Gregory Regis Ginn (born June 8, 1954) is a guitarist, songwriter and singer. He is best known for being the leader of and primary songwriter for the hardcore punk band Black Flag, which he founded and led from 1976 to 1986.Greg Ginn played all the instruments in the recorded output for Greg Ginn and The Taylor Texas Corrugators (downloadable for free), but he and a band are currently on the road through the beginning of May. Those dates include four NYC-area shows. Three are with the CSC Funk Band (ex-USAISAMONSTER) in the five boroughs. A fourth is at Maxwell's with Cinema Cinema. Black metal darkness from Malkuth will manifest the first date which goes down at Cake Shop on 4/13. After heading down as far as Charlottesville, the band will be back to haunt Issue Project Room with their jammy country influenced jazz on Mon 4/19, followed by Zebulon the following day, and finally Maxwell's to sew it all up on 4/21.
Since breaking up Black Flag, Ginn has recorded a few solo albums, and has performed with the bands HOR, Fastgato, October Faction, Gone, Confront James, EL BAD, Mojack, The Texas Corrugators, Jambang, and he also played bass with Tom Troccoli's Dog. He also owns the Texas-based, independent record label, SST, originally begun as an electronics company called Solid State Transmitters when he was a teenager in Long Beach, California. He remains very active in music; in a recent interview he states he still performs "about six nights a week."
...Ginn made it to 99th on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" -[Wiki]
Full tour dates and some videos are below.
Greg Ginn & The Taylor Texas Corrugators, live at the Hi-dive, Denver, CO 4.4.10.
Greg Ginn & The Taylor Texas Corrugators, live at The Guitar Syndicate on April 6, 2010 in Kansas City, MO
GREG GINN & THE TAYLOR TEXAS CORRUGATORS - 2010 TOUR DATES
TUE APR 13: The Cakeshop w/ CSC Funk Band and Malkuth in New York, NY
WED APR 14: Kung Fu Necktie w/ CSC Funk Band in Philadelphia, PA
THR APR 15: Floristree w/ CSC Funk Band and Crazy Dreams Band in Baltimore, MD
FRI APR 16: Balliceaux w/ CSC Funk Band in Richmond, VA
SAT APR 17: The Southern w/ CSC Funk Band in Charlottesville, VA
SUN APR 18: Velvet Lounge (Matinee) w/ CSC Funk Band in Washington DC
MON APR 19: Issue Project w/ CSC Funk Band in Brooklyn, NY
TUE APR 20: Zebulon w/ CSC Funk Band and Cinema, Cinema in Brooklyn, NY
WED APR 21: Maxwell's w/ Cinema, Cinema in Hoboken, NJ
FRI APR 23: Heirloom Theater w/ Cinema, Cinema in Danbury, CT
SAT APR 24: Plough and Stars w/ Andrea Gillis Band in Cambridge, MA
SUN APR 25: The Brick w/ Cinema, Cinema in Housatonic, MA
MON APR 26: Valentines w/ Robo France and Cinema, Cinema in Albany, NY
TUE APR 27: Two Boots w/ Cinema, Cinema in Bridgeport, CT
WED APR 28: The Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ
THUR APR 29: The Camel w/ Hotel X in Richmond, VA
FRI APR 30: The Cave w/ Brand New Life in Chapel Hill, NC
SAT MAY 1: Blue Tower Gallery "Benefit for the Abolition of Marijuana Prohibition" in Atlanta, GA
SUN MAY 2: Farmstead 303 "Benefit for The Atlantic Music Museum" in Decatur, GA
TUES MAY 4: Curve in Panama City, FL
THUR MAY 6: Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, LA
FRI MAY 7: Club Dub Dub in Houston, TX