We The Gathered


Published 2024-06-08 06:00

Greg Copeland's music is rooted in the tradition of songs that tell complicated stories in the fewest possible words. His 1982 debut, "Revenge Will Come", was produced by his longtime friend Jackson Browne. His 2nd album, "Diana And James", appeared in 2008 and triggered a collection of songs that began with his 3rd album, "The Tango Bar" in 2020, and now culminates in the "Empire State" EP, which is set for release in September 2024.

Greg’s comfortable, yet candid, way with words, raw emotion, and strength of character, coupled with the intricate nuances of these musical compositions, allow him to shed light on difficult circumstances. For those familiar with "Revenge Will Come", they'll know that Copeland says what he is thinking, no subject is taboo.

The 1st single release from the forthcoming EP, “We The Gathered”, which could legitimately be called both a straight up hymn and a soundtrack for a Cormac McCarthy story, will be available on all download and streaming services on June 21st, 2024.

Both "Empire State" and "The Tango Bar" were produced by Tyler Chester and feature longtime comrade, and producer of Copeland’s 2008 release, Greg Leisz on guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, and mandocello.

Greg grew up in Orange County, California, and has been a friend of Jackson Browne since the 60s'. With Browne he co-wrote “The Fairest Of The Seasons”, later recorded by Nico, and co-wrote Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 1st big single, “Buy For Me The Rain”, with their mutual friend Steve Noonan, during those early days. First released on "Revenge Will Come", Greg's song "El Salvador" was recorded by Joan Baez in 1989, and the title track, "Revenge Will Come", was covered by David Lindley.

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