Threats & Promises
Greg Hobbs is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter whose often sardonic outlook, and poetic yet down to earth lyrics, bring a fresh perspective to the folk-rock, roots-country genres. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Hobbs was brought up in a musical family, playing various instruments since the age of four. He has been composing and performing ever since. He has played music for live theatre, studied classical saxophone, and released four independent solo CDs in Canada: Under Your Feet (1994), Confused and Bleeding (1999), Drake Motel (2001), and Threats & Promises (2004). For the past four years Hobbs has been building a following while playing clubs and festivals all over Ontario, as well as bars in New York, San Francisco and Nashville. In his current hometown he was named one of the 'local must sees' by the Toronto Star. He has played with gigs with uber-troubadour Fred Eaglesmith, Victoria based country-diva Carolyn Mark, Blue Rodeo's Bob Egan, and True North artist Joel Kroeker. Hobbs' newest CD, Threats & Promises, has received excellent write-ups in Eye Magazine, The Toronto Star, Penguin Eggs and various web publications. According to CBC Radio One's Matthew Crosier: 'If you like roots music... you can't miss this one.'