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GARY HOBBS: From Kenton to Goats
by Nancy Barker

Gary Hobbs became a legend in his own time as the drummer who joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra right out of college, following such class acts as Gene Krupa and Shelley Manne.

At 59, with 38 years of gigging behind him, he is still the guy who drives big bands, undaunted by tempo changes or polyrhythms. But with smaller groups, Hobbs is also the guy on the cajon set, who coaxes organic Latin rhythms from wooden boxes and goat hooves.

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NEW ORIGIN RECORDS COMMERCIAL FEATURING GARY HOBBS' "OF MY TIMES" AIRING IN SEATTLE

Hades Ladies, from Gary Hobbs' "Of My Times" is one of the featured tracks for Origin Records "The Music You Need" televison commercial campaign. The 5 commercials are currently in rotation on MSNBC, CNN, BET, Comedy Central and other channels on Comcast Cable in Seattle and soon expanding to other markets.

Click here to visit the Origin Records site to view the commercials online.


DOWNLOAD 'HOLY WAR' -- available only online
Gary Hobbs' new tune, Holy War, is available to download free-of-charge from garyhobbs.net. If you like the tune, feel free to make a contribution of $1 to the artist.

Holy War (mp3 format)



GARY HOBBS PROMO SHOT

For your pleasure ... click here to download a high-rez headshot of Gary Hobbs.

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