The Troublemakers are a blues band for Farmer, who writes, performs and manages "Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers". Established in 2004 and based in Santa Fe, New Mexico actively touring throughout United States and Canada under the label, Gonzo Drive Records.
Farmer, a long time actor appearing on both stage and screen for thirty-five years is the driving force behind Troublemaker's entertaining style of contemporary and traditional blues music. The Troublemakers started out by playing the music that influenced them-- John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Freddie King while also playing the contemporary blues of Keb Mo, Dr. John, Taj Mahal and Robben Ford till we started developing our own blues music.
Through Gonzo Drive Records we have produced and published Troublemaker music independently; Under the Water Tower (2012); Make a Change (2010); Lovesick Blues (2009) and Love Songs and Other Issues (2007) and invite you to have a listen to the music on this site.
Farmer, a harmonica player and vocalist fronts the four to six piece band rounded out by lead guitar, rhythm guitar, sax, piano, drums and bass with lead vocals and backup vocals.