In 1988 Shrapnel Records owner and infamous guitar connoisseur Mike Varney asked Howe to record an album for his label after hearing a demo that Greg had sent him with the hopes of being featured in Varney's Spotlight column for Guitar Player magazine. That album, simply entitled "Greg Howe", featured David Lee Roth bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Atma Anur. It instantly caught the attention of the whole guitar community and eventually led to numerous endorsement deals, print advertising and countrywide clinics. After recording two vocal albums with his brother (1990's "High Gear" and 1991's "Now Hear This"), the guitarist's second solo album(1993's "Introspection") set the tone for what would eventually become a series of eight fresh forays in to the mosaic of jazz, rock, fusion, funk, and blues. With each subsequent album - 1994's "Uncertain Terms", 1995's "Parallax", 1996's "Five", 1998's "Ascend", and 2000's "Hypercuity" Howe would make bolder and more satisfying strides into fusion music.
Along the way he would make himself available as a sideman for pop superstars, filling in for guitarist Jennifer Batten in 1996 on Michael Jackson's History tour through Europe and Asia, touring the U.S. and Europe in 2000 with Enrique Inglesias, making two separate tours of the states in 2001 and 2002 with NSYNC and doing a promotional tour in 2003 with Justin Timberlake. In fact, Howe ultimately ended up leaving the Timberlake tour in 2003 in order to complete work on "Extraction", the already critically acclaimed all-star funk fusion extravaganza, featuring electric bass virtuoso Victor Wooten ( of the flecktones ) and the world class drummer Dennis Chambers (Formerly with Parliament/Funkadelics, John Scofield, the Brecker Bros, and Currently with Santana.
The most exciting thing about having Greg headlining the show, is that Greg is a Dummers Guitar Player. His rhythmic precision in a wide variety of genre lends itself do solid groove playing that opens up a pocket the likes of which you may have never witnessed!
About Regi Hendrix:
Regi is a seasoned vocal veteran, he has been singing since the age of 7. A member of the Hendrix family, Regi became an international recording artist when he was asked to sing Bold As Love on the Lion Music release The Spirit Lives On (a Jimi Hendrix tribute), an album for which he also wrote liner-notes. Regi's contribution to the album was hailed because his vocal quality is much like that of his older cousin. Joining Regi on that track is guitar legend Greg Howe. Greg played the outro guitar solo on the track.
Regi also appears on the album Give us Moore (a Gary Moore tribute) with Craig Erickson. Besides Regi's vocal prowress, he is also a seasoned guitarist appearing at two Shred Fests with JMR, Craig Snyder, Joe Stump, Magic Elf and Craig Erickson to name just a few.
Regi is also a talented Author and Artist. He recently illustrated the childrens book "John Abernathy" written by Steve Rosenberg. His first book (not yet titled) is in pre-production and will be on the shelves in mid 2009.