A longtime resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, Gary Ferguson is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been a mainstay of the bluegrass and Americana scenes since the 1980s. In addition to the Gary Ferguson Band, Gary has recorded or performed with such distinguished bluegrass musicians as Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Mike Auldridge and many others.
A five-time finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, Ferguson is an acclaimed songwriter best known for the Larry Sparks hit, “Last Day at Gettysburg,” which has been recorded around the world from Japan to France and the Czech Republic.
Gary toured Ireland from 2005 to 2019 and through most of those years he performed with the husband and wife team Colin and Janet Henry. During those tours he also shared the stage with some of the best of Irish songwriters like Charlie McGettigan, Frankie Lane, Niall Toner, Mary Greene and indeed Janet Henry herself.
The newest album, “Ferguson's Farewell” (The Irish Connection) brings all of this together with a collection of songs co written with each of these great Irish writers and more. 11 songs in total with the instrumental title track written by Colin Henry”