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Greg Silsby / Bio

Greg Silsby is the former vocalist and guitarist for the St Louis based bluegrass band Cumberland Gap. He was voted as 'Best Male Vocalist' in St Louis by The Riverfront Times in 2011. 'A great bluegrass band is defined by its singers, and in Greg Silsby, Cumberland Gap has an ace. A long tall drink of mountain water, Silsby has a tenor voice that cuts through the air like a sharpened wing. He's not smooth, he doesn't croon or wail, but his pitch is precise and his feel for original and traditional material — the blues especially — is convincing. He has a band of super-pickers to back him up, but that voice always leads the way. He can sing a tune by the Dead or the Beatles, Bill Monroe or Anonymous, and he can carry the melody past twangy clichés and straight to the heart of the song.'

General Info

Band Members
Greg Silsby
Artist Name
Greg Silsby
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/gregsilsby
Active Since
12/74
Genres
Americana / Blues / Country

Contact Info

Location
Belleville, IL

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