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Gary Daniel Cook is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer, composer, and sonic architect based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked with internationally acclaimed artists across multiple genres including Sting and Joni Mitchell. 

Gary’s compositions are featured in award-winning television shows including Pawn Stars, Saturday Night Live, Biography Channel’s documentary on The Who, ESPN Chicago Bulls Special, Fox Sports Road To The Final Four, and numerous others on ABC, NBC, CBS, History Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, and E Network.

In addition to writing and publishing his own material, Gary has collaborated with award-winning songwriters - including Neal Schon of Journey. He is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and the MCA Records Superstar Talent Search. Early in his career (while still in high school), Gary opened shows for John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, Spencer Davis Group and other classic bands.  

Gary is a graduate of the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied jazz guitar, harmony, composition, arranging, and recording/engineering. He graduated in the Top 2% of his class and was honored as the “Outstanding Guitarist of the Year.” 

As a pioneer in music product demonstration, Gary has conducted hundreds of seminars and guitar clinics throughout the world for Roland, Boss, Yamaha and other musical instrument manufacturers. 

GDC continues to blaze a trail of his own in today's music industry with his versatile guitar playing and unique skill set.

See Gary performing on his Eastman AR610CE