CRITICS TALK ABOUT GREGG WRIGHT . . .
"Gregg Wright brings down the house in no time!"
- Blues Matters/U.K.
"The new King of Rockin' Blues Guitar!"
- The Monterey Bay Blues Festival/CA, USA
"Gregg has an extra gear that most guitarists don't have!"
- Zac Harmon/Blues Artist
"The best guitar player I've ever heard!"
- Karen Gros/Associated Content
"One of the most innovative guitarists of our time!" - International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
Wright is in the top echelons of the great blues guitarists!"
- Liz Aiken/Blues Matters/U.K.
Photo: Gregg Wright onstage @ Bagneaux Blues Nights, Bagneaux, France
(by Patrick Denis/www.photo-blues.fr)
Gregg Wright: PRESS REVIEWS
The International Blues, Blues/Rock &"real" R&B
(used by permission)
GREGG WRIGHT @ THE TAWE DELTA BLUES CLUB, SWANSEA, U.K.
Gregg Wright is no stranger in these parts - he's welcomed onto the stage by a full house, and I mean full house! The place is awash with people! He's given a hero's welcome, and sets about bringing the house down in no time at all. This man is not given to gentle introductions or formalities - he's straight down to business and his business is Rockin' Blues! If you like your Blues dosed up in easy to swallow chunks, don't bother coming. Gregg's medicine is served up in massive infusions straight into the jugular. Overdoses are regular and the poor victims are seen staggering down the stairs at intervals, and at the end of the evening's session. There's no antidote available at these gigs so I'm afraid to say that victims have to "cold turkey" it out, post performance! His rhythm section maintain the high octane performance demanded by the Schumacher of Blues. Musicians in the audience had eyes like kids in Toys 'R' Us just before Christmas. Several surreptitiously played air guitars during some of the numbers and were singing along to many a song and psalm from the Gregg Wright Book of Hymnals. His set contains a nice mix of golden Blues oldies, stirred in with several numbers off his CDs. I tell you, the crowd not only likes this guy, they love him!Gregg hung around to sign several autographs and posters for the admiring crowd. This, I believe, is his only stop over in Wales and audience and band made the most of it. Next year we will have to get a few more venues sorted for him. Another great night. And by that I DO mean as great as Queen Elizabeth I, Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton......
Diane Gillard - Sister Feelgood
THE BLUES & SOUL FESTIVAL
July 1-2, Skopje, Macedonia
As is always the case, this year's edition of the festival was a huge success, due to an excellent choice of musicians who did a great job and confirmed their high status in the blues hierarchy. Weather conditions were great and Blues fans enjoyed every moment of the proceedings, not to mention the cold beer! We are talking about July!
The Festival's natural closer was Gregg Wright and his band. What a musician and what credentials he has! He played 75 concerts as Michael Jackson's guitarist on his legendary "Victory Tour" in the Eighties! Not to mention work with Mick Fleetwood, Gap Band, Spencer Davis and many more or his session work or sharing the stage with the likes of Albert and Freddie King in earlier stages of his career. His gig was absolutely a scorcher, no wonder people in the know dubbed him as "King of Rocking Blues guitar!" His standard set included numerous classics between Albert King and Jimi Hendrix, plus his own material which is on the same level as other people's material he did. Spirits of Albert and Jimi were haunting the stage and blues fans were mesmerized! Gregg Wright fired from all arms and easily confirmed his high ranking within the blues and rock community. A gig to remember!
Author: Vasja Ivanovski
www.associatedcontent.comGregg Wright, a master A-lister guitarist, writes his own material and sings the blues. He's got the whole package . . .
GREGG WRIGHTKing of the Rockin’ Blues!Wow! What an album! Expecting high standards from Gregg, and this album delivers! It's as if he's playing live to you in your own front room – turn the speakers up and be absorbed in the Blues, with the winning combination of great and very relevant lyrics for the 21st century combined with good old fashioned solid musicianship. Tracks such as “Cry Myself A River”; “Bayou Moon” and “Tricked By the Devil” demonstrate the depth of this guys talent. It is not an exaggeration that this album places Gregg Wright in the top echelons of the great blues guitarists. This album creates the spellbinding sound that Gregg produces during his live performances. It is a rare commodity, the demonstration of stellar guitar skills and a soulful voice, that shapes the lyrics to ensure the emotions are delivered on time every time. The title track “King of the Rockin’ Blues”; neatly sums up this album and Gregg has every right to see himself as a King when it comes to rockin’ and .Liz Aiken
King of the Rockin' Blues
Left Hook Records:
"With his program of original songs, bluesman Gregg Wright breathes fire and sizzles eloquently while he tells stories of the way things are and the way they ought to be. Contemporary in his presentation with a powerful band to underscore his skyrocket guitar, Wright holds, nevertheless, to the tradition of blues complaints and an outpouring of emotional wails. "(I'm Makin') Plenty of No Money" tells what it's like to make do in today's economy, "Cry Myself A River" in the depths of despair, "Come and Get It" gives the final answer on a meaningful relationship, and "King of the Rockin' Blues" celebrates Wright's own career with a rhythmic jump step that stretches across all 50 states and beyond.
With guests Zac Harmon on guitar and Jimmy Z on harp, Wright sings "I'm My Own Boss Man" for a session high point that carries a powerful message. Guitarist Coco Montoya joins him on "The Politics of Fear" with another message about how to handle yourself in today's "big-brother is always watching" society. Percussionist Munyungo Jackson gives "Tricked by the Devil" a rhythmic landscape that builds another high point for Wright as he sings about what's right and what's not fair. Lester Chambers' soulful blues harp gives "Between Heaven and Hell" a somber outlook that again recalls the earliest form of blues in its contemporary format. Finally, Wright's dedication to the people of New Orleans, "Brick by Brick," helps him explain where feeling belongs in music and how much meaning can be fused into a few aching lyric verses."