Gary and Georgia are excited to return to the big island for the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival from June 16-18, 2016.  Presented by KMF (Kauai Music Festival), this event welcomes both novice and experienced songwriters to a celebration of their craft.  Special emphasis is placed on education, collaboration and the creation of music for the film and television industries.

Check the short video below for a preview of the event.  You might just see someone you know!

For more on the festival and registration information, go here.

The Home by Dark Songwriter Series welcomes special guests Georgia Middleman and Jesse Terry to the Infinite Energy Theater in Duluth, GA on August 13. 

The Home by Dark Series brings world class musicians and songwriters together for a night of song, storytelling and joyful spontaneity, confident that "A song can change your life," and nearly always your evening for the better.  Join us and change yours!  

For more information and tickets, please go here.

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.