Gregg Bolger, Artist of the Week
Canadian recording artist and songwriter Gregg Bolger has been making a name for himself among the Canadian music scene with his self-titled debut album. Originally from Torbay, Newfoundland, just north east of St. Johns, Gregg now resides in Calgary Alberta
The 34 year old singer-songwriter has been playing professionally for about 14 years.
He began his musical journey playing with a cover band in his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Gregg spent 8 years with the cover band called FUSE as well as doing solo shows. In 2007 FUSE was a part of the biggest outdoor concert in Newfoundland, The salmon Festival Concert in Grand Falls Windsor, With Bachman & Cummings (of the Guess who), Good Charlotte, Matt Mays, Classified, Alexis on Fire and Hey Rosetta.
In 2011, his last year living in Newfoundland before heading west Gregg played 152 shows.
Gregg Bolger’s debut self-titled album is comprised of new songs as well as some songs that were written over the last 10 years.
Most of the album was recorded in Springdale Newfoundland at Sevenview Studios with Producers Clint Curtis and Steve Clarke. Gregg then finished the vocal tracks in Calgary at various studios including his home, as well as The Beach Studios, and MCC Music Studios.
Gregg called upon a special guest to handle fiddle on his album. The fiddle tracks were recorded in Austin Texas by Kurt Baumer, Formally of the award winning group Lonestar!
Since the release of the album, the song “Small Town Summertime” has been picked up by a music publisher in Los Angeles and it could appear in a movie or TV Show if the right opportunity presents itself. The new single “Grow” is a song about Gregg’s two sons.
Gregg continues to play regular shows in and around the Calgary area, but has slowed his show schedule down a little to make more time for writing, recording, and spending time with his wife and 2 boys. He hopes to head back to the east coast this year to play some shows in St. John’s.