Mr.Blackwell was formed in 1994 from Warren Gary, Micheal Moore, Bill Jackson, Marc Anothony, and Bill Barbour. The band got its name from one of their influences KISS. KISS has a song "Mr.Blackwell" from the Album Music for the Elder. After producing their first album, in 1994, the band had radio play, and even charted 42 on the Gavin Rock Chart. Along this fun filled journey some of our members have moved on to bands sgned to major record label. Others are still in touch and come out to see a younger influenced generation carry on the legacy of Mr.Blackwell. The band has shared the stage with many acts, and shared the stage as in such clubs, theatres, arenas, and amphitheatres with national acts Queensrÿche, Andrew W.K.,Silver Tide, Life of Agony, ADEMA, Machine Head, Sex, Love, and Money, Dope, Fear Factory, Souls at Zero (former members of Wrathchild America), Saigon Kick, Dokken, Stuck Mojo, Corrosion of Conformity, Clutch, Powerman 5000, Fireball Ministry, Limp Bizkit, and many more. Mr. Blackwell has played to crowds of 11,000 people with Queensrÿche on their “Hear in the Now Frontier” tour. Mr.Blackwell’s music is a “in your face” combination of heavy rhythms, southern blend, catchy hooks, precise harmonies and vocal melodies that will burn into your mind like a bad memory. Mr.Blackwell’s style ranges from each and every kind of music and musician the band has toured with and learned from. Take all you get, turn it upside down and twist it inside out and you’ll get Mr.Blackwell. It’s easy to see why the melodies catch you and draw you in. The music and lyrics are meaningful and delivered with conviction and intense energy accompanied by pounding bass lines and drum work that fits each song like a fitted glove. The dueling guitars bring everything together into a harmonious assembly that will leave you wanting to listen over and over again. This is a band that has proven they can take stage with any national and hold their own thus creating the reputation they have earned and gained!