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GARY MARTIN & BAND
December 3 @ 9:30 pm
The Commercial is honored to host a night with Gary Martin, a true Blues master with a powerhouse band. Gary Martin brings authenticity, excitement, and deep expression 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 Records, and had a song on the Billboard charts while in his teens.
Gary Martin is a sharp dressed, foot stomping, guitar picking powerhouse of motion, who will have you spellbound from the first note; making you dance, sing, laugh and cry. He is the funky bluesman with an abundance of soul. He is the Blues at its finest. He is authentic Chicago Blues. He is the Prince of Blues!