MP3 Alastair Greene - A Little Wiser
Guitar determined blues influenced hard rock ( blues rock ) with a dose of southern rock and acoustical styles miscellaneous in.
11 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Rockin' Blues, BLUES: Guitar Blues
A Small Wiser Songs
Alastair Greene is a guitarist/singer/songwriter founded out of Santa Barbara California who plays blues-influenced rock much in the same vein as, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, etc,..
He has been performed and/or recorded with a keep down of California and International artists over the years including: Alan Parsons, Mark Karan (Ratdog), Aynsley Dunbar, Frank Goldwasser, and Wally Ingram to name a few. His first full length album under his own name entitled "A Small Wiser" was released in late in 2001. The Alastair Greene Band has shared the stage with such artists as John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mike Campbell's Dirty Knobs, Lonnie Brooks, and Robin Trower
2002 found Alastair doing session work with world-renowned drummer Aynsley Dunbar as well as playing lots of shows around Southern California with his band and a variety of others.
October 2003 marked the release of 'The Alastair Greene Band: Official Bootleg- Live In L.A.' Rounding out the established sound of Alastair, Tom, and Jack is the Hammond B3 stylings of former Junior Wells Band alumni Steve Utstein. Sure to be another fan and press favorite, 'Live In L.A.' is already causing a buzz in Germany and France.
2004: A recent joining of forces with West Coast Harmonica legend Mitch Kashmar (fresh off from touring with Junior Watson) is the newest slab of music on Alastair's plate. The sound is classic Harmonica lead Chicago Blues with plenty of blistering guitar and great songs. Hoping to get into the studio ASAP, and with Tom and Jack laying down the grooves behind this dynamic duo, there'll be no stopping Alastair's blues anytime soon.
" If you long for the rock of the early-mid '70s, when it was dominated by players influenced by the blues, this one's for you."
Vintage Guitar Magazine
"If you are starved for '70s era influenced hard rock blues a'la Allman Brothers or Stevie Ray Vaughan you would do well to check out guitarist/vocalist Alastair Greene's debut CD A Small Wiser. Greene displays a monstrous ability for full-on blues rock anthems. While some blues purists will no doubt chafe at his distorted Gibson bombast, those who prefer their blues amped up should be deafeningly pleased."-AMG MUSIC GUIDE
"Alastair is one of the best rocking blues guitarists I've heard in a long time."-James Shane, Canned Heat
"You would think someone with this much talent would be a household name."-Blues Onstage
"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."-Guitar Nine Online
'A Small Wiser' is one of the best blues/rock albums I've ever heard."-Martin Popoff, Southern Rock Review