Gregg Daigle has been teaching and performing professionally since he moved to New Mexico in 1995. Previous to that time, he had earned a music degree at the University of Lowell in Massachusetts. He also worked for a short time at Rounder Records in Cambridge, MA where he received a wealth of exposure to traditional folk and bluegrass music. Gregg teaches at Guitar Associates in Albuquerque and maintains a student load of 30-40 people. He teaches several styles of guitar, including flatpick, blues, and folk, as well as Scruggs style banjo and basic mandolin. For several years now, he has offered a course titled ‘Bluegrass Jamming Skills 101’ where the basics of group playing are learned.
Gregg’s other passions are performance and recording. His first CD release came in 1997 with the pioneering newgrass group Grass Soup. His next endeavor came with the regional band Raising Cane. Two releases, one in 2004 and another in 2006 both received regional acclaim. He has performed in festivals from Santa Fe to Pueblo and Westcliffe, CO. Several flatpick contests also accent Gregg’s career. In 2002 he won the flatpick championship in Santa Fe, then placed at Wild Life West festival in 2007. Gregg is currently maintaining a studio of 40 students, actively recording and performing with his band The Gregg Daigle Band, and is also recording with a new trio playing ‘Roots of Bluegrass’ styled Blues and Gospel. He is planning a spring release for both groups.