Greg Jackson Combs

Every great story starts somewhere….

Greg Jackson Combs has become an influential writer/performer in the ever prolific Chicago music scene since his first performances and tours began based out of the windy city in 2006. Combs is best known for his work with Chicago Folk Rock group: “Goodbyehome”. The band has released two records with independent record label CAUDog Records, with much critical acclaim.

His music has brought him across the country to perform in historic venues from ┬álegendary Nashville club “The Basement” to the infamous “Hotel Cafe” in Los Angeles, as well as opening for such notable acts like Edward Sharp and the Magenetic Zeroes, Grace Potter, Dr. Dog and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, All before he even hit the ripe age of thirty.

Combs represents an honesty and authenticity as a songwriter and performer that just does not exist in modern pop-music today. Drawing main influence from the 60’s and 70’s songwriting greats such as Dylan, Lightfoot, Chapin, Townes, Gilmore and Young. Performers of his caliber just don’t exist today, making what he does, truly unique and remarkable. A overall message of hope and the power of positive thinking are a predominant subject of his music.

Discography,Writing and Production Credits:

Tales from the Windy City (2007) out of print
The Hardest Parts (2008)out of print
Goodbyehome: The Troubles (2010)(performance)
Produced by Ellis Clark at Angel City, Chicago
Sam Luna: Under Construction (2013)(producer/performer)
Goodbyehome: Electric Cowboy Lullabies (2013)(performance) produced by Ellis Clark at Angel City, Chicago
Greg Jackson Combs: Messenger (2014)(producer)
Carla Prather: “Stepchild” (2015)(songwriter)

What the Press says:

“eclectic yet vibrant tone of folk alternative rock” -Southside On The Town

“embryonic and esthoteric on stage”

-New band a

“A road trip through rural America”


“A voice propelled a heartfelt falsetto tone onto (his) lyrics”

-Southside Blogspot

Notable Performances:
Chicago Blues & Bluegrass Fest 2009 & 2010
The Lakeshore Theater, Chicago, IL
Schubas, Chicago, IL
Double Door, Chicago, IL
The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
The Basement, Nashville, TN
The 5 Spot, Nashville, TN
3rd & Lindsey, Nashville, TN
Station 6, Minneaplolis, MN
The Frequencey, Madison, WI
High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
Riot Room, Kansas City, KS
Widows Peak Music Fest 2010 & 2011
Rudyard Kipling, Louisville, KT
Slowdown, Omaha, NE
The Hotel Indigo, Nashville, TN
The Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
Bar Lubitsch, Los Angeles, CA
House of Blues, Chicago, IL