Traveling songwriter Greg Alexander is a combination of new folk & acoustic blues music.
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Greg found his way to writing music during a year abroad as an exchange student in Paris.
“My host parents were performers, actors and singers. They gave me a guitar to communicate until I could speak French - that took about six months. By then I was hooked on making music.”
Upon returning home Greg continued writing by borrowing his own mother’s Guild F-20.
“Mom was going through her own Richie Havens phase at the time; she never got that guitar back, by the way.”
Greg continues to perform his music and work in the theatre. A graduate of New York City's National Shakespeare Conservatory, he has toured as both an actor & musician with the National Shakespeare Company; Chrysalis Theatre Company of Northampton, Massachusetts; Enchanted Circle Theatre Company of Holyoke Massachusetts; and the Shadowbox Theatre of New York City.
"When theater is in cahoots with music - it's the best, it truly is."
Honors and Credits
Winner, New Folk Talent Search, Newport Folk Festival
Winner, New Folk Showcase, New Jersey Folk Festival
Emerging Artist Performer, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Finalist, Singer/Songwriter Showcase, Solarfest
Nominee, WRSI Songwriter Contest
Quotes and Testimonials
"You get back to the originality and that's an artist's greatest gift;
that single thing that sets you apart."
– Rita Houston, music director, WFUV-FM.
His live performance is an evening for the good in man (humanity).
The Tip – Berlin, Germany
Greg has CDs available on his own label; Summit House Music
His next CD "American Lullaby" is due for release in Summer 2009.
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