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“KPIG 107.5 FM Radio, DJ Laurie Roberts aired "Carolina", off CD,"Streak Of Gray" by Gary Blackburn on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 11:34am!”” - - KPIG 107.5 FM Radio
It took a long time for local musician Gary Blackburn to write “What’s It Gonna Take,” a song about his son Alex, who passed away in 2001 before turning 13. “It took time for me to really get past the total badness and grieving and start thinking I needed to make positive things out of this,” Blackburn says. “I need to move forward. I need to write it out to help my healing process.” The response to the song has been incredible, he says. The organization Compassionate Friends, which supports grieving parents, even flew him out to their annual convention to perform the song. ” - - Aaron Carnes, Good Times Santa Cruz (Aug 08, 2018)
"I have paid my dues to sing the blues," says the Santa Cruz-based singer and songwriter Gary Blackburn. And Blackburn is no stranger to the blues—as he proves with his Americana music. Songs like "Rain Is On My Window" and "Wildfires Thru My Heart" tell stories of love and loneliness, sung by a voice smooth as a river stone.” - - Victoria Alexandra Stocker, Monterey County Weekly (Feb 23, 2017)


Great News!

You now can download my tunes off Streak Of Gray! Go to my Music Page!

More Great News!

I have been featured on KBOG 97.9 FM Bandon, Oregon Community Radio on Independent Artist review. Plus  they are adding my songs 

Judge & Jury, and What's It Gonna Take into the rotation mix on the air!


KPIG 107.5 FM Freedom, CA.

KBOG 97.9 FM Bandon, OR.

KSQD 90.7 FM Santa Cruz, CA.

KBCZ 90.1 FM Boulder Creek, CA.



I wanted to let you all know that on the music page, all songs are my originals off my CD "Streak Of Gray", produced by Keith Greeninger, and recorded at Wind River Studios in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.  I would like to acknowledge  those who contributed to the making of my CD.

Kevin Taylor - All Keyboards

Tom Duncan - Drums

Dan Waller - Bass

Michael Ray - Fiddle on Streak Of Gray & Carolina

Bruce Wandmayer - Saxophone on Judge & Jury

Bud Denton - Electric Guitar on Tell You Why

Tim McNulty - Background Vocals on Tell You Why

Keith Greeninger - Producer - Background Vocals on Streak Of Gray, Carolina, & Tell You Why

Richard Newman - Cover Photos, Videographer, & Total Positive Vibes

Tim Prince - Mastered at Ridgetop Studios





Thanks Y'all!

Gary Blackburn  Copyright 2020