Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase Greg Trafidlo

Greg Trafidlo

Around Greg Trafidlo, you're in touch with the joy and fun of life. Greg Trafidlo's love for music and compassion have endeared him to a wide range of listeners. From Wrigley Field to the U.S. Capitol, from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to Cork, Ireland, Tecaté, Mexico and Beijing, China, his rich tenor voice has added magic to a distinctive blend of folk, country, pop and bluegrass.

Solo or with musical partners Laura Pole & Neal Phillips in the contemporary folk trio Trifolkal, Greg delivers a tight, crisp show - in coffeehouses or stadiums, festivals or colleges, living rooms or clubs. Fans and DJs across the country love Greg's work.

He's shared the stage with the top names in the business - Bill Monroe, Kathy Mattea, Emmylou Harris, Peter Yarrow, John Prine, Mark O'Connor, John McCutcheon, Robin and Linda Williams, Steve Gillette, John Hartford, Cheryl Wheeler, and many others. Greg recently performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on the legendary radio station, WSM.

Greg has appeared on over 50 releases, and produced over two dozen recordings. His albums, on Kira Records, include his solo releases, Folk Singular, Old Dog - New Tracks and Co-Writers In Disguise, plus ten albums with the trio.

From silly to sublime, he draws you in with warmth, wit, and humor. National Public Radio aired Greg's song, "I Got Stuck Behind Buford," on the nationally syndicated show, Car Talk. His "Starbucks of County Down," co-written with Neal Phillips, appears on a Dr. Demento compilation. You laugh at his tongue-in-cheek treatise on the self-help craze. You cry over his emotional tale of his dad and baseball legend Stan Musial. You're moved by beautiful images of Appalachian waterfalls and valleys. His song "You Needed You" appears in the movie, Tumbling After.

Greg has won numerous songwriting competitions, including Grand Prize at the Louisville Area Songwriters Cooperative and two WAMMIE nominations from the Washington Area Music Association. Top music publishers represent his songs in Nashville. Roanoke Virginia's arts and entertainment publication, City Magazine, honored Greg by naming him "Music Person of the Decade."

A vital member of the national folk music community, Greg is Past-President of the Southwest VA Songwriters Association, a member of the Songwriters Guild of America, Nashville Songwriters Association International, and founding member of the Folk Alliance. (© 2008 Greg Trafidlo)

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Greg appeared at the April 1998 Showcase.

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