Greg Douglass Band & the music of Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, Hot Tuna
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Greg Douglass, guitarist for Steve Miller, Van Morrison, Hot Tuna, Greg Kihn, Country Weather, and more, celebrates his 50 year musical legacy in a very special Father's Day Celebration at the the Belly Up!
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Genre: rock / blues rock
Ticket Price: $12 advanced / $14 day of show / $21 reserved loft seating
Guitarist Greg Douglass , born in the San Francisco Bay Area on October 11, 1949, started playing in 1964, originally influenced by surf king Dick Dale and later, of course, by the Beatles. Graduating from high school in the Summer of Love in 1967, Greg witnessed mind-blowing early performances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and the Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Greg started his own acid-rock band called Country Weather, who toured with Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, and Ten Years After. After failing to score a record deal, Greg quit the band and immediately was asked to tour with legendary songwriter Van Morrison.
After Van and Greg parted ways, his skill on both electric and acoustic guitar landed him a gig in Hot Tuna, a skin-off from the band Jefferson Airplane. After a year of touring with Tuna, Greg settled in for some fun with the best of San Francisco’s players in a band called Terry and the Pirates, where he formed a lifelong friendship with famous guitarist John Cippolina from Quicksilver Messenger Service and, more importantly, Lonnie Turner, the bass player for Steve Miller. Greg and Lonnie co-wrote a song called “Jungle Love” that ended up on Steve Miller’s “Book of Dreams’ album and ended up selling over 15 million units.
When Steve stopped working, Greg joined the Greg Kihn Band, a popular bay area group. The first tune he recorded with the band, “Jeopardy”, became a number one hit and one of the first MTV smash videos. After 5 years of non-stop touring, the band broke up. Greg worked with a variety of great talents, ranging from bluegrass giant Peter Rowan, Doobie Brother Tom Johnston, Eddie Money, Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater, Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin’s original backup band), and the Electric Flag.
In 1994, Greg moved to San Diego and became involved with the Monsters of Classic Rock, an all-star ban featuring Mario Cippolina from Huey Lewis’ band, Chris Slade, the drummer from AC/DC, and monster guitarist Rick Derringer. Greg formed a club band featuring some great local players and stayed busy in other projects including the Six-String Society, a concert series featuring some of the best guitar talent in the world and also worked with Deva Premal, the number one mantra music band in the world . Greg also recently completed a CD called “Flight of the Golden Dragon” with Greg Douglass and the Accomplices, where Vintage Guitar Magazine described Greg as one of the top slide guitarists in the world.
After fifty years in the business, Greg shows no signs of slowing down as he nears the age of seventy. He always shows up ready to play, both guns blazing. Be ready for a killer show whenever Greg Douglass mounts the stage.