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Greg Rekus balances work life and extensive touring

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Winnipeg based folk punk Greg Rekus is used to doing things his way, writing his own music and booking his own tours.

 Greg Rekus returns to Lethbridge, Sept. 11. Photo by Richard AmerySo he was delighted to get a Sept. 11 tour date at the Owl Acoustic Lounge in support of his new CD. “ Greg Rekus and the inside Job Sibling Cities.”
“I’ve done a lot since I was last in Lethbridge last January in January,” he said.

“ I just released ‘Sibling Cities”, so I’m touring a lot in the United States and I’ll be going to Europe for six weeks,” he said, adding he enjoyed playing  a big punk festival, Pouzzafest in Montreal back in May.
“It had a lot of punk bands from the ’90s and 2000s,” he recalled.

“ So it’s been great,” he said.

“I’ve been playing in punk bands since I was in my 20s and now I’m in my mid-30s, and I’ve found you really have to do it yourself,” he said, adding, he enjoys booking his own tours dates around his work schedule without having to answer to anybody else.


“I have a good career doing sound, so  I have really busy seasons in June, July and August, and then I  can take six months off to tour,” he said, adding he released “Sibling Cities” in April with a band, but he will be touring with it as a solo artist.

“ I’m touring by myself with my big stomp box. It’s a Monday night, But I love playing the Owl Acoustic Lounge,” he continued.

“They have always been supportive of independent musicians.  And Steve (Foord, Owl owner) is  a really good musician,” he said.
Greg Rekus hosts the Owl Acoustic Lounge’s Monday night open mic, Sept. 11.

— By Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 04 September 2017 18:34 )  
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