“Promising young vocalist and guitarist Greg Sover, operating out of Philadelphia, is a highly charged interpreter of blues-rock who employs a thunder-and-lightning style for most of the originals on his debut album. A different musical personality, a more soulful one, emerges when he dials down the aggressive fury to put across the undisguised blues “After Me” and two tuneful hybrids, “Déjà Vu” and “Cherie.”
– Frank-John Hadley, DownBeat, November 2017
Songs of a Renegade introduces us to a guitarist and singer... who reaches out to touch us with his exhilarating music.
– Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Living Blues, October 2017
“Songs of a Renegade is an exceptional debut release for Greg Sover, an artist from whom we should be hearing much more from in the future.”
– Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes, September 2017
“A self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter, [Greg Sover’s] debut release, Songs of a Renegade, is a blues-rock gem.”
-- JD Nash, American Blues Scene, August 29, 2017
2018 has been a very exciting year for Greg Sover. Greg’s long-awaited EP “Jubilee” was released on January 8th. And the Greg Sover Band competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January, making it into the semifinals and showing everyone in attendance that the band from up north in Philly sure knows how to play the blues.
“Jubilee” has been getting airplay locally, nationally and internationally. “Jubilee” peaked at #2 in The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Blues Rock Album Chart for the Week of February 3. And Greg also had three songs from “Jubilee” in The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart, also for the Week of February 3: “Emotional” at #1, “As the Years Go Passing By” at #23 and “Jubilee” at #38.
And the great reviews for “Jubilee” have begun:
“Sover’s new E.P. is a follow-up to his awesome 2016 debut, ‘Songs of a Renegade.’ This is an extremely well-played gaggle of tunes, blues and otherwise, a true celebration… Greg Sover is a solid singer, emotional without giving in to histrionics, and he’s a really freakin’ good guitar player… Sover and his guys pack a lot of emotional oomph into the 7 tracks that make up Jubilee. Great songs that really touch you where it counts…” «««««
The Rock Doctor by John Kereiff – January 26, 2018
“The Blues comes in many, many variants and we will each have our favourite format; but the slick voiced singer and red hot guitarist easily straddles the Soulful Rhythm and Blues style that I’ve loved for 40+ years. Think a pumped up George Benson or Robert Cray…”
The Rocking Magpie – January 15, 2018
“Jubilee” is once again produced by Greg Sover Band bassist Garry Lee along with Sover. Sover’s band of Philly heavyweights with extensive resumes also includes guitarist Allen James and drummer Tom Walling. The three are best known as Deb Callahan’s solid backing band.
Greg and the band are looking forward to playing new venues in 2018. So if you haven’t yet heard the Greg Sover Band, what are you waiting for?
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