Press Reviews

1999 - Present

Greg Grant – Jupiter Watches Written by Joel Dunham

Singer/Songwriter Greg Grant obviously has had a lot of time to brew his complex and detailed style of writing and playing music. There is no doubt that he is an accomplished player in this business: he wrote, recorded, produced, sang, played the saxophone, flute, organ, and guitar for all of the tracks on this 65-minute(…)


Greg Grant: “We Have Eyes” Written by Erica Parfit

With a wicked guitar style and vocals reminiscent of early David Gray, Greg Grant’s newest cd “We Have Eyes” is a rocking tribute to the simple life. Having grown up in New York City, Grant’s newest cd gives homage to his adopted home of Montana. Songs like “Bigger isn’t Better”, “21st Century Pioneer”, and “Montana(…)


State of the Arts September/October 2003

Greg Grant: Jupiter Watches Produced and recorded in 2003 by Altered State Records, Fortine, MT Northwest Montana Musician Greg Grant’s new compilation of original tunes showcases his guitar and saxophone finesse with melodies ranging from moody and emotionally evocative, to rhythmic and rocking. The Fortine-based guitarist and alto saxophone player also plays organ and flute(…)


State of the Arts Nov/Dec2008 – Mariss McTucker

Greg Grant: We Have Eyes Engineered and mixed in 2007 and 2008 at Strawbale Studio, Fortine, MT. New York City native and Fortine musician Greg Grant has put out a self-penned album extolling his love of the land and aversion to so-called progress. He does it with lots of up-tempo numbers in which he plays(…)


Greg Grant Jupiter Watches By SCOTT PRINZING, For The Outpost

Sax player Greg Grant’s latest release is more organic and genre-crossing rock. It’s singer/songwriter music that, according to his website, is “funky, jazzy, soulful, folky, electronic; psychedelic and full of feeling.” Can’t really argue with that description. Grant sings and plays guitar on this, in contrast to last year’s instrumental CD, “Bisbe Street.” All three(…)


Zzaj Productions Issue #56 Greg Grant & Jon Bernson – MUSTH:

We reviewed a great little CD from Greg in issue # 55, “BISBE STREET”. This album (came in the same package) features Greg’s intriguing alto & nylon string guitar against equally enchanting drums and percussion by Johnathan Bernson. Much less formatted, a lot closer to improvised… though the hardcore in improv-land will protest that it’s(…)


Zzaj Productions Issue #55 Greg Grant – BISBE STREET:

Some really nice jazz on this CD in from Greg. His alto work is nicely complimented by drums from Guido & double-bass (with wah-wah on some of the cuts) by James. Styles range from “h-o- t” to “ballad” jazz, very effectively! Strange journeys this gent has taken (from reading the bio/liners), all ’round the planet…(…)


Geoff Wilbur’s Renegade Newsletter August – October 2002

Greg Grant- After the Crash Altered State Records, P.O. Box 191, Fortine, MT 59918 Psychedelic, mellow, folky, jazzy, straightforward rock ‘n roll. “In Love Again” is an engaging journey, mixing a groovey modern rock-ish flavor. “Serpent Lady” has a similarly catchy feel. “The Saddest Hardest Thing,” meanwhile, is folkier. Great range; a mixture of styles(…)


Greg Grant, Bisbe Street for Rambles written by Jenny Ivor

(Altered State, 2002) Bisbe Street is named for the area in Barcelona, near the cathedral, where Greg Grant spent many hours playing the tunes he composed and the music he enjoys. This CD consists entirely of compositions “born” in Barcelona. Grant plays alto sax and sometimes drums on the CD but, multi- talented fellow that(…)


Greg Grant, After the Crash for Rambles written by Sarah Meador

(Altered State, 2001) I just survived After the Crash, and I am creeped out. Greg Grant sings with the voice of a man living in an alley, with a knife and a psychotic break for company. Some strange sound manipulation makes Grant’s already rough voice sound like it’s coming from the end of a dark(…)


Greg Grant: After the Crash by Richard Fuller Senior Editor

After listening to After the Crash, this reviewer is convinced there is nothing Greg Grant can’t do, musically. This recording is a showcase for his talents as a composer, lyricist, guitarist, sax player, singer and arranger. Each of the nine songs on this great album reflect an amalgamation of Greg’s learning experiences along his road(…)


Greg Grant: After the Crash and Bisbe Street by Kristi Niemeyer

Two recent recordings capture the versatility of Fortine guitarist, saxophonist and songwriter Greg Grant. A self-described “sonic adventurer,” Grant showcases his wide-ranging interests on Bisbe Street and After the Crash. Bisbe Street is an evocative collection of songs Grant composed during the mid- to late 1990s, when the artist frequently spent his evenings playing saxophone(…)


AFTER THE CRASH- Greg Grant Winter edition, 2002

Presentation: World traveled, multi-talented guitarist, alto saxophonist, composer, lyricist, singer- Greg Grant provides a highly entertaining, unique blend of various world styles. The CD was recorded in a solar-powered studio constructed with straw bales resulting in a sensually cushioned one of a kind sound influence. Noteworthy: Lyrics are imaginative and enjoyable on multi levels of(…)


“Hate Your Music”- APRIL 2002

GREG GRANT: AFTER THE CRASH This is a disc I would never listen to again. That may be because of my own shortcomings. Fans of Dave Matthews (which I am not) may enjoy this. It is a mostly acoustic album featuring Greg and his musings on love, loving and being lonely (because of love). Greg(…)


In the Missoulian’s “Entertainer,” November 14, 2002 Grant, Bernson in full flight on ‘Musth’ By ERICA PARFIT for the Missoulian

Imaginative and intriguing ARTIST: Musth: Greg Grant and Jonathan Bernson RECORDING: “Musth” Music is little without imagination: Without it, great musicians are humble; with it, humble musicians can achieve greatness. And so it is imagination that drives the new CD “Musth,” a whirlwind, improvisation-laden recording that at first listening seems barely notable, but subsequently reveals(…)


From Aural Innovations #20 (July 2002)

Greg Grant – “Bisbe Street” (Altered State Records 2002, ASR002-D) Musth – s/t (self-released 1994, Z06916) Greg Grant has travelled to many places around the world, absorbing the atmosphere of different cities and different cultures into his music. Not to say that Grant plays world music; it definitely falls into the realm of jazz, but(…)


Greg Grant: After the Crash

Greg Grant: After the Crash Guitarist, songwriter and sax player Greg Grant of Fortine demonstrates conclusively that you don’t need a big studio or a bunch of professional studio musicians to turn out a high-quality music on disc. Grant’s second CD, After the Crash, was recorded this past winter at his solar-powered studio constructed of(…)


2014 Press Kit


  • Here is a partial list of some of the venues in North America Greg has played over the years. He has also played at many weddings, private parties, house concerts and smaller music festivals

  • Molly Brown's Trego, MT
    The Red Room Whitefish, MT
    Olney Music Festival Olney, MT
    PiggyBack BBQ Whitefish, MT
    Stillwater Fish House Whitefish, MT
    Cafe Jax Eureka, MT
    Eureka Farmer's Market Eureka, MT
    Whitefish Farmer's Market Whitefish, MT
    Blondie's Bigfork, MT
    Crush Wine Bar Whitefish, MT
    Arts in the Park Kalispell, MT
    Jackson Hole Art Fair Jackson Hole, WY
    Depot Park Summer Series Kalispell, MT
    The Raven Bigfork, MT
    Glacier Bank Eureka, MT
    Belton Chalet West Glacier, MT
    Craggy Range Whitefish, MT
    Rocktoberfest Olney, MT
    Midway Swap Meet Columbia Falls, MT
    Hot Club Troy, MT
    Stillwater Bar Olney, MT
    Jerry's Fortine, MT
    Stonefly Lounge Coram, MT
    Cooper's Whitefish, MT
    Grand Central Fernie, BC
    Riley's Irish Pub Helena, MT
    Park Place Noon Concert Series Sandpoint, ID
    Eickhartd's Sandpoint, ID
    Portneuf Brewing Co. Pocatello, ID
    First National Bar Pocatello, ID
    Wapato Point Winery, Lake Chelan, WA
    Bert and Ernie's Great Falls, MT
    Norris Hot Springs Norris, MT
    Java Joe's Coffeehouse Des Moines, IA
    DG's Taphouse Ames, IA
    Blacksheep Coffeehouse, Sioux Falls, SD
    Machinery Row/The Breaks Great Falls, MT
    Front Porch Eureka, MT
    GW Tavern Washington Depot, CT
    Barking Spider Tavern Cleveland, OH
    Acoustic Cafe Winona, MN
    Pend Oreille Winery Sandpoint, ID
    Laughing Horse Lodge Swan Lake, MT
    Yardarm Bar and Grille Racine, WA
    Hogan Brothers Coffeehouse Northfield, MN
    Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN
    Amazing Grace Bakery Duluth, MN
    Backstage Cafe Elizabethtown, KY
    Coffee-Works Voorhees, NJ
    Club Cigar Great Falls, MT
    Club Central Whitefish, MT
    Moontime Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Whitefish Lake Golf Course Restaurant Whitefish, MT
    The Shop Spokane, WA
    Lodge at Whitefish Lake Whitefish, MT
    Artwalk Downtown Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Scotty's Kalispell, MT
    Wild Plum Station Dixon, MT
    Raven Missoula, MT
    County Fair Eureka, MT
    JD Morrell's Kalispell, MT
    Bohemian Bar Clarkston, WA
    Eureka Book Co. Eureka, MT
    Daily Grind Pullman, WA
    Lily's Backroom First Night Great Falls, MT
    Pizza My Heart Paonia, CO
    Christina's Bar and Grill Durango, CO
    Bongo Billy's Salida, CO
    Taos Inn Taos, NM
    Mine Shaft Tavern Madrid, NM
    Borders Bookstore Alburquerque, NM
    Cogswell's Smoke House Wallace, ID
    University of Laramie Laramie, WY
    Blue Dragon Alburquerque, NM
    Cassie's Supper Club Cody, WY
    The Murray Livingston, MT
    Flicker's Coffeehouse Helena, MT
    Esse's Bistro Hayden, ID
    The Bear Pit Old Faithful Lounge Yellowstone, MT
    The Mangy Moose Jackson, WY
    Northern Lights Polebridge, MT
    Symes Hotel Hot Springs, MT
    Leaf and Bean Bozeman, MT
    OPL Bar Syracuse, NY
    Cath's Coffeehouse Indianapolis, IN
    Green Earth Cafe Bismarck, ND
    Common Grounds Spearfish, SD
    Blackbird Java House Lewiston, ID
    Alberto's Bonner's Ferry, ID
    Sacred Ground Butte, MT
    Down the Hatch Polson, MT
    Mountain Aire Music Series Kalispell, MT
    Pagan Fair Kalispell, MT