Sunday is the day blues musicians Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues play at the Hexters pub in Bowness. Martin helps people forget that Monday is just around the corner.

Photographed by Allison Drinnan and Michelle Thomas

Published on Dec. 19

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Left: “When you come into the club to hear me, I make you forget about (bad things) for four hours. For four hours your mind is not on that. You’re reminiscing over the songs, you are dancing and you are talking to friends, so for four hours you get a break better than Prozac… cheaper too,” Martin jokes. Right: One of Martin’s greatest achievements is Martin’s plaque commemorating The Funk Brothers star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Martin thanks the people who have supported him all the way.