Greg Leisz is a Southern California-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. He has worked as a touring and recording musician with many of the best known artists in the music world. He plays guitar, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin and banjo.
Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Joe Cocker, kd lang, Emmylou Harris, David Crosby, Bill Frisell, Bonnie Raitt and Robert Plant are a few of the artists with whom he has recorded and performed.
He is currently touring and recording with Jackson Browne and is a member of the group Charles Lloyd and the Marvels.
As a producer, he has worked with Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, Matthew Sweet and MaiGroup.
He appeared on back-to-back Grammy award winning albums of the year in 2014 (Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories) and in 2015 (Beck’s Morning Phase).
The Americana Music Association awarded Leisz a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He was awarded a Grammy in 2011 for his work with Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs on the album God Willing & The Creek Don’t Rise. In 2019 Greg was inducted to the Rock Godz Hall of Fame.
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