Greg Laswell Take a Bow
By Michael Gallant
Sat, 1 May 2010

TakeABowProducer and songwriter Greg Laswell’s third solo album is a strong one, delivering the sort of open, soaring pop and rock made famous by Coldplay and U2. Sounding vocally a bit like a more gruff, baritone John Legend, Greg opens “My Fight (For You)” with a pulsating, classicallyflavored piano pattern, which then evolves into an rollicking rock chorus. “Lie To Me” balances piano and banjo textures in a floating dream of a song, while “Come Clean” opens with a fluid Wurlitzer solo, quickly tying its melody lines in unison with sad, whispering vocals. Take a Bow was born and raised in a secluded Arizona cabin, with Greg creating all vocal and instrumental parts himself — an impressive feat, especially given the album’s notably lush, vibrant soundscape.

Register / login to rate articles and leave comments.

How many keyboards do you take to the gig?
 Four or more

Guitar World Guitar Player Guitar Aficionado Revolver Mag Bass Player Keyboard Mag Emusician
Keyboard Magazine is a trademark of New Bay Media, LLC. All material published on is copyrighted @2014 by New Bay Media, LLC. All rights reserved