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From his first major label release on Elektra Records in 1972, called Portland, Gary Ogan has created an ever-evolving world of music. Moving to Los Angeles in 1977 to sign with Leon Russellís Paradise Records on the Warner Brothers label, Gary released his first self-titled album that year, co-produced with Russell. He also co-produced Leon and Mary Russellís duet album, Make Love to the Music, and toured the U.S. extensively with them. Gary has shared the stage with countless performers from the Hollies, to Phoebe Snow, to Dennis Miller, to Nicolette Larson. In the mid-90ís Gary moved to Nashville, where he signed as a staff songwriter with Sony/ATV Tree. And now, returning to Portland has presented the opportunity for him to once again follow his own dreams aplenty.