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Tailgate Troubadour

by Greg V

Sideman guitarist with DOUBLE TROUBLE, BUDDY MILES, JEWEL, WYNONNA, RONNIE MONTROSE + others, debuts his textural Americana inspired soundtrack. Organic and soulful instrumentals feature Lucinda William's drummer Jim Christie and Jackson Browne's bassist
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Rusting Soul
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2. Sunset To Moonrise
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3. Porch Swing
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4. Tailgate Troubadour
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5. Amazing Grace
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6. Inside the Rain
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7. Autumn Kiss
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8. Valley Voices
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9. 6 Strings 7 Lonely Nights
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10. Bend the Dusty Road
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11. Cottonmouth Pass
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12. After All The Miles
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Tailgate Troubadour" is a timeless, guitar driven Americana road trip with Greg V's Telecasters, Gretsches, Dobro, Lap Steel, Baritone, Mando-guitar and glowing vintage amps as your passengers. A powerful 12 song, 56 minute sonic ride...

His music is not about "guitars gone wild" and yet "Tailgate Troubadour" has plenty of unexpected twists, wicked guitar tones, moaning lap-steel and smokin' Fender amplifiers ready to explode. It is all about organic Americana soundscapes, with nothing being wasted... Serving the song, every greasy texture, emotional layer and guitar string bend has the full commitment of Greg V's flesh and soul.

All 12 tunes feature the incredibly artful playing of 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 "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen at The Mastering Lab.

Years of recording sessions, touring and playing with a diverse range of established artists is reflected in "Tailgate Troubadour" a soulful brew of Greg V's heart and guitars melting into burnin' tube amps.

Be sure to visit Greg V's website: www.gregvmusic.com

Please don't forget to write a review below, it won't hurt a bit!

BIO-
Having toured with Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble (Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon) and Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles, Greg V. smiled recalling all the years growing up in Woodbridge, Virginia playing guitar endlessly, never knowing where the journey would lead him... The journey accelerated the night Greg V. graduated from high school. Instead of going to a party after the graduation ceremony he went home to pack his Plymouth Fury 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 local 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, other TV shows: 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 tour throughout Europe for several more years followed by a beautiful 3 year musical vacation in Honolulu, HI where he played 250 shows 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, Keith Urban, Wynonna Judd, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, LoneStar, John Rich of Big & Rich, Ashley Ray, Wade Bowen, Amy Dalley, James Otto, Shelly Fairchild, Luke Dick, The Bittersweets. Greg V. plays in the house band for Season 2 of CMT's "Gone Country" airing in Aug. '08.

"Tailgate Troubadour" brings Greg V. back to his Virginian roots and takes you on a journey to bend the dusty back roads of your soul...

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


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sanhozay

Remarkable & Rewarding
The best music takes you on a journey and when the journey ends there should be a sense of arrival. Tailgate Troubadour transcends the listener to a place beyond guitar chops and hot licks, and even though there are plenty of lush and gorgeous guitar tones, there is a visual beauty to the songs that is positively haunting. Maybe it just suits my state of mind right now but I think this record is the perfect soundtrack for anybody soul searching for their Authentic-Self.

Incredible music.

Thad Kacsandy

Do not hesitate...order now!
I first heard Greg V's playing on the Bogner Amplification webpage...that led me here to CD Baby. I put off ordering and now regret not getting Tailgate Troubador sooner! If you are a fan of tasteful, toneful guitar instrumentals (not shred!) or just looking for some excellent road tunes, this is the recording for you.

Matt McGee

Order Now!
Great CD! Definitely one of those discs you can enjoy while driving or just relaxing. Greg V is an awesome player with incredible tone and a very tasteful musician. Buy it now!

Brian Christ

Excellent Instrumental Guitar
This was one of my first CD's from CDBaby, and with good reason. I discovered his web site quite by accident and am so very glad that I did. His music is absolutely outstanding. Their is a little bit of every guitar sound, with exception of really heavy metal tone, along with brilliant music writing, and superfluous production. I'm not exaggerating when I say that you could put this in your player on eternal repeat, and not get bored with it, or have the sounds become tiresome to your ears.

This is real quality in music, and I hope that someday, Greg V. would record another one. I would snap it up in a second to add to my collection!!!

Mike Pope/MixCritique.com

Swampy...Smooth...and Skilful!
Sliding Greg V's new CD in the player is like taking ten years off your age - the stress and worry melts away as you climb in a vintage convertible and hit the road with Greg behind the wheel. Artful melodies draw concise audio pictures that change afresh at each turn. Mr. V. is quite adept in his playing, and is not limited to standard guitar fare; with Dobro, Lap Steel, Baritone and Mando-guitars joining in amidst his various Telecasters and Gretsches.

Two personal favorites "Bend the Dusty Road" and title track "Tailgate Troubadour" are standouts, and Greg's take on "Amazing Grace" is a must hear. Whether you're an Americana aficionado or not, I recommend you check out this stellar release from a talented guitarist who has graced the tracks (and stages), of artists like Double Trouble, Buddy Miles, Colin Hay, Melissa Etheridge and Ronnie Montrose. You won't be disappointed, more likely - you'll be hooked!

Tim Crabb

A great talent with a solid grasp of guitar tone and emotion
With multi-layered guitar, mando and other instruments, Greg V. has recorded a great CD. Moods and emotion are reflected in his tasteful playing. The mark of a great musician is the ability to play the right notes at the right time (Larry Carlton and others have set a high standard) and this CD is an inspiration for other players and non-players alike who want to hear "just the right notes."

M.Agosti

Gran Bel Disco
Bello! Suonato ottimamente, registrato bene, suona bene insomma. Lui è un gran chitarrista, con un ottimo gusto, che sà creare atmosfere veramente evocative. Consiglio a tutti.

Rob

Outstanding Album!
What a great artist and album. The music on Tailgate Troubadour is soulful, inspiring and performed masterfully. I can hardly wait for the next album.

Steinar Gregertsen

Great CD that just keeps getting better
What a pleasent surprise "Tailgate Troubadour" was to me,- not only is it one of those releases that keeps getting better each time I listen to it, but it's also a rare case of instrumental rock guitar music that never gets lost in flashy pyrotechniques and the dreaded "toomanynotes" syndrome.
GregV comes across as a very mature and seasoned composer and musician with a strong focus on cinematic soundscapes and textures. This CD is highly recommended!

Dave Pelleman

If you are a fan of the Telecaster.....
.....then this is a must for you! I am a huge fan of sounds and tones you get from a Telecaster, slide, Acoustic and Resonator guitars. This CD is filled with all of the above! All the tracks have great tones and the production quality is superb. A lot of these tracks, the first two imparticular, would fit nicely with the right singer and lyrics.....you can FEEL the spots where the singer should be coming in but of course this is just Greg and for me...that is they way I like it. A great addition to my music catalogue!
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