Bands/Venues

Solo

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Solo performances on guitar, 12-string guitar, harmonica, and vocals.

Greg and Charlie

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2004 – present  With Charlie Alfero on mandolin, tenor guitar, and a growing number of other members of the mandolin family.  Performed at folk festivals, community celebrations, and other venues around the Southwest, opening in 2011 for “the legendar” Bill Hearne.  In 2008, recorded an album of all original music, Settle on In.

(The new) Gypsy Feet Band

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Rebanded in 2015 – Greg, on guitar, harmonica, and lead vocals; with (l to r, standing) Charlie Alfero on mandolin, tenor guitar and a growing number of other mandolin-family instruments, and vocals and harmonies; Paul Hotvedt on fiddle, guitar, and percussion; Tony Prewit on percussion; (l to right, sitting) Dale Rucklos on guitar; Paul DeMarco on flute, and Jeff Ray on bass.  Will perform in the 2015 Pickamania! folk fest.  More on the band page here.

Loose Blues Band

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2006 – present  On bass and harmonies, performing classic blues, country, folk, and rock with elder bluesman Scott van Linge.

History:

Greg and Jean / Rising River

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2011-2014  Folk duo, performed original folk-rock (Greg’s and co-authored) at community events, Jean on vocal harmonies and leads.  Also core of the Southern Rocky Mountain Band.

Rising River String Band

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2012-2013  Historical folk music trio with folk music researcher Tom Naples on guitar and banjo and Jean Eisenhower on vocal harmonies, performing Woody Guthrie’s music for Woody’s 100th Birthday Celebration in 2012 and other historical folk music around New Mexico and Arizona.  Revivals of the band are possible.

(The original) Gypsy Feet Band

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2006-2009  Co-founder of the band, with Ed Teja on guitar, Charlie Alfero on mandolin, and Shems Nickle on percussion.  Opened second day of Silver City’s first folk festival, Pickamania, in 2008.

Select Venues:

  • Tucson Folk Festival
  • Silver City’s Blues Fest
  • Silver City’s Pickamania
  • Glenwood, New Mexico’s Glenwoodstock

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  • Festival of the Cranes at the historic Garcia Opera House, Socorro, New Mexico
  • Silver City’s Festival of the Soul

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  • The historic Pinos Altos Opera House, opening for “the legendary” Bill Hearne!

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