Gary Lenaire is a guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer, and author. Lenaire co-founded the band Tourniquet in Eugene, Oregon with vocalist Guy Ritter. Lenaire and Ritter subsequently released two records under the name Echo Hollow. In 2004 Lenaire formed the Los Angeles band Cripple Need Cane and later crafted the project Talking Snakes. Gary Lenaire has released 12 records, published over 100 songs worldwide, was nominated for six GMA (Dove) Awards, and received HM Magazine’s “Guitarist of the Year” award from 1994-1996.