photo by Marcella Di Sandro, Centralia, Pennsylvania, March 2013
"I always wanted to have a device that could record my dreams and play them back the next morning. As a songwriter, my goal is to create pieces that feel like what those dream movies would feel like."
Greg first touched his grandfather's 1940s Gibson acoustic guitar at the age of three and has rarely been seen without a guitar since. His father Scott claims he learned to read earlier than expected in order to more easily find songs on Everly Brothers records. By the time Greg saw The Everlys play a gig at Valley Forge Music Fair in 1989, he knew what he wanted to do with his life.
Greg first performed publicly at the age of eighteen in Bristol, Pennsylvania, and started writing his own material by twenty-four, inspired by such acts as The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Neil Young, R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock, Lucinda Williams, and Patti Smith. Greg sang his first original song at J.B. Kline & Son Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey.
In addition to solo acoustic performances, he's played original music with GETdownSOULS, Deluxe Thumps, MOONSLOPE, and Vagabond, and traditional Irish folk music with Righteous Jolly in Uncle Argyle. He has also contributed music to the Webby Award-winning mockumentary Gemini Rising and has guested with acts such as Nick Crocker, Cait Black, Kurt Mattel, SYRRAH, Jenny Cat, John Beacher, Cecil Middleton, Chris Marston, Bears Choice, Evan Scheerer, Mike Kiker, Daniel Wright, Joe Rakowski, Cara Cartney, and Levee Drivers.
2017 finds Greg prepping the release of his first album. Count The Colors (For Marcella) is a tribute to his late, great girlfriend, one of the earliest and strongest supporters of his songwriting.