Man, That Boy Could Play!

from by Gary Johnstone

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    13 track debut solo album with printed CD in shrinkwrapped card wallet.

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Failure Is Not An Option via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Man, That Boy Could Play

Started up age twelve with a cheap ass toy guitar
Worked out a G. Strummed out a coupla bars
Started working on lead about the age of seventeen
My dad said son go be the best that you can be

So I left home without any plans except one
And it's the one you're lookin at

Cos all I wanna do is this. Bending strings and penning hits
Grow a little stronger each day
All I wanna do is try to be so good that when I die
The only thing my tombstone will say is "Man that boy could play"

Got myself a band. Got a lifetime love affair
Found the blues inside. I didn't even know it was there
Surprised me to find peace playing every day that passed
I like to make like every show could be my very last


from Failure Is Not An Option, released April 16, 2016


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Gary Johnstone Glasgow, UK

Guitarist, songwriterist and singist from Dumfriesshire in Scotland, UK

Normally seen playing around Scotland in covers band Three Card Trick. Started putting out my own music and touring round Europe and the States under my own name in 2015. Thanks for checking out my tunes. ... more

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