Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions Reveals Their 3rd New Blues Rock Single

Written by Aiden Faire
(Made It) Another Day

Gary Dranow is the mastermind behind the classic rock band Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions based out of Park City, UT. A successful businessman in his own right with endeavors in the world of outdoor sports, Gary turned to music to help him cope with bipolar disorder and the effects of a stroke. The result is a genre-defying and vulnerable collection of songs that provide comfort to those who are also walking a difficult path. 

The band’s latest release, the blues rock and country single “(Made It) Another Day,” has a twang within the strings of the guitar and a purpose behind the lyrics. The song has an Eric Clapton sound and style meets country music.

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions

“(Made It) Another Day” encompases the daily life of someone who lives with mental illness. It really depicts what it’s like to try your hardest every single day for your day to end the same way. To have your personal and professional life disrupted by your sensitivity to others around you, basically setting you back every time you think you have made a step forward. Then you go to sleep with the weight of the world on your shoulders and then wake the next morning free of those feelings and being surprised you’ve made it another day to take on your daily struggle once again.

“The lyric ‘Like a Rat in a wheel’ brings the image to life of the never ending struggle to get your personal life in order only to be dissuaded at the end of every day and that making progress in the inevitable headwinds that buffet your life,” shares Gary. “It’s about living with mental illness, in my case Bipolar and Mania.”

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions will be releasing all tracks as singles leading up to an early 2023 release of the full 14 song album Destiny Road . The forthcoming album features the talent of Jethro DeFries on drums, the brilliant Jerry Manfredi on bass and musical direction, and Tommy Mars on keyboards.

Connect with Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions

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By Aiden Faire Music Reviewer
I fell in love with music when I first picked up a guitar at age 8. When I played, my friends and family would smile and spill with joy over the music I played, even though it was never Grammy quality. While my music career never made it past high school, my love for music never waivered. I loved the feeling of bringing a smile to someone's face through music and wanted to keep that passion going. So, I took it upon myself to continue to support and promote artists by writing about their music. This way, I can support my personal passion for music and bring entertain and joy to others through music.  Outside my love for music, I do enjoy a good hike and being in the outdoors. My favorite place that I've hiked is in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. I love to travel too. I've been to Costa Rica, Vancouver, BC, and England, but the best place by far is Germany on Oktoberfest. I liken that experience to being in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. I like a good book now and then, but I'm more of a streaming fiend. I live for crime docuseries on Netflix, veterinary shows on National Geographic, and re-watching Scrubs on Hulu.
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