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Finding inspiration for music and lyrics from within and around the world, singer/songwriter Garrett Borns performs his eclectic fusion of sound, story and wordplay.
Performer Bio: Garrett Borns is a gifted 19-year-old singer/songwriter from West Michigan. In 2010, his original composition The Only Paradise won the West Michigan Student Showcase Showstopper Award. "Take some time to get your mind off your mind, and love the only paradise you're ever gonna find..." The lyrics of the song reflect a universal relationship between humans and earth, and how paradise is found within.
Garrett is currently studying classical piano and music theory at Grand Rapids Community College. He recently returned from a sojourn to France, where he was being filmed for a series of "on the street" music videos throughout Paris. He is an official storyteller for Focus the Nation, a sustainable energy organization that approached Garrett to create inspirational songs for their campaign to promote a clean energy future.
His first album will be released later this summer.
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