Fret-King Signature Artist Gregg Wright inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame
Fret-King Signature Artist Gregg Wright inducted into
the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame -
Blues guitar supremo Gregg Wright has been
inducted into the globally-revered Louisiana Music Hall Of
The former Michael Jackson guitarist, and current Fret-King signature artist,
who is now thought of as the 'King Of The Rockin' Blues', joins an
incredible list of musicians - including the likes of Elvis
Presley, Fats Domino, Louis
Armstrong, James Burton, Buddy
Guy, Lead Belly, Tim
McGraw and Jerry Lee Lewis - in
receiving the honour.
"I am humbled and honoured to inducted into the Louisiana
Music Hall of Fame! So much of America's music and culture started
right here in Louisiana... jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, zydeco, and
so much more. I urge everyone to support the Louisiana Music Hall
of Fame. A sincere thanks to [Hall of Fame founder] Mike Shepherd,
the Hall and the great music fans of Louisiana!"
Gregg's career began in the '70s, when he began to set the US's
southern circuit alight with his incendiary show, but it was after
his move to Los Angeles in 1980 that things really picked up.
Opening shows for blues legends likeAlbert King,Freddie Kingand
many others, Gregg really learned the blues game from the masters
of the genre. He then went on to become a top session guitarist,
winning awards, and doing albums and tours with many of pop music's
elite - includingMichael Jackson,Mick Fleetwood, and many more.
These days, Gregg tours the world with his own band, and he's
recently worked together with guitar guruTrev Wilkinsonand
Fret-King to create the Fret-King Black Label Corona 'GWR'artist
model. Built to Gregg's favoured specs, the Corona GWR recreates
the vibe of the axe he played while on the Michael Jackson Victory
tour in the '80s. With a UK retail price of £699, the guitar
features Wilkinson hardware and pickups - including the unique
Fret-King Vari-coil control, which allows the player to wind the
stacked P90 bridge pickup to absolutely authentic bridge single
coil - a maple neck and fingerboard, and an eye-catching white and
red 'rising sun' finish.
"The GWR is without a doubt the very best guitar I've owned or
played. The sound, look and feel of it is absolutely killer! What a
tone! These days, when I go in to do a show or session, I feel as
if I'm carrying a secret weapon..."
Gregg is also constantly on tour, and visits the UK in May and
June this year - check out his website for all dates and