Greg Roth – Founder & Creative Director

Seattle Music Insider founder & Creative Director – Greg Roth, is unique in the world of music journalism.

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He also drives the creative look, feel and branding for SMI.

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 Ivan & Alyosha 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.

In 2009, Greg became a featured writer for the Seattle (See his articles here.)

Roth appeared on KOMO News Radio in 2010 as a music correspondent for Bumbershoot, reporting the daily highlights.

Currently, he hosts an internet radio show that can be heard weekly on NWCZ Radio and is available on iTunes,  Soundcloud, TuneIn Radio and Stitcher Radio. In addition, Roth serves as co-host along with Levi Ware for Melodic Caring Project live streams and interviews.

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 and his talented team brings you the inside stories of musicians and their art!  As part of 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.