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Upcoming Shows:


19- Deja Brew -Meridian -Acoustic 6-8

21- Pengilly's in Boise Idaho 9-12

26- Deja Brew- Meridian -Acoustic 6-8

28 - VISTA BAR- Boise 9-12


14th- Walla Walla Guitar Festival

VFW Post 992 8:30pm

20th- Olympic Venue in Boise Idaho w ANA POPOVIC

28th- Bar365 Lounge at Riverside Hotel- Boise 


2nd- Sapphire Room in Boise Idaho: Gary Tackett Presents "SMOKE ON THE WATER" A Musical Event featuring Tony Lindsay (11 Time Grammy Winner and Former Lead Singer for Santana) and Myron Dove (Bassist for Santana/Robben Ford/Montrose/Gatemouth Brown)! 

TICKETS: https://smokeapril.eventbrite.com 

3rd- JUST ADDED! THE MINT in Hailey(Sun Valley Idaho) w Tony Lindsay and Myron Dove-Smoke On The Water 

TICKETS:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smoke-on-the-water-supergroup-tickets-90560305311 

4th- Whiskey River- Nampa Idaho 9-12

25th- WilliBs - Boise Idaho 8-11


25th - Weiser River Music Festival in Weiser Idaho


24th Pickaxe Blues Festival in Republic WA

31st- Destination Caldwell Blues Festival - 8:30-9:30 Caldwell Idaho



OCT 9th-12th - NASHVILLE 




New Single- "Over The Side" is out now and available on iTunes/Spotify/and Reverbnation.com. LINK TO TRACK IS BELOW! 

Track List: 

Over The Side 

Old Freight Train 

The Bottle Lies

Put You In The Ground 

Down By The River, A Little Bit 

27 Miles To Bakersfield 

Shaky Ground

Route 66 


Recorded in June of 2019 at The Switchyard Studios in Nashville TN, with Michael St-Leon at the knobs (Engineered and Mixed Buddy Guys latest Grammy winning album). 

 Mark Beckett(Drums)

Scotty Simpson(Bass)

Robbie Kearns(Bass)

Rich Redmond (Percussion)

Gary now resides and plays live music throughout the Pacific Northwest at Concerts, Festivals, and Nightclubs! 

Come out to a show soon! 

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"Guitarist to the Stars" Gary Tackett has played every stage from the Oakland Coliseum to the Grand Ole Opry. Gary's Style is Rockin' Roadhouse Guitar Driven Blues/R&B with a hint of country and americana. From Delbert McClinton to Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard to CCR. 

Rockin originals and revved up versions of classic favorites!  In 1989 Gary's dream came true by getting his name on a Merle Haggard record. He recorded Blue Jungle with Merle and the Strangers at his studio N California. Gary spent many years in the Bay Area before moving to Nashville in 1992 and spent the next 15 years there touring with Vern Gosdin, Eddy Raven, Billy Currington, Antsy McClain, Tammy Cochran and many others. 

Gary has opened shows for Tinsley Ellis, Coco Montoya, and Ana Popovic, just to name a few!

Now booking Festival, Fair and Concert dates for 2020!

Mgmt/Blue Barn Media Group 

FOR BOOKING CALL 208-807-4695

EMAIL- gtackettsr@gmail.com 


Listen To The New Single "OVER THE SIDE" 

Here's What The Industry Has To Say About Gary Tackett


Here is what some top music industry insiders have to say about Gary Tackett.

 “Gary, "I've known Gary a long time, and I've watched him grow. Older and wiser now he's become a truly major league song writer. Straight ahead, honest, from the heart, lyrics and a dynamic melodic sense. And guitar? Come on. Romping blues, country, cool jazz, rock, gospel he can do it all. And with fire. On top of that he's a fantastic singer. He's really got it all, including vast experience. I love this guy." DW”

- Dennis Walker -Producer (BB King, Robert Cray, Phillip Walker, Lowell Fulson)


- Ed Simon, The Boise Beat (Jun 07, 2019)

 "Gary Tackett, a great versatile guitarist, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Pop...and a CoolManDude to the fullest!!! Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Drummer-Steve Winwood, David Lindley, Santana, Chicago, Lindsey Buckingham).

 "Gary was one of the first guitarists I played with in Nashville. He set the tone for my entire Nashville journey. Great sounds, feel, energy and attitude.” “Gary rocks!” Rich Redmond- (Drummer for Jason Aldean/sessions).

 "Gary has earned a masters degree in tone and a PhD in twang from the best stages in the world. He tears it up!" -- Steve Fishell (Producer for Mavericks, Producer Americana Album of the Year 2014 Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell, Steel Guitarist for Emmylou Harris' Hot Band). 

 “Gary Tacket : He can play it and sing it all, Blues, Country, Rock. And add soul to all that he does !!! I'll play my drums with him anytime, anywhere !!!! Brian Collier(Drummer for Lionel Ritchie, Con Funk Shun, Lauren Hill, Too Short)” 

 “Gary is the real deal. He’s a great player and a real pro. Whether he’s on the session or on the gig, he plays all the right stuff….authentically.” Mike Vanderhule (Drummer Y & T www.mikevanderhule.com” )

 "It's nice when talent meets integrity. That's the case with Gary Tackett. I can depend on him, not only as a professional, but as a friend. It's an honor when someone of Gary's caliber contributes their talents to what I do, because you know this guy could work with anyone, and here he is on stage with me. That makes me want to work harder." – Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours.

Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude w Coco Montoya

Live Sept 29th 2019 Olympic in Boise Idaho opening for Coco Montoya

Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude (A Little Bit)

Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude performing original "A LIttle Bit" at Olympic in Boise ID on Sept 29th 2019 opening for Coco Montoya


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