He was granted former resident status of Alcatraz due to an overnight stay (to make music) during the Indian occupation. In 2018, Young released a solo steel string guitar album, Alcatraz, which was considered in 2 Categories for a Grammy in 2019 for "Best Roots Performance" & "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album".
Revered as one of the hottest jazz bands in LA, multi-genre, award-winning Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band continue to bring musical, cross-generational excellence to the community and the world. Led by award-winning guitarist and vocalist Gregg Young, The 2nd Street Band is currently the house band at the iconic California Landmark, The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center in Hollywood. The band has been nominated Best Jazz, Best Pop, Best Latin, and most recently Best Americana/Folk/Acoustic for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In addition to these nominations, Gregg and the Band have won Best Blues, Best Funk/Groove for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, as well Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year for the LA Music Awards. Gregg Young is owner and founder of Shore Records. The band currently has 376,213 spins on Pandora for their award-winning music.
The Second Street Band is a pool of approximately 40 world-class musicians and vocalists led by Gregg Young, singer, guitarist, ASCAP songwriter/publisher & NARAS Member.
The band is currently performing post Covid-19, Concerts on the Driveway. The Band's varied lineups encompass a variety of music styles including Jazz, Blues, R & B, Reggae, Caribbean Steel Drums Rock-n-Roll and Latin Jazz. Playing on Gregg's Driveway, literally.
Unanimous Choice, Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year - LA Music Awards Best of Jazz Nominee - Hollywood Music Awards Just Nominated, Best of Blues - Hollywood Music and Media Awards
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson