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  • Tom Meek of LA Weekly Dec. 25, 2015
    Long Beach guitarist Gregg Young has a regular weekend gig at Hollywood’s landmark ArcLight Cinemas on Sunset Boulevard, and Christmas is no exception. (Read More)
  • Shea Newkirk of Long Beach Independent Aug. 19, 2014
    Originally from San Francisco, local artist Gregg Young has had an extensive musical career beginning in his teens when he landed a major label-recording contract with his first funk-fusion band, Womb. While touring, Gregg played shows that included such acts as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda Ronstadt, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Eric Burden, War, Jose Feliciano and others. Gregg has had the privilege of having guitar great Carlos Santana as a friend (Read More)
  • Long Beach Business Journal Dec. 23, 2008
    image of story in Long Beach Buiness Journal Gregg Young of Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Band and Derek Davis of The Rockit Scientists recently donated 12 new acoustic guitars to the Renaissance High School of the Arts in Long Beach. Pictured with the students are Renaissance Principal Mark Zahn, standing on the left, and Young, front center. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville) —Long Beach Business Journal December 23rd, 2008 (Read More)
  • Feb. 10, 2008
    ASCAP congratulates Gregg Young on his recent honor at the 17th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards. In a ceremony held on November 29th at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre in L.A., Young won a Unanimous Choice Award as “Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year.” Young and his 2nd Street Band recently released the album Instrumentally Yours. They can be heard weekly at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome movie theater in Hollywood. February 10th, 2008 (Read More)
  • Signal Tribune Newspaper Dec. 20, 2007
    Long Beach musician Gregg Young, leader of Gregg Young & The Second Street Band, donated the proceeds from a song he created to the children of Long Beach’s Edison Elementary School and to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Tuesday. During a brief ceremony at the Aquarium, Young presented Jeanne Brodeur, the Aquarium’s vice president of development, Matilde Zamora, principal and Lori Grant, vice principal both of Edison Elementary, each with a check for $1,000. The Aquarium of the Pacific plan... (Read More)
  • Ryan Ritchie of Long Beach Press Telegram Music Review – Local Burns Sept. 27, 2007
    Every town has a guy like Gregg Young. He’s a multitalented musician whose guitar playing chops rival his band leading skills. He might not be a household name, but that’s a good thing for people who don’t like the hassle of expensive ticket prices, overly crowded concerts and hack performers. If talent equaled success, Young would be Elvis, Muhammad Ali and the New York Yankees rolled into one. His latest disc is a seven-song adventure that is the musical equivalent of a brisk walk throug... (Read More)
  • Grunion Gazette Dec. 27, 2004
    Long Beach is bringing the seashore to Pasadena on New Year’s Day. For the 88th year, a City of Long Beach float will ride down Colorado Boulevard in the Tournament of Roses Parade, and in depicting the parade’s theme, “Celebrate Family,” the city chose A Day at the Beach.” A giant sand pail acts as the centerpiece of the float. Decorating the pail is Long Beach’s shoreline view, complete with ocean activities against the backdrop of famous landmark buildings and the Queen Mary. Coming ou... (Read More)
  • Jenny Marder of Long Beach Press Telegram Oct. 27, 2004
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  • Long Beach Business Journal April 1, 2004
    Gregg Young is pictured on 2nd Street together the two are namesakes for Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Band, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Originally from San Francisco, Young was a teenager when a previous band of his was awarded a recording contract after a bidding war among various record companies. That band, Womb, released two albums in 1969 and 1970 on Dot Records. Young bowed out of the professional music scene, however, to study music in college. In 1975, he moved to ... (Read More)