Gina & Brian

Brian Kandler & Gina Garner- 2014 Duo Winner of CABS Blues Brawl

Gina Garner & Brian Kandler
Saturday, Sept 20, 2014 – 3:15 to 4:00 pm
MICA Stage

Gina Garner and Brian Kandler’s musical collaboration began at an open mic in downtown Lansing in 2011. After some work with local blues band Hittin’ Home, in 2012 Gina joined Brian in the blues/rock group, Late Edition, adding a female influence with songs from Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Joan Osborne.

At last year’s BluesFest, Brian and Gina joined Jimmy G & the Capitols on the North Stage for a rocking’ good time on Friday night. This year, with a set on their own, you’ll hear Brian’s smooth slide and blues guitar style paired perfectly with Gina’s soulful interpretations of classic and modern blues tunes as well as original songs written by the duo. It’s the sound and talent that made them the 2014 Duo Winner at the Capital Area Blues Society (CABS) annual Blues Brawl, sending them to the 2015 Memphis International Blues Challenge in January.