Nashville, TN based Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Gil Gann is a
quintessential Blues man. His unique style is the result of his East Texas
roots, South Central L.A. upbringing and forays thru many genres which
include Jazz, Rock, Funk, Reggae and Country from which he has
evolved into the Artist he is today.
Gil Gann is no imitator; he lives the Blues. When he hits the stage it’s no
holds barred, unbridled passion.
Below is a excerpt from an article written by Sandee Gertz:
Nashville, TN – As you know by now from my columns, Printers Alley, where I live and
write is literally the “home of the blues” as the famed Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
is situated right in the heart of the bustling historic district of downtown off Church Street.
And though there are a few regulars here who are declared (or claim) to be the “mayor of
the alley,” only one man is king of the blues in these parts: Gil Gann, “the man.”
If you’ve walked through the alley only once, you’ve likely seen him in his signature
performing regalia of top hat and black cotton matching shirt and pants—either putting out
the signs for the club, sitting on the café chairs outside grabbing a smoke, or where he
weaves his daily magic “on da porch” as they call the famed stage at Bourbon Street.
You’ll know it’s his set by the colorful Nola-style beads that he carefully decorates the stage
with, in and around the “bucket of love” tip jar. “I’m a pretty, pretty man,” Gann claims from
the throne of Bourbon Street as he croons the old-school blues, Motown, and other soulful
favorites and originals he’s known for.
His moniker, “150 Pounds of the Blues” refers to his slight weight, but Gann comes by his
blues with a heavy dose of hard work, and more than enough hard times in his past to give
him the heart of a true Blues man..
“There ain’t no shame in my game. Everyone fights their demons,” the musician says. And for Gann, there have been some tough ones to fight