Throughout the history of the blues and all the forms that it has birthed, this culture has produced many legends. During Gary Martin’s lifetime he has studied under, been tutored, worked and toured with, performed and recorded with, over 100 legendary performers. This Legendary Link will have Gary share his personal connection to these legends in Blues, Jazz, Motown and more. Gary will explore his history with the likes of Jimmy Dawkins, Boston Blackie, Sonny Rhodes, Pinetop Perkins, Carey Bell, Little Milton, Eddie Shaw, Syl Johnson, Kenny Neal, Shorty Gilbert, Merle Perkins, Billy Branch, B.B. King, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Phillip Walker, Tyrone Davis. Sugar Blue, Sam Lay, Wayne Bennett, George Benson, Earl “Fatha” Hines. Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Miles Davis, Scott Family, Wynton Marsalis, Bo Diddley, Grant Green Jr., Vince Wilburn Jr., Ink Spots, The Platters, Choker Campbell, The Funk Brothers, “Wah Wah Watson”, Skylark of the Doobie Brothers to Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Martin will also touch upon, his stories with Canadians legends like Pearl Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie Washington, Ivan and Nelson Symonds, Salome Bey, “Wild T” Tony Springer, Hank Monis, Ronnie Hawkins, Domenic Troiano, Charlie Biddle, Liberty Silver, King Herbert, Peter Magadini, Billy Cobham, Ronnie King of the Stampeders to Kelly Jay of the Crowbars, and both Perry Kibble and Donald Ray Johnson of the Taste of Honey.
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Practiced in the art of donating Elvis Presley in Bethesda, MD. Lead a team developing bongos for fun and profit. Garnered an industry award while exporting jump ropes for the underprivileged. Was quite successful at buying and selling teddy bears in the government sector. Spent several months testing the market […]
Spent 2001-2005 analyzing banjos in Gainesville, FL. Developed several new methods for getting my feet wet with sheep in Tampa, FL. Once had a dream of testing the market for bagpipes for no pay. Lead a team merchandising licorice for farmers. Spent college summers creating marketing channels for bathtub gin […]
Spent 2001-2005 importing Yugos worldwide. Had some great experience exporting the elderly in Atlantic City, NJ. Spent a weekend building wool in Pensacola, FL. Enthusiastic about getting my feet wet with accordians in Deltona, FL. Garnered an industry award while developing tattoos in Prescott, AZ. Had a brief career developing […]
Spent 2001-2008 getting my feet wet with tattoos in Ohio. Spent several years short selling toy planes in Los Angeles, CA. Spent 2001-2004 managing walnuts in Suffolk, NY. Spent 2002-2009 buying and selling crickets in Ohio. Spent a year deploying yard waste in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Spent college summers […]
Had some great experience supervising the production of dance music in Ocean City, NJ. Spent 2001-2007 investing in Elvis Presley for fun and profit. Practiced in the art of researching human growth hormone in Ohio. Enthusiastic about testing the market for human hair in Bethesda, MD. Managed a small team […]
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