Return Engagement

Foresman returns to Joeyg’s in April

Louisville singer will be
promoting his new CD at the show

MADISON, Ind. (April 2013) – Greg Foresman has known from a very early age that he wanted to have a career in music. This talented signer-songwriter has just released his fifth studio recording and shows no signs of slowing down.
“Chautauqua’ is Foresman’s latest musical endeavor, showcasing his eclectic mix of different musical styles. It contains blues, folk and even a hint of country influence, although Foresman said, “My music is basically rock music. But the rock draws from other styles.”


Of his new CD, Foresman said, “I’m really proud of it.” Foresman, 50, taught himself to play guitar and said, “I started playing guitar when I was a young kid. I was pretty consumed with it from an early age.”
Foresman will return to the area to perform April 20 at Joeyg’s Restaurant & Nightclub in Madison, Ind. He said this performance will be “important for me.”
He was a good friend with the restaurant’s former owner, Joe Gayles, who died recently. “He was a great supporter of independent music.”
Foresman will be promoting his new album, which is available on I-Tunes and in a few local music stores. He will have CDs for sale at the performance.
Foresman grew up in Louisville, Ky., and was putting bands together by age 14 and performing at back yard parties and school dances. After graduating from Central High School, Foresman “went on the road, playing different clubs.”
He was in a handful of bands before joining with The Hammerheads, a group that “was hugely popular in Louisville and Madison,” said Foresman. Their sound was hard-rocking, Southern funk and they performed together from 1988 to 1992, releasing a self-titled “Live” CD in 1992.
Eventually, the group went their separate ways and Foresman became a very successful in-demand touring guitarist in Nashville, Tenn. By 1988 he had moved to Nashville and a few years later put together The Greg Foresman Band. He released his first solo CD, “Rainbow Sky,” in 1997.
Foresman continued to perform with this band, but got his big break when he had the opportunity to audition for a spot as a touring guitarist for country music star Martina McBride. He has held this gig for the last 17 years.
“I spend most of my time touring with her,” he said. But he has found time to squeeze in four albums and numerous performances with The Greg Foresman Band. “I’m very comfortable with a regional following. I don’t have any great aspirations to become a nationwide singer.”
 “The vast majority of music on Chautauqua is original music,” he said. “I’ve been working on it for the last four years.” He described it as rock music with a little blues and folk music thrown in, with a little country influence, something that is “new for me.”
When not touring with Martina McBride, Foresman will be booking gigs to promote his CD for the rest of the year. Even with his busy touring schedule, he will be able to perform 20 to 25 shows annually with The Greg Foresman Band.
Foresman paid a visit to Louisville earlier this year on Jan. 14, 2013 for the ‘Jam for a Cure’ event held at Headliners Music Hall. John Mann, Danny Flanigan and the Rain Chorus, and V-Groove were part of the concert. Foresman hooked up with party band V-Groove four years ago to start this event to benefit the National Muscular Dystrophy Association.

• To learn more about Greg Foresman visit www.gregforesman.com.

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