Hear a Live Friday XPN Free At Noon Concert at 12noon ET from WXPN and NPR Music
Broadcast Live Fridays from the stage at World Cafe Live
San Diego's Greg Laswell released his fifth studio album, Landline, this April on Vanguard. Laswell has been recording as a solo artist since 2003. His
previous project, a band called Shilglen, enjoyed moderate success at the turn of the centruy. After taking a mutually agreed upon break in 2001, the
band decided not to regroup. Laswell's music features an equal balance of electric and acoustic guitar; his songwriting is at times almost bluesy or mournful and at other times his sound takes a more pop direction.
You may have heard Laswell without realizing it - the songwriter has been heard on quite a few national television programs - Grey's Anatomy, House, One Tree Hill, True Blood, NCIS, and Glee. He has also contributed his songs to movies such as Danika and My Sister's Keeper.
Laswell's Free at Noon appearance is part of his summer tour in support of his new release. Following his stop in Philadelphia, he will tour as a supporting act for his wife, Ingrid Michaelson. They married in Maine last August!
In addition to XPN's Free At Noon, Laswell plays a full show, with Elizabeth and the Catapult, at World Cafe Live on Friday night June 22.