Gary Rue is well known to regional audiences as music director for FAB 6, but he has also enjoyed a 50 year career as a songwriter for national and international artists (Nick Lowe, Helen Reddy). Recordings of his music have benefited from the talents of many of the fine performers seen on the regional stage (Robert Robinson, Prudence Johnson, Butch Thompson, Pat Donohue, Maud Hixson, Laura MacKenzie, Debbie Duncan, Rio Nido (with Tim Sparks and Tom Lieberman), Arne Fogel, Mary Jane Alm, The Rose Ensemble, The Mavericks (Nashville), Christina Baldwin, Adam Levy's Honeydogs, Willie Murphy, Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor, Peter Johnson, Joe Savage (New Shoes), Jennifer Baldwin-Peden, Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli, Leslie Ball, Dan Chouinard, Maria Jette, Randy Sabien...the list goes on).
Gary is also the composer of 85 (or so) musical scores for live theatre, and has had over 1000 productions from Beijing to Paris, New York to LA. Gary is currently planning a long term project called "10,000 Hours", where he plans to post one song per day from his extensive catalogue until he runs out of music ("1000 days or so" he says).
And finally, Gary is also the tunesmith (and vocalist) on one of Minnesota's most durable ditties, "There's a Place For Fun In Your Life: MALL OF AMERICA".
Please join Gary in celebrating the ongoing release of "Craft Singles", a 35-year retrospective of creating music with the some best talent the planet has to offer.