Greg Herriges plays an eclectic mix of original and traditional world (“whirled”) music on guitar, voice, and bouzouki (Greek lute), with an innovative approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles. A virtuoso performer and award-winning composer, his music and writing have found international acclaim. Among other honors, Greg was selected to receive the 2009-10 Bush Artist Fellowship for Music Composition, which speaks volumes for his artistry and dedication to music.
With a background in progressive rock and fingerstyle guitar, Greg studied ethnomusicology (traditional World music), working with masters of Indian classical music, Chinese pipa, and Indonesian gamelan. Mixing those influences with his own acoustic sensibilities, he spins new webs out of every- thing from Turkish folk and Bollywood film music to Japa- nese koto tunes and surf-rock. His full group includes tabla, Hindustani vocal, and world percussion—but he is equally at home “letting one guitar play him.”
Greg Herriges presents “Telluric Currents,” a dynamic fusion of East and West. In this show, Greg features the crystalline voice of classical Indian singer, Pooja Goswami, as well as the tabla mastery of A. Pavan. Named after the natural electrical currents beneath the Earth, “Telluric Currents” explores the traditions of East and West and whirls them together to create a mesmerizing cultural music experience!