Greg Lounsberry

Greg's Bio

Greg played guitar and sang in semi-professional club bands starting in the late seventies and throughout the eighties. Frustrated with playing cover songs as a "human jukebox" he began writing music, and working as staff vocalist at one of the Orlando, Florida recording studios.

His career in robotics began to take off and render it impossible to play in clubs any more. That was the best thing that could have happened. Greg began buying recording gear, and refocused his attention on songwriting.

In 1998, he released "Flower Pot Hat" by The Rocket4357 Project, a collaboration with fellow guitarist, Steve Spayde, and bassist Dan Collins.

In 2005, "Frankenclown" by Laserdogs was his next release. This was intended to be a band, but due to a lack of participation from the other members, ended up as a solo project. the interesting part began during the promotion phase of "Frankenclown"

Greg met Matt Sweitzer online, and was asked to co-write and sing something for a new Canvas album, "Digital Pigeon". Greg co-wrote and sang the sardonically funny "A Reptile Dysfunction" for "Digital Pigeon", (which by the way was named for the internet collaboration between Greg and Matt.) The song revolves around an abused husband's couch confessions to his therapist about his violent dinosaur dreams, a metaphor for his fear of his comedy at it's best! Greg also contributed to "Funk Shui", "Dark Side of the Sun", "Cat Walk", "Lost in Transit" "Armchair Voyager", "Ghost Town", and "On Second Thought".

Greg and Tammy recorded "The Fairy's Wing" by October Tree for Canvas Productions with members of Canvas, and both sang on the Canvas album, "Long Way to Mars", Greg co-writing songs sung by himself and Tammy.

Greg appears regularly on The Canvas Prog Hour, interviewing such artists as Roger Powell, Jon Anderson, Steve Hackett, Patrick Moraz, Jeff Berlin, Terry Bozzio, Eric Johnson, Michael Sadler, Rich Williams, Daryl Steurmer, Roine Stolt, and bands such as Ajalon, Alice Cooper, Toto, Helmet of Gnats, Tunnels, Von Frickle, and A.C.T.

Greg and Matt are currently recording tracks for the upcoming Canvas Productions release by @mosphere, called "Airplay". Greg plans to contribute to the next Canvas album before writing begins for another October Tree album.