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Greg C. Brown

Greg has been playing the guitar for over 40 years. During that time has played, rock, metal, jazz, hip hop, reggae, blues, classical, and flamenco music. He has recorded over 20 CDs either solo, as a guest artist, or with his metal band Age of Fire. Mr. Brown has also published over 20 books of sheet music in a variety of classical ensembles or solo guitar. Greg's music can be heard in film, TV, and video games. His music can be downloaded and streamed on most major platforms.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

Wow! I've been writing music for almost 4 decades. I have dabbled in jazz, blues, reggae, funk but I really love writing metal/rock music and classical. I love the techniques and the tone, the energy.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

Yes! (lol) It never gets boring. I'm usually doing at least one of those things at all times, sometimes all. I love creating music, trying out different tones, song structures, lyrics, mixing and recording approaches and then sharing the music with as many people as possible, then start all over :)

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

Mostly I've been using my studio at home, which can be a blessing and a curse. It's great to have total access and the ability to write but then it's always there and the temptation to always create is huge. The music almost always wins when it draws me in :)

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

I'm a huge astronomy nerd and into human exploration as well as a beach bum. If I can look at the stars at night and hear the waves I'm in heaven.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

Anyone who has been doing this for a long time. It is not an easy business and trends and fads change. But the people who have dedicated their lives to making music is admirable. People who are in it for the long haul. The industry has changed so much during the years that I've been involved from vinyl, 8 tracks, cassettes, CDs and now streaming, most of which are not lucrative for an artist.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Tough question but I would say my song called "Love". It is an instrumental that was written when I was dealing with cancer 9 years ago. It was a tough time. At that point, I was solely a classical guitar player and composer but I found playing that guitar was difficult due the the size of the guitar rubbing against the port in my chest where they put the chemo in daily and the string tension was hard since everything was achy. So my answer was to pick up the electric guitar again and "Love" just came out over the rhythm tracks. It's a one take solo which was me just letting it all out.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

Always have some new stuff I'm working on. I'm working on another solo electric track as we speak which is pretty rockin. Also have some things coming up with my metal band Age of Fire and I'm lucky to have some classical concerts coming up via streaming or in person in various cities in the US. There will also be some premieres of works I've written during the pandemic some with violin, string trios and orchestra. Please check out my social media pages for upcoming events :)

Tell us where fans can access your music.

Stream it on Soundcloud!

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