Gary Martin a sharp dressed, foot stomping, guitar picking powerhouse of motion, has you spellbound from the first note. He is authentic Chicago Blues at its finest. He is the Prince of Blues.
Gary Martin, blues artist, is a gifted guitarist, singer, arranger who brings authenticity, excitement, deep expression and emotion to his performances. Chicago born, with Mississippi roots, this child protégé was influenced by Jimmy Dawkins along with a long line of Chicago blues legends. Mentored by his uncle Hubert Sumlin and Howlin Wolf, Gary was fronting his own bands by the age of 14, shared the stage with Wolf, competed against the likes of the Jackson Five, recorded with Chess, and had a song on the Billboard charts while in his teens. Performing with blues veterans across Chicago, this young guitarist quickly made his name known performing not only the blues, but jazz, soul and rhythm & blues. It was Tyrone Davis who encouraged him to sing. In his quest to perfect his Blues roots Gary sought out and has studied with the masters; Wayne Bennett, Little Milton, Carey Bell, Philip Walker, The Scott Family, Tal Farlow, Peter Cozy, Hank Monis, Barney Kessel, George Benson, Earl "fatha" Hines, Herb Ellis, Domenic Troiano and members of Motown's illustrious Funk Brothers to name only a few. Miles Davis once stated "Gary will be a man of all seasons because of the all the styles he is mastering"
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Cover Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Chicago/Canada
Appeals most (but not limited) to: 4-104 Street Dances to Concerts