Brick by Brick presents
Greg Howe featuring Stu Hamm and Gianluca Palmieri with special guests
RDG, Planet Shred
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Greg Howe started playing the guitar at the age of 10 and by his middle teens, after discovering Van Halen, became obsessed with the guitar. By his late teens he had already begun playing in clubs with his rock band, which featured his brother Al on lead vocals. Over the course of the next few years Greg continued to hone his guitar skills while playing and performing a repertoire of mostly cover tunes for audiences in clubs throughout the North East with his rock band.
In 1988 Shrapnel Records owner and renowned guitar connoisseur Mike Varney asked Howe to record an album for his label after hearing a demo that Greg had sent him with the hopes of being featured in Varney's Spotlight column for Guitar Player magazine. That album, simply entitled "Greg Howe", featured then David Lee Roth’s bassist Billy Sheehan and renowned drummer Atma Anur. It instantly caught the attention of the whole guitar community and eventually led to numerous endorsement deals, print advertising and countrywide clinics, as well as being named #10 in the top ten shred albums of all times by Guitar World Magazine.
After recording two vocal albums with his brother (1990's "High Gear" and 1991's "Now Hear This"), Greg’s second solo album (1993's "Introspection") set the tone for what would eventually become a series of eight fresh forays in to the mosaic of fusion, rock, funk, blues, and jazz. With each subsequent album - 1994's "Uncertain Terms", 1995's "Parallax", 1996's "Five", 1998's "Ascend", and 2000's "Hypercuity" Howe would make bolder and more satisfying strides into fusion music.
Along the way Howe has continuously made himself available as a session and sideman musician for many of the world's biggest pop stars. In 1996, he replaced Jennifer Batten as lead guitarist during the Asian and European legs of Michael Jackson's HIStory World Tour.
He would later provide guitar duties for singer Enrique Iglesias in 2000, which culminated in a series of high-profile televised performances and a European tour. The following two years saw Howe recruited as lead guitarist for boy band NSYNC during two tours of the United States. After singer Justin Timberlake left NSYNC, Howe continued to tour with him in 2003,
although ultimately ended up having to leave in order to complete work on his album "Extraction", the critically acclaimed all-star funk fusion extravaganza, featuring electric bass virtuoso Victor Wooten ( of the flecktones ) and the legendary drummer Dennis Chambers.
In 2008 Greg Howe released “Sound Proof”, which has been arguably reviewed as one of Howe’s best albums. In both 2009 and 2010 Greg teamed back up with Justin Timberlake to perform at the 51st Grammy’s Award Show and JT’s Shriner’s Hospital Charity Event. Greg also appeared on the 2011 release of Michael Jackson's second posthumous album, "Immortal", which featured Howe's playing on "Dancing Machine" and "Beat It".
Greg has also played with many other artists, such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, P Diddy, T-Pain, Nelly, Tim McGraw, and Salt-N-Pepa.
Greg Howe's busy schedule continues with various projects and is very active with guitar clinics, trade shows, and tours around the world.
$18 adv & $22 day of
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