INTERVIEW: Gary Burk III

How would you classify your music?

I would classify my music as Country with an Old School Rock N’ Roll Twist, Along with a hint of Southern Rock.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

My Biggest influencers thus far have been, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan, Aaron Lewis, and Jim Riley from Rascal Flatts.

What do you want fans to take from your music?

I am hoping that my fans are able to take my passion and drive and apply it to their own life.

How’s the music scene in your locale?

My local hometown has been very receptive to my recent success. They are extremely supportive and come to any and all of my shows within reason.

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

The best concert that I have been to, would by far be to see Jason Aldean! His stage presence and interaction along with songs are very touching.

Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

My personal would have to be “Crashed” It was my first release that really helped put me on the map in the industry.

How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

In the past year, I have went from simply being a local cover song musician to now being a Nationally Recognized Artist who has his own songs on the radio. Getting to hear my music on radio stations in different parts of the country has really boosted my confidence and helped me stand out as an artist

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

If I could have the opportunity to sit down with any artist it would be Aaron Lewis, his outlaw country style has really opened my eyes to a different style and helped me develop my own style.

What’s next for you?  

My next step is going to be, releasing a new song that has a much different sound than my other 4 songs. Following that I plan to start planning for my 2020 tour!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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