Calloused road-worn Americana from Southeast Massachusetts

Townes meets Steve Earle meets John Prine...& IT ROCKS!!

The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062

Think of Deer Tick, The Bottlerockets, Drive By Truckers, Swinging Steaks...this is hard driving, melodic, blue collar symphony for the common man. Roots rock and roll. PERIOD!

Greg Loftus has been writing songs since the second he picked up a guitar at 12 years old. During the fall of 2007, Greg started writing country-tinged acoustic tunes while living in Providence, RI. There, he was immersed and inspired by the DIY folk scene by watching local artists like Deer Tick and Brown Bird. This is also when he was exposed to the songwriting chops of traveling troubadours like Townes Van Zant, John Prine, and Steve Earle.

In 2008 he released his self-produced debut album “No Taking Prisoners Tonight” on the West Virginia-based independent label Big Bullet Records

“No Taking Prisoners Tonight is an incredibly solid debut effort that is sure to turn heads in the alt-country/folk scene. The full band arrangements allow Greg's acoustic driven songs to flourish into dirty rocking romps that would fit in at any rowdy country bar.”
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“Loftus takes the stage and the listeners go silent. He sings with an intense passion and the crowd is hooked, moving to the high-energy. Greg’s got the voice of the traveling bard singing from experience, his voice flowing with the memories of the story behind the tunes.”
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When the Boston music scene eventually grew repetitive, Greg sought greener pastures. In 2011, he packed up his things and moved to Austin, TX. There he spent the next six years playing in bands and honing his songwriting skills. He formed the alt-country outfit, Carpetbagger and shared the stage with admired heavyweights like Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers, Shakey Graves, Mike and the Moonpies, and Possessed by Paul James.

In December 2015, Greg released his second full-length solo album, “Raise the Rent” and started Greg Loftus and The Ten Ninety-Nines.

“‘Raise the Rent’ displays a songwriter at his peak. Throughout the 9 tracks the band around the songwriter enables him to show his versatility and growth as a performer and musician. Loftus pens with a confidence that is equally balanced with his own questioning of self and remorse for mistakes. A glimpse into the soul of a man. If that isn’t something special and moving, well I am not sure what is.”
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“Loftus’ songwriting prowess has long since progressed past the point where cookie-cutter copies of other’s glories are in the cards. He has his own voice, it’s full of echoes listeners will recognize, but it’s ultimately his own. He has plenty of artistic forebears and antecedents, without a doubt, but there’s no question as well that ‘Western Medicine’ represents Greg Loftus’s writing, recording, and releasing his best songwriting yet. He sounds far from done. ”
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The Fallout Shelter is an all ages performance venue welcoming worldwide, world class music in an intimate setting. Our studio audience attends to watch the creation and production of the music television series The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter events are immersive experiences for both audience and performers alike...a live music experience like no other. We are fully ADA compliant and have wheelchair access. We have a wide selection of beer and wine for your adult beverage pleasures and each show comes with a free commemorative event poster. Our doors open at 6PM. Seating is General Admission. We recommend you arrive at the time the doors open.

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The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062