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Off The Common
Coffeehouse
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at the
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
   

Greg Greenway
Dec 2, 2017

Greg Greenway at Off The Common

“Greg Greenway is one of those artists who is so rich a talent that it is difficult to categorize him. He traverses, combines and mixes up musical genres, and manages to open a window on global events that bring us together as citizens of the world. Like other great performers before him, Greenway’s message is that we can all play a part and make a difference in the course of both our private and public lives. But few musicians can do just this with such style, passion and sheer musicality.”

Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

He has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.” The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.”  Another reviewer perhaps described it best, “A profoundly rich poet and musician. Folk Music is too narrow a description.”

Musically, his guitar, piano, and ukulele 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, couched in a presentation of high spirited give and take of such good humor that audiences unfailingly walk away uplifted.

 

General Information


The 2017/2018 Season --

 

Oct 7

Susie Burke & David Surette
 

Nov 4

Cormac McCarthy

 

Dec 2

Greg Greenway

 

Jan 6

The Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert

 

Feb 3

Bernice Lewis with Hugh O'Doherty

 

Mar 3

David Roth

 

Apr 7

The Monica Rizzio Band

 

May 5

Chris & Meredith Thompson

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