• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

At Last, the Debut CD from the Greg Golden Band is Available!

This is the debut release from the Greg Golden Band.
This is the debut release from the Greg Golden Band.

 

 

At last, the first album from the Greg Golden Band has arrived. Golden is an amazing guitarist whose band, back in January, opened for the Frank Hannon Band at their Vamp’d show. With each day, the Greg Golden Band continues to grow in popularity, for all the right reasons. Not surprisingly, the group was even able to get Hannon to produce their first record. He also makes some guest appearances on a few of the tracks contained within, as well!

Until a few months ago, I had no idea who Greg Golden was, but their set opening for Frank Hannon won me over and immediately made me curious about their music. Almost needless to say, this was a release I tracked down as soon as it was available. What can a fan expect from this album, and is it worth listening to?

The debut release from the Greg Golden Band is one of the pleasant surprises of 2015. A mixture of classic hard rock and blues rock rooted in 70s influences, anyone listening to this release is instantly going to be transported back in time to an era when rock and roll ruled the world.

One of the best things about this album is that it so beautifully captures a bygone era in the rock and roll world, and in its fairly brief duration, actually manages to cover quite a bit of musical ground as well. There are straight up hard rock tracks, more bluesy driven cuts, Southern style stuff, and even one with Spanish style guitar! A Rainbow cover seals the deal and closes out the package in fine form. You get the feeling that Golden and company have a solid appreciation for the rock and roll of the past, and have managed to embrace this while at the same time creating something uniquely their own.

So far, I have only seen Greg Golden once in concert, but I hope for that number to increase substantially, especially after having heard this release. Anyone who says there is no good rock and roll out there today has not given this album a listen yet!

 

By Taylor T Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

4 thoughts on “At Last, the Debut CD from the Greg Golden Band is Available!”
  1. The Greg Golden Band is awesome. I go see them every chance I get, and that is pretty regularly seeing as we are all in Reno. If you get the chance, go see these guys. And definitely get your hands on the CD, you will love it.

    1. Couldn’t agree more, these guys kick ass in concert. I had never heard of them when they opened for Frank Hannon at that show back in January, but they won me over as very few “support acts” ever do! Hoping to hear more from them in the near future, whether on stage or in the studio.

  2. Been following these guys for a little while,they have proven that Rock and Roll is not dead….Ive been waiting for the day I see them in Concert, sounds like it will be shortly, since they are my neighbors right down the road from me, Sacramento is real close….See yall soon…Loud and Proud.

    1. Glad to see the word of these guys is getting around; they kick ass and I strongly recommend seeing them in concert the first chance you get. I actually saw them about a year ago about here in Vegas when they opened for Frank Hannon (who produced and appears on their record). I gave the album an honorable mention on my “best of 2015” list.

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