From the Imperials, Lefevre quartet and Legacy 5, Gus Gaches has had quiet a career. We catch up with him to see what all hes been up too since Legacy 5!
SGM- You have had quiet the career singing with premiere groups like Legacy 5, The Imperials and the Lefevre quartet. You currently work for Song Garden and serving as the interim baritone for the Jim Brady trio. What does the future hold for you? Any chances fans will see you return to singing full time or are your efforts focused more on the business side of the industry now with Song Garden?
GG- I have been so incredibly blessed in so many aspects of my life. To have the opportunity to be involved with any one of those groups is incredible, but to have had the opportunity to be involved with all of them is more than I could have ever dreamed.
I try desperately not to think about “the path” as much as I try to concentrate on simply following where God leads. Now don’t get me wrong, I do not have that perfected, I’m very human, but I have found that life is the best when I am going where God leads. I have always been blessed to be active in both sides of the industry. I really enjoy getting to sing live, and I love being in the studio. I absolutely love this music and I’ve been given an incredible opportunity with Song Garden Music Group in that I get the chance to share some of the knowledge that has been shared with me thru the years.
I love being able to help artists both with their ministry and in the studio. I do love to get to use my voice, and I am so thankful for this opportunity with The Jim Brady Trio. They are dear friends, and when your friends need a favor you do your best to help, so I am honored to be able to help them in any way that I can.
SGM- Is singing southern gospel something you aspired to do from an early age?
GG- I started singing with my family at the ripe old age of 2 and my first experience in a recording studio was with my family at 5 years old. I guess that is why singing and the studio have played such a huge role in my life.
SGM- How has the experience been so far with Jim Brady trio? I know you havent gotten your feet wet yet with them just yet but I know fans are excited to see you return behind the microphone.
GG- As for traveling with Jim & Melissa, they are as real every day on the bus as they are onstage, so to say that it has been fun would be an understatement. I am so thankful for the wonderful friends I have been blessed with thru the years, and I have been touched by how many have contacted me in the last few days letting me know they are praying for me and many are trying to come see us over the next few weeks. It is incredibly humbling!
SGM- Most artists have a group or individual who inspired them to sing. Who were your influences?
GG- My influences were The Hinsons and The Imperials. I loved both of those groups growing up, and they are both on my ipod today.
SGM- What is the biggest adjustment for artist to dealing with life on the road?
GG- I think for any artist it’s simply being away from home and family.
SGM- What are some upcoming industry events you are excited about that fans should be aware of?
GG- I love NQC! I really enjoy it being in Pigeon Forge. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth, so to have great Gospel music combined with one of my favorite places on earth, well, it’s just incredible. We also have some wonderful things in the works at Song Garden Music Group, so folks can go to our Facebook page and “like” us to keep up with all of the happenings “in the Garden”!