LEAD VOCAL, GUITAR, HARMONICA
The inspiration for River, Greg has been a performing
musician and composer for as long as he can remember.
Longer, probably. With roots in performing the counter-culture
folk and folk-rock of the 60's, Greg appeared throughout
Southern California as a solo act before deciding
that he had better put being a starving musician on
hold for a while. River is the fruition of his dream
of creating original music that also incorporates
new sounds while combining the best of folk and jazz
with the cutting edge of modern sound synthesis. The
guiding direction for River is to minimize performing
old standard pieces and to maximize performing their
original music and original, unique arrangements.
KEYBOARD, VOCAL, FLUTE, SOUND SYNTHESIS
has been performing, writing, arranging and directing
music also since his childhood. Although originally
classically trained his interests have always focused
on writing, exploring and performing the unlimited
potential found in jazz. Greg and George had jammed
together a couple of times each year for about 20
years, but starting in 2002 River represents the first
time they have played together seriously. They quickly
discovered that their complementary skills cover performing,
arranging and writing in this new Fusion musical medium.
Their uncanny ability to build on each other's creativity
makes their music as fun and exciting as it is unique.