Gary Hirstius "Slightly Out Of Focus"
Four Cats/Radionic Records FC 1118-2
Another powerful roots-rock CD from Hirstius. This record is a stripped down version of the Temporary Secret CD, released in 1997. It is just as potent, with observations that the songwriting is maturing. Produced by Dennis Walker, and voted #20 in a list of 100 best Louisiana CD's of 2001.
Band includes Gary Hirstius (guitars, harp, vocals), James Intveld (bass, mandoline), Lee Spaths (drums), Mike Turner (guitars), Al Minikitani (guitars), and Mike Thompson (keyboards). Also guest vocalist Bruce Hirstius (Gary's father) appears on track #10.
|*||Gary's current release "Slightly Out of Focus" was named as one of the Top 20 releases in Louisiana in 2001, by Lagniappe/Times-Picayune.|
|*||Louisiana serves up more than just good Cajun food with these two releases by singer / Songwriter, Gary Hirstius. A sprinkle of Amerciana a la Tom Petty, feel good of Jimmy Buffet, and the rough and tumble bar rock of Bob Segar, Hirstius proves that good songwriting, excellent musicality and sure professional sound equal a genuine jewel. For those in need of some Southern tinged, bar jukebox, "been down this road" story telling -- check it out.|
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