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And he’s also been successful as a bandleader. His group, The Greg Schaber Band (formerly Greg Schaber & High Street) is one of Greater Cincinnati’s longest running and most respected bands and racked up two CAMMYs for Best Blues Band as well as a Cincinnati City Beat Entertainment Award for Best Blues Band. Over the years, the band has recorded several CDs made up almost entirely of Greg’s original material, including 1998’s “Gypsy Moon” and 2000’s Greg Schaber & High Street “Live at the York Street International Café.”Both of these were produced by James Webber, whose credentials include managing blues/rock legend Lonnie Mack and R&B giant Robert Ward.

And there are plenty of other highlights as well. As a solo act and as a bandleader,Greg has opened shows for a virtual laundry list of blues and roots music greats, including Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Robert Cray, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Coco Montoya, Debbie Davies, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Chris Smither, Keb’ Mo,’ Chris Duarte, Olu Dara, Buckwheat Zydeco, Eddie Pennington, Bill Perry, Darrell Scott, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Tommy Castro.

In December 2001, Greg Schaber & High Street served as house band for the blues portion of a  September 11 relief benefit staged by rock legend Peter Frampton and Clear Channel Entertainment. Schaber served as music director for this segment of the show, in which Mr. Frampton joined the band for an onstage jam. In March 2002 at the CAMMY Awards, Greg Schaber & High Street served as the house band for the R&B portion of the King Records tribute that closed the show. Greg again served as music director for this segment of the show, which included a wonderful performance by Otis Williams and the New Charms and a 20-minute “Hide Away” jam in which the band mixed it up with Lonnie Mack, legendary King session drummer Philip Paul and country/jazz guitar great Scotty Anderson.