Mitch Greenhill

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A native of the Boston area, Mitch Greenhill is an obscure folk singer/instrumentalist who plays acoustic guitar and banjo and can easily detour into country-blues. Greenhill is the son of the late promoter/manager…
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A native of the Boston area, Mitch Greenhill is an obscure folk singer/instrumentalist who plays acoustic guitar and banjo and can easily detour into country-blues. Greenhill is the son of the late promoter/manager Manny Greenhill, whose company Folklore Productions did folk and blues promotions in the Boston area for decades. The older Greenhill did a lot to encourage his son's fascination with folk and country-blues. When Mitch was growing up in the Boston suburb of Dorchester, his father's house guests included Pete Seeger, Lightnin' Hopkins, the Rev. Gary Davis, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. In the 1960s and 1970s, Greenhill was a regular on the Boston/Cambridge folk circuit, although he eventually moved to California. When Manny Greenhill died in 1996, Mitch Greenhill took over Folklore Productions and ran the company with his son Matthew. Over the years, Greenhill has recorded sporadically. He provided two albums for Prestige in the 1960s -- Pickin' The City Blues and the instrumental Shepherd of the Highways -- before recording Storm Coming for Bay in 1979 and Back Where We've Never Been for Bennett House in 1985. In April 2000, Fantasy reissued both of Greenhill's Prestige albums on the CD Shepherd of the City Blues.