The latest song from Gregory Page, Green Lights & Blue Skies , features his longtime friend Jason Mraz. Together, these two breathe a tender and joyful exuberance into this inspirational tune. The message of Green Lights & Blue Skies is an optimistic forecast on tomorrow’s horizon, and the song serves as a hopeful anthem reflecting what so many of us reach for in the face of uncertain times. Jason and Gregory would open each show of Jason’s 2018 Live In Stereo tour with Green Lights & Blue Skies and it quickly became a fan favorite.
Gregory’s family came from Phibsboro, on Dublin’s northside. His Grandfather Dave was a master Uilliean Piper who recorded some of the earliest known recordings of Irish Music in the 1930’s. He was a member of Leo Rowsome’s famous Piping Quartet. Gregory was raised by his Irish Grandparents since his Mother, Maire ‘Moy’ Page, stayed on tour with her all girl group The Beat-Chics)
According to Page, “Green Lights & Blue Skies” came to me while I was reflecting on my 35 year music career. I was thinking about what I would tell the younger version of myself during the difficult moments of my life when it seemed so hard to carry on. With the challenges that many are facing today, my hope is that the message in the song can offer a little light and inspiration for anyone that needs it.”
Page’s 20-year friendship with Mraz started when they met in the summer of 1999 at the world-famous Java Joe’s in Ocean Beach, California. Mraz had come to check out an open mic night and decided to get up and play. After borrowing a guitar from one of the performers that night, Carlos Olmeda, Jason sat down and unleashed his raw talent on the unsuspecting crowd. Later that night Page introduced himself to Jason and asked if he’d open for Page on Saturday night. The house was packed that Saturday and it ended up being Mraz’s very first professional gig. Page and Mraz became fast friends that night and began recording some of Mraz’s music soon after in Page’s bedroom recording studio.
Gregory Page is a songwriter, folk singer and modern-day troubadour, having spent the majority of his life traveling the world, singing songs and telling stories of love, loss and life. Page’s music has been featured on BBC, NPR, and film and television soundtracks, including Ray Donovanand Better Things . Page has also worked with and opened for an array of incredibly talented singer songwriters including John Prine, Bob Dylan, John Doe, Jewel, John C. Reilly, Judy Collins, Tom Brosseau, Steve Poltz and A.J. Croce.