The Gary Cain Band
On Friday June 24th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth) has a very special band returning who all music fans and blues fans need to see, as The Gary Cain Band is back for a special Friday night show in Toronto! Coming back from Austin Texas, this will be The Gary Cain Band’s only Toronto show, so do not miss it! The Gary Cain Band held down a monthly Sunday residency at the Linsmore throughout 2017 and parts of 2018 and captivated many people with their incredible blues music! Gary Cain has gained a ton of notoriety as one of the top blues musicians and guitar virtuoso’s not only in Canada but around the world! He is considered, the #4 independent blues guitarist in the world (2016 Six String Theory) and was also Semi-Finalists in The Blues Foundation’s 2018 International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis. He moved to Austin, Texas and has been touring all over melting faces with his tremendous guitar playing! Gary has a very hectic schedule over the summer touring everywhere, so don’t miss out on seeing this talent in Toronto. Gary is only back for a short period of time, so Toronto music fans, we are really in for a big treat with Gary returning to play the Linsmore! Music fans you need to see this band live and at the Linsmore because this opportunity will not be presented very often in the future. The show starts at 9:30pm, tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door so do not miss this show!
Gary Cain is Canada’s #1 Independent Blues Artist! Some of the bands that has influenced Gary Cain’s Blues music, include Eric Gales, Philip Sayce, Stevie Ray Vaughan, AC/DC, Danny Gatton, ZZ Top, Chris Duarte, Scott Henderson, Doyle Bramhall II, Greg Koch, Albert King, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix! In 2019 Gary opened a show for George Thorogood and The Destroyers at Massey Hall in front of 3000 people and absolutely stole the show! He is gaining a ton of worldwide recognition and someone you need to see live!
Gary Cain is one of the most exciting guitar-slingers on the blues scene today. As a child he spent entire days in his parents’ basement learning AC/DC songs note-for-note on a cheap classical guitar. “Eventually I think they thought ‘It’s time to get him into lessons.’ I still laugh when I think back to me as a 12-year old kid trying to explain to my Mom the intricacies of Angus Young’s solo on the live version of Whole Lotta Rosie.”
After studying guitar at Humber College’s world-renowned music program, he played in several bands, eventually landing a gig in Dubai in the house band for The Lodge, one of Dubai’s largest nightclubs. The four-sets-a-night, six-nights-a-week pace eventually led to a vocal injury that sidelined him. “I wasn’t sure what to do, no seemed to be able to tell me what the problem was. When I finally got into see a specialist that could tell me, it was a relief to know it was something I could come back from.” Now, back in action with a style he calls Twang-a-Delic Blues-o-Phunk, he’s backed by a rhythm section featuring two incredibly well-rounded, experienced, and talented musicians. “It’s great to be able to play with guys that can draw from so many styles. It gives us a lot of freedom to stretch out of the typical blues box and into a lot of cool different places.”
In 2016 Gary placed 4th in the world 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. He is also an Official Fractal Artist.