Born in the shadows of the now famous fallen statues of Richmond, VA, Greg Greenway moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition. He has since become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. Musically raised on the magically percussive right hand of Richie Havens, and the flowing lyricism of Eric Andersen, these seminal influences became the DNA of his own unique and continuing growth. He has blended them into a multi-instrumental, genre crossing style – the never-ending process of a musical omnivore.
His newest project with his beloved friend of 35 years, Reggie Harris, is a musical presentation on Race in America called Deeper Than The Skin. It is the bringing together of both of their stories, born three years apart, DNA passing through the same portal of Richmond, VA. One African-American, one White, together they convey a quintessential American story.
His guitar, piano, ukulele, and melodica reflect inspiration from all over the map–gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. His central appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenway’s own humanity and affinity for the audience. He has legendary energy, the wellspring of a presentation of high spirited give and take of such good humor that audiences unfailingly walk away uplifted.