2020 - Well, it's a couple of years later and I've started writing about travel I've done since beginning this enterprise.  Hope you join me.  First post is under Blog: The Pacman Dance.  More to come.  Gary


Hi.  I’m Gary Goldsmith, sometimes known as DrG (yes, I’m a real doctor, now retired, but that’s a topic for another day).  I’ve been playing music since I was 15 and I’m now 75. 

Back in the ‘60’s – when folk music and rock and roll were young – you could always find a coffee house to play at.  One of my regular gigs was in a bakery on Friday nights while the baker prepared for Saturday.  He’d give us a pot of melted butter with a brush and toss us a loaf of bread as each batch came out of the oven.  Yum.  We hung out and played all night.

I did a lot of traveling and playing in my 20’s and doing it again fifty years later seemed like a good round-number way to start the next chapter of my life.  I’m planning to drive around the country for six or seven weeks, playing wherever I find myself – open mics, house concerts or maybe just for the forest and chipmunks when I camp.  There’s lots of America I’d like to see and people everywhere enjoy music. 

Though I’m blues-centric, my music spans many styles – folk, pop, a little bossa nova here, a classical riff occasionally.  I write tunes as well.  You can hear them on the MUSIC page of this website, where there are also links to my band, Fretbox Trio, an awesome musical group, IMHO.  I’ll list the places I visit under ITINERARY and post pics and videos from my travels on the PHOTOS page. 

I've often kept a journal on the road, but blogs are hot these days - I figured I'd do that instead - it seemed like a good way to keep in touch with people.  I have a side gig in voiceovers so I've done a read of each post, too.  I wouldn't want to create unwanted email, but if you’d like to be on the mailing list for occasional updates there’s a signup form on the CONTACT page. 

That’s the deal.  Sounded like fun to me.  I plan to be in interesting places and I'll tell you about them.  I hope you enjoy it. 


p.s. That guy on the HOME page?  That's me in my 40's, taken from a picture painted by a friend, Vasso.  If you squint and use a lot of imagination there might be a slight resemblance to the one above!