Wildwood Sounds hosts blues singers March 10

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, featuring the blues, on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

Gary Dale Farmer is a character actor with plenty of character. With over 100 film and TV appearances attached to his resume, and plenty more in the pipeline, Gary has shown he can adapt easily to any genre when necessary. He was born in Ohsweken, Ontario, into the Cayuga nation and Wolf Clan, and studied photography and film at both the Syracuse University and Ryerson Polytechnic University. He then began a successful career as an actor, first taking small roles in movies such as Police Academy (1984), the John Schlesinger film The Believers (1987) with Martin Sheen, the Matt Dillon vehicle, The Big Town (1987), and Renegades (1989) starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips.

By the early 1990s, Gary was starring in more substantial roles. He portrayed Cowboy Dashee in the Robert Redford-produced thriller, The Dark Wind (1991) - again opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and starred with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in the drama Blown Away (1993). Lou Diamond Phillips cast Gary in his directorial debut Sioux City (1994) and Ernest R. Dickerson cast him in the first Tales from the Crypt (1989) horror movie Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) with Billy Zane: Gary played a small town deputy. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his memorable performance as Nobody in the Jim Jarmusch independent western Dead Man (1995), in which he starred opposite Johnny Depp, and again for his role in Smoke Signals (1998).

Jim Jarmusch re-prised Gary's role as the Native American spiritual guide - Nobody - for his next film, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), and Frank Oz cast him alongside Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro in The Score (2001). Gary continues to work steadily as an actor and has also moved behind the camera - he has directed a few projects, including an episode of the Forever Knight (1992) TV series, episode 'Father Figure' (1992).

Gary formed his own band “Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers.” Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers established in 2005 in Santa Fe, NM is a blues band with a nefarious group of musicians including, Derek Miller, Jaime Bird Yellowhorse, Jme Russell, Teri Diers, Margaret Burke and Gary Farmer on harmonica & vocals. The concept for the band is the love of the blues and it's departures into rock & roll, jazz, reggae, soul yeah heart and soul.

This is a sweets and snacks potluck. Bring a favorite healthy snack to share, and as always coffee and tea are on the house.