Midriff Records/Liberty and Union Recording Co. Day Party @ SXSW 2011
Southeast Engine, Marc Pinansky, Greg Lyon
Luluc (Residency) Greg Lyon (Solo)
Greg Lyon (record release show) Soft Pyramids
Label: Midriff Records
Bio: Nowhere Near Poughkeepsie is the debut solo record released by Greg Lyon on Midriff Records . It was written and recorded almost entirely in his rehearsal space, with some additional recording performed by Ray Jeffrey at Liberty and Union Recording Company. Gathering up any friend that was aro...See Full Bio
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“Rare is the album that simultaneously sounds like a bracing debut and the lived-in work of a grizzled guy who’s been around the block a few times. But this brilliantly bleary, restlessly free-roaming collection of songs from local music veteran Greg Lyon feels both fresh and familiar. “I don’t want to hear songs about love,’’ Lyon sings sourly on the Best-laid plans curdling into bitter memories (“What Have We Come To’’); better days deserting nowhere towns (“Industrial Park’’); and a resigned regard for a palpable, if melodically pretty, malaise (“Lying to Myself’’) are just a few of the cheerful topics under consideration here. Sounds about right for 4 a.m. in Poughkeepsie — or anywhere else for that matter. ”