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Greg Shelley, Private Guitar Enterprise, No-No-Betta Records

 

 

 

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Greg Shelley

Historical Synopsis:

 

Since 1973 Greg Shelley has been both a professional recording and performance artist as well as guitar instructor.  His albums are sold on Amazon, iTunes, Cdbaby, Napster, and hundreds of sites around the world.

 

As a guitar instructor, Greg began at the age of 14, at a local music store.  His skills were quickly noticed and utilized by the local school system and in later years a local college.

 

By the age of 18 Greg had already accomplished much of what musicians seek to achieve.  That being a successful guitar teacher, recording artist with a nationally known album, and touring the country in medium to large venues.  It gave him a fantastic foundation upon which to build his teaching studio and record label later in life.


He teaches all major styles and genre from Pop to Classical to Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Travis style and many others.  Greg also teaches guitar/vocal for those wanting to both play and sing.

 

He has been instrumental in the forming of great musicians both professional and leisure--far too many to count.  Those who now make their living in music--thanks in part to Greg's teaching may, from time to time, appear on this website.

 

Greg has traveled and performed extensively in both Christian music settings as well as in secular venues--performing over 200 nights per year for many of those years.  He has worked studio sessions with such greats as the Philadelphia String Quartet, Herb Hamilton Jr. (former White House pianist and music coordinator), Dan Mohler and numerous others of known highest skill.


His albums are shown at the right, dating back to 1977.  They are proof positive of Greg's astounding guitar and vocal skills--Just listen to them.  His products have been featured or covered by magazines both local and national including local news papers, Billboard, Contemporary Christian Musician and countless literature across the country.


Greg attended The Evergreen State College and holds a B.A. / Liberal Arts.  He has used his guitar as a psychotherapist, minister, entertainer, recording artist and in just about every way imaginable with tremendous success through the years.

 

In recent years, Greg has turned his focus to full time teaching as well as to the ministerial aspects of his music.  His record company "No-No-Betta Records" continues to grow and survive.

 

Greg has chosen to live a life close to his wife and sons and to keep his business appropriately home-based, but still world-class in the quality that is offered.

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Greg's music is at your favorite stores:    iTunes   CDbaby   Amazon  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Album History:

"All The Time Is Christmastime" 2010, Fingerstyle guitar/vocal new and traditional collection.

"Bare Pickin' 100% hand-played," 2006, Greg, alone on an acoustic guitar.
"Is This The Way?" 2004, Greg's Americana sound at it's best with lush guitar and vocal.
"Bumpy Road," 2001, Americana guitar vocal.
"Meditative Guitar," 1999, Book and CD for pre-beginning guitar.

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*Greg's two early albums below are currently unavailable but may be all or partially re-released.

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"No Grand Illusions," 1987, Americana album on vinyl currently unavailable.
"He's The One," 1977, a national phenomenon at the time. It caused Greg to be referred to as the John Denver of Christian music during the "Jesus music era" of the 1970's and 80's.  Written and recorded by Greg between the age of 14 and 17, Produced by the incredible Herb Hamilton Jr.  Currently unavailable but being traded as a collector's item on Ebay and Amazon. . . It may be all or partially re-released someday.