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Meet Greg Benton of Native Station

Today we’d like to introduce you to Greg Benton.

Greg, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started writing for this project about six years ago in Virginia. I asked my cousin to come down from NJ and join me. We moved to Colorado to fill our lineup shortly after. Things didn’t come easy and there were periods of homelessness (and we are still broke) but we have been buoyed by the support we have received recently. The band has been a 5-piece for three years and in its current iteration for two. We all come from different musical backgrounds. We released our debut album this year and plan to keep a steady stream of music coming. The band has an eclectic sound but has begun honing in on a more crafted approach as of late.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Ah, anything but smooth. When I was in Virginia much of that journey consisted of living off couches and in basements. Things didn’t change much when we first arrived as we spent the vast majority of that first year living out of a car. We had money go missing from shows, cars break down and equipment goes bad… but we are still going!

We’d love to hear more about your band.
We make original music and pride ourselves on sounding unique. People often find comparing us to other artists hard and we love that about the music.

What were you like growing up?
I was always into sports. If it had a ball I was playing. I got interested in music when I was in college after getting hurt in football…

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Charla Harvey

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