Step inside the Old Screen Door and meet Gary Don Kruse. Great Country Recordings introduces a quiet, hardworking man with a guitar --- Gary Don is for real. A West Texas native, he has German, Norwegian, Cherokee Indian, English, Scottish, and Irish blood making Gary Don himself real Americana. Gary Don is Cowboy Country, rural-life and home-grown tomatoes, bluebonnets and fishing, rattlesnakes and tornadoes, pick-up trucks and rodeo thrills. All about making a living in today’s oil fields, construction work, welding, fence building, and wheat harvesting … Gary Don knows honest, hard work earning a dollar. The Old Screen Door CD is all about being real…about family, commitment, and quiet, sincere Faith. His songs and narratives touch tender spots of your life, give you inspiration, bring back sweet home memories. He sings of unsung heroes (there are some in your life), and spins stories of unique individuals - not for you to judge - but to make you grin.
This is Texas story-telling, narration, Americana, Roots Country. Gary Don brings life back to some old favorites, remembers Minnesota’s "Chippewa County Rains" penned by his aunt Merlaine Kruse, and while you’re listening --- three originals by Gary Don that “fit right in”. The originals are "Texas Tomboy", "That Little Farm", and "Jake’s Eulogy". Gary Don pays tribute to Seymour, Texas’ well-known Cowboy John Gaither who cowboyed on many Texas Ranches including the famous “Four Sixes” (6666) Ranch and wrote "The Parable of the Windmill". You are in North Texas country with Gary Don Kruse’s "Old Screen Door” CD. Old Screen Door is a good one.