“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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You can go to the MUSIC page if you would like to Download the above songs.

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GARY BLACKBURN

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!

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

Previous events

Oct5

Harvest, Hops, & Hounds Benefit Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter & Unchained

Aptos, CA.

Aug10

Michael's On Main / Benefit For The Compassionate Friends Of Santa Cruz

Soquel, CA.

Benefit for The Compassionate Friends Of Santa Cruz, along with Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness provided by Donor Network West. In loving memory of Alexander Blackburn

Gary's  Latest CD

Gary's Latest CD

UPDATES & STUFF FROM GARY

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!

 

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

Barbara Montes-Olsen - Art & Design

 

 

 

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