'LONE' The cover of my first release, all acoustic original songs.
NEW RELEASE! "CARY PARK 2"
Original release Madhouse
A new version of the Grateful Deads classic Brokedown Palace
Photo shoot years back
Phil Lesh, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Cary Park, Bonnie Raitt. "THE FURTHER FESTIVAL" The Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco.
CREED BRATTON and THE WALNUTS. Creed was an original member of "The Grassroots", then became a television star on the hit series "The Office"
Taking a bow with my pals in "NELSON"
THE ROBERTS MEISNER BAND, at the poker table. (L-R) Bray, Ron Grinnel, Rick Roberts (FIREFALL), Randy Meisner (THE EAGLES), Cary Park
The Lovable Mutts (L-R) Amy Kantor, Don Was, Bob Theile, Cary Park, Dillon O Brian
The Democratic Governor's Association Band. (L-R) Denny Croy, Jim Cox, Cary Park, Dillon O Brian, Bob Glaub, Dean Parks.
The Johnny Tillotson Band in Thailand. (L-R) Will MacGregor/bass, John 'JT' Thomas/Keyboards, Johnny, Bryan Head/Drums, Cary Park/Guitar/Musical Director. Johnny and his wife Nancy are two of my closest friends.
Fan Fair with my former band Boy Howdy. We had a load of hits on the country charts.
Cary with Bruce Hornsby opening for Dave Matthews. Virginia.
The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson. Nellie McCay and band.
THE DAVID CARRADINE BAND. "Kung Fu", and "Kill Bill" mega star. I always liked playing with him, the feeling was mutual. Nice man.
BOY HOWDY playing the Grand Ole Opry. Yes, I played the Grand Ole Opry.
Ray and Cary. Father and son . . .
GEOFF EMERICK, NELLIE MCKAY, CARY PARK. Recording with the late great Geoff Emerick from "The Beatles", RIP, and thank you sir, you were a true english gentleman.
CRATE PROMOTIONAL POSTER. (top-bottom) Cary Park, guy from megadeath, Blue Oyster Cult, Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler, another guy from a metal band, Los Lobos, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead)
"The Happy Hayseeds" (from world renowned cartoonist Robert Crumbs "the pioneers of country music) My great grandfather Fred Laam on banjo, Great uncle Ivan on fiddle. They were one of the first acts to record for RCA Victrola.
"Shelter On The Hill" benefit. I love playing solo with my acoustic guitar singing songs of all styles from my favorite artists
My brother Larry, Tom Petty, Cary
JAMES GADSON CARY PARK. Legendary drummer. All those Bill Whithers hits, and a nice guy . . .
KEITH URBAN BACK STAGE AT THE STAPLES CENTER AFTER HIS SHOW. Really nice guy. (L-R) Dave Way, Dillon O Brian, Keith Urban, Cary Park, Dean Parks.
Nellie McKay recording session. Winslow Court Studios (L-R) Dave Raven, Nellie McKay, Bob Glaub, Cary Park
SESSION PEDAL BOARD, GUITARS
DAVE GROHL (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) CARY
Recording session . . .
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO My first instructional video. It did incredibly well when it first was released.
Boy Howdy. This picture was taken in front of a mansion in Hollywood. That's an actual cow wth two handlers on both sides trying to keep it in place long enough to get a shot.
THE ROBERTS MEISNER BAND (the official pic) (L-R) Bray, Ron Grinnel, Rick Roberts, Cary Park, Randy Meisner
NELLIE MCKAY. A poster of one of the many many shows I played with my friend Nellie.
The Movie Guide Awards Show
Norm MacDonald, Cary Park, Silverlake. Back stage after my last show with Billy Joe Shaver
Recording Mandolin on a session
After the release of "Lone"
Cary as a teenager
Cary in the Army. Mauna Kea on the big Island
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, CARY. A pic with Julia back stage after a show at Largo (elaine from seinfeld!)
The Deductions (L-R) Cary, Dillon O' Brian, James Cruz, Dean Parks
'NELSON' Cary with Gunnar Nelson on drums rocking the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. In the 90's Matthew and Gunnar were MTV regulars with their massive hits "After The Rain" and "Love And Effection"
Private jet for a show. Nadine Lauren band
Recording session with friends.
Along the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. I've been there five times, and feel blessed to have performed there so much. It really is "The Land of Smiles".
High school play "Lil Abner" Can you find me?
"The Roberts Meisner Band" Randy Meisner (the Eagles, Poco) Cary, and Rick Roberts (Firefall). Sound check for an outdoor festival in Montana.
The Nervis Brothers Mardi Gras
Ramblin Jack Elliot with Cary Park. This man is a legend. He was best friends with Woody Guthrie and they played music together. He came to a show I played with Billy Joe Shaver in northern California.
The Ray Park Rangers. A pic from awhile ago. I wish I could play in this band again to make music with my Dad. He showed me so much, and left us way to soon. I always miss him.
Studio . . .
Studio . . .
Brian Ray (guitarist with Paul McCartney, Cary, Marty Rifkin
Cary in the Army performing in Waikiki. A weekend concert in Honolulu with The 25th Infantry Division band "Colt 45". I spoke with George Strait years later while working on the movie "Pure Country" He was in this band two years prior to my arrival.
Famous Amos, Cary, Jim Nabors. Early years in the Army Band "Colt 45" playing with these two. My face is somewhat blocked by the headstock of a bass.
Cary playing with Billy Joe Shaver in Huntington Beach.
My Sister Lisa and my Mom Marlene in Lake Tahoe. Two special ladies I love so much . . .
A LIFELONG DODGER FAN!!!
Walking with MOM
Cary with Curt Smith from "Tears for Fears". One of my all time favorite bands.
CARY MORRO BAY
Out on a mountain hike.
Val Pease's CD. I love producing artists. My long time friend Val affored me the opportunity to produce 10 tracks for his first release.
"The Roberts Meisner Band" Live. Randy Meisner to my right. When he would sing "Take It to The Limit" it would give me chills. Rick Roberts would sing his hits "Just Remember I Love You" and "You Are The Woman". I fell into a pot of gold in this band.
JOHNNY TILLOTSON "GOOD MORNING THAILAND" TV SHOW. This show reaches two thirds of the population in Thailand. When we went out that night for shopping we were all recognized. I Love Thailand!
Cary and David Byrne from the Talking Heads in New York.
Waiting for the curtains to open . . .
Erma . . . She's always keeping an eye on me.
SESSION CAPITOL RECORDS
GARY MALLABER and CARY. Gary's become a great friend over the years, I think he should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was the rock drummer of the 70's . Fly Like an Eagle, All of the Van Morrison hits etc.
Camping in Joshua Tree National Park with Amber
Ted Greene. (RIP) The greatest guitar teacher bar none. This is how I remember him. When I went to my first lesson, he asked, what do you want to learn? I said teach me as if I'm you showing up as a beginner. He taught me so much on the guitar. His book "Chord Chemistry" is the bible for guitar.
THE CARY PARK BAND. Way back in another time. (L-R) Cary, Ron Catt, Barry, Tim Grogan
BRUCE HORNSBY BAND
On the side of Tower of Records. I grew up going to Tower of Records off Watt avenue in Sacramento. It's long since gone, and from another time when and how music was delivered. To be displayed on their wall between A Perfect Circle, and Annie Lennox was one of my proudest moments..
BOY HOWDY's first official pic. Los Angeles in the back ground. (L-R) Hugh Wright RIP, Jeffrey Steele, Larry Park, Cary Park
Don Was, Cary Park
Blue grass hall of famers, Vern and Ray. (L-R) Ray Park, Vern Williams, with Herb Pederson. Without a doubt the greatest bluegrass duo, and trio when Herb played with them.
New photo for 2020
RAY PARK. My dad, the greatest Fiddler ever. He won the California state Championship in 1973.
RAY PARK's. My dad was on Capitol records in the 50's as a Rockabilly artist. This was released in 1956.
BRUCE HORNSBY. (L-R) John Dearth, Bobby Reed, Bruce Hornsby, Debbie Henry, John Molo, JV Collier, Cary Park, John JT Thomas
BO DIDDLEY and CARY
Merle Haggards "The Strangers" at a festival in northern Minnesota. Summer 2018 (L-R) Norm Hamlett/steel guitar, Jim Christie/drums, Noel Haggard, Taras Produniuk/bass, Cary Park/guitar
WTF? I start out at 120!!!
In tie and my favorite shades
Branscombe Richmond, Cary Park, Peter Fonda, in Brazil.
Cary on a session with Wrecking Crew and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Hal Blaine.
Vern and Ray They were just so great. Blue grass hall of Famers Vern and Ray (my dad)
Cary and Gary Morris at The Palomino (way back in time!)
David Carradine and Cary in New York
Cary with Travis Tritt at the Palomino
My brother Larry, Glen Campbell and Cary opening for Glen at Harrahs Lake Tahoe
Cary on a bus after basic training heading to Ft. Benning, Georgia for advanced infantry training
Marty Stuart and Cary at the Palomono after opening for him
Jim Lauderdale, Cary, Dale Watson at the Palomino
With my pals Jeffrey Bretz, and Louie Fudale for a few gigs as Those Three Guys
A very young Cary playing at a High School Rally
My great grandfather on the left
Ray and Cary in Coloma for a fiddle contest
Cary with Bruce Hornsby
Cary with Carlene Carter in Norway
Making the video for Madhouse
Played on this CD
Cary and Matthew Nelson
New release for the 40th anniversary of Ray Parks Fiddletown Cary's Dad released by Cary Park Music
Friends, Cary's birthday
Long time friend Eric Scott Williams, always there to help me with technical questions
Rick Roberts Band
Backing up Brian Setzer at the Palomino. One of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.
The Deductions after a set with Randy Bachman
In Thailand as musical director for my long time friend and legend Johnny Tilotson. His number #1 song was Poetry in Motion, and he also wrote the hit "It Keeps Right On A Hurting" for Elvis Presly
Having a laugh with Randy Meisne at the Strawberry Festival. Randy and I always had a blast on our side of the stage. Then he would get serious and sing Take I To The Limit, then the world turned to pay attention
Father and Son
The classic family portrait
I still have the jacket, but the hair?
Way back photo shoot
Did a show with Barry Williams (Greg Brady) nice guy . . .
Yet another High School rally . . .
With Vince Gill back stage at the Grand Ol Opry
Photo shoot for Crate amplifiers
Geoff Emerick (The Beatles recording engineer) We did two CDs together. RIP
In the military. I was stationed at Schofield Barracks Hawaii. I auditioned for the band, got the job, and an army issued Stratocaster.
Dewey Martin from The Buffalo Springfield. He was the grumpiest friend I ever had, that gave me my first break in Los Angeles.
At the Grand Ol' Opry with Little Jimmy Dickens
With my friend Gerry McGee from The Ventures. He played on so many big songs, including all the Monkees hits. A sweet soul. RIP
Jerry Jeff Walker
Opened for Edgar Winter
Cary with Charlie Daniels. We did a week opening for him in Las Vegas. One of the nicest. After I asked to take a pic with him he said hang on let me get my hat! RIP
Playing with Roberts Meisner Band
Mel Tillis back in the day. On a TV show together, Ahh yes, the make up . . .
On the cover of Pollstar magazine
In another definitive book with my former band Boy Howdy
It was nice to be mentioned in the book with my formaer band Boy Howdy
On the cover with Bonnie Raitt
In this issue . . .
Cary and Dad high school graduation
Television show Nashville Now with the funniest man I've ever met, Roger Miller
One of the many appearances on Nashville Now with host Ralph Emery