Gary Saylin has had a KDVS radio show for many years and is part of the music scene. He currently works at Shields Library since he moved back to Davis in the late eighties. You may have heard him playing instrumentals on the nylon string guitar and tenor ukulele around town at The Avid Reader or The Wardrobe . He also does a ton of production work at KDVS, especially show promos for other DJs. Also, he enjoyed experiencing a 13,000 foot 60 sec. tandem freefall skydive at Skydance Skydiving earlier in 2014 (plus a 2nd 13,000 foot jump on May 15, 2015) as well as body surfing the past two decades in Hawai'i. His big dream is to skydive over Kaua'i (It's a tricky peninsula area, so hello Mr. Shark!).
His solo musical stage act name is both G. Whilliker's Six-String Band for guitar and Gary's Ukulele for ukulele. Gary plays an instrumental mixture of International, blues, open tuning and original folk semi-classical without amplification. Gary's act was called The Village Vanguard back in the 80's performing vocal originals like "Do The Pinochet."
His music website is : Gary's Ukulele
2008-07-21 09:05:21 Hi Gary! I've only spoken to you a few times, a few years ago, but I remember how nice you were to me when I was just a scared little freshman. —AliceChoe
2008-07-22 20:26:02 This guy does some amazing stuff with his guitar... —SunjeetBaadkar
2008-08-05 00:08:30 Hey hey Gary! I just listened to the "Popsicles & Icicles" song. It's great! I also went to look for the "Popsicle Truck" song but sadly it was removed from youtube. Thanks so much for sending me the songs though! —PopsicleGirl
2008-08-05 15:07:55 Hey Gary, are you that stoner guy that used to have a reggae show on KDVS? —MartinKing
2009-11-01 14:08:32 what about the webcam do you find troubling? —StevenDaubert
2010-06-05 22:17:43 I'm grateful to Gary for bringing his ukulele to the Open Mic at Poetry Night, first Wednesdays of the month at Bistro 33 and third Thursdays of the month at the Natsoulas Gallery. The featured poet reads around 8, and Gary begins playing typically around 9:10. —DrandyJones