I remember the music. I remember my grandmother, my mom, and my sister
playing piano. Long before I was born, grandma played piano in the silent
movie theaters to make a living. I remember dad’s beautiful bass voice
leading sing-alongs on long trips in the car. Sometimes dad sang songs that
were slightly inappropriate – enough to get my older brother and sister and me
laughing to tears. Yes, I remember the music.
At ten years old, I began playing French horn in school, but by the time I
entered high school, I realized, I wasn’t going to be able to woo women with
my French horn.
At age 15, when a friend introduced me to guitar, I fell in love…with the guitar,
not my friend. That love for guitar continues today.
Through the years, I worked in groups from duos to seven-piece bands. I also
soloed, giving me the chance to showcase my original songs. Over the years,
I worked with numerous well known artists including George Strait, Crystal
Gayle, Kenny Price, Tower of Power and Lacy J. Dalton.
When computer recording became affordable, I dove headlong into it, learning
about production, arranging and programming. Producing, arranging, and
recording my music became a passion equal to writing the songs.
I now have two albums out and I’m planning the release of a third soon.
My love for music, combined with support from family and friends still keep me going today. This summer, I’ll be doing something I’ve never done before. I’ll
be busking in Eagle River. For those who don’t know, a busker is a street performer. So, if you’re in Eagle River this summer, keep your eyes and ears open.
You just might catch me playing for tourists in lovely downtown Eagle River. Stop and say hi.
©2018 Greg Everett