Gary and Georgia will be performing and teaching songwriting at the Belfast Nashville Songwriting Festival March 3 – 6, 2016. On March 3rd, Gary will be performing in the round with Derek Ryan and Triona and again on March 5th, with Peter McVeigh and Ryan McMullan. On March 4th, Georgia will be performing in the round with Simon Murphy and Stephen Macartney and again on March 5th, with Donal Scullion, Robb Murphy and Rab Wishart.


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Whether you’re a novice or an experienced songwriter, this is the class for  you.

Hall of Fame songwriter Gary Burr will cover a full range of songwriting styles and techniques during a seminar series scheduled at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN from April 22-24, 2016.


The master class includes:

  • Critiques of students’ songs
  • One-on-one coaching & advice from Gary and other world-class songwriters
  • Guest lectures and Q&A sessions
  • Critiques and advice on up to 6 new songs during the 12 months following the class

You’ll learn the tips, tricks and shortcuts that Gary has amassed over forty years of songwriting.  You’ll increase output and creativity, and learn how to overcome writer’s block.  You’ll replace bad habits with proven songwriting techniques.

Class size is limited to twenty in order to optimize the experience for each attendee.

For more information, and to register for Gary Burr’s songwriting master class, click here.



Have you ever wanted to learn what it takes to write a hit song? Whether you’re a novice or an experienced songwriter, here’s the event for you.

On Thursday, November 5, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr will present a songwriting workshop and concert at Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, Georgia.

It’s an a la carte menu; you may choose the workshop, the concert or both. As always, the best value and choice on that menu has to be the combo platter. Here’s what you’ll learn at the workshop:

•  An assortment of tricks that will help you come up with ideas even when you think you’re stuck
•  The qualities that make lyrics great, and how to write good ones yourself
•  How a song should be structured – and how it could be structured
•  How to give and receive advice that is helpful, constructive, kind, and effective
•  The keys to collaborating with other songwriters
•  Shortcuts that will allow you to create music for your song even if you don’t play an instrument

Here’s what you’ll hear at the concert:

• Original music from two award winning songwriters
• Catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics and warm harmonies
• Behind-the-scenes tales of the music and the music makers
• Brand new songs from Middleman Burr’s debut album  I Like the Sound of That

This will be a memorable evening of story, song and laughter that you don’t wanna miss!

Tickets for Middleman Burr @ Red Clay Music Foundry are available here.


“Why Not” catch Blue Sky Riders on tour this fall?! The Kickin’ It Back tour will see both coasts and make a stop in the middle this September and October. Singer-songwriters Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman are excited to preview music from their new sophomore album for their family of fans and supporters. Come to the show for a sneak peek at new album Why Not before its 2016 official release!

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City Winery
City Winery
Bankhead Theater
Pepperdine University
Poway Center
The Coach House
Grand Theatre
New York, NY
New York, NY
Livermore, CA
Malibu, CA
Poway, CA
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Frankfort, KY

Check out upcoming tour dates below.  Hope to see you there!

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SEPT 15 – City Winery, New York, NY.  New music from Blue Sky Riders!  Join us in the Big Apple for an evening of song and story.  Show at 8 pm, doors at 6.  Tickets now on sale!

SEPT 16 – City Winery, New York, NY. By popular demand, back for a second show! Spend Wednesday evening with Blue Sky Riders in New York City. Tickets available now!

SEPT 18 – Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA. Blue Sky Riders will perform at 8 pm.  Tickets are now on sale right here!

For a complete list of tour dates, check the Tour Page.


Gary, Georgia and Kenny Loggins, also known as Blue Sky Riders,  are currently in studio working on the follow-up to Finally Home, their well received 2013 album debut.

Supported by the generosity (and good taste!) of their fans, the Riders’ sophomore album promises to be even bigger and better than the first.  Really!

AND the new album features the amazing back-up vocals of Blue Sky Riders fans who contributed both $$ and their dulcet tones to the project through Kickstarter.  Check out the project and get updates on the new album here.

Georgia and Gary just got back from an amazing weekend of music with new friends at Songwriting With: Soldiers in Belton, TX.  With Darden Smith and Monte Warden, they wrote songs with the veterans about their experiences in the field and coming back to America. For more information about this great organization, please go to:

In the video below, enjoy a song that Georgia wrote with veterans Shynice Pedro, Natasha Willford & Stacy Pearsall called “Just Trying To Find Myself”.

Here’s a song that Gary wrote with veteran Kevin Clay called “I Drive”.

Our thanks to the talented James Monk for filming and editing these videos!

Listen to more songs that Georgia, Gary, Darden and Monte wrote with the soldiers in the music player below.  If you’d like to support this worthy organization and bring music to more veterans, please download the music and donate to Songwriting With: Soldiers here.