GregBio2Greg Goad is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer.  Greg’s fascination for music has led him down many paths over the course of the last 20 years.  He has toured North America as a jazz guitarist, operated exceptional live sound for well known artists, learned North Indian music by studying Tabla (drums) and Bansuri (bamboo flute), recorded Hip-Hop out of his Volkswagen van, busked old-time fiddle in farmers markets and around campfires, and has written and recorded his own music which draws on a varied blend of musical and literary references.

While guitar is Greg’s primary instrument, he also has learned to play fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, piano, tabla, flute, and harmonica. Not only does he play all these instruments, but also by listening carefully to a broad spectrum of music, he has learned the intricacies of playing many styles.

Greg’s songwriting depicts some of the adventure, terror, agony and glory that he has experienced while living, climbing, sailing and exploring the wilderness of the Northwest and beyond. Greg penned many of his songs as he was climbing the daunting peaks of the Western U.S. and while hiking on the 2700-mile Pacific Crest Trail.  Greg has also sailed back and forth between Seattle and Los Angeles. He lived aboard a sailboat in Marina del Rey while he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Southern California.

Following graduation, Greg founded Letter B Studios while he lived in Winthrop — a small town tucked into the eastern slopes of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. One lonely March night, he mic’d up his guitar and voice and let the recorder roll as he played through his songs one after another. These raw, live takes became the backbone for his 2009 release ‘Saturday’. This varied collection of original songs invokes traits of some of Greg’s inspirations: Townes Van Zandt, Greg Brown, Neil Young, Iron and Wine, Leonard Cohen, Chet Baker, Laura Veirs, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Jim Morrison, John Muir, and Jack Kerouac to name a few.

Greg’s acute ear and his quest for great sound have led him to seek the finest instruments and amplifiers.  With an ever rotating array of musical tools, Greg has learned a great deal about the inner workings of equipment and the special value of antique and rare pieces.

As an audio engineer Greg has worked live sound with renowned artists such as Greg Brown, The Be Good Tanyas, Garaj Mahal, Laura Love, Jo Miller, Three Leg Torso and Vicci Martinez.

Greg operates a streamlined but high quality mobile project studio and has a knack for making great sounding recordings in improvised spaces.  He is also available for mastering work.