Old Dog-New Tracks
Greg Trafidlo's love for music and compassion have endeared him to a wide range of listeners. From Wrigley Field to the U.S. Capitol, and from Cork, Ireland, to Beijing, China, his rich tenor voice adds magic to a distinctive blend of folk, country, pop and bluegrass. Solo or with contemporary folk trio Pole, Trafidlo, and Phillips, Greg delivers a tight, crisp show-in coffeehouses or stadiums, festivals or colleges, living rooms or clubs. He's shared the stage with the top names in the business-Bill Monroe, Kathy Mattea, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Mark O'Connor, John McCutcheon, Robin and Linda Williams, Steve Gillette, John Hartford, Cheryl Wheeler, and many others. Greg has appeared on over 40 releases, and produced over a dozen and a half recordings. His own albums, on Kira Records, include his solo releases, Old Dog - New Tracks,Co-Writers In Disguise, and five albums with the trio. His songs range from silly to sublime, drawing you in with warmth, wit, and humor. In fact, National Public Radio airs Greg's song, (I Got Stuck Behind) Buford, on it's nationally syndicated show, Car Talk. You laugh at his tongue-in-cheek treatise on the self-help craze. You cry over his emotional tale of his dad and baseball legend Stan Musial. You're moved by beautiful images of Appalachian waterfalls and valleys. Greg has won numerous songwriting competitions, including Grand Prize at the Louisville Area Songwriters Cooperative and two WAMMY nominations from the Washington Area music Association. Top music publishers represent his songs in Nashville. Fans and DJs across the country love Greg's work. Roanoke Virginias' trendy arts and entertainment publication, City Magazine, honored Greg by naming him 'Music Person Of The Decade.' Mike Fleischer of WDCB-FM (Glen Ellyn, IL) said, 'Greg Trafidlo's songs...tickle your fancy, tickle your funny bone, tickle your thought processes, tickle your heart, and tickle your soul.' A vital member of the national folk music community, Greg is Past-President of the Southwest VA Songwriters Association, a member of Nashville Songwriters Association International, and Charter member of the Folk Alliance. Wisdom Radio's Jeff Hunt said, 'Greg's talent transcends writing and performing; he has an inner wisdom that guides each endeavor...his personal connection to the Earth's wholeness is clear in his music and his life.' Around Greg Trafidlo, you're in touch with the joy and fun of life.