David Greenberger: Monologues & Music

There is a musicality to the art of David Greenberger, whether in his drawings, his writings, or his Duplex Planet interviews–whatever the genre or venue. He is a talented musician himself (among other ventures, he was the bass player and lyricist for the 80’s rock band Men & Volts). As a monologuist he has a knack for attracting gifted, world-class musicians for marvelous one-of-a-kind collaborations. Below is a small sampling selected from just four Greenberger albums. To get a better idea of the variety of sounds and monologues available, including collaborations with David Hidalgo & Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Terry Adams and Tom Ardolino of NRBQ, Paul Cebar, and many more, visit The Duplex Planet store.

The Duplex Planet Radio Hour (1994)
featuring David Greenberger (Monologues) & Terry Adams (Music)


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David Greenberger and the Shaking Ray Levis
Mayor of the Tennessee River (2003)


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David Greenberger and 3 Leg Torso
Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes (2005)


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David Greenberger and A Strong Dog
So Tough (2013)

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(photo by Ross Carlson)

Born in 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, David Greenberger was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1974 he moved to Boston to attend the Massachusetts College of Art. The Duplex Planet magazine, based on his conversations with nursing home residents, started as a periodical in 1979 and over the years evolved into a limitless forum unhindered by the constraints of media.

Encompassing recordingsperformancevisual art, and books, his work holds up a mirror to reveal that aging is not a broken version at the end of a life lived; it’s a continuum, a vital and up-to-date version of the self.