iOS app Android app

Gary Burr Blue Sky Riders

Promise to My Nana

Georgia Middleman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

When I was 12 years old, my grandmother used to say to me, "You keep singing, Little Girl, and you're gonna make it. I want to live long enough to see you on that 'Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson. OK?"

Burn It

Georgia Middleman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I remember the day I quit waitressing. I loved that restaurant because it was run by management who cared about their employees. I told my boss, "I'm really excited about being a professional songwriter but I want you to know that I'm holding on to my waitress uniform, just in case things don't work out." And what he said, I'll never forget.

How I Ended Up Playing A Gig For Winnie The Pooh

Gary Burr | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

We have always known in our heads what being a brand-new band on the road would be like, but we are starting to actually experience it now and it is daunting! No radio station is apparently too small or newspaper interview too early in the morning to turn down.

'Looking Back, I Couldn't Believe How Far I'd Come'

Georgia Middleman | Posted 10.20.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I was enjoying the beautiful scenery when about 12 minutes into it, I suddenly looked up and realized I was coming upon a huge mountain in front of me. As I got closer and closer, my heart started pounding and I started feeling very anxious. Why? Because I didn't have a view anymore.

Getting Used Center Stage After Playing Sideman To Roger Daltrey And Other Stars

Gary Burr | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

I have had a lot of chances to know what it feels like to be Spock to a lot of amazing Kirks. I have toured as part of Carole King's Living Room Tour and stood to Ringo's left as part of the Roundheads. I am now in a band where I am one of three people at the front of the stage.

The Twisted And Dark Reason I Became A Musician

Gary Burr | Posted 09.20.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

What made me want to get into this business anyway? Was it the piles of easy money? (Still looking.) Was it the respect of the artistic community? (Gave up looking for that in 2003.) Or was it something more twisted and dark?

Moldy Bread and Flying Panties

Gary Burr | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

Total strangers are telling us intimate things about their lives -- friends and families lost, ambitions forgotten or found -- and all these stories end with them saying that something we wrote or sang gave them a gift: the knowledge that they are not alone, that solutions are out there.