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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Americana Moods: Featuring Guitar Country: Americana

By Location
United States - Tennessee

Links
Greg V Website Greg V YouTube Channel

Greg V

GREG V. BIO

Having toured with Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble (Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon) and with Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles, Greg V. smiled recalling all the years growing up in Woodbridge, VA playing guitar endlessly, never knowing where the journey would lead him... The journey accelerated the night he graduated from high school. Instead of going to a party after the graduation ceremony Greg V. went home to pack his Plymouth Fury car full of guitars and amps, barely sleeping before his cross-country move to San Francisco the next morning.

Soon he was playing with bassist and American Idol judge Randy Jackson, Doobie Brothers drummer John Hartman and San Francisco legend Bonnie Hayes songwriter for Bonnie Raitt. Many diverse recording sessions followed, such as: Melissa Etheridge, Gregg Rolie (Journey keys) and Michael Schrieve (Santana drummer). Levi's, Budweiser and Giorgio Perfume commercials were done alongside producer Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion). Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise keyboardist) tapped Greg V. to play on the cult classic TV series Max Headroom and three seasons of Bay Watch, performances on the TV series Parker Lewis Can't Lose and O'Hara followed.

After a tour with guitar legend Ronnie Montrose Greg V. headed for Los Angeles, CA and began touring with drummer Buddy Miles for several years. French star David Hallyday asked Greg V. to play throughout Europe for several more years followed by a beautiful 3 year musical vacation in Honolulu, HI playing 250 gigs a year with the islands premier rock band "The Piranha Brothers". Longing for an organic musical environment he made a move to Austin, Texas. Not knowing a soul in Austin he made friends quickly and within three months Double Trouble's Chris Layton called asking Greg V. to tour with Double Trouble in support of their CD release "Been A Long Time". This was followed by a Central and South American tour with Colin Hay, vocalist for Men At Work. Currently residing in Nashville, TN he has performed with artists Jewel, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Jermain Jackson, Wynonna Judd, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, Sebastion Bach, LoneStar, John Rich of Big & Rich, Hal Ketchum, Sean Young, Irene Cara, Ashley Ray, Wade Bowen, Amy Dalley, James Otto, Shelly Fairchild, Luke Dick, The Bittersweets.

Greg V's solo CD release "Tailgate Troubadour" debuts his textural Americana inspired soundtrack...Twelve organic and soulful instrumentals featuring Lucinda William's drummer Jim Christie and Jackson Browne's bassist Kevin McCormick. Beautifully mixed by Jackson Browne's guitarist Mark Goldenberg and mastered by Gavin Lurssen at The Mastering Lab, Grammy winner for the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack. "Tailgate Troubadour" is all rootsy vibe and feel, taking you on a timeless Americana road trip with Telecasters, Gretsches, Dobro, Lap Steel, Baritone, Mando-guitar and glowing vintage amps as your passengers…

CREDITS - TV - PRESS

Studio or Live Performances
JEWEL
KEITH URBAN
WYNONNA JUDD
LONESTAR
DOUBLE TROUBLE
BUDDY MILES
COLIN HAY
RANDY JACKSON
RONNIE MONTROSE
SUSAN TEDESCHI
MELISSA ETHERIDGE
HAL KETCHUM
SEBASTION BACH
SEAN YOUNG
JERMAIN JACKSON
LORENZO LAMAS
IRENE CARA
CHRIS KIRKPATRICK
MIKALAH GORDON
JAY DEMARCUS
JOHN RICH
JAMES OTTO
WADE BOWEN
ASHLEY RAY
FRANK BLACK
EDGAR WINTER
BONNIE HAYES
MALFORD MILLIGAN
WALTER AFANASIEFF
AMY DALLEY
SHELLY FAIRCHILD
JIM GAINES
COREY LERIOS
MICHAEL SCHRIEVE
GREGG ROLIE
JOHN HARTMAN
TAXXI
BLIND FISH
DAVID HALLYDAY

Television Series
GONE COUNTRY SEASON 2008
BAYWATCH
MAX HEADROOM
PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOSE
O'HARA

Television Commercials
LEVI'S 501
GAP
BUDWEISER
MERVYN'S
HARDEE'S
GIORGIO

Interviews & Press
4/08 ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAG.
8/07 PREMIER GUITAR MAG.
5/06 GUITAR PLAYER MAG.
3/05 TONEQUEST REPORT MAG.
6/05 VINTAGE GUITAR MAG.
6/05 20th CENTURY GUITAR MAG.
6/05 PURE MUSIC.COM MAG.
7/05 VINTAGE GUITAR MAG.
11/05 GUITAR ONE MAG.
GUITAR PLAYER MAG. SPOTLIGHT