As a Singer/Songwriter, Gary brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to form his own unique sound in the Country Rock, Folk Blues, American genres. With such influences from James Taylor to Todd Rundgren, Hank Williams Sr. to Dwight Yoakam. Developing his own personal style to his originals, blending old school with contemporary, along with an intimate and emotional stage presence, you will no doubt connect with his musical performance. Originally from the San Joaquin Valley in central California, just north of Merle's home and the Bakersfield Sound, Gary moved to Santa Cruz in the late 70's to further his music career, he was front man for bands performing in the Monterey Bay area. UTURN, Blackburn-Dadd Band, Trigger Happy, Fools Paradise, and the Western Flyers to name a few, playing the local clubs. Gary can do solo performances with just his vocals and guitar as well. So, he can perform the softer folk, country, blues solo gig, or put the Gary Blackburn Band together and Rock It Out! Consider Gary for your next party, reception, ceremony, festival, or club venue. Thanks y'all!   Peace & Love

“KPIG 107.5 FM Radio, DJ Laurie Roberts aired "Carolina", off CD,"Streak Of Gray" on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 11:34am!” KPIG 107.5 FM Radio ”
"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”


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