Grateful Gary
Grateful Gary Who's "Grateful Gary"???

Grateful Gary is a longtime Chicago-area musician and sound engineer. He played in the St.Louis GD-tribute band "The Schwag" for three years, then started "Grateful Gary and Friends" ...which modulated into "Magic Bus", his current pride-and-joy.

Gary also plays acoustic solo-, duo- and trio- versions of his music. --Watch this space for the gigs! He's one of the rare breed of musician who plays BOTH guitar and bass, equally.

Grateful Gary also is an experienced and respected audio engineer. In addition to his Radio-Television degree from Southern Illinois Univ., he has in the past worked for Clair/ShowCo (shows like Lollapalooza, B96 Summer Bash at Toyota Park, Chicago Theatre, Riviera, Aragon, Allstate), was supervisor of engineers at The Ace Bar and at The Alley, and currently is an on-call engineer for Acutrak/Mt. Prospect. GG owns a medium-sized PA system and lighting (for hire) and occasionally does the sound for the Chicago band Mr. Blotto. Please contact him for a quote.

His other passions? Riding his Honda VTX-1800 motorcycle and underground cave exploring.

Check out Gary's new official website at, send him a message at, and stay tuned to JamBase to see where he's playing next!