Gregory Grene grew up between Cavan, Ireland and Chicago, and is the leader and founding member of THE PRODIGALS, one of the foremost Celtic rock bands in the United States (the Village Voice dubbed them “NYC’s jig-punk answer to the Pogues.”) They have six albums to their credit, and have played, and continue to play, across the U.S., from California to Columbus, Boston to Butte, as well as abroad and in Ireland. As well as Gregory, the band now boasts a lineup of some of the most extraordinary musicians on the scene - more about them all here, along with links to purchase CD's, gig schedule, etc.
Additionally, during his time with the band, Gregory has also played a number of acoustic or solo concerts, ranging from a classical setting at New York’s Lincoln Center to a Christmas concert in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Austin, Texas; and while playing at the latter with John Doyle, the concept for his solo album FlipSides was born, which is available NOW on iTunes, CDBaby, and amazon.com. **Irish distributors, please contact Dara Records at 1-800-714-3272.**
"Gregory Grene's original songs stay true to the style and tone of old, yet speak to modern life, in some of the most well-crafted and poetic verses I have seen." - Punchline
"Grene's expertise on accordion and his understanding of Irish music elevate" - All Music Guide