Gary Wayne Clark is an Author, Grammy® Recording Academy Member and Poet that writes and records under the name Gary Wayne Clark, Gary Clark, and the band Earamas® & Earamas™.
Ethereal and surreal, his latest release, River of Lost Souls is a haunting paramour’s dreamscape of evanescent textures, awakening the sentries of the heart with mystical Native American poetry interwoven among flutes, drums and neo-psychedelic guitar riffs that echo through the canyons of the mind like lost voices from another world -- Heetíh-néé'eesoo-'.
Inspired by Clark's Amazon Top Selling western horror mystery novel “Dead Balance”, the music and lyrics of "River of Lost Souls" continues a spiritual journey that began with “Logan’s Lament” and “In My Dream” into a surreal shadow world where Grammys® Recording Academy Artist Gary Wayne Clark (Earamas®; Rise of the Chimera & Passage to Niburu) weaves his musical vision quest.
The Ancient Ones believe that based on our deeds in this world, some spirits are imprisoned in a purgatory like existence of multiple dimensions, side by side, within multiple worlds. When loved ones seeking atonement are taken too soon from this world and forced to cross over, part of their penitence leaves them trapped between worlds, desperately clinging to soul mates left behind. As their song of lover’s lament attempts to hold back the wheel of time, their eternal bond lingers in the ether of fleeting desperation. For now, they are but Wind Talkers, grasping for each other in the mist of dreams and those ephemeral moments the between the shadow and the light, between the iridescent hues of twilight and dawn.
As Native American proverbs teach us, “Day and night can’t live together,” and “There can be no rainbow without our tears.” True, but I choose to believe that for some of us, “Dreams are the truth, until we awaken.” And as Henry David Thoreau opined, “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
Words, Music, Recording Engineering and Production by Gary Wayne Clark. Lead Guitar by Alexandra Nicole Clark. Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals, Arapaho Spoken Words & SFX by Gary Wayne Clark. Percussion track by Shilo Stroman, recorded at the Downtown Artery, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Final Rendering with LANDR.
Art and cover design by Gary Wayne Clark; some images licensed from Shutterstock.
His Musical Works include the Singles:
In My Dream
Day By Day
And the full-length Albums:
Emonesia by Gary Clark
Passage to Niburu by Earamas™
Rise of the Chimera by Earamas™
Clark’s literary works include:
Dead Balance (Top Selling Mystery Novel)
Rise of the Chimera (SciFi Novel)
Passage to Niburi (Scifi Novel)
Emonesia (Interactive Musical iBook)
High Country Haiku: Summer (Poetry)
High Country Haiku: Winter (Poetry)
Gary Wayne Clark Bio
Gary Wayne Clark is an engineer by training, a venture capitalist by trade, but a storyteller at heart. The hallmark of his stories are critically acclaimed companion soundtracks, such as Rise of the Chimera and Passage to Niburu, by his band Earamas®.
His latest novel is an Amazon Top Ten Best Selling murder mystery / fantasy entitled "Dead Balance". When a haunting voice foretells impending deaths, an Arapahoe boy must unravel the ancient mystery of DeadRaven… before another body drops. When he’s not traveling among the Hopi and Navajo tribes to spin tall tales, he lives in the High Country of Colorado on his ranch with his wife, a Great Doodle named Neli, and the spirit of his shapeshifting interspecies translator, a telepathic Great Dane named Raz.