Rockford Listening Room

201 7th Street, Rockford, Illinois, 61104

rockfordlisteningroom@gmail.com

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GREG HERRIGES
Friday, December 13, 2019

Greg Herriges plays an eclectic mix of original and traditional world (“whirled”) music on guitar, voice, and bouzouki (Greek lute), with an innovative approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles.  A virtuoso performer and award-winning composer, his music and writing have found international acclaim. 

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With a background in progressive rock and fingerstyle guitar, Greg studied ethnomusicology (traditional World music), working with masters of Indian classical music, Chinese pipa, and Indonesian gamelan.  Mixing those influences with his own acoustic sensibilities, he spins new webs out of everything from Turkish folk and Bollywood film music to Japanese koto tunes and surf-rock. His full group includes tabla, Hindustani vocal, and world percussion—but he is equally at home “letting one guitar play him.”