Born and raised in eastern Oklahoma, primarily growing up in Native American communities Wayne Garner was deeply influenced by the people, the land and the struggle around him. He started playing guitar and creating music early on to find a voice for the story that was growing within. Finding moments of joy and reflection in the sounds of Radney Foster, Steve Earle, George Ducas, Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, as well as other great storytellers and wordsmiths. Wayne started performing gigs in high school, playing in southeastern Oklahoma and Texas around the places and people he called home. After school, life took him to college and football, he was away from everything he knew, but music was always his first love and it was there he found it's path. Although the path left him homeless and living in his car at times he has never lost sight of music being his true passion. Opening for and playing alongside Shooter Jennings, Jason Boland, Charlie Robison, Bart Crow and many other greats, the young road-worn troubadour and his band have already logged thousands of miles playing 150 plus dates a year in front of loyal crowds at far-flung, late-night clubs and halls all over Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. Recently signed with Smith Music Group, his second album "Love Drunk Fool" was released on January 29th, 2016 and stayed on the front page of Itunes featured new releases and recent releases for 2 months. New listeners will find enjoyment with "Love Drunk Fool" as well as identify with Garner as someone who knows first-hand the challenges of balancing one's dreams, integrity, responsibilities and reality. That dream is within reach now, because Wayne Garner's story is your story too.
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