Gregg is a New York-based pedal steel, dobro and guitar player and songwriter who has performed and/or recorded with The Linemen, SUSS, Jesse Malin, Hamilton Leithauser (Walkmen), Amy Allison, Emily Duff, Cliff Westfall, Eric Lindell, Mary Battiata, Arty Hill, Mickey Clark, Aaron Bibelhauser and Relic, The Doc Marshalls/Runner of the Woods, Alexis P. Suter Band, The Combine, Jim Campilongo, Deena Shoshkes, George Usher, Mark Cutler, Last Train Home and many others.
He is the pedal steel player for SUSS, an ambient country band that has racked up more than 12 million streams on Spotify and garnered extraordinary praise. In December 2022, SUSS put our their fourth release, a double album simply titled SUSS, on the Northern Spy label. In April 2023, they performed two sold-out shows at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Jonathan also leads The Combine, a pedal steel instrumental quintet performing tunes from the '60s, featuring J Walter Hawkes on trombone and ukulele, with upright bass, guitar and drums.
In addition to his pedal steel work, Jonathan has played guitar with Kevin Johnson, the Linemen, the Mundanes, Lonesome Val, Life in a Blender, the Rizdales and various aggregations with or with members of They Might Be Giants, the Spin Doctors, Richard X. Heyman and others. He also led his own band, Jonathan Gregg and the Lonesome Debonaires, who released three critically acclaimed CDs of his original songs in the '90s on their Jagdisc label.
Jonathan is available for
performance and recording, and offers pedal steel lessons from his home in lower Manhattan. He has also filmed a series of instructional videos for Howcast.com (available on YouTube) that have generated more than 100,000 views to date.
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