The singer/songwriter Greg Copeland was born in Portsmouth, Virginia/USA. He knows how to use his pleasent, hoarse and slightly gravel voice to conyey feelings to the listener. In other words, he is an expressive singer. Greg has just like his gospel singing mother alot of emotions in his voice. James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Buddy Guy are some of the artists who have influenced him which is also clearly heard on the CD.
Martin Messing was born in 1964 near the border to Holland. He startted playing guitar when he was 17 years old after he heard Albatros by Fleetwood Mac.He is an accomplished guitarist with a style of his own.Martin was influenced by the blues from the 20th and 30th. One of the things I like about his playing is varied playing and he is not just playing finger style, he is also strumming the strings on some of the songs. He is an expressive guitarist who makes it sound so easy.
Greg and Martin have written 11 of the 15 tracks on "Deep Down South" and I hope that they will release more albums in the future because they are doing a great job as a blues duo.