Toronto, ON, Canada (Active)
What comes to mind when trying to describe Greg Laraigné as a musician? Well first off, let’s address that he now goes by LARAIGNÉ when his music is involved. Don’t worry, if you’re a friend or a tattoo client he still answers to Greg. But regarding the music… Honestly, the first thing that comes to mind is Steve Earle’s “I Feel Alright”. Roots style music with a harder edge and punk rock ethics. That might lead me to also think later era Uncle Tupelo and the more rocking Son Volt. These are references from 20-30 years ago, but that’s not a bad thing. It means LARAIGNÉ has a timeless sound, which is a necessary asset when travelling the world as a true troubadour. I guess maybe Brian Fallon, Jon Snodgrass and Frank Turner would be more modern comparisons. Closer still might be his friend and now-SLN labelmate Seth Anderson, in that they encapsulate both the brightness and melancholy of living one’s values through song. Honest people making honest music. What else should music be, really?
LARAIGNÉ "The Brightside Of It All" LP
SLN-217. 320 12" LP's on smokey clear vinyl / digital long player. Fold-out poster included with LP copies while supplies last. Co-release with Shield Recordings (The Netherlands). Released 5/11/22.