Jubilee is about heartbreak and overcoming heartbreak. You'll hear acoustic music, you'll hear music with the resonator. You'll definitely hear a more eclectic sound of music compared to Songs of a Renegade. The words are better and the playing is better.
– Greg Sover
About the Greg Sover Band
Greg Sover is starting out 2018 on all cylinders! Greg’s new EP Jubilee is
releasing on January 8th. And the Greg Sover Band will be competing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis beginning January 17th, representing the Steel City Blues Society of Phoenixville, PA.
Jubilee is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Songs of a Renegade, Sover’s 2016 debut album, which put him on the map and announced that he is one of the top emerging blues artists in Philadelphia and beyond. Sover has gotten airplay not only on his hometown station, WXPN in Philadelphia, but on blues radio around the country and around the world.
Sover’s success is due in large part to his band of three Philly veterans with extensive resumes – bassist, musical director and co-producer Garry Lee, guitarist Allen James and drummer Tom Walling. The three are best known as Deb Callahan’s solid backing band.
So if you haven’t heard Greg Sover, what are you waiting for?
“Promising young vocalist and guitarist Greg Sover, operating out of Philadelphia, is a highly charged interpreter of blues-rock who employs a thunder-and-lightning style for most of the originals on his debut album. A different musical personality, a more soulful one, emerges when he dials down the aggressive fury to put across the undisguised blues “After Me” and two tuneful hybrids, “Déjà Vu” and “Cherie.”
– Frank-John Hadley, DownBeat, November 2017
Songs of a Renegade introduces us to a guitarist and singer… who reaches out to touch us with his exhilarating music.
– Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Living Blues, October 2017
“Songs of a Renegade is an exceptional debut release for Greg Sover, an artist from whom we should be hearing much more from in the future.”
– Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes, September 2017
“A self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter, [Greg Sover’s] debut release, Songs of a Renegade, is a blues-rock gem.”
JD Nash, American Blues Scene, August 29, 2017
1. Emotional 4:23
2. Jubilee 3:42
3. Hand on My Heart 5:59
4. As the Years Go Passing By 4:42
5. I Give My Love 4:11
6. Temptation (live) 5:35
7. Hand on My Heart (short edit) 4:29
Greg Sover: lead guitars, resonator guitar, acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Garry Lee: electric bass, background vocals and percussion
Allen James: electric guitar
Tom Walling: drums
Wally Smith: keyboards
Francois Zayas: percussion on “I Give My Love”
Yoni Draiblate: cello on “Hand on My Heart”
Joseph Arnold: violin on “Hand on My Heart”
Mikey Junior: harmonica on “Jubilee”
Garry Lee and Leslie “Shoegirl” Waxman: hand claps on “Jubilee”
All songs written by Greg Sover except “I Give My Love” written by Greg Sover and Garry Lee and
“As the Years Go Passing By” written by Don D. Robey,
© Universal Music Publishing Group. All rights reserved.
Produced by Garry Lee with Greg Sover.
All songs except “Temptation” engineered by Pete Tramo.
“Temptation” recorded live by Kenneth C. Homer and David Saul at Steel City Coffeehouse, Phoenixville, PA.
All other songs recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia, PA.
Additional recording by Mike Tarsia at MT Recording, Philadelphia, PA.
All songs mixed and mastered by Mike Tarsia at MT Recording, Philadelphia, PA.
Greg Schultz - album design and photos
Greg and Karen Schultz - executive producers
© ℗ 2018 GSGS Music, BMI
© ℗ 2018 Greg Sover & Grounded Soul Records
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