““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)
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GARY BLACKBURN BAND
COUNTRY, ROCK, FOLK BLUES, AMERICANA
If you are looking for fun , quality music with a professional performance, check out the Gary Blackburn Band. Based out of Santa Cruz California in the beautiful Monterey Bay, fronted by singer-songwriter Gary Blackburn, performing Gary's original songs along with some cool covers in a variety of genres for your listening and dancing pleasure. You can hear Gary's original song "Carolina" on KPIG 107.5 FM. For the dance sets, his band will keep you out on the dance floor, and for the sit down shows, Gary's band will weave a musical journey for the crowd. Gary will have guest musicians sitting in on occasion of the most talented players. The Gary Blackburn Band will leave you wanting to hear more!