2001 Riparius Records. All rights reserved.
Armed only with a guitar, a microphone, and an intentionally
raw recording vision, singer/songwriter Gar Ragland documented
a particularly fertile and plaintive chapter of his life on
his solo debut, Untethered. A creative mix of light-hearted
odes and country ditties, regretful lovelorn tales, creative
distillations of cover tunes, and thoughtful looks back at days
gone by, Untethered offers an inclusive new approach
to traditional acoustic music.
the spirit of a boxcar troubadour, the complexly introspective
nature of Nick Drake, and unusual chord structures of his mentorenigmatic
jazz pianist and educator Ran BlakeRagland filters elements
of his own life and Appalachian heritage through the lenses
of his unique songwriting and innovative country-picker-meets-jazz-guitar