California artist Greg Beattie has won many songwriting and performing awards, including the Kerrville New Folk Competition, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, West Coast International Song Contest Grand Prize, and the West Coast Songwriters Song of the Year. He also has songs placed in movies and TV (Anywhere But Here, Fame, Angel), and on numerous compilations. A dedicated writer and performer, Greg's styles span the universe of popular music -- Pop, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country, and whatever gives the lyrics life. He also sings and plays guitar in the band Calaveras.
Greg Beattie has been writing songs since age 12, when he got his first guitar, a $25 Sears Silvertone. During his college years, he played in coffee houses in Stockton, California. In 1993, he formed the band Calaveras with his wife, Victoria Blythe, and their friend and guitarist, Dave Decker. Greg's song Ready to Fly has been covered by several other performers, featured in several compilations, and played at the opening ceremonies of the world figure skating championships. The band plays mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area, but has toured much of the west and some of the east. They've been chosen to perform at three consecutive premier showcases at Folk Alliance Conferences in the West and Southwest. He also writes for his wife Victoria's pop/jazz act.
Between gigs, Greg graduated from Harvard Law School and is now a corporate attorney helping private technology and consumer goods companies. He is also former chairman of the Acoustic Vortex, a nonprofit that promotes acoustic music, and is currently a director of Bread & Roses, which sponsors over 600 concerts per year to people confined to prisons, homeless shelters, hospitals, etc.
The spirit of spring, young, lush, fertile and beautiful, fills the song with primal energy. References to nature and spacious acoustic instrumentals support scenes of woodlands, landscapes, country, mountains, nymphs, fairies and sprites and primitive spirituality. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Soaring, sweet lullaby about the moment of a newborn's first breath and the birth of a mother's lifelong devotion. Female vocal with rich viola over fretless bass, acoustic guitars and pedal steel. Female Vocals, Childrens, Lullabies
Sprightly, folksy backwoods acoustic pop song about giving love a chance. Three part harmonies, stand-up bass, acoustic guitars and light percussion in a live and lively performance--great for a coffee house, small club or other live music setting. Setting for an innocent crush or a youth love scene, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Folk Pop
An original old-English style love song about a young man seduced by the beauty of a worldly woman, and the summer roses in her hair. Folk ballad a la Sandy Denny, Kate Rusby. Perfect for coffee house/folk club settings, period scenes set in the UK or Ireland. Beautiful, wistful song of young love, Female Vocals, European, England
A wistful, bittersweet, emotional ballad by a dad taking his son off to college--Kerrville New Folk and West Coast Songwriters song of the year winner. Male vocal, acoustic guitars, viola and bass in reverie about that fateful trip that changes the lives of a family forever. Instrumental, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Constant love is a love based on the sweet, familiar, everyday happiness of being together. Perfect for the love of your life, who you don't tell often enough, on any occasion or no occasion. Beautiful folk ballad with Victoria Blythe backed by acoustic guitars, gorgeous viola solo and stand-up bass, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
A sweet folky love song about first love among fireflies, the new moon and tall summer grass. Beautiful, simple country waltz, perfect for romantic rural settings, warm evenings on the front porch, falling in love while dancing, reminiscing about true love long ago. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Gorgeous female ballad backed by atmospheric acoustic and electric guitar and Indian flute captures nighttime love-making in the southwestern desert under a Navajo sky. Great for scenes of the Southwest, night sky, desert evenings, exotic lovers, desert atmosphere, native american culture, Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
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