Greg Lisher started his career as a musician when he joined the band Camper Van Beethoven to play guitar in 1985. Considered by many to be among the grandfathers of the independent music scene, Camper’s music has often been described as a mash of eastern influenced folk, rock, country, ska and punk. Camper embarked on a prolific career releasing many records and touring across the U.S and europe before breaking up in 1990. The band reformed ten years later and have just released their eighth full length record entitled El Camino Real.
In 1987 the band Monks of Doom was formed. A Camper Van Beethoven spinoff, the band featured Greg Lisher on guitar, Victor Krummenacher on bass, David Immergluck on guitar and Chris Pederson on drums. The Monks, playing a mix of loud progressive and experimental guitar based rock, released four records and broke up in 1993. They reformed in 2002 to play shows and record, releasing the record What’s Left For Kicks in 2006.
Greg’s first solo record Handed Down the Wire was released in 2000, followed by the release of Trains Change in 2007. He is now getting ready to release his third solo record (an instrumental outing) The Tourist in fall 2014.