A Child Prodigy Comes of Age

August 1, 2018

 The debut album by Gareth features "The Journey", a song honoring those who lost their lives on the Trail of Many Tears. "The Journey" was recorded with two-time GRAMMY Award nominated hit songwriter and Dove Award winning producer Robert White Johnson (Celine Dion, the Beach Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, .38 Special), and GRAMMY Award winning engineer, Gary Dales.

 

Music Awards, one of only 3 artists to receive this award in 15 years. At age 17, singer/songwriter Gareth Laffely is the youngest artist to reach #2 on the Billboard New Age Chart (Feb 2016). Today, at age 19 he is an Award winning Native American Flute player and the recipient of the "Rising Star" Award from the Native American Music Awards, one of only three artist's to achieve the highly coveted award during the past fifteen years. 

 

 

Age 4: Began playing drums

Age 5: Began piano composition's

Age 11: Single "Shiloh" recorded by Nashville Suzki Players

               Received national airplay on radio throughout the US

Age 12: Became one of the youngest members of BMI

              The largest music rights organization the US

Age 13: Began learning the Native American flute

Age 14: "The Journey" debut album released

Age 15:  Receives Two NAMMY Nominations

Debut Album "The Journey"

Age 15: Winner of  the Rising Star NAMMY

               One of only 3 artist's to ever receive it

Age 15: Four -time Indian Summer Music Award Nominee

Age 17: Youngest Member of the Recording Academy (Nashville Chapter)

Age 17: Youngest artist to reach #2 on Billboard's New Age Chart (2016)

Age 19: An established multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and producer

Gareth's new CD, "Sky Before a Storm" can be heard on Music Choice Networks "Soundscapes" and has been featured on NPR's Hearts of Space. The single "Regen's Song" is a collaboration with GRAMMY award winning Laura Sullivan on piano. Gareth donates proceeds from the song to St. Jude's Children's Hospital to help families coping with childhood cancer.

 

“His music combines the spiritual and healing influences of the Native American flute with the edge of Ian Anderson.” William Kelly Milionis, Chicago Music Critic

“His music combines the spiritual and healing influences of the Native American flute with the edge of Ian Anderson.” William Kelly Milionis, Chicago Music Critic

 

"He’s a rare talent, and he’s still just a kid. Compared to a lot of what’s going on in Nashville these days, he puts the 'music' in 'Music City'. Check him out." - Rick Moore, (Music News Nashville) 

 


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