Alastair Greene Press Kit
ALASTAIR GREENE – BLUES ROCK GUITARIST & VOCALIST ALASTAIR GREENE BAND FORMER GUITARIST FOR ALAN PARSONS
Alastair Greene’s musical journey has been anything but traditional. His combination of Blues, Southern Rock, and Jam Band sensibilities has been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. With recent performances at the Chicago Blues Festival and the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas as well as a recent tour filling in on guitar with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, and many guest appearances with such luminaries as Eric Burdon, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Savoy Brown, John Nemeth, and Debbie Davies, it’s crystal clear,….. Alastair Greene's star is on the rise.
Alastair recently plunged headfirst into a full-time solo career, stepping down after 7 years touring the world as the guitarist for Rock legend, Alan Parsons. Alastair is philosophical about his time playing with Parsons, saying, “I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity Alan gave me to handle guitar and vocal duties in his band. It was an honor to play the music created by the Alan Parsons Project to Alan’s fans around the world. After 7 years, the time has come for me to truly pursue my own musical dream.”
The culmination of Greene’s musical experiences, influences, and passion is his new record, Dream Train. The album was produced and mixed by David Z, whose production credits include Buddy Guy, Gov’t Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang. Dream Train features 13 new songs, 12 of which are Greene originals. The sole cover is a previously unreleased song written by none other than Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top called Nome Zayne, which was recorded with Billy’s blessing. The songs on Dream Train range from the hard driving Blues Rock of the title track, to the sensitive Curtis Mayfield tinged instrumental Iowa. Big Bad Wolf finds the band in familiar Boogie Blues Rock territory while DareDevil takes listeners on a more traditional Blues shuffle ride.
Dream Train features an impressive array of special guests including: Walter Trout, Debbie Davies, Mike Zito, Mike Finnigan, and Dennis Gruenling. Alastair is supported on Dream Train by his touring band, Jim Rankin on bass and Austin Beede on drum
DREAM TRAIN COMING OCT 20, 2017
DREAM TRAIN, Alastair Greene’s 6th Studio Album – Produced and mixed by David Z, containing thirteen tracks: twelve originals and one previously unreleased song written by Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP
Special guests include: DEBBIE DAVIES, WALTER TROUT, MIKE FINNIGAN, MIKE ZITO, and DENNIS GRUENLING.
RELEASE DATE: OCT 20, 2017
LABEL: RIP CAT RECORDS
Blues Music Magazine — “A major talent in the Blues Rock category”
Steve Morse - Deep Purple — "You’re a real pro, a great player. And you can sing!"
Alan Parsons - Legend — "Alastair should be out playing with the biggest bands in the world. I believe it's just a matter of time.”
Chris Shiflett - Foo Fighters — "I've known Alastair since we were kids and he's always been a ripping guitarist. Glad to hear he's still going strong.”
Chris Spector - Midwest Record — “A versatile cat that can back Alan Parsons as well as front his own blues/rock power trio, Greene hits the bulls eye with room to spare.”
Blues Matters - UK — “Alastair Greene is a highly respected guitar player who has been an integral part of Alan Parsons Project for some time. He is the equal of any and better than most.”
THE BIG BLUES BENDER
HEADLINING NEW ORLEANS FESTIVAL - FÜRTH, GERMANY
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Alastair Greene has official endorsements with the following musical instrument companies: Hughes & Kettner Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ernie Ball Stings, Mogami Cables, and Strymon Effects. These endorsements include print ads in guitar magazines, social media posts, as well as personalized pages and inclusion on the official websites of these companies.
ALASTAIR GREENE CONTACTS
BOOKING: Piedmont Talent: Jay Stollman
Direct: (704) 339-2210
ARTIST MANAGEMENT: Doug Adamski
PUBLICIST: BratGirlmedia – Amy Brat
ARTIST'S WEBSITE: www.alastairgreene.com