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GENE GREGORY / Blog

New "Live At Fletchers" CD Now Available

my "Live At Fletchers" CD is now ready and available for sale at my shows for only $5. i have yet to set anything internet sales center up yet. so, if you're interested, hit me up and we can work it out.

there's 8 songs included on the cd and you have probably heard some of the songs on my player. swing by my myspace page at www.myspace.com/genegregory or hit me up here for your copies.

-Gene

New T-Shirts Now Available

$10 - Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

You can pick them up at any of my shows or send me a message here, or email - eggman214@gmail, or go to my myspace for more info - www.myspace.com/genegregory.

I can't add a link here. So, come by my myspace page or look in my pictures here to see them.

Baltimoreathome.com reviews, "Looking Forward"

http://baltimoreathome.com/dct/54/id/6606/mid/1708/Gene-Gregory---Looking-Forward.aspx

Gene Gregory - Looking Forward By: Brian Campbell Gene Gregory - Looking Forward Gene Gregory Looking Forward www.genegregorymusic.com

If there is anything you take away from music, I think it is the fact that you can tell something about a person from the music they play. In the case of Gene Gregory, after listening to his Looking Forward record, I believe he is a soulful, honest and caring person. Well, you can clearly tell that his music is honest, so that seems to be a fairly good assumption to make.

Gregory also participates in various charities, while volunteering his time to such causes as entertaining the soldiers and sailors serving our country, and sponsoring a child with Cystic Fibrosis through Project Child Smiles. It’s nice to see that he is giving back almost as much as he is taking away. This furthers my assumption about character.

Gregory croons and wails through Looking Forward, as his subtle, yet piercingly gritty voice rises above his powerful guitar playing. His words are hopeful, his music optimistic. He weaves stories like tapestries through his oft-emotional lyrics, and it is pretty evident that Gregory is a man on some type of mission. He has a purpose, both in life and through his music, and that is something that comes across in his music. He sings about memories, heartbreak and love, and really does a nice job weaving all of those topics together.

This is just a guy and his guitar, and it works. Gregory avoided the pitfall most singer/songwriters don’t, and that is releasing long records. Remember back in school in math class when your teacher would tell you that if you can find the right answer in less work, then go ahead? Well, Looking Forward is the answer, and its nine tracks is the work. It looks like Gene Gregory got it right.

Rocks like: - Johnny Cash – This is Johnny Cash - Hayden – The Closer I Get - Elliot Smith – Figure 8

ME & NEIL YOUNG

its an honor and priviledge to say that my song "Deep End" is now listed on Neil Young's, Living With War Today website. come by and check it out. its listed with the newbies on the far right section. go by and click on it a couple of millions times to help me prop it up the list.

i recently had my song "Looking Forward" listed on there and had it up to 174 out of 2,000+ songs. so, lets do it for "Deep End".

go here: http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html

The Story Behind The New Cd

This whole idea of making a soundtrack to a book is the most unique thing I think I’ve ever done and I am very proud of the direction that it has lead me. I met Cindy Callinsky on Myspace several months back through another musician and immediately took interest in what she was doing. I happened upon some of her blogs on Myspace and realized that she was posting parts of her book, “Rear View Mirror”. I immediately started reading and was intrigued to say the least. Unfortunately, my attention span for staring at a computer screen is very short. So, Cindy offered to email the entire book to me. This way I could print it out and read it in time. As I read on and on, Cindy again offered to send me a paperback copy of the book for me to hold in my hands and treasure with my eyes. I was delighted to get the real product. I read the true stories of love lost, both through family and through relationships and felt connected in many ways. There are so many stories of music and true life passion that there is no way that I couldn’t relate. I could hear the music as I read the pages. I was so inspired that I started telling everybody about Cindy and Rear View Mirror and got others hooked. I soon realized that I should write a song that would serve as the title track to the book. At first it was a far off thought. Because, Im not sure if this kind of thing has ever been done. I know there are title tracks to movies. But, a book? While working on this song, Cindy had asked me if I wanted to do a blurb or write-up to put inside the new presses of Rear View Mirror. Now, Im very bad when put on the spot and started procrastinating. Well, as soon as I started thinking of what to write, one of my songs, “And The Music Played” kept on playing in my head. So, I sent the lyrics to Cindy and she agreed that the song fit perfectly with Rear View Mirror. This really started the ball rolling. I finished up my version of Rear View Mirror and realized that I had many songs written from my past that seemed to fit perfectly with the book. What a coincidence, huh? No such thing. Cindy and I had gotten together and recorded these songs on her video camera. Just me sitting around playing my acoustic guitar. As simple as could be. After listening to the audio, we decided we could use these versions and make a complete soundtrack to the book. How simple is this? The sound of these songs are rare in these days of mass-produced music. They are bare bones and raw, as if I was sitting in your living room playing for you. We both felt that the simple emotions and recordings of the songs transcend perfectly with the books honest and raw emotions. As you hear the songs and read the book, you will feel the honest, from the heart stories that are told and oneness of both the book and the songs. I hope you take these songs to heart and enjoy. Thank you all for being a huge part of our experiences. -Gene Gregory June, 2007

The Story Behind The New Cd

This whole idea of making a soundtrack to a book is the most unique thing I think I’ve ever done and I am very proud of the direction that it has lead me. I met Cindy Callinsky on Myspace several months back through another musician and immediately took interest in what she was doing. I happened upon some of her blogs on Myspace and realized that she was posting parts of her book, “Rear View Mirror”. I immediately started reading and was intrigued to say the least. Unfortunately, my attention span for staring at a computer screen is very short. So, Cindy offered to email the entire book to me. This way I could print it out and read it in time. As I read on and on, Cindy again offered to send me a paperback copy of the book for me to hold in my hands and treasure with my eyes. I was delighted to get the real product. I read the true stories of love lost, both through family and through relationships and felt connected in many ways. There are so many stories of music and true life passion that there is no way that I couldn’t relate. I could hear the music as I read the pages. I was so inspired that I started telling everybody about Cindy and Rear View Mirror and got others hooked. I soon realized that I should write a song that would serve as the title track to the book. At first it was a far off thought. Because, Im not sure if this kind of thing has ever been done. I know there are title tracks to movies. But, a book? While working on this song, Cindy had asked me if I wanted to do a blurb or write-up to put inside the new presses of Rear View Mirror. Now, Im very bad when put on the spot and started procrastinating. Well, as soon as I started thinking of what to write, one of my songs, “And The Music Played” kept on playing in my head. So, I sent the lyrics to Cindy and she agreed that the song fit perfectly with Rear View Mirror. This really started the ball rolling. I finished up my version of Rear View Mirror and realized that I had many songs written from my past that seemed to fit perfectly with the book. What a coincidence, huh? No such thing. Cindy and I had gotten together and recorded these songs on her video camera. Just me sitting around playing my acoustic guitar. As simple as could be. After listening to the audio, we decided we could use these versions and make a complete soundtrack to the book. How simple is this? The sound of these songs are rare in these days of mass-produced music. They are bare bones and raw, as if I was sitting in your living room playing for you. We both felt that the simple emotions and recordings of the songs transcend perfectly with the books honest and raw emotions. As you hear the songs and read the book, you will feel the honest, from the heart stories that are told and oneness of both the book and the songs. I hope you take these songs to heart and enjoy. Thank you all for being a huge part of our experiences. -Gene Gregory June, 2007

"Looking Forward" still hanging tough

My song, "Looking Forward" is still hanging tough on Neil Young's, Living With War Today webisite. It is listed at #201 out of 1700+ songs. Go take a look at the site. It's pretty impressive.

http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html

Thanks to everyone for your support!!

-Gene

Looking Forward Now Available @ CDBaby.com

That's right friends. Now, you can pick up my debut cd, "Looking Forward" through cdbaby.com. Go tell all your friends and neighbors to pick one up now, before they disappear. Here is the link to go straight to my store:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/genegregory

Thank you in advance for making my music possible.

Much Love, Gene Gregory

An Act The Boss Would Hire - New Review

Here’s an act The Boss(Springsteen) would hire. Baltimore native Gene Gregory is a singer/songwriter with a predilection for penning tunes with melancholic verses flanked by uplifting, major-key refrains. Gene hails from the OAR school of acoustic rasp-rock. In fact, Gene’s voice sounds like a more unrestrained, undercooked version of OAR lead singer Marc Roberge’s throaty growl.

-Joe Master The Islander Jerseyshore.com

New Song Up!!

I've just added a recording of my new song "Rearview Mirror" for your listening pleasures. This song is the title track to a soundtrack that I'm working on for my author friend, Cindy Callinsky's book also titled "Rearview Mirror". Check out her site at www.rearviewmirrorbook.com.

Come on by and take a listen. Let me know what you think. And pick up a copy of Cindy's book.

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