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.