MusicTap is pleased to present this very powerful new track from Greg LaFollette – an emotional and intimate version of Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly”.

Mr. LaFollette is a musician and producer in Kansas City and resident artist at The Culture House, a non-profit conservatory of the arts, committed to contributing beauty and truth to the world. Mr. LaFollette has been involved in more than one hundred records in his career; sharing the stage with a diverse list of artists like Sara Bareilles, Ben Harper, Chance The Rapper, and Wynonna Judd. Amassing over 2 million streams on Spotify, his music has been used in T.V. shows, advertising campaigns, and can commonly be heard in trendsetting international retail chains like Starbucks and Anthropologie.

Known for his vulnerable and veracious vocal approach, simple and effective production, and beautiful melodic sense, he wants his music to be a comfort and companion – after a year like 2020, we could all use a bit of that. His latest record, Ghosts & Empties, is a collection of acoustic cover versions of beloved songs by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Wilco, Paul Simon, and The Killers. These sacred arrangements are concentrated into sparse, emotionally impactful mostly-one-mic performances, leaving Mr. LaFollette little to hide behind. If vulnerability is the birthplace of connection, expect to be tethered to this record for a long time.

Take a few minutes and let this very warm version of “Learning To Fly” wash over you like a soothing wave.

Ghosts & Empties
will be released later in 2021.

By Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years - as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, freelance journalist, producer, manager and working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star, traveling down South and his orange Gretsch. He's pretty groovy!