Bio

Americana artist chasing striking blends of folk, rock, country, cowboy, jazz, punk, blues in songs both written and covered. Born in Wichita Kansas, raised in Sturgis, Michigan, then Kalamazoo, on to Chicago, Southern California, and now Prescott, Arizona. Started out in music as a hard rock electric guitar player emulating the high energy rock out of Detroit, fell in love with the blues in Chicago. A move out west to L.A. to play some rock and roll somehow turned into becoming folk legend and Grammy award winning Ramblin' Jack Elliott's road manager, opener and sidekick for a couple years; evolving into a singer/songwriter solo artist in the process. Elliott is widely regarded as the link between Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. While in L.A., G.R. had the good fortune of getting to know and open shows for world-class songwriters/guitarists Dave Alvin and Rick Shea, some 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 chasing Woody, Ramblin' Jack, Townes Van Zandt, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band at some obscure, magnificent, raging campfire.