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Gary Meyers

Flamenco guitarist, composer, and performer Gary Meyers didn’t grow up immersed in the exotic rhythms of Andalusia, but he intuitively taps into the Spanish spirit to perform this storied traditional music with reverence and dazzling virtuosity. The Castle Rock, Colorado-based artist’s story is how a lifelong musician who played Van Halen- style electric guitar heard a friend play flamenco, and then experienced a revelation that sent him on a transformative artistic adventure.

“Flamenco is the sister music of Northern America’s blues—both come from oppressed people. The passion of flamenco is like that of the original blues artists, and, when I first heard it, it touched my soul, There’s a lot of struggle and pain in this music, and that melds us together,” Meyers says.

Today, Gary has emerged an in-demand musician, composer, and performer with over a thousand flamenco gigs under his belt, including restaurant residencies, corporate performances, private parties, festivals, weddings, radio and television appearances, wine tastings gigs, art shows, coffee shops, benefits, and hotel performances. He playfully calls his music platform and brand, “Dirty Flamenco,” humbly acknowledging he is a Westerner playing a music near and dear to the heart of Andalusia, Spain, and beyond. Gary performs and records both time-honored, and boldly progressive flamenco styles. To date, under the Dirty Flamenco banner, Gary has released an album of traditional guitar flamenco. His upcoming album, Desperados Shade, is an imaginatively modern Spanish Rumba album a la Jesse Cook and Otmar Leibert.

Dirty Flamenco appeals to fans of world music, guitar enthusiasts, talent buyers looking for elegant solo guitar performers, and music supervisors for film and TV placements. Gary’s sultry musicality has garnered favorable comparisons to contemporary artists such as Jesse Cook, Johannes Linstead, Gipsy Kings, Ottmar Liebert, and Paco De Lucía. Live, Gary is an intuitive performer with a command of flamenco and rhumba traditions who eases between set melodies and improvisatory flights of fancy to heighten the entertainment experience.

For over 10 years, Gary studied flamenco with the preeminent Maestro Rene Heredia—the man credited with bringing flamenco to Colorado in the 1960s—and he also performed in Heredia’s group. Gary has the distinction of being Royal Caribbean/Celebrity Cruise Line’s first solo guitarist ever hired. He performed solo gipsy flamenco on the Celebrity Solstice throughout the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Malta, France, Montenegro, Greece, Corsica, Portugal, Tenerife, Turkey) where he passed muster performing this sacred music for European audiences who grew up with it. Gary has been contacted twice by America’s Got Talent for two separate private auditions. He performs regularly at various venues throughout Colorado and Arizona.

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Gary Meyers Releases His Original Flamenco Album 'Desperado’s Shade'

Gary Meyers Releases His Original Flamenco Album 'Desperado’s Shade'

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Gary Meyers, the rising flamenco guitarist and performer just released his album Desperado’s Shade, an original collection of flamenco based songs with world music and Spanish rumba stylings weaved into the music. As a self taught guitarist, Gary started playing classic rock riffs at the age of 14. When he heard a rhumba in 2002, he chose to put his electric guitar down and pick up the sounds of flamenco. He studied under the Maestro Rene Heredia—the man credited with ...

“Flamenco guitarist Gary Meyers provided the perfect background for silent-auction bidding" Jennifer Lane, MaxFund Board Member” - Jennifer Lane of Blacktie-colorado.com





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