"...in leans to remind me, it seems to revive me"
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Garry Foisy is a singer-songwriter acoustic guitarist with a strong personal style and a keen passion for vocals, harmony and meaningful lyrics. His writing style is reflective and capturing of life situations.
Garry has been playing, writing and performing throughout the New England area for over 20 years. A member of RISA (Rhode Island Songwriters Association), he explores acoustic venues that cater toward singer/songwriter original music and performs as a featured artist in concert auditoriums, cafe's and coffee shops throughout New England.
Garry will be pulling everything together to lay down the select tracks from over 20 years of writing that will be included in his first CD set to be released soon.
"Foisy's songs sounded like they could have been written by the likes of Neil Young, but they were performed with the energy that makes Bon Jovi famous. His voice, along with its range and precision, impressed the audience."
- Russell Moore, East Bay News
Won 1st Place in 2009 Stone Soup RI Idol Songwriter Competition Garry was awarded first place out of over 50 entries in the 2009 Stone Soup Songwriter Contest. Preliminary rounds were held over a period of several weeks, with the final top 10 performing in front of a full audience and five member judging panel at Stone Soup in Pawtucket, RI.
Won 3rd Place in 2008
Motif/Stone Soup RI Idol Songwriter Competition
Garry was awarded third place out of over 100 entries in the 2008
Motif/Stone Soup Songwriter Contest. Preliminary rounds were held
over a period of several weeks, with the final top 13 performing in
front of a full audience and five member judging panel at Stone Soup
in Pawtucket, RI.
Nominated Best Male Vocalist & Best Singer-Songwriter Garry was nominated in Motif Magazine in two categories of the 2006 Motif Music Awards: Americana Music Local Category Nominations Best Male Vocalist & Best Singer-Songwriter.
"Top 75" Award in John Lennon Song Writing Contest
Collaborating with Susan Ballard, Garry and Susan won a "Top 75" honor award in the 2001 John Lennon Song Writing Contest with their song "China Doll", with Music & Arrangements by Garry Foisy & lyrics by Susan Ballard.
Awarded 1st Place in Stone Soup 2009 Singer-Songwriter RI Idol Competition
Performed Festival Stage as Opener for Peter Frampton at Newport Sunset Festival
Opened for Nationally Touring Antigone Rising at Newport Blues Cafe
Opened for Nationally Touring Paul Zunno at Perishable Theater in Providence, RI
A FEW VENUES PERFORMED
Sunset Music Festival - Newport, RI
Newport Blues Cafe - Newport, RI
Jane Picken's Theater - Newport, RI
East Ferry Memorial Square - Jamestown, RI
Stone Soup - Pawtucket, RI
Diamond Hill State Park - Cumberland, RI
Slater Memorial Park - Pawtucket, RI
Tazza Caffe - Providence, RI
Brooklyn Coffee House - Providence, RI
Vanilla Bean Cafe - Pomfret, CT
The Roast House - Blackstone, MA
Doherty's Irish Pub - Pawtucket, RI
Bentley's - Scituate, RI
Ground Round - Providence, RI
Hose Company - Pawtucket, RI
Rusty Scupper - Providence, RI
Coffee Depot - Warren, RI
Firehouse - Providence, RI