George T. Gregory Band
delighting audiences from New England to the San Francisco Bay Area for many years with his modern mix of original and cover songs in R & B, Electric Blues, Motown, Pop Jazz, and New Orleans style rock and roll. His band provides a flavorful mix of music that makes everyone get up and dance.
As a member of the James Cotton Blues Band from Chicago, George did three U.S. tours and two Canadian tours. Along with his friend, Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers, George was a featured soloist on the blues great’s last album for Buddah Records, entitled, “The James Cotton Band Live and On the Move”. The band appeared in major concerts with acts such as Steve Miller, Marshal Tucker, Johnny Winter, Poco, Savoy Brown and headlined at the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festival.
George left the James Cotton Band and formed one of the most successful club bands on the East Coast. The George T. Gregory Band headlined many of the same clubs as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, The Nighthawks, and The Fabulous Rhinestones.
The George T. Gregory Band appeared in concert with Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Little River Band, Pappa John Creech, The Chambers Brothers, Elvin Bishop, Climax Blues Band, The Fabulous Rhinestones, NRBQ, John Lee Hooker, Hugh Masekela and many others.
While in New England, George was also an original member of the Shaboo Allstars, a band formed by vocalist David “Lefty” Foster, featuring many of the top musicians who appeared at his night club, the Shaboo Inn. The band included Matt Murphy, guitarist of the Blues Brothers, James Cotton and Howlin Wolf; Harvey Brooks of Electric Flagg and The Fabulous Rhinestones on bass; Jack Scarangello, drummer with Stevie Wonder; and, Shelton Laster, organist for jazz guitar great, Grant Green and Jeff Pevar guitarist for Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Ricki Lee Jones, David Crosby and many more.
George moved to the San Francisco Bay area, signed with Blue Devil Records, and released, “After Hours”, his first solo recording. It was during this time that he began to appear in Salt Lake City with the Tempo Timers. The performances included being the featured artist on the live radio show from the Dead Goat Saloon and appearances at the Zephyr in SLC, Steeps in Park City and other venues.
While living in San Francisco, George performed with his own band and also appeared on shows with Malo; Jimmy Pugh, keyboardist with the Robert Cray Band; Mike Osbourne, guitarist for John Lee Hooker; Michelle Bastian of Big Brother and the Holding Company; and, recording sessions for David Frieberg of the Quick Silver Messenger Service.
George was on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area N.A.R.A.S. (Grammy Awards) Chapter, serving for two years as the conductor for the all-star band at the Chapter’s Grammy Awards Banquet.
Since moving to Utah in 2006, George has appeared with Harry Lee and the Back Alley Blues Band, the Sensations, Shades and Souled Out, a band he formed with keyboardist Kelly Brown.