Finding inspiration for music and lyrics from within and around the world, singersongwriter Garrett Borns performs his eclectic fusion of sound, story and wordplay.
Performer Bio: Garrett Borns is a gifted 19-year-old singersongwriter 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.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxGrandRapids, where x independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGrandRapids event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
I always come back to this video, it's too good31/05/2016
This dude is so talented. Damn.04/05/2016
Man you are the most legit artist20/11/2015
how does this only have 3,389 views??!! Garrett Borns is by far one of my favorite artists currently...06/08/2015
Saw him tonight at the Indie Rock Festival in Grand Haven, MI. Sooo ready for his album to come out!24/09/2011
He needs to put this stuff on itunes. Now.07/09/2011
Nice ! Where do I get the lyrics of the song?06/06/2011