gizzell Dew
Will and the Bushmen at Lumberyard Hall in Mobile, AL
and other concert appearances.

Headlining other concerts also includes:

American Cancer Society Fundraiser Gala
Atlanta's Fox Theatre Expo Concert 2009
'Celebration of the Century' Stage - '96 Summer Games
Clayton County Summer Fest (w/ horn section)
Decatur Arts Festival (five yrs in a row)
March of Dimes Walkathon Concert @ Olympic Centennial Park
Olympic Concert in Underground Atlanta - '96 Summer Games
Peachtree Road Race at The $3 Cafe - ATL Buckhead (5 years in a row)
Annual Atlanta Oyster Festival

The Festival list includes:

Fat Tuesday Jazz & Heritage Festivals (Atlanta & Augusta 5 yrs)
Decatur Arts Festival
Decatur Concerts on the Square
Woodruff Park Concerts
'Taste of Atlanta' Festival
Sandy Springs Fall Festival
Birmingham's City Stages Festivals
Columbus Riverfest
Columbus Uptown Jam Festivals
Albany's SunFest
Atlanta Sunsplash @ Variety Playhouse
Annual Atlanta Oyster Festival
Atlantic Station Beach Festival
July 4th Boardwalk Bash in Pensacola, FL
and many others.

Music Venues in the Southeast include:

American Pie
Atkins Park Tavern
Blind Willie's
California Grill
CenterStage Lounge
Checkered Parrot
CJ's Landing
The Cotton Club
Dante's Down the Hatch
Downstairs Cafe (Athens,GA)
Eddie's Attic
Fat Tuesday (Atlanta & Augusta)
Fiddler's Green
Frankie's at Prado
Fuzzy's Place
Hidalgo Cantina
Highland Inn Ballroom
Highlands Grill
Hotrocks (Marietta,GA)
Jeffrey's Sports Bar
Library Music Hall (Baton Rouge, LA)
Little 5 Points Pub
The Loop Grill
Paradise Grill
Perimeter Pub
The Place on Piedmont (Calhoun, GA)
The Point
Poco Loco
Poor Richard's Pub
Red Light Cafe
Rockfish Palace (Athens,GA)
Ruby Tuesday's American Cafe
Smith's Olde Bar
Star Community Bar
Suburban Tap (Marietta, GA)
Sunset Lounge (Underground Atlanta)
Three Dollar Café (several locations)
Tin Can Fish House (Sandy Springs, GA)
TP Crockmier's (Mobile & Montgomery, AL)
Variety Playhouse
Widow Watson's (Biloxi & Jackson, MS)
Wild Wing Cafe (several locations in GA)
and others, such as golf & country clubs:
Reynolds Plantation
Sugarloaf Country Club
Lake Lanier Islands
Lake Lanier Sailing Club
Columbus Country Club
Chattahoochie Country Club
Druid Hills Golf Club
Elks Lodge
and many others.

More Festivals in Texas include:

C.A.L.M. Conroe Music Festival
Houston International Festival
Huntsville Festival in the Forest
Kemah Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet Festival
Marley Day Fest at Houston Downtown Library Plaza
San Jacinto College Student Fair
U of H Free Fair Concert
U of H 50th Anniversary Fair in Hoffeinz Pavillion
West Houston's Field Day & Music Festival
The Worldsong International Festival

Music venues in Houston area include:

Ale House
Anderson Fair
Blythe Spirits
Bourbon Street
Club Caribana
Chelsea's 804
DAmico's Restaurant
Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
Einstein's Cafe
Flying Saucer
Gallagher's Restaurants
HardTimes Cafe
The Hideaway on Dunvale
Jalapeno Tree
JP Hops House
The Mariner
Mucky Duck
Night Moves
Old Quarter Tavern
The Omni
The Palace
Red Lion
The Rocksy
Sand Mountain
Steak & Ale
Texas Opry House
U of H Coffeehouse
Zelda's Room

Other regional Texas venues include:

Alcapulco Cantina, Austin
Chicago House, Austin
Liberty Lunch, Austin
Trinity Theatre, Austin
Brothers Petronella, Galveston
Cafe Torrefie, Galveston
Knox Landing, New Braunfels
The Warehouse, Conroe
CmelkaLand, Huntsville
Damian's Fine Italian Foods, Huntsville
Guaranteed Wholesome, Huntsville
Sam Houston Inn, Huntsville
Sound Machine, Huntsville
Swanny's Cafe, North Houston
Wunsche Brothers Hall, Old Town Spring
and many others.

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