Meet: Greg Burroughs, a former Berklee student now living in LA and touring the country!
It's all about the song. Greg Burroughs knows this more than most. He has spent countless hours writing songs, by himself and with some of Nashville's most sought-after writers. Greg sings, writes and plays guitar, piano, bass, mandolin and harmonica, but his biggest passion is writing. And it shows in his songs. It all started in the cradle for Burroughs. His mother used to play her acoustic guitar and sing songs from the 70's singer/songwriters to lull him to sleep. From there it was piano lessons, singing in the church choir, in school choirs and plays. While at Berklee College of Music, Greg put a band together with some of his friends and classmates. He gigs all the time, all over the country and has shared bills with the likes of Jake Owen, Luke Combs Michael Ray, Dustin Lynch and Travis Tritt. Burroughs says his path has taken him literally all over the country and "has given me the experiences and memories that will define my 20's." And when he occasionally gets discouraged, he says "I just remember what the 16 year old version of myself would think and how far I've come and everything I've accomplished and I'm reminded of the true gift I've been given and get to live."
Burroughs Brings It
I had the pleasure of hosting Greg in our Country 102-5 studios recently, where he shared 2 original songs. I'm excited to share his incredible talent with you! Here's the title track from his 2016 EP that went to #54 on the Itunes albums charts!
"Want You In It"
Greg did a brand new, not-yet-released song called "Insomnia"
Check out this jam from Greg called "Feels Like A Friday." It'll be featured on County 102-5 tomorrow around 12:30!
The Goods On Greg
- Biggest influences: I'm a huge fan of the guys that play incredibly well, write incredibly well and sing incredibly well like Keith Urban, Zac Brown, Brad Paisley, Phil Vassar, James Taylor and Billy Joel
- Favorite country concert: 2010- Garth Brooks came out of retirement to play a string of shows in Nashville, after a devastating flood there. He played nearly 3 hours and the entire arena sang along. I never had and haven't experienced anything like it since.
- First country concert: Gary Allan
- Current favorite songs on Country 102-5: My friend, Ray Fulcher recently scored his first number one hit with our buddy, Luke Combs, "When It Rains It Pours." I couldn't be more proud of them. Also a big fan of everything Thomas Rhett does, and you can't go wrong with Eric Church
- If you weren't a musician, what would you be doing: I honestly have no idea! And I hope I don't have to find our anytime soon!
- Most proud moment: Getting a standing ovation at the Vermont State Fair, after opening for Travis Tritt
- Fun facts: 1. I'm way too competitive...at everything! Whether it's ping pong, running with my girlfriend, college football, drinking, anything! 2. I was adopted. I don't know and have never met my biological parents. I was adopted at only a few weeks old by my parents and loved like their own from the day they knew about me. 3. I hate snakes more than anything.
- May 10- The Middle East in Cambridge (with his indie rock band, The Brevet. Greg plays keys and sings harmony)
- Check his website for future dates
The Bridge To Burroughs
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