The sound of Trinidadian steel drums are reinvented and combined with contemporary pop music to create the global fusion of steel panist singer songwriter Gregory Boyd. Gregory Boyd now resides in Denmark after living in New Orleans, Louisiana for many years.
He is a true child of American music being a distant relative to Blues Legend Muddy Waters, born in the Midwest and raised for a time in Detroit Michigan. Gregory Boyd’s music can be described as refreshing, exciting, funky and sometimes thought provoking. His collaborations with American artists such as Charles Neville, Cyril Neville, Delmar Brown, Paul Jackson, Jon Cleary, Doctor John, Daryl Johnson and Jon Cleary has won him acclaim Internationally. Gregory Boyd is an accomplished Steel Pannist, Singer and Songwriter who pushes the boundaries of Modern Music with his very own brand of Global Music, which is Steel Drum Textured, Vocal layered and steeped in the traditions of American Rock, Funk, R&B, and Jazz.
“Americans Musiker setter lid till olietønderne”…….
American musician sets fire to Steel Drums….
My word would be “originality.” I thought he was also very original also as a lyricist. Those lyrics are very interesting. The way he was able to scat and play the pans simultaneously is incredible! And I like the quality of his voice. He has a very, very interesting vocal quality.”
Blue Note Records president Bruce Lundvall
“I love this guy! Okay, where do I begin? He’s playing steel drum and singing-how many times do you see that? It is very innovative. His improvisation is really great! I love what he is doing! Singing with his instrument-I’ve never seen anyone do that. It’s a whole new twist!”
Blue Note Artist Cassandra Wilson