He might not be a boldfaced name in local gossip columns each week, and he might not strut around like a peacock at awards shows, crowing about this or that major label that's been sniffing around his studio. But Greg Laswell may just be one of the greatest talents at work in San Diego.
Last year, one-time Shillglen frontman Laswell quietly released "Good Movie," an impeccably-produced, atmospheric collection of 13 hooky tracks of indie-rock bliss in the vein of Radiohead and Beck. The music community took note, awarding Laswell the 2004 San Diego Music Award for Best Local Recording. Laswell edged out such S.D. stalwarts as Gregory Page and Dave Humphries for the honor.
In addition to songwriting and performing, Laswell's also one of the local music circle's most sought-after producers, recently twisting the knobs for singer/songwriters like Molly Jenson and Dustin Shey via his production studio, 20 Inch Records.
By Maya Kroth
SIGNONSANDIEGO STAFF WRITER
Published Nov. 23, 2004
Good Movie, 2003, Winner of SD Music Award for "Best Recording"
Through Toledo, Un-Released, due July 11, 2006