The Greg Sover Band is heading back to Memphis in January 2019 for the International Blues Challenge
The Greg Sover Band won the local band competition held in Phoenixville by the Steel City Blues Society for the second year in a row!! We will be heading back to Memphis in January 2019 to compete in the International Blues Challenge. Greg Sover, Garry Lee, Allen James and Tommy Walling will be heading South once again!.
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” 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.
“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:
"Jubilee solidifies Sover's work as a guitarist, allowing him to showcase a variety of different styles. Sover's versatility reveals his musical genius".
Henry L. Carrigan Jr. - Living Blues Magazine - April 2018
“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
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