Greg Burgess has been singing and playing the piano ever since, as
he says, he “first felt the pangs of unrequited love.”  He is the pianist,
vocalist, songwriter, and musical leader of Burgess, Mitchell & Seal, a
piano, bass, and drums trio which performs a wide variety of jazz and
blues.  In the ‘80’s he was a sideman with Rochester, NY, bluesman
Joe Beard, and during his tenure, had the opportunity to back up blues
legends Big Joe Turner,
Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Taj Mahal, soul
artist
Roy C, and open for Millie Jackson.   Greg has performed often at
the
Billtown Blues Festival and has been recorded numerous times by
George Graham of WVIA through the Homegrown Music Series,
including a solo TV broadcast and one with singer/guitarist
Debbie
Davies.  Since 1992, Greg has been performing with his wife, Fiddler
Woman Beverley Conrad, at the historical Penn’s Tavern in Fisher’s
Ferry, Pennsylvania.       Greg has contributed music to the film
documentaries
Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and Gray and to The
People’s Bridge, a WHP-21 TV production which included his original
composition “Sans Souci.”  His solo album, “I Am Not Alone!” was
selected by Joe Miklos of Billtown Blue Notes as his top pick for best
blues CD of 1999.  In 2013, Greg won the Billtown Blues Association’s
Annual Competition as a solo artist and was selected to represent the
Association at the International Blues Competition held in Memphis, TN.

Other bands and musicians that Greg has performed with include
Artie
Renkel (and friends going back to ’72), Nate Myers, the Beale Street
Blues Band with Augie, Jr. (who opened up once for Dr. John), Eric
Ross, Billy Joe and his Foot, the Impromptu Blues Band (who helped to
inspire the formation of the
Billtown Blues Association), Mumbo Jumbo,
the Uncles of Funk, Outland, Joe DeCristopher and Jamie Ernest,
blues singer James Peterson (for one long weekend), the
Cruel-4-
Days blues band, John Johnson, Terry Rogers, Dicky Adams, Gene
Minnaugh’s All That Jazz, Terry Wild, Flora Eyster, the Selinsgrove High
School Symphonic Band directed by Ed Smith, the Bloomsburg
Orchestra, and the Ann Kerstetter Band.
Greg Burgess