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Gary Alt’s Magical Mystery Tour to Indie Success
As his website shows, several recent milestones, including a new Beatles radio show, boost a continually rising career.
What’s more, his fans are very pleased to have learned of Alt’s recent website announcement that 50 percent of all net proceeds from sales of his CDs and MP3s will go to the Jorge Posada Foundation and the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Alt, who writes, arranges, produces, sings, and plays guitar, keyboard and percussion on most of his own compositions, has been recording for many years and currently has seven CDs and several singles on the market available for download. He has also performed solo and with bands at clubs in New York, New Jersey and throughout the Southeast, and has appeared on many radio programs, including the Artist First Radio Network, WGHT-AM, and HomeGrownRadioNJ, on which he had a popular three-hour weekly show in 2011 called “Crosswinds.”
But among the most exciting radio news on his website is the announcement of a new show called “The Cavern” on WNTI (Hackettstown, NJ). Now in its second month, “The Cavern” is a Beatles-only program which combines plenty of songs with serious dialogue about the group’s career and musical progression, trivia, anecdotes and more.
“Getting to this point was not really a magical mystery tour at all—although I love the way that sounds, particularly in light of what my new show is all about. I guess it’s just the result of hard work, devotion to the things I love, and the inspiration and support of a lot of people I’ve met along the way,” says Alt, whose earliest memories are musical: even as a young child on Long Island he listened diligently to the radio, bought hundreds of records, and studied several instruments. Today he is one of the most active artists in the independent movement.
His latest single, “The Moon is Broken Tonight,” features exquisite harmonies, a beautiful slide guitar, and the kind of emotional lyrics that makes music as powerful as it can be. At least in the hands of accomplished artists like Gary Alt.
Gary’s albums include “Gift of Projection,”
Gary also wrote and produced the albums “Alien’s Heart,” “Open Road” and “It’s About the Kids.
His work can be purchased at http://www.cdbaby.com/
Gary supports The Children’s Cancer Research Fund (http://www.childrenscancer.org), which invests in leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancers, and The Jorge Posada Foundation (http://www.jorgeposadafoundation.org)