Greg Glick was born in Lincoln Illinois on April 17th 1965 where he was raised. He has played guitar professionally for nearly 30 years.
As a youngster, entertaining family and friends came naturally for Greg. The guitar came into his life at the early age of 3. As his mother recalls, "He’d call it his doo doo, he went through several of those toy guitars. "When he was 15 his father bought him his first real guitar a Sears Silvertone. With the urging from his mother, he decided to take lessons in school, under the direction of Chuck Laughery. As his ability and confidence grew he became more serous toward playing the guitar. Taking his guitar to family gatherings and local parties would be something of anticipation for him.
His birth into the blues came after seeing John Lee Hooker in the movie The Blues Brothers, Greg knew what it was he wanted to do. Shortly afterwards he began to seek out the old blues artist’s within the shelves of the local record stores. Additional doors were open to him with the advent of MTV. Bearing witness to seeing more blues guitarist such as Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton, George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan only fueled his passion for the blues.
Greg's epiphany came during one of the many concerts he and his father attended, this time was different though,
it was Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Fabulous Thunderbirds were the opening act.
As Greg recalls, "my hair stood on end and I had goose pimples the entire evening, I remember being mesmerized just watching him, his music really touched my soul." From that point on he was drawn to the stinging gut-wrenching blues guitar sounds he heard coming from Texas, Chicago and Mississippi.
Although he continued to submerge himself into the realm of the blues, he also spent several years playing 50's, 60's and classic rock with a variety of local bands.
Most notably the band Mischief, which included life long friends and musical partners, Greg Deener on bass and featured his wife Pattie Deener as lead vocalist and former class mate and friend, Quent Newton on drums. During that time he also did a short stint as a soloist performing various folk music and the like, throwing in a favorite blues tune from time to time.
His love for the blues would lead him to the local blues scene of Springfield IL, where he earned a reputation for himself by honing his chops alongside the area’s best.
As a result, he's worked with some of Central Illinois' finest blues musicians, such as Springfield Shaky and John Sauter, Lil Higgy and the House Rockers. He's also played traditional acoustic blues with Dave Sheets former harmonica player for the Pure Gravy Blues Band.
His guitar playing is heavily influenced by such legends as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Lee Vaughan, Albert and Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Elmore James, "Hound Dog" Taylor, Buddy Guy, and John Lee Hooker.
In his onslaught of in your face barrelhouse blues, Greg possesses a stinging, gutsy, straight from the heart approach to his style of guitar playing.
Reminiscent of his influences, and earning him the reputation for being one of the areas finest blues guitar slingers.
"Playing the blues and keeping it alive means a lot to me, I feel the best way to really enjoy the music is to hear it live."