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Gary P. Nunn


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Gary P. Nunn began his musical career as a 7th grader in a garage band in Brownfield, Texas, where he was an honor student and all-around athlete. Upon graduation from night school, he attended Texas Tech University and South Plains College while pursuing music on weekends playing with “The Fabulous Sparkles,” a take-no-prisoners rock band that was the rage of West Texas during the sixties. In 1968 he transferred to the University of Texas at Austin immersing himself in the lively local music scene while studying pharmacy at UT. In 1972, Michael Martin Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Willie Nelson moved to Austin and a new Era in music was born. The movement was dubbed “Texas progressive,” “outlaw music” among other monikers and Gary P. Nunn was right in the middle of it. At one time he was playing bass for Murphey, Walker and Nelson! For Murphy and Walker, he lead The Lost Gonzo Band who backed them up on stage and in the studio, and helped propel them to national notoriety. It was during this time that Nunn honed his songwriting skills composing tunes that were recorded by Nelson, Walker and Murphey, as well as Rosanne Cash, David Allen Coe and others, earning him several gold and platinum records for writing, publishing and performing.


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  • steffegrek

    I have meet Gary P several times in TX. In Bandera TX he took us to the show and back to the Motell again. AND I have had lunch in his house outside Marble Falls with his wife Ruth and a friend of mine.THAT´S GREAT

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Prekindle

    NOW ON SALE: Gary P. Nunn at Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX. Visit the event page for information on what will certainly be a memorable show by this Texas music legend!

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • burninlove4u

    My absolute favorite.

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • Gaynor7

    Love love this guy's music :o)

    8 May 2009 Reply

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