Patsy Amico & Brian Gregg
Patsy and Brian play a mix of original music and their own interpretations of other artists songs. A beautiful woman who not only writes and sings her own songs but can whip off a hot lead solo on her guitar; an old hippie in a cowboy hat and a very shiny sparkling jacket who is the other writer and singer and a world class guitarist; They perform as a duo or with a rhythm section (Stand up bass and drums) The music is folk in the largest sense, including elements of not only folk but country and blues and rock. One song may have that pure acoustic sound of the two Martin guitars Patsy and Brian play and the next thanks to technology may have a very electric sound coming from the same instruments. An unusual combination for today, of an alto and a baritone singing together.
Rusty Reed described it this way " Brian & Pats' have an infectious and soothing sound that is truly identifiable " They all poke a little bit of good natured fun at each other on stage and throw in a few dance steps here and there. In their songs as well as touching on the joys and pains of love and life they comment on social issues which is of course a tradition in folk music.
"Tight harmonies and clean pickin' were the order of the day as Brian Gregg and Patsy Amico took the audience on a musical journey that had them laughing out loud one minute then wiping a tear through a sensitive memory the next. They opened this show with a set that showcased the funk, groove and overall good feelings that their shows are quickly becoming known for." Bill Werthmann (Northern Lights Folk Club)
Patsy and Brian have been working together since 1999. Moses Gregg joined them on the bass in 2006. They are always performing, having played over 250 shows together and have done over 3000 hours of busking. They play festivals, private parties, bars and folk clubs, and on occasion perform as strolling minstrels at banquets or dinners. As strolling musicians they can do a strictly instrumental performance or sing and play as required. If they are not on tour you will find them every Wednesday night hosting the Little Flower Folk Open Stage at Fiddler's Roost 8906 - 99 St. Edmonton AB
They have done six shows in the past two years for A Taste of Edmonton and, had the honor of playing for the Alberta Centennial Celebration Royal Visit , at Commonwealth Stadium.
Patsy Amico & Brian Gregg opened for JUNO Award Winner Lynn Miles' Northern Lights Folk Club Concert, and opened for Karen Savoca at the Full Moon Folk Club. Although they still work as a duo, mostly they perform as a trio with Brian's son Moses Gregg on bass and they also add a drummer for some performances.
Their CD, BLUE RAIN was released October 3, 2003.
Both are involved in other musical endeavors. Patsy and Janice Wiest have released a children's music CD called "Road Trip" , and Brian has released two CDs; "Electronic Busker" and "Spirit of a Stone". For more information about their other CDs, check out these other sites: