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Wishing Well

by Greg Boerner

With his original and unique blend of Blues, Folk, Country - and all that comes between - Boerner's 2nd CD showcases his growth as a Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter and solidifies him as the real deal. Released in 2001.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Bus Arrival
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2. Wishing Well
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3. Makin' Memories
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4. Feelin' Selfish
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5. Deep Freeze
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6. Thing of Her Own
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7. Autumn Breeze
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8. Two-time Woman
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9. Someday
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10. Floatin' Downstream
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11. Bus Departure (with Passengers)
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Greg Boerner, Wishing Well:  A transplanted Southerner with serious chops on the acoustic blues guitar....Boerner makes you feel as if you're sitting on the back porch with him as he's pickin', grinnin', and passin' the bottle....easy listening on your own back porch (or in the coffee shop, as the case may be).

- Jim DeRogatis, Pop Music Critic, Chicago Sun-Times


"When it comes to top flight original blues, ballads, and folk, you won't find a more skilled practitioner around these parts than singer-songwriter/guitarist Greg Boerner. His new CD Wishing Well is rife with outstanding original material, expressive vocals, and dexterous finger picked guitar. Boerner's songs, with folk, old timey, country, and on occasion even Latin grooves spicing his mainly blues-based approach, are well-written and confidently delivered. You can't ask for much more than that."

- Kevin Toelle, Blues Editor, Illinois Entertainer


"Once vinyl wears through its grooves and CDs begin to stutter with rot, you'll still hear Greg Boerner, worrying a Freddy King lick to death, doing everything he can to attempt to capture Ray Charles and maybe even wink at Tom Waits by allowing a bit of distortion to creep into an otherwise acoustic affair. Boerner's sophomore effort, Wishing Well - self-produced, self-penned and self-played (but for a bit of piano here and a trap set there) - effortlessly wears its influences on its sleeves, and you get the feeling Mr. Boerner wanted it this way. The authority of the blues here is pervasive; Greg doesn't think twice about snatching a lyric straight out of a nearby Chicago club circa 1950, as on "Two Time Woman" or the title cut. And he does this blatantly and proudly, making that link and giving respect where it is so obviously due. The album's best track, "Thing Of Her Own" finds Boerner in a sneakier mood, slipping in the stray Cuban influence and an insinuating bit of electric guitar. "Bus Departure", the CD's closer, is a lazy shuffle the aforementioned Freddy King never got around to writing. But this is not a blues album. It's a firelit album by a songwriter showing, with each release, a growing ease and command."

- Bruce Miller...writer, teacher, banjo player, self-professed music junkie and gardener. His writing has appeared in Magnet, Oxford American, Bluegrass Unlimited, Global Rhythm and National Geographic Online.

Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, but spending the last 20 years in the Midwest, Greg Boerner now lives in Nashville, TN with his amazing, brilliant and lovely wife, Annie. In addition to his five cds, his music can be heard on several album compilations, a few (very) independent films and as a sideman on various recording projects. He can be seen performing at clubs, coffee houses, cafes, listening rooms, house concerts and festivals and has opened shows for Leon Russell, Patty Larkin, Old 97's, Robbie Fulks, Tinsley Ellis, Shemekia Copeland, Claudia Schmidt, Willy Porter, Bill Morrissey, Chris Smither, Pierce Pettis, Jack Williams, Maria Muldaur, Gove Scrivenor and Wayne Toups.

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Andre Salles, writer, music reviewer/columnist


I’d also recommend "Wishing Well", Boerner’s second record, which is more blues-based, and sounds more like his live show.
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Jim Derogatis - Chicago Sun Times

A transplanted Southerner with serious chops on the acoustic blues guitar.
A transplanted Southerner with serious chops on the acoustic blues guitar....Boerner makes you feel as if you're sitting on the back porch with him as he's pickin', grinnin', and passin' the bottle....easy listening on your own back porch (or in the coffee shop, as the case may be).
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Kevin Toelle - Illinois Entertainer

Top flight original blues, ballads, and folk
When it comes to top flight original blues, ballads, and folk, you won't find a more skilled practitioner around these parts than singer-songwriter/guitarist Greg Boerner. Wishing Well is rife with outstanding original material, expressive vocals, and dexterous finger picked guitar. Boerner's songs, with folk, old timey, country, and on occasion even Latin grooves spicing his mainly blues-based approach, are well-written and confidently delivered.
Read more...

Bruce Miller - Self-professed music junkie

It's a firelit album by a songwriter showing, with each release, a growing ease
Once vinyl wears through its grooves and CDs begin to stutter with rot, you'll still hear Greg Boerner, worrying a Freddy King lick to death, doing everything he can to attempt to capture Ray Charles and maybe even wink at Tom Waits by allowing a bit of distortion to creep into an otherwise acoustic affair.
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Jim Green

...fits nicely in between my Keb Mo and Ray Charles
I've got one of those cd players that hold 400 discs and Greg's Wishing Well fits nicely in between my Keb Mo and Ray Charles CDs. Great songwriting, great guitar work, great vocals.... it's all there.
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Kari, Sauk Rapids, MN

Earthy Unadulterated Sound
We heard Greg play live at the Redwood Room in Rochester, MN and went back the next night to hear him again! He's got an earthy, unadulterated sound that you can't get from most major record labels. Greg rocks!
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Kevin Finnegan

I love Greg's music...
I love Greg's music...His first two CDs are my first two choices everytime I get into my car.
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