Greg Flesch

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Greg Flesch (born 1960) is an American guitarist and musician, best known for his work with the rock bands Daniel Amos [1] and The Swirling Eddies (credited as Gene Pool).

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Daniel Amos is an American Christian rock band formed in 1974 by Terry Scott Taylor on guitars and vocals, Marty Dieckmeyer on bass guitar, Steve Baxter on guitars and Jerry Chamberlain on lead guitars. The band currently consists of Taylor, guitarist Greg Flesch and drummer Ed McTaggart. Over the band's career, they have included keyboardist Mark Cook, drummer Alex MacDougall, bassist Tim Chandler and keyboardist Rob Watson with sounds that experimented with country rock, rock, new wave and alternative rock.

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Flesch joined D.A. in 1984, just in time for the Vox Humana tour.

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Besides his work with D.A., Flesch was also heavily involved in the 1991 Various Artists album, At the Foot of the Cross Volume One, produced by Derri Daugherty and Steve Hindalong. Flesch also produced Terry Scott Taylor's second solo album, A Briefing for the Ascent .

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When not making music, Flesch, who holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science, is employed as a Senior Information Systems and Computer Science specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. [2] [3]

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  1. John Joseph Thompson (December 1, 2000). Raised by wolves: the story of Christian rock & roll. ECW Press. p. 114. ISBN   978-1-55022-421-4 . Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  2. "Science – Planetary Chemistry and Astrobiology: People: Gregory Flesch". Retrieved 2013-08-08.