20 tracks by R. J. Garn

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Desert Magic has become my most popular song. I wrote it in the 70s. This was recorded live at Star Hall in Moab Utah, I think 1994.
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I wrote this song when I was 15 or 16. I was hitchhiking from Austin TX where I'd been playing music, back to Utah for xmas. I was stranded in the cold rain, no money, no ride, outside of El Paso. Recorded it years later..
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About as autobiographical as it gets. Life in Torrey Utah, 1980s...
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Recorded around a campfire on the banks of the Fremont River in Utah, early 1980s
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Recorded next to a spring just outside of Capitol Reef Ntl Park, early 1980s. Pauline sings background..
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Dreamed this song on a winter night hike near Factory Butte in Utah. Recorded it in Capitol Reef Natl Park, 1987
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Wrote this right after Ed Abbey passed. Recorded in Capitol Reef 1989 on a cassette 4 track..
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Recorded on Boulder mtn 1988 or so. Robert Leroy Parker, aka Butch Cassidy...just another homesick cowboy...
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Recorded out in the desert early 90s..I always heard the song as a bluegrass type swinging song or even acapella ...
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Recorded out in Capitol Reef Natonal Park with a portable cassette in 1986
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The true story of a trip legendary river runner Bert Loper took. Finding himself abandoned on the Colorado River, he pulled a wooden Dory a hundred or so miles upstream to his freinds ranch. In the dead of winter...
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Recorded Live at Star Hall in Moab in 1994
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In the early 70s I lived near Haight Ashbury, played music and was deeply involved in that scene. Wrote this song a few years later about those days. Recorded in one take at Rosewood studios..not bragging on the one take, we booked a full day…
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Taken from my Desert Rat album. Recorded live during a BBQ at my Torrey Utah homestead. Recorded on a Fostex cassette four track in 1985.
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Wrote this during the covid lockdown. Recorded by my son Jim with Pauline on vocals...recorded July 2021
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Newest song Ive written and recorded. Recorded at my sons home studio. My son produced, co wrote, and he plays the great lead guitar on the tune. Copyright by R.J. Garn and Jim Garn, December 2017.
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Very old song I wrote in the late 1970's, but still like it. Enjoy
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Instrumental soundtrack, based on my song Hoodoo Land, originally written and recorded for use in a slideshow used to promote wilderness designation in Southern Utah. Recorded in a friends basement in Moab, Utah. Done in one take, no overdubs…
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Nice harmony with my wife Pauline. If I remember I wrote this in 1975 during the monsoon season in Okinawa, Japan
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Another love song, but I like the story
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