I’m forever chasing striking blends of folk, rock, country, cowboy, jazz, punk, blues in songs I write and perform. Born in Wichita Kansas, mostly raised in Sturgis, Michigan, then Kalamazoo, on to Chicago, too long in Southern CA, & for the time being basing out of Northern Arizona. Began as a hard rock electric guitar player emulating the high energy rock out of Detroit, fell in love with the blues in Chicago. Moved out west to L.A. to play some rock and roll and somehow became Ramblin’ Jack Elliott’s road manager, opener and sidekick for a while(he duets w/ me on Dollars To Dust). While in L.A. I had the good fortune of getting to know and open shows for world-class songwriters/guitarists Dave Alvin and Rick Shea, two of the best California has to offer.
A Garrick Rawlings show is best described as Neil Young & Johnny Cash meet the MC5 riding horseback through the desert with Ramblin’ Jack and Townes, settlin’ in around the campfire with Woody Guthrie, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band.