Alastair Greene's CD A Little Wiser showcases a blues/rock powerhouse, with a strong baritone vocal delivery, prodigious guitar chops and a knack for gutsy songwriting. Greene cranks his Gibson and moves from merciless guitar athleticism to whizzing slide work to achingly melodic and well-turned lines - even his acoustic guitar gets into the act on tracks such as the neo-bluegrass cut "The Long Way Home". The Albert King cover song "Love Too Strong" demonstrates Greene's ability to nail an expressive slow blues, with an ultra-tasty solo that will take your face off as the intensity peaks. With only two covers, and nine songs written or co-written by Greene, it's clear this guitarist knows that to get noticed in the blues world it takes great original tunes and a definitive style. A Little Wiser is going to open a lot of doors, open a lot of ears and help Greene land more high-profile gigs that should guarantee himself a long career in the blues. Alastair Greene was originally profiled in the December-January, 2002 edition of The Undiscovered.
Alastair is a guitarist/singer/songwriter based out of Santa Barbara California who has performed and/or recorded with a number of Southern California bands and artists over the years including: Scarecrow, Spitting Bull, The Pontiax, The Bomb, Preston, Wally Ingram, Mahli McGee, Morganfield Burnett and The Blues, to name a few. His guitar playing can be heard on albums by such Santa Barbara area artists as Les Benson, Bad Astronaut, Kirstin Candy, Claude Hopper and Evil Farmer. The Alastair Greene Band has shared the stage with such artists as John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lonnie Brooks, and Robin Trower.
Greene is currently rehearsing with Aynsley Dunbar for a new project. He hopes his CD A Little Wiser will get him on the path where he can make a living from his music.
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