Interviewing The Legends welcomes legendary Christian Rocker Greg X. Volz, September 4, 2018

Interviewing The Legends welcomes legendary Christian Rocker Greg X. Volz
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Interviewing The Legends welcomes legendary Christian Rocker Greg X. Volz
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Interviewing the Legends welcomes legendary Petra singer Greg X. Volz

Greg X.Volz's first full-time album with Petra, Washes Whiter Than, came in 1979 and therein came one of the most prolific periods of the legendary band. Volz remained the lead singer until 1985 when he left to pursue a solo career. Volz released his first solo effort, titled The River is Rising in 1986 under Myrrh Records. He followed it with three other moderately successful albums. During this time, he also toured with Joe English in a band called Pieces of Eight. Volz' tours drew in the 1,000 to 1,500 range during this time - a very respectable number for a Contemporary Christian artist, but nowhere near the level he experienced at the end of his tenure with Petra.

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Order GOD ONLY KNOWS by Greg X Volz

And BACK TO THE ROCK II by The CPR at amazon.com

For more information visit ...

 www.gregxvolz.com or www.facebook.com/gregxvolz

and www.cprband.rocks

Very special thanks to Dan Stayskal of White Thorn Events for arranging this interview with GREG X VOLZ and of course the dynamic duo of Doug & Don Newsom of BBS Radio for making the magic happen for each and every broadcast of The Ray Shasho Show. If you have comments or suggestions for the show contact me at ​interviewingthelegends@gmail.com

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Guest, Greg X Volz

Guest Name: 
Greg X Volz
GREG X VOLZ LEGENDARY CHRISTIAN ROCKER
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Guest Occupation: 
Singer,Songwriter,Musician,Producer
Guest Biography: 

G  R  E  G   X.  V  O  L  Z

EX LEAD SINGER FOR LEGENDARY CHRISTIAN ROCKERS

' P  E  T  R  A'

AND FOR CPR Back To The Rock II

2018-19 WORLD TOUR

Greg Volz showed great skills in singing from a very early age. Being a self-taught musician, when he was 13 years old, he started his own band called The Wombats. As he grew up, he went on to share the stage with the likes of Janis Joplin, Chicago and others. In 1970 he became a born-again Christian and started performing with several Christian bands. He formed a band called Gideon's Bible, and later toured with a group known simply as e Band, which was a part of the Jesus Movement. E's only studio recordings can be found on the rock musical 2LP-album Because I Am released in 1973. After e broke up in 1975 Volz moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he worked with legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy. He also performed the lead role in a rock stage musical called Ezekiel.

In 1976, Volz received two of the most important calls of his life. First, he was offered the lead singer position of REO Speedwagon. Volz, being a recently converted Christian, declined. Six weeks later, he got the call to participate in Petra's second album, Come and Join Us. Although at that time he participated as a guest singer in just three songs, founder/guitarist Bob Hartman (who, at that time, was sharing the lead-singing duties with co-founder/guitarist Greg Hough) offered Volz the full-time position.

His first full-time album with the band, Washes Whiter Than, came in 1979 and therein came one of the most prolific periods of the legendary band. Volz remained the lead singer until 1985 when he left to pursue a solo career. Volz released his first solo effort, titled The River is Rising in 1986 under Myrrh Records. He followed it with three other moderately successful albums. During this time, he also toured with Joe English in a band called Pieces of Eight. Volz' tours drew in the 1,000 to 1,500 range during this time - a very respectable number for a Contemporary Christian artist, but nowhere near the level he experienced at the end of his tenure with Petra.

In October 4, 2005 he re-joined Petra for the live recording of their last DVD, Petra Farewell. He joined the stage with current singer John Schlitt for a medley of ballads, and he followed it with a solo rendition of "Grave Robber", which was one of his hits with the band.

In 2010 he spear-headed the renewal of the classic members of Petra from the early 80's. Classic Petra was born. Greg X. Volz, John Lowry, Louie Weaver, Mark Kelly and Bob Hartman took the band on a 2year world tour with new recordings of the classic songs. ​

In 2016 Greg, Louie and John agreed to record another album of classic Petra songs and recruit the talent of former Petra member, Ronny Cates, and former Pieces of Eight Member, Kirk Henderson. Greg Bailey, another former Petra member, was asked to play bass on the 2018-19 tour. This new project is called CPR.

Order GOD ONLY KNOWS by Greg X Volz

And BACK TO THE ROCK II by The CPR at amazon.com

For more information about Greg X.Volz visit

www.gregxvolz.com or www.facebook.com/gregxvolz

and www.cprband.rocks

After re-recording nine classic Petra songs and one Aerosmith song (which is one of my favorites by the way), the CPR album has finally arrived. Enjoy!"-Greg X Volz
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