Monday, October 15, 2018

Songs For Dad - November 24

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Greg McGarvey to his first performance in the 1867 Sanctuary in a program giving thanks for his late father Scott by performing a selection of songs by The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Neil Young, and from his own acclaimed songbook.

Friday, October 12, 2018

"All You Need Is Love" (live at Newtown Theatre)

thanks to Matt Dorsey for his excellent performance but also for this video of the ensemble ending the night with "All You Need Is Love." as you can hear, Newtown was in good voice that night.

Greg McGarvey sings The Beatles for Dad at Newtown Theatre

Here is the set that I played at Newtown Theatre last night. Five songs by The Beatles, the last being a dedication to my late dad Scott. I've wanted to play this room since we did the premiere of Gina Andreoli's film Gemini Rising here ten years ago. Everybody at the theater (theatre) was so kind. Thanks for such a great reception, Bucks County!

Thanks, especially, for giving Dad a round of applause.

video by Dr. Nicky

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

"No Grays And Blues" (office version)

On Sunday, I’m going back to the studio to record the ballads from the ‘Count The Colors (For Marcella)’ album. All those songs mean a lot to me, but this one is especially profound as Marcella wrote all the words.

It started with a letter that she wrote me and arranged to have mailed to me after she died. A few of the lines resonated with me so strongly that I knew I needed to turn them into music.

There are lines from text messages she sent me, too, including a poem she wrote after our first date, and a reference to the illustration and phrase that she left on a walking bridge in the forest at our favorite park. “Cancer can kill you or it can awaken your soul to a life you never knew existed.”

What a beautiful gal she was. Here is one of my tributes, “No Grays And Blues.”

Love and be loved.