GREG CARTWRIGHT - Tin Ten 7"
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Greg Cartwright is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Memphis, Tennessee. He currently fronts the Reigning Sound and lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a founding member of Memphis legends Compulsive Gamblers and Oblivians. Aside from also playing occasional solo performances, Cartwright has played in a handful of other bands, including The Parting Gifts, Detroit Cobras, '68 Comeback, and The Deadly Snakes. He has collaborated with everyone from the late Jay Reatard to 60s girl-group legend Mary Weiss of The Shangri-Las.
In 2006, Cartwright spent a week in Milwaukee overseeing the recording of Dusty Medical Records' first full-length studio LP - Goodnight Loving's debut "Cemetery Trails". During the week he was in town, Greg played a solo acoustic show, which ultimately became the critically-acclaimed "Live at the Circle A" LP. Fast forward to the summer of 2015, when we welcomed Greg back to Milwaukee to join in the fun as we celebrated 10 years of Dusty Medical with a 4 day festival. Contributing his talents as DJ for Saturday night's showcase, as well as joining Goodnight Loving onstage for a surprise encore, Greg closed out the festival with his own set - another standing-room-only Sunday matinee show, just like the Circle A set from nearly ten years earlier. This time he opted for an electric guitar, and the results were - as one has come to expect from Mr. Cartwright - stunning.
For the 50th Dusty Medical Records release, we are proud to present "Tin Ten" - a postcard from that sunny afternoon - showcasing just two of the many sides of the Greg Cartwright Songwriting Canon. On the A-side, we have a stripped down and menacing take on "Come A Little Closer" (from the Oblivians 2013 LP "Desperation"), paired on the flip with the high lonesome "Love Won't Leave You A Song" (from Reigning Sound's 2009 LP "Love And Curses").
Come A Little Closer b/w Love Won't Leave You A Song