Gary Burnett is a technologist, entrepreneur and amateur blues historian. He also teaches at a university Institute of Theology and, when he’s not listening to the blues, is to be found playing his Lowden, Martin, Gretsch and PRS guitars. Gary first started listening to the blues in the early seventies – Decca’s World of Blues Power was the very first album he listened to, hearing John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, Ten Years After, Peter Green and Savoy Brown. Once he had heard Clapton playing “All your lovin’ pretty baby” and Savoy Brown singing “Taste & try before you buy”, next stop was Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. A lifelong passion for the blues ensued!

For the past few years, the faith community of which I am a part has allowed me to organize an annual Blues evening, in which we have explored the relationship between faith and the blues, making sure we do so accompanied by a lot of live music. We’re blessed in having some great musicians as part of our community and knowing some other excellent performers. So, out of the inspiration, challenge and enjoyment that hundreds of people have had through this experience comes this blog…enjoy!

Gary Moore’s Still Got the Blues from the 1st Fitzroy Blues Night


15 comments on “Author

  1. Hi Gary, If you have time please check out our gospel blues album. The Tim Crahart Blues Band are based in South Wales, I play bass for the band and we have an album out which you can download for free from It’s a mixture of original gospel blues and covers of some classics.

  2. Hi, I’m a blues artist from Scotland, well I play music based in the blues but taking it in my own direction kinda.. was wondering if you’d be interested in reviewing my new album ‘Miracle Of Healing’? There are a few songs on there about spirituality which might fit nicely with your site here..

    • Hi Andy nice to hear from you. Happy to do a short review – let me have download details or whatever ( Might take a couple of weeks before I do. regards G

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  4. Hi Gary,
    I recently came across your Gospel Blues book which I’m looking forward to reading! I felt a kinship with the two interests, although I’m an artist and not a writer. You might enjoy looking through some of my work, both the blues and the Psalms among others, that you can access at Grace and peace.

  5. Hi Gary,
    I recently came across your Gospel Blues book which I’m eager to start reading. I have similar interests although I’m an artist and not a writer. You might enjoy browsing some of my blues and psalm woodcuts at Grace and Peace.

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