While the guitar was his first instrument, Greg Thornburg has spent most of his adult life as a drummer and percussionist. Those earliest influences never left him, however, and with the releases of his 2 CDs "Kaleidoscope" and "Hook Echo", he's rededicated himself to his original muse.
Greg's affinity for rhythm, bass lines, and distinctive harmonies is well represented in fingerstyle playing. He greatly admires players such as Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Leo Kottke, and Wisconsin's own Willy Porter for their innovative approach to guitar playing. His performance features mostly original material, with a few arrangements mixed in. No longer shielded by drums, a soloist's stage is a fresh perspective, and a new way to connect with and entertain an audience.
"The sound on Hook Echo is fantastic. The bass is deep and resonant and there is just enough sparkle to enhance Thornburg’s exquisite tone. Just check out his stupendous instrumental version of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” Thornburg imbues this hard rock standard with so much sensitivity and finesse. All the intricacies of Jimmy Page’s masterful guitar work are present."
“Thornburg's guitar-chops are outstanding. His beautifully crafted and delivered instrumentals put his listeners at ease with musical stylings reminiscent of Willy Porter.”