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R.I.P. Greg Trooper (1956-2017)

We are sad to hear the news of the passing of singer-songwriter Greg Trooper, who died January 15, 2017 from pancreatic cancer, just two days after his 61st birthday.  He was an amazing songwriter, releasing 13 albums from 1986-2015 in a career that spanned over thirty years, and took him from New Jersey, to NYC, Nashville, Rockaway and Brooklyn, and around the world. He will be buried at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on January 23.  A Celebration of the Life of Greg Trooper is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery in the East Village.

Our condolences his wife Claire and son Jack, and to the Trooper and Mullally families.

Here are some great songs written by Greg:

Greg TrooperMary Of The Scots In Queens


Greg Trooper: “Blind Spot” from the album “Everywhere”.


American rock, country and folk singer Steve Earle performed Greg’s song “Little Sister” on disc 2 of the deluxe re-release of his “Copper Head Road” album:


English singer Billy Bragg performed Greg’s song “Everywhere” on his 1991 album “Don’t Try This at Home”.

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Greg’s version from the album “Everywhere”:


Irish singer Maura O’Connell performed Greg’s song “Ireland” on her 1990 album “A Real Life Story”

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Greg’s version (recorded live at Hillside Cafe):


Greg Trooper – “Muhammad Ali (The Meaning of Christmas”
from the 2003 album “Floating”


American country singer Vince Gill performed Greg’s song “We Won’t Dance”


Greg Trooper – “Everything’s A Miracle” from his 2013 album “Incident on Willow Street”, recorded for The Mug and Brush Sessions, in Columbus, OH.


Greg Trooper Remembered: JJBWorks presents a tribute to Greg Trooper and his music. (over an hour’s worth of Greg Trooper songs)


Related Links:
GregTrooper.com (official site)
Vince Gill Songwriter Greg Trooper Dead at 61 [Rolling Stone]
Singer-songwriter Greg Trooper Dead at 61 [The Tennessean]
Songwriter Greg Trooper Passes Away [Fox 5 NY]
R.I.P. Greg Trooper [Culture Catch]
In Memoriam: Greg Trooper [Lone Star Music Magazine]

 

photo via GregTrooper.com

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