News & Updates:
The Next Chapter Begins!
We are excited to announce that Americana Mondays are back, ya know... on SUNDAYS! Beginning on July 10, Greg, the pickers and the dancing crowd will be found at Thunder Road in Union Square, Somerville, MA for Americana Sundays. Come out every week for a heaping helping of country, rock and honky tonk sounds to jitterbug, 2-step, polka and waltz to. Showtime is 7pm.Saturday, March 20th, 2016
The End of a Chapter
It is bittersweet to announce that March 21st & 28th, 2016 will be the last two Americana Mondays for the foreseeable future. Since July 2013, Greg has hosted this weekly event, moving it to PA's Lounge in October 2013.
What started with the desire to have a weekly gig at home has turned into a bona fide community of musicians, dancers and drinkers. Music lovers all. After the March 28th finale, Greg will take some time to travel and pursue other performing opportunities. Friends will want to check the shows page here at Klyma.com for occasional announcements of Americana Monday special events. We will also let you know should we find a new home for the community to gather.
PT at Large has posted a great write-up about Greg and Americana Mondays. READ IT HERETuesday, February 9th, 2016
NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest
Greg has entered NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. You can view his entry below. Please share this video on your Facebook and Twitter pages and use the #tinydeskcontest hashtag when you do. You may also “vote” for the video here. The NPR judges are going to choose the Contest winner, but think of this vote as the superlative section of your high school yearbook. And letting 'em know you dig Greg's video might just help him rise to the top. Thanks for your support!Monday, September 14th, 2015
Back in the Studio
Greg has started the process of recording a follow up to Another Man's Treasure. Earlier today he was at 37' Productions in Rockland, MA recording a few tracks with Jim Whitford on bass, Mike Levesque on drums and Peter Case on Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes. With no hard deadline, Greg's hope is to have basic tracking completed sometime in 2016 with possible release late in that year.Sunday, July 26th, 2015
Todd SniderTuesday, June 30th, 2015
Take Down Your Flag
After the killings of nine black church members by a white gunman at Emmanuel AME in Charleston, SC, folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey tried to make sense of the massacre by talking about the event with other musicians. Greg contributed a verse to Peter's living song, “Take Down Your Flag,” and performed it at this year's Moccasin Creek Festival. If you're moved to do so, donate to the fund for the victims at Mother Emanuel Church. You can do so at:
Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
c/o City of Charleston
P.O. Box 304
Charleston, SC 29402
OR TEXT "PrayForCHarleston" TO 843-606-5995Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Gotta Get Gon
Greg's been invited to perform this Memorial Day Weekend at Gotta Get Gon in Ballston Spa, NY. This family friendly festival is held at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds. There is on-site camping and all events are rain or shine. Featured performers include Brooks Williams, Tumbling Bones and the Windborne Singers. See ya in Saratoga!Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Moccasin Creek Fest #2
The Moccasin Creek Festival is now in its 2nd year. Following his performance at the inaugural event, Greg has been invited to return to Lake Sara outside of Effingham, IL. This year's performers include Mary Gauthier, Robbie Fulks, The Bottle Rockets and headliner Todd Snider. Discounted advance tickets are sold out. Check the Moccasin Creek Festival website for more information about getting your ticket today!Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Men in My Family
As Greg continues to tour in support of his latest album, Another Man's Treasure, he is pleased to announce the release of a new video for the album's closing track. “Men in My Family,” shot and edited by long-time collaborator Chris DeSanty, was captured at the Burren in Somerville, MA on Greg's birthday. Featuring Ryan Fitzsimmons on guitar, Yaniv Salzberg on bass, Kara Kulpa on fiddle and Justin Francos on melodica, this performance and video bring to life the song's essence – a true pub sing-along. Raise a glass and enjoy!Monday, July 7th, 2014
Americana Mondays 1 Year Anniversary
This week, Americana Mondays celebrates its one-year anniversary. The one-year anniversary show was a Critics Pick in the Boston Globe and the community was the subject of a feature article in the Somerville Journal. Congratulations and happy anniversary to Greg and the Americana Mondays community.Friday, March 7th, 2014
The Half Fund and The Huffington Post
Greg's story about Lydia Mora is the subject of a blog by Dan Duffy. Dan's blog with a link to a video of Greg performing “New Clothes” at the Ninth Ward in Buffalo has been picked up by the Huffington Post.
Read the blog and view the video here.
“Livin' the Life” at Americana Mondays
Chris DeSanty (drummer on Another Man's Treasure) is a talented videographer. He filmed and edited this video which captures all the fun of Americana Mondays set to Greg's song “Livin' the Life” - track 7 on the new album. Check out his video and others right here at KLYMA.com
Americana Mondays are going strong, and our community is growing! Whether you're living in Boston or visiting from out of town, stop by on a Monday night and join in the good time. We'll provide the soundtrack.Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Greg Teams Up with the Standing "O" Project
The Standing "O" Project is connecting the fan and the artist like never before. Bypassing the corporate music machinery that determines who and what you hear, The Standing "O" Project puts a little more power for success back in the hands of both The Fan and The Artist. As a fan, you have a desire to show your appreciation. And the artist gets to reciprocate by offering even more. This is a worldwide community of musicians and music lovers supporting great music. Music is vital to society, and musicians deserve to prosper from their work. Society's health depends upon supporting musicians, artists, and creative expression. Greg invites you to join him in this rebellion!Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Another Man's Treasure Debuts at #20
Greg Klyma's new album Another Man's Treasure debuted at #20 on the Folk DJ Radio Charts for November 2013, as compiled by Richard Gillman of FOLKDJ-L radio playlists and based on 11,735 airplays from 129 different deejays. Read more at Trespass Music.
"Time Does Fly," "The Wolf," and Greg's rendering of "You Are My Sunshine" received the most attention from the album, with "Time Does Fly" charting at #23 for top songs.
Get your copy of Another Man's Treasure from Village Produce today.Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
In Rotation on WUMB
WUMB Radio is dedicated to produce, acquire, and disseminate high quality, diverse and valued public service radio programming to significant audiences. The radio station is committed to serving as a local and national resource for the cultivation, promotion and preservation of various genres of folk music through its radio programming and selected enterprises. WUMB's 24 hour a day broadcast schedule reaches 80,000 unique individual listeners weekly in over 275 cities and towns in eastern and central Massachusetts and Cape Cod along with parts of Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. A webcast of their signal can also be heard, live, around the world through the internet, and currently reaches another 80,000 people from all 50 states and 147 different countries via the live internet web stream.
As of November 1, 2013, two tracks from Another Man's Treasure are in rotation on this amazing radio station!Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Another Man's Treasure is Here!
Greg's new album, Another Man's Treasure, is hot off the presses and available now at shows and online! The official radio release date is November 1st, 2013. If you have a favorite folk radio program, call or email your local deejay and start making those requests. There will be an official CD release party in Somerville, MA on Saturday, January 25th, 2014... stay tuned!Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Trout Fishing in America - "Creepy Dead Bug"
Trout Fishing in America are 4-time Grammy nominees and a leading act in the world of children's music. One of Greg's songs is not only being performed regularly by Trout, but is a featured track on their latest album, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers. Visit troutmusic.com today and listen to it on TROUT RADIO.Monday, October 7th, 2013
Americana Mondays at P.A.'s Lounge
Greg is back from tour and Americana Mondays have a new home. Join GK and friends for the weekly hoot at P.A.'s Lounge in Union Square, Somerville. Americana Mondays is all about community. We'll see ya there!Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
20 Days Left to Make a Pledge
Yes, we reached the goal to make an album. Yes, the album is done. No, there is no budget to promote the new CD once it is manufactured. If you have been thinking about it and haven't yet, now's the time to contribute. The pledge page will remain open for 20 more days. I'm hoping to raise $2,000. Will you help?Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Pretty soon, I'll be singin' that Willie Nelson song about the road... shows coming up in Easthampton, MA (9/12), Becket (9/13) and Binghamton, NY (9/14) as I make by way farther west to IL, WI, MN, IA, MO, and IN... ahem, HOOTY! Be sure to check out the SHOWS section for my full tour schedule and detailed show information.Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Join Greg every Monday in July and August for Americana Mondays at Radio. Greg will be playing with Joe Klompus on bass, Steve Latanision on pedal steel/fiddle, and a number of special guests. Doors are at 7pm and the music will start at 8 and go 'til 11pm. Belly up to the bar or bring your dancin' shoes to cut a rug. This summer, RADIO Bar in Union Square (Somerville, MA) is the place to be on Monday nights... hooty!Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
We Did It!
Greg's 45-day PledgeMusic fund drive reached its goal 7 days ahead of the deadline. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed, you are amazing! Greg will start recording on June 17th & 18th in Eden, NY with Ryan Fitzsimmons, Jim Whitford, Chris DeSanty, Mark Whitaker, Michael Eck and Jeff Gaynor.
Meanwhile, the pledge page remains open!
Money raised from now through November will go towards a publicity campaign. The more money raised, the better the promotion. Can we reach 200%? If you have been considering making a pledge, please visit the page today and order an advance copy of Greg's new album. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Variety Kids of Western New York... Win Win Win!Thursday, April 25th, 2013
New Album and More!
Greg has just launched a PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds for a brand new album - his first in three years! This is the first time Greg is trying his hand at crowdsourcing, and as such he's posted a video and letter to fans to get the ball rolling.
Please check out the campaign page to learn more and see all the cool rewards being offered. Make your pledge today and gain access to exclusive updates. More details to unfold in the coming weeks so stay tuned, and thank you for your support!
“I Walk Like This”
Variety - The Children's Charity of Buffalo & Western New York, Tent 7 - is a tradition of helping children from all over Western New York. In 2013, Greg's niece, Emily Grace, was the Variety Kids celebrity child. Emily and her Uncle Greg sang “I Walk Like This” during the telethon broadcast. Their performance was a huge success and, as you can see for yourself, a heartwarming moment.
After singing this song on the telethon, people kept asking Emily's Uncle Greg where they could get a copy of his song. That inspired this fundraising idea. You may get a copy of the song in 320MP3 format RIGHT HERE! $2 from every download will be put into a fund to be presented to Variety.
Emily Grace was born 3 months premature in March of 2007. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Four years later it was learned that she qualified for a procedure that would help make it possible for her to achieve her dream - to walk. It was Emily's dream that inspired “I Walk Like This.”Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
2013 Variety Kids Telethon
Greg's niece, Emily Grace, is the 2013 Variety Kids Telethon celebrity child. On Sunday March 24th, Uncle Greg will make a special appearance and sing “I Walk Like This.” Please tune in and donate to this special cause!Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
1st Annual Americana Christmas
Greg will be part of the 1st Annual Americana Christmas at Johnny D's in Somerville, MA on Friday December 14th. There will be performances by Glenn Yoder, Jenee Halstead, Brian Carroll, Susan Cattaneo, Sam Otis Hill, Daniel Byrnes and a certain vagabond from the rust belt. The house band will feature members of Highway Ghosts, Sam Reid and the Riot Act, Coyote Kolb, Patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels.Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
A New Tenor Banjo
Greg bought a tenor banjo back in August and has started writing songs on it.
Here's one called “A Dream About You.”
Shiny New KLYMA.com
Welcome to the new website. We're still fine-tuning some things around here, but there's no time like the present to share the newness with you all. Hope you like. Please let us know what you think... if you're into that sort of thing.
If you encounter any errors or notice strange behaviors with the site, please email the designer and let him know. Thanks!Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Formal Showcase at the NERFA Conference
Greg has been selected to perform during the 2012 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, Nov 8-11, at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. The Formal Showcases will take place in the resort's Manhattan Theater on Friday and Saturday night, from 7-9:30pm.Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Falcon Ridge Recordings
Recordings from the Lounge Stage at the 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival are now available online, including Greg's take on “You Are My Sunshine” and a beat box version of “Good Work” featuring Jake Bush (Pesky J. Nixon) and Joe Jencks (Brother Sun).