For the past two decades, Gregory Rawlins has dedicated himself to artistic expression—in mediums ranging from stage acting to the written word. As a drama student at Eastern Oregon University, he has been cast in several lauded productions, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Laramie Project, The Glass Menagerie, and The Elephant Man (as John Merrick). As a musician, recording artist, and songwriter, Rawlins has released 14 full-length albums and 2 EPs since 2007, spanning genres of folk, rock, blues, experimental, and ambient soundscapes, with bands Sons of Guns, Catskills, and Foxgloves, in addition to solo efforts. A culmination of these endeavors came in 2018, when he was commissioned to compose an original musical score for an EOU production of Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind. He performed live alongside the cast each night of the eight-day run. He is currently completing his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, under the mentorship of David Axelrod. His new poems are set to be featured in forthcoming issues of Oregon East, and Bear Tracks Review.
He resides in La Grande with his family, and hikes just about every day.
La Grande, Oregon