Grown-up Christmas List - Crystal Larocque
Vocals: Crystal Larocque
Percussion: Humberto Pacheco
Programming: Gary Borden
My love for music started at a very young age. Sitting on
my parents bed singing
the famous “Teddy Bear” [Elvis] song while my dad would
strum on his guitar. I
knew then that music was a part of my soul…. Music meant
everything. Growing up
in a small town, my family would always
anticipate the next coffee house, fall fair, and
talent shows. My families push for me to
sing, gave me the confidence to sing outside
my bedroom. The
church choir was where I learned to harmonize. Singing for
years in church helped me feel free,
singing with everything I had. In
2002 I had the
experience of a lifetime. Flying
to Toronto to record two songs that my father wrote
………. “Playing Hard to Get”, and “She’s
My Daughter” I was able to get a
glimpse of what the pros get to do.
Recently, I was honored to help put
of the greatest fundraising ideas I had
ever heard….. The Sunset Country Christmas
Treasures CD. Singing Amy
Grants…”Grown-up Christmas List”. I’m having a blast.
So from ages 3 to now, I’ve had priviledges
some people could only dream of. Singing
everywhere from my parent’s bedroom, to
church, the stage at the Patricia Inn, recording
my father’s music, and now Sunset Country
Christmas Treasures with so many talented
artists, I truly am blessed.
Gary is a Dryden grown guy. He started his musical career
out by playing drums,
bass and guitar with the Borden Family Band.
While living in Dryden he has had many
occasion to play with Dryden’s finest musicians, whether
it be at a talent show,
coffee house, telethon, weddings, the Legion , the Moose,
or just fun get together.
Moving away from Dryden, Gary has become a seasoned musician
who has gained
respect from his peers through his talent, and creativity.
He is a graduate of Musician’s
Institute of Technology, in
Hollywood California, and has played and recorded with
some of Canada’s top artists. He has
worked with several great producers including
the renown producer Terry Brown.
Gary works with artists from Nashville,
to Dryden, Ontario as a guitarist
and producer, and is currently working on, Juno nominee
Ray Lyell’s next album.