Greg Schaber took up the guitar 48 years ago in his hometown, Alexandria, Kentucky. He was originally inspired by the music he heard on the radio, at the Methodist Church, and on television shows such as WLW’s “Midwestern Hayride.” But the guitar playing of Eric Clapton opened the door to blues, and an early 70’s Public Broadcasting production featuring Albert King and Lightnin’ Hopkins knocked the door completely off of its hinges. Schaber played with numerous rock, folk-rock and jazz-rock bands throughout college, then worked off-and-on with organist/vocalist Lonnie Bennett’s Blues/R&B band in 1977-78. In the late early ‘80s, he made various attempts to form blues bands, finding the music a dead issue with most musicians. Finally, during the blues boom of the mid-1980s he evolved a series of bands that led from The High Street Rhythm Rockers to the Greg Schaber Band, which enjoyed regional success. Greg was recognized as Best Blues Instrumentalist and Best Blues Vocalist at the Cincinnati Enquirer’s late CAMMY Awards and received a City Beat CEA Award as well. Over the past decade, Greg has focused more on playing solo, mixing classic tunes and original compositions in an acoustic-and-low-volume-electric format.