BIO INFORMATION

Beneath the radar of the corporate music world there
are gems to be found. Greg Greenway is a multi-faceted one. A rare
combination of instrumental expertise, a soulful and moving singer,
powerful poet, and sparkling entertainer, Greenway is one of those
difficult-to-categorize performers who have found a home in the modern
acoustic genre. Originally from Richmond, VA, he moved to Boston for
its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and
superlative emissaries. Put simply, he is one of the finest
entertainers you'll ever see. Musically, he draws inspiration from all
over the map--gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his
center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all
the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. His central
appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenway's
humanity and his easy affinity for the audience.

He has been described as "one of the strongest, and
finest voices in folk music." The Boston Globe wrote, "Confessional one
moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can
own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway." Another reviewer
perhaps described it best, "A profoundly rich poet and musician. Folk
Music is too narrow a description." And he has legendary energy. His
visit to the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis yielded his own composition
that rises powerfully into U2's Pride/In the Name of Love. It is a hair
raising, riveting anthem that embodies Greenway's passion and his gift
for framing social issues. It is a show stopping event, couched in a
presentation of high spirited give and take of such good humor that
audiences unfailingly walk away uplifted.

Clearly, he's on someone's radar. Among Greenway's
performance highlights are a show at Carnegie Hall in the New York
Singer/Songwriter Festival which was rebroadcast on NPR's World Cafe,
an appearance on nationally syndicated Mountain Stage, and a show at
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoring Phil Ochs. In August of 2000,
Greenway was seen world wide on CNN's World Beat in a segment on
socially conscious artists. He was filmed at the Clearwater Hudson
River Revival Festival performing along with Folk legend Pete Seeger
and others. Greenway was recently featured on the weekend edition of
NPR's All Things Considered.

Greenway now has five critically acclaimed solo
releases: A Road Worth Walking Down (nominated for two Boston Music
Awards), Singing For the Landlord (top five CDs for 1995 on the
Internet Folk DJ list), Mussolini's Head(1998), Something Worth Doing
(2001), and most recently, Greg Greenway: Live (2003). He has been
included on numerous compilations as well, including Putumayo World
Music's Shelter, Christine Lavin's Big Times In A Small Town and Laugh
Tracks, Sliced Bread's Phil Ochs tribute CD, What's That I Hear, and
the compendium of disrespectful car songs from NPR's Car Talk, CarTalk
CarTunes.

Even as he continues to tour nationally, Greenway
has found new avenues through which to channel his art. He has become a
producer, currently working his second project, and teaches workshops
on song writing, performance, and guitar. He also teaches a class
entitled Music and Social Change, illuminating the history that bore
songs and the songs that bore history.



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