Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Greg Rekus is a solo riot folk artist who brings along a stomp box for that extra kick of energy. He gathers his gear in Winnipeg for extensive touring across Canada, the US and Europe.
Live, Greg's act can be described as punk rock meets outlaw country hooked up to a huge transformer to kick up the energy to 1.21 gigawatts. The lyrical content stretches from drinking in your favourite bar, to the friends you have, to quitting your job, political jousting, life in general, and then back again. All this when strumming the hell out of an acoustic guitar and stomping the beat out on his custom built stomp box.
Produced and engineered by sound wiz John Paul Peters, "The Dude Abides" has 10 original songs showcasing a raw, stripped down, bare bones sound that ears everywhere drool over. For 5 days Greg and John locked themselves away in Private ear studios escaping exclusively for delicious burritos, gourmet pizza, and spontaneous listening sessions on the van stereo. The out come was a punk stomp album that is trading in some of the traditional elements for a frenetically played acoustic guitar, and stomp.