"Mr. Gregg, a nice guy with heaps of star potential,
is a stellar guitarist, an able singer, and one of the most
prolific and gifted writers to roll down the pike since John
... Living Colour's Vernon Reid named Gregg one of New York's
brightest talents and Rolling Stone called him a "triple-threat
guitarist, singer, and songwriter [who writes] urbane, country-pop
winners." Unconditional is a gem, sparkling with
melodic wit and revaling a new facet at every turn."
seamlessly merges rock, folk, pop and a subtle country charm
into the kind of stuff that has you singing along by the second
chorus of your first listen. That's a key to what makes
Gregg so good. He's from a school in which melody rules, and
he has plenty of melodies; every song claims at least one,
some two or three, with Gregg doing balancing act between
guitar and vocal hooks." [full
"Guitarist Jonathan Gregg plays some of the best guitar
I've ever heard imagine Mark Knopfler with genius rather
"...the engaging melodies, the seamless flow, the enviable
knack for a clever turn of phrase is what instantly
pulls you in. But the sophisticated aspect his complex,
craftsman-like guitar work, the compulsive intellect driving
it all is what keeps a discriminating listener coming
back for more." [full
"When making out your list of Songwriters I Can't Live
Without, slip in Gregg's name right there between Marshall
Crenshaw and John Hiatt he's that good."
"Not just terrific, it's resolutely unique... rocks like mad
and features songs that echo in your brain like classics you've
heard for the last twenty years. I can't recommend it highly
"...it's a superb record that delivers finely crafted
songs with razor-sharp melodies, witty lyrics, and guitar
playing that combines taste, invention, and blistering technique."
"Singer-songwriter and lead guitarist Jonathan Gregg wastes
no time demonstrating his flair for writing songs with more
hooks than a flashy fish lure..." [full
"Weirdly hypnotic country rock, which crams intelligence and
edginess into a deceptively good-time attitude."
"Another sterling collection of songs... a fine singer and
a terrific guitar player... Any major-label songwriter would
kill for songs as solid as "A Bit of Mrs. Jones," "Take Him
Away" and "Shades of Blue."
"Fresh and engaging... writing far too curious and clever
to let his pop influences, no matter how cherished, get in
the way of a good time or a good song."