Gough-Martin Blues Band

Hometown: South Union, KY
Genre: Blues, R&B / Soul
Reach: internatonal
Status: active Years Active: 2017 - Present

Current Members

Michael Gough - bass and vocals
John Martin - guitar and vocals
Gerry Smoot - drums and vocals
Patrick Preston - keyboards and vocals

Featuring special guests:

William Howse - harmonica
Mike Lawing aka Tramp - violin and mandolin


Michael Gough and John Martin began making music in 1992. They collaborated all through the 90s and have played in various ensembles since. Based in South Central Kentucky (South Union/Bowling Green), they’ve always been active musicians. Gerry Smoot and Patrick Preston are in-demand session players from the Evansville, Ind., tri-state region. Upon a recommendation and eventual introduction from Gerry aka “G.Smooth,” Patrick joined the band. After playing a few test gigs during winter 2016, in February 2017 they traveled to Marietta, Ohio, to participate in the Mid-Ohio Blues Jazz and Folk Society’s IBC and will now be representing that organization in Memphis at the 2018 International Blues Challenge. They are on a mission to be recognized by the music industry in Memphis next year and launch a national/international campaign to take their music worldwide.