"ridiculously talented, genre-bending...a jaw-dropper”
- Blues Matters Magazine (UK)
With one foot planted firmly in the Blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else, The Gary Cain Band bring a fresh and unique musical style defined by their debut release, “Twangadelic Bluesophunk”.
In 2016 Gary Cain was named the #4 Independent Blues Guitarist in the World by Six String Theory, the largest competition of its kind, and judged by such guitar greats as Joe Bonamassa, Ry Cooder, and Steve Vai.
The Gary Cain Band were semi-finalists at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN
The Gary Cain Band has been a regular performer at the Open Streets UpTown Waterloo festivals. They are a wonderfully committed group of talented musicians and a pleasure to work with. They have an amazing sound and trigger a fabulous response from the audience. As an event organizer I would certainly recommend booking this group and always look forward to having them perform for us!
Price Range: (phone number hidden)
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
If you like guitar-driven blues along the lines of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, you will love the GCB. An extremely high-level of musicianship from all 3 members of the band. Gigs are typically 2 or 3 sets.
In 2014 Gary Cain placed 6th in the world (#1 in Canada) in the blues category of Grammy Winner Lee Ritneour’s Six String Theory guitar competition, judged by such greats as Joe Bonamassa, Ry Cooder, and Joe Satriani.
Gary is an Official Fractal Artist (Fractal Audio endorsement).
Additional Booking Notes
We're a three-piece, guitar, bass, drums, with one vocal mic.
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
Scuttle Buttin (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Crossroad Blues (Cream)
Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix)
Crosscut Saw (Albert King)
While We Cry (Kenny Wayne Shepherd)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Walk a Mile In My Shoes (Albert Collins)
Twang Strut (GCB original)
Shiloh (Chris Duarte)
|Gary Cain||Guitar, vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Danny Gatton, Philip Sayce, Jeff Healey, ZZ Top, Chris Duarte, the Allman Brothers
tent/cover (outdoor gigs)
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