Just As I Am
Gary Richards was inspired to be a singer-songwriter by his uncle Vince Catalano. Uncle Vince was Patti Labelle's first manager and co-wrote a hit song with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Gary attended grade school with actor/Director Mel Gibson in upstate New York. Mr. Gibson moved to Australia when he was 12 year old, while Gary became a singer songwriter and an ordained Christian minister. Throughout the years, Gary has served his creator by placing his musical talents on the front lines of Christian service. Gary has provided music programs for residents of more than two hundred nursing homes and hospitals throughout the United States. He has also ministered to the homeless and counseled all age groups including children and married couples. In 2003, Gary's friends and associates asked him to make his music available to the rest of the world. After much prayer and contemplation, Gary decided to write music that contains something for everyone. The new CD is called Pass it On, and brings a fresh new sound to contemporary Christian music. Christian music legend, Scott Wesley Brown gave Gary a great compliment when he listened to the song 'I hear you too,' from the 'Pass it On' CD, and told Gary that the song moved him deeply. This site contains sample clips from 6 of the ten songs from Gary's new Christian music CD. Gary's latest release includes his rendition of the beloved hymn, 'Just As I am.' Gary has dedicated this song to the Christian Evangelist Billy Graham. Here is a link to click on to see where Gary performs live. Http://www.gigmasters.com/artists/garyrichards/.