Greg Roth – Founder & Chief Contributor
by Jennifer Austin, SMI Managing Editor
Seattle Music Insider founder and Chief Contributor, Greg Roth, is unique in the world of music journalism.
Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician.
His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music.
Roth interviews a wide variety of artists, from classic rockers and contemporary acts, to up-and-coming local bands. Roger Daltry (The Who), Lee Oskar (WAR), Alan White (Yes, Plastic Ono Band), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson) Thomas Dolby, Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys) Urge Overkill, Blues Traveler, Wheedle’s Groove, Fitz and the Tantrums, Phantogram, Vicci Martinez, Allen Stone, Star Anna, Hot Bodies in Motion, Pickwick, Lemolo and Perry Acker are just a sampling of the artists he has spoken with. Roth is a fixture at events such as Bumbershoot, Synergia Northwest, Sasquatch, and Capitol Hill Block Party, providing a unique insider take to an otherwise public event.
Roth appeared on KOMO News Radio in 2010 as a music correspondent for Bumbershoot, reporting the daily highlights.
Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.
So come along for a trip inside Seattle’s astoundingly diverse music scene! Drink in the 360 degree coverage as Roth brings you the inside stories of musicians and their art! As Seattle Music Insider, Greg Roth spotlights the best in local musicians and events, to serve the broader community through the power of music.
Check out Greg’s own music here at Reverbnation.