Gary Edwards is a composer of classical, musical theater and film music based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He has also written jazz, rock/pop, R&B gospel and country music. His music has been performed in ensembles from Washington to Argentina, Russia and other countries and he has played with both the Spokane and Louisville Symphonies. One of his goals has always been to bring different cultures and people together with his music.

Gary has written eight musicals, one opera and three screenplays as well as two concertos and hundreds of pieces of music.  He recently produced a Tribute to Mildred Bailey concert and transcribed and conducted all the music. He was the Playwright/Composer in Residence for the Ignite Theater in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Gary's acclaimed album, Reflections, features Tom Stryker, virtuoso touring harmonica player (Easttop Endorser) playing light jazz, easy listening and light classical tunes and focuses on the theme of reflecting on life and it’s meaning. Find our more about Gary's Music. Questions? Contact Gary. 

2 New Albums! 

We’ve released 2 new albums recently here at CCRAP Records which are available for streaming on any of your favorite services! 




In Volume 2 Gary explores the more fantastical side of instrumental music. With themes ranging from the evocative to the adventurous to the dangerous, this album will definitely whisk you away to a far-away place in the realms of imagination! 





From the vocal talents of the beloved Ellie Holm comes Sing Along with…

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Gary Edwards Entertainment Blog 1/14/2020 

Festival Cubana

Last week I was thrilled to attend a concert produced by Nino Perez at the Fox Theater in Spokane; Festival de Musica Cubana. The sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club performed by Kiki Valera and his band were outstanding! 

The crowd was on the smaller side but boy, did they make up for it with their energy! By the end of the night, the enthusiasm in the room was so infectious that I found myself dancing in the aisles with everyone! I started the night seated in the more modest section for…

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Gary A. Edwards Entertainment Blog 12/13/19  

WaTaino Concert – Intern Wade Lutz - Mistaken Move movie – Mildred Bailey music – Children’s Music project - Movie Reviews: Harriett, Jo Jo Rabbit, Midway - Give Me Five program -  

Intern Wade Lutz – I am hiring Wade Lutz as an intern with the long-range goal of turning over Edwards Music Publishing when I can no longer compose or work. Wade is primarily a graphics designer with experience in marketing, organizing and music in the video game business. He is driven and will be a great addition to our…

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Gary A. Edwards Entertainment Blog 6/18/19 SayRoar Studios update, etc. 

SayRoar Studios - The SayRoar concert went very well on June 12th, 2019. The CDA Resort Conference Bay #4 was sold out. The Coeur d'Alene Symphony conducted by my new friend Jan Pellant played original music from the Goldfish Project animated film composed by Jeff Drew and Isaac Murcar that I transcribed and some of which I arranged for the orchestra. I received a lot of compliments for the transcriptions and arrangements and Isaac and I were brought to the front of the house and given special recognition…

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Gary A. Edwards Entertainment Blog 4/13/19 Qualchan Speech - Qualchan at EWU -  Book Review The Disappeared - Podcast   

Qualchan Speech – On March 8th, I gave a speech at the Iron Horse about the history of the conflict between the Yakama Nation and confederated tribes and the US Army and settlers, mostly from 1849 through September 1858. You can see the entire 50 minute speech at this link: https://youtu.be/DjRh5aZ3i7M 

Qualchan at EWU -There was be a performance of five songs from the Qualchan Opera at Eastern Washington University at the School of Music Building on April 5th, 2019. You can see the 26 minute video of the…

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Gary A. Edwards Entertainment Blog 1/3/18 – Film Review The Darkest Hour – Book Review Bobby Kennedy - Qualchan Opera book Release - Grandma Swank’s Recipe Box release - Echo of The Tom Toms video broadcasts  

Gary A. Edwards Entertainment Blog 1/3/18 – Film Review The Darkest Hour – Book Review Bobby Kennedy - Qualchan Opera book Release - Grandma Swank’s Recipe Box release - Echo of The Tom Toms video broadcasts 

The Darkest Hour Film Review - I saw this film last night. It was very well done. It’s the story of how Neville Chamberlain’s quest for peace by an attempt to appease Adolf Hitler failed and the British Government decided now that war had come to England to appoint a new Prime Minister. The movie…

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Gary A. Edwards Entertainment Blog 11/5/17 – Happily Ever After – Republic Taproom Review - Echo of The Tom Toms book – Qualchan Opera Update  

Happily Ever After coffee table book - I found that I have many digital photos but hardly any prints that I could carry around and show to people. So, I created a folder on my computer for my favorite pictures. Then I Googled “Coffee Table books” and came up with the website for Mailpix.com at https://www.mailpix.com. I went to the site and created an account in a few seconds, then I uploaded my favorite pictures, selected the size and style of the Coffee Table book I wanted to create and set it for the…

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Gary A. Edwards Entertainment Blog 9/15/17 – Karen Youngblood Promo Video - Long Island Lolita Update – Echo of The Tom Toms book  

Karen Youngblood Voice Promo Video - This is an example of a promo music video I produced for Karen Youngblood. First, she recorded 16 songs in my partner Dan Lewis’ recording studio using karaoke backing tracks downloaded from the Internet. Next, I videotaped her singing each song from two angles. Then, I combined the two angles into one video, synchronized the video by using the sound of the music and synchronized the studio recorded music to the video for each song to create a DVD wth 16 complete songs…

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September 4th 2016 Gary A. Edwards Blog - Angela Tuttle Single Release 

Angela's Single - Gary Edwards announces the release of a new single consisting of three of Gary's songs sung by Angela Tuttle. If you go to www.EdwardsMusicSite.com and click on the music page you can preview a video of Angela singing Soulmates, a very sexy, romantic song suitable for Valentine's Day, weddings or a date. Here you can preview for free and then download any of three songs Soulmates, Reflections of Love and/or Changes. Take a listen and pass the word. These songs deserve to go viral.

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