Greg Greenway



Biography

In 1995, Greg Greenway's first national release on Eastern Front Records, Singing for the Landlord, was voted one of the top five albums of the year on the Internet Folk DJ List andled him to tour the United States. Since then he has been described as one of the strongest and finest voices in folk music. The Boston Globe wrote, He made his mark on the national folk scene with the foot-stomping passion of his shows, but also with a winning and credible between-song intimacy.

Known as a one man tour-de-force, Greg Greenway is a formidable presence in the modern singer-songwriter arena. He is a powerhouse singer and guitarist with a notable talent for expressing universal emotions in personal frames, and a songwriter whose melodies resonate in your head for days. He has been described as "one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music." The Boston Globe wrote, "He made his mark on the national folk scene with the foot-stomping passion of his shows, but also with a winning and credible between-song intimacy." His performances take listeners on musical journeys tracing his many varied influences; the passion of Richie Havens, the lyrical guitar of James Taylor, and the rhythmic politics of Peter Gabriel.

One Cambridge promoter is fond of introducing Greg with "fasten your seatbelts, this next performer is going to take you for a ride." It is "a ride" of personal communication, full of laughter and intensity, darkness and light. The result is a unique and unmistakably dynamic talent. Greenway's critically acclaimed debut album, A Road Worth Walking Down, was nominated for two Boston Music Awards; Singing For the Landlord, Greg's first release on Eastern Front Records, was placed in the top five CDs for 1995 on the Internet Folk DJ list; and Mussolini's Head, released in June of 1998, has continued that tradition.

Mr. Greenway's critically acclaimed debut album, A Road Worth Walking Down, was nominated for two Boston Music Awards. He has been included on numerous compilations, including Putumayo World Music's Shelter, Christine LavinÆs Big Times in a Small Town and Laugh Tracks, Performing Songwriter magazine's Top Twelve do it Yourselfers, and Black Wolf Records' This is Boston, Not Austin. Other highlights have been a performance at Carnegie Hall in the New York Singer/Songwriter Festival which was rebroadcast on NPR's World Cafe, and an appearance at the WHYY Phil Ochs Concert in Philadelphia with Joan Baez, Dar Williams, Tom Paxton, and others.

Greg Greenway